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Category: US Legal News

American Justice: JP Morgan Chase Bank Avoids Criminal Prosecution by Paying $88 Million in Fines for Violation of Bank Laws

American Justice: JP Morgan Chase Bank Avoids Criminal Prosecution by Paying $88 Million in Fines for Violation of Bank Laws

August 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank has agreed to pay $88 million to settle charges of sanction violations. The settlement with the US Treasury Department concerns a series of transactions involving Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. According to the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, J.P. Morgan processed a total of $178.5 million in 2005 and [...]

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Boston Catholic Church Releases Only a Partial List of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse; Names of 91 Other Priests Kept Hidden

Boston Catholic Church Releases Only a Partial List of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse; Names of 91 Other Priests Kept Hidden

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Since 1950, 248 priests and two deacons of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston have been accused of child sexual abuse. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston recently released the names of 159 of those priests, but curiously left 91 names off the list. The Catholic Church has been criticized by many for its decades-long and continuing [...]

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Man Claims He Was Left Nearly Blind After Severe Police Beating

Man Claims He Was Left Nearly Blind After Severe Police Beating

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

The El Monte Police Department in California is under investigation for allegedly beating a suspect so severely that he was left nearly blind. According to attorney Brad Gage, Cornelio David Chavez endured a violent ten-minute beating by six El Monte police officers. “The beating was so loud that neighbors outside could hear the blows being [...]

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Big Business Wins in the US Supreme Court

Big Business Wins in the US Supreme Court

July 2, 2011 | Comments (0)

Doug Kendall reports that the US Supreme Court’s 2010 term was another big win for Big Business. The Court’s October 2009 term featured not only the Court’s blockbuster ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, but a success rate for the US Chamber of Commerce that reached 81% (or 13 wins in 16 cases) [...]

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Paris Hilton Pleads Guilty to Possession of Cocaine

Paris Hilton Pleads Guilty to Possession of Cocaine

September 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

Paris Hilton appeared in a Las Vegas Nevada courtroom and plead guilty to cocaine possession and obstructing an officer.  As part of an agreement she made with the Clark County District Attorney, she received two six month sentences, to run consecutively.  Those two sentences were suspended, and she was placed on probation for one year.  [...]

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