October 6, 2012
by Max Slater
A three-judge panel in Vatican City on Saturday sentenced the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI to eighteen months in prison for leaking confidential papal documents. Paolo Gabriele was convicted on charges of theft for stealing confidential papers from the Vatican, photocopying them and passing ...[read more]
August 18, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Former Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler was convicted Monday of multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. His co-defendant Julian Tzolov pleaded guilty last month and testified against Butler. Butler and Tzolov are accused of defrauding ...[read more]
September 4, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged two former brokers for Credit-Suisse with defrauding clients of $1 billion by selling subprime securities that they represented as being backed by government-guaranteed student loans. The SEC complaint, filed Wednesday in the US District ...[read more]
November 8, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a lower court order vacating the criminal conviction of the former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay. Lay died of a heart attack in July, six weeks after being convicted on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy. Russell P. Butler, a former Enron ...[read more]
March 8, 2006
by JURIST Commentator
Tahira Bland: Anne Bryson, Gina Mosley, and I have been assigned to a non-profit law firm, the Justice Center. The primary focus of the Justice Center is to provide indigent criminal defense. Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to legal institutions in New Orleans. For example, the state c... ...[read more]
March 23, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw has announced reforms to the way Britain uses its secret intelligence. Straw announced the reforms Wednesday as part of a written statement to Parliament on the government's implementation of the recommendations in the ...[read more]

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