The US Court of Military Commission Review on Wednesday set aside the terrorism convictions of former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks. Hicks pleaded guilty in 2007 to providing material support to terrorism, which was one of the few cases of successful prosecution of a Guantanamo detainee. In ...[read more]
Adel Abdel Bary, a member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The Egyptian national pleaded guilty last September to threatening to kill, injure, intimidate, and damage and destroy property by means of an ...[read more]
A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says the US government admitted his conviction was incorrect and did not dispute Hicks' innocence. The US Court of Military Commission Review has not yet ruled on the appeal, but Hicks' lawyer, Stephen Kenny, believes they will overturn the ...[read more]
A former accountant for Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges connected to Madoff's multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. Paul Konigsberg, a 78-year-old former senior tax partner at Konigsberg Wolf & Co and the last defendant in the Madoff prosecutions, pleaded guilty to one count of ...[read more]
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passed both houses of Congress by large margins and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It mandates detailed clean-up plans from oil companies and requires monies to be set aside for ...[read more]
03/03/2014: Ninth Circuit revived shareholder suit against BP Alaska.
02/13/2014: Ninth Circuit revived shareholder suit against BP Alaska.
01/10/2014: Federal appeals court upheld multibillion dollar settlement for BP oil spill.
10/02/2013: Federal appeals court rejected judge's interpretation ...[read more]
Saudi Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ahmed Muhammed Haza al Darbi on Thursday pleaded guilty to involvement in terrorism-related activities, including the 2002 al Qaeda plot to blow up oil tankers near Yemen. Had al Darbi gone to trial, he faced a potential sentence of life imprisonment. However, the ...[read more]
On July 20, 2011, Serbian authorities arrested Goran Hadzic, who was sought by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the last of the court's original 161 war crimes fugitives. At a press conference later that day, Serbian President Boris Tadic announced the ...[read more]
Lawyers for Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak on Saturday entered a not guilty plea when his retrial for alleged complicity in the 2011 killings of protestors resumed. Mubarak, who also faces corruption charges alongside his two sons, received a life sentence at the original trial last year. ...[read more]
On June 27, 2005, Dennis Rader pleaded guilty to charges for 10 murders committed between 1974 and 1991 in the Wichita, Kansas, area. The infamous serial killer, dubbed "BTK" for his signature of "bind, torture, kill," changed a previous plea of not guilty, which was entered by a judge due to his ...[read more]