Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Justice Department won’t decide until 2023 whether to seek the death penalty for Buffalo supermarket shooter Payton Gendron, but Gendron’s lawyer reiterated Friday that he’s willing to plead guilty to the federal charges in exchange for a life sentence. Gendron, who fatally shot 10 Black people at a Tops […]

IronHeart/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The trustee for the liquidation of Bernie Madoff’s defunct and fraudulent investment firm announced on Friday a new distribution of recovered funds to swindled customers. This is the 14th distribution to victims of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and brings the total amount restored to more than $14 billion. The trustee has […]

U.S. Department of Justice via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — “I’m very disgusted,” Derek Maltz, who oversaw the Drug Enforcement Administration’s investigation of Viktor Bout, told ABC News after Bout was traded for Brittney Griner. “It’s really upsetting to me.” On Thursday, the WNBA star was swapped for Bout — a Russian convicted arms dealer […]

YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday urged a federal judge in Florida to reject a lawsuit against her by a “disgruntled” Donald Trump. Trump, in the suit, is seeking emergency protection for the revocable trust in which he parked his ownership of the Trump Organization. […]

Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A sanctioned Ukrainian politician who U.S. authorities said has ties to Russian intelligence services was hit with new criminal charges Wednesday over his alleged purchase of two condominiums in Beverly Hills, California. The charges were announced by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and the Justice Department’s KleptoCapture task […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — An attorney for former President Donald Trump told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that Trump’s fiery speech on the Ellipse prior to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was within his official responsibilities and, as a result, he is immune from lawsuits filed by 11 Democratic members […]

Leonardo Munoz/VIEWpress (NEW YORK) — A Manhattan jury has found former President Donald Trump’s namesake real estate company guilty of criminal tax fraud, three weeks after Trump announced a third presidential run. The jury found the two entities of the Trump Organization guilty as charged on all counts, including scheme to defraud, conspiracy, criminal tax […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Actor Bill Cosby is facing new accusations of sexual assault and battery from five women under New York’s new Adult Survivors Act, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit was filed in New York state court by actresses Lili Bernard and Eden Tirl, who each appeared on “The […]

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced Monday that his office has hired former Justice Department official Matthew Colangelo as senior counsel. Colangelo served in the Department of Justice and, before that, in the New York attorney general’s office, where he was part of the team […]

Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced on Monday to 14 years in federal prison for defrauding his clients and for obstructing IRS efforts to collect payroll taxes from his coffee business. He was also ordered to pay $7 million in restitution. The sentence will run consecutively with […]

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