October 2, 2013
by Max Slater
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for a man accused of tampering with prosecution witnesses in a case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC issued the warrant against Walter Barasa, whom the ICC accuses of attempting to bribe prosecution ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Special Court for the Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Friday sentenced four men to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 2 years on contempt charges stemming from allegations of witness tampering. Three of the men were convicted last month after a fourth suspect, Samuel Kargbo, plead guilty and ...[read more]
June 22, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Thursday convicted former Revolutionary United Front (RUF) member Eric Senessie on eight of nine counts for witness tampering. Four counts alleged that he had bribed witnesses who testified against the former Liberian president Charles Taylor to recant ...[read more]
June 20, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled in Wal-Mart v. Dukes that a group of women seeking to recover damages from Wal-Mart failed to meet the requirements for class certification. The case, a Title VII gender discrimination class action lawsuit estimated to include more than 1.5 million women, was ...[read more]
June 8, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on Wednesday indicted five men for contempt over allegations of witness tampering. Two indictees include former leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara and Santigie Borbor Kanu, who were both convicted by the SCSL in ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled in Fowler v. United States that under a federal witness tampering statute the government must show there was a reasonable likelihood the witness would communicate relevant information to federal officers. Charles Fowler was convicted of killing a local police ...[read more]
April 26, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 26, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed certification of the largest class action lawsuit in US history against Wal-Mart for allegedly discriminating against female employees. The 6-5 en banc decision upholds a previous ruling from the Ninth Circuit that allowed ...[read more]
March 29, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, a gender discrimination class action lawsuit estimated to include more than 1.5 million women—the largest class action lawsuit in US history. The issues are (1) whether claims for monetary relief can be certified under Federal ...[read more]
August 30, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Friday that the conviction and 210 month prison sentence of Juan Francisco Salazar, who was convicted of tampering with a witness in a drug trial, were proper. A jury found Salazar guilty of violating 18 USC 1512(b)(2)(A) after evidence was ...[read more]
August 22, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A federal judge on Tuesday consented to a deferred-prosecution agreement between federal prosecutors and investment banker Frank Quattrone that allows Quattrone to avoid a third trial on obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges without admitting guilt. Under the deal, the indictment ...[read more]

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