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Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison

A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of luxury apartments in London. Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in… link: Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 6th, 2018

Former Pakistan prime minister Sharif sentenced to 7 years jail for graft

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  – Former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 7 years in prison for corruption Monday, December 24, state media reported, the latest conviction in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year. Sharif, a 3-time prime minister, has denied all the charges against him ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Sandiganbayan sentences Nueva Vizcaya town mayor up to 22 years in prison

CAGAYAN, Philippines- The anti-graft court has found a Nueva Vizcaya town mayor guilty of graft and malversation because of the anomalous purchase of a government vehicle in 2009. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Man says he will prove he didn t kill Michael Jordan s dad

By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993. "I had nothing to do with this man losing his life, period. I wasn't connected to the murder. I came in after he was already dead. ... The way I look at it is: I denied his family the right to a proper burial because of what I did," Daniel Green said last week in an interview at the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County, the same county where Jordan was killed. Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp. It wasn't identified until dental records confirmed it was James Jordan. His body had been cremated except for his jaw and hands, which were saved for identification. On Wednesday, Green goes to court, where defense attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the state attorney's general office will argue whether he deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Mumma says this is the first time a judge will hear all evidence gathered by the defense. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 1996, as did the state Supreme Court in 1999. Green was convicted of first-degree murder. His friend, Larry Demery, testified that Green pulled the trigger and killed Jordan in a roadside robbery gone wrong. Both are serving life sentences. Green, 44, was 18 when Jordan was killed. He's probably best remembered for a video in which he rapped while wearing an NBA All-Star ring and gold watch that Michael Jordan gave to his father. Green says he got the jewelry while disposing of the body. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear the arguments in Lee County court in Sanford. Defense filings make various claims. Several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. Other issues deal with blood-evidence testimony, the handling of Jordan's shirt, and ineffective trial and appellate counsel. Green said Demery left the cookout to meet someone for a drug deal and he refused an invitation to accompany Demery. Green said he was just out of prison for a conviction that was later vacated, and a girl "was kissing on" him so there was no way he'd abandon that opportunity. Demery returned hours later, Green said, and told him he approached Jordan at a motel parking lot because he mistakenly thought Jordan was the drug connection he was supposed to meet. He said Demery told him the two had an altercation and Demery killed Jordan. If that's true, then much of what people think they know about the murder is wrong, starting with the notion that James Jordan was killed as he slept in his parked Lexus along Interstate 95. "I don't think anybody knows the truth about what happened to James Jordan - the state or the defense," Mumma said. Attorney Hugh Rogers, who represented Demery, said no physical evidence tied either man to the shooting. "It became 'he said, he said,'" Rogers said. "I guess looking at the various versions each one gave, once Larry got to his ultimate version, there was more corroboration there than there was to Daniel's ultimate version." Green said he and Demery became friends in third grade, when they got into a playground fight and a teacher made them apologize and read books together. When he found out Demery had accused him, Green said, he couldn't believe it. As he wore the jewelry and drove around in the red Lexus, Green said he thought he was using the possessions of a drug dealer. He believes he learned he had helped dispose of the body of James Jordan when he read that in news stories. By that time, Michael Jordan had helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA championship and led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA titles. He would win three more titles with the Bulls; he now owns the Charlotte Hornets. A spokeswoman for Michael Jordan declined to comment on Green's attempt for a new trial. In addition to evidence in the defense filings, Green's lawyers will contend that no one was convicted of actually killing James Jordan. Demery accused Green, but jurors found in the sentencing phase that Green didn't kill or intend to kill Jordan, and didn't plan to use deadly force. The state attorney general's office says jurors' opinions at sentencing aren't relevant to the conviction of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, which means someone died during the commission of another crime. The district attorney who prosecuted Green said he doesn't believe it matters who shot Jordan, although he's confident the evidence showed Green pulled the trigger. "If you ask me who killed James Jordan, I'm going to say Daniel Green and Larry Demery," said Johnson Britt, who retires at the end of the year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail a week after her acquittal in a landmark case triggered angry Islamist protests, her lawyer said Thursday. Asia Bibi's conviction was overturned by the country's highest court last Wednesday, but she remained in prison as the government negotiated with hardliners who blockaded major cities and demanded her immediate execution. "She has been freed," lawyer Saif-ul-Mulook said in a text message to AFP. "I have been told that she is on a plane but nobody knows where she will land." According to a civil aviation official, the aircraft which collected Bibi ...Keep on reading: Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi freed from jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail

YANGON, Myanmar --- A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military's human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya when they were arrested and charged with to violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. They had pleaded not guilty, contending that they were framed by police. "Today is a sad day for Myanmar, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and the press everywhere," Stephen ...Keep on reading: Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Couple jailed in Germany for selling son to pedophiles online

A German court Tuesday handed down lengthy jail sentences to a couple for repeatedly sexually abusing their young son and selling him to pedophiles online for more than two years. In a case that shocked the country and raised serious questions about child protection services in Germany, the regional court in Freiburg sentenced the boy's mother, Berrin Taha, to 12-and-a-half years in prison. Her husband Christian Lais, the boy's stepfather whom he called "papa", received a 12-year sentence followed by preventive detention. Lais, 39, had a previous conviction for child abuse, raising questions why he was allowed to live in a home with a child present. The court found that the u...Keep on reading: Couple jailed in Germany for selling son to pedophiles online.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad on Friday, July 6, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to his party's troubled campaign ahead of the July 25 elections. "(Sharif) has been awarded 10 years ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Egypt court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks

CAIRO, Egypt – An Egyptian court on Saturday, December 2, sentenced a lawyer who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to 3 years in prison, a judicial source said. The sentence against Nabih al-Wahsh was passed in absentia as the lawyer, previously released on bail, did not attend ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

SEOUL — A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country's president, a stun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

Mother gets 16-year prison term for child trafficking

CEBU CITY --- A 56-year-old mother is facing 16 years in prison for trying to expose her daughter to cyberpornography. Nena (not her real name) pleaded guilty to charges of attempted trafficking in persons, attempt to commit child trafficking, and possession of child pornography during the court proceedings on Monday, Jan. 28. Judge Ramon Daomilas of the Regional Trial Court Branch 11 in Cebu City sentenced the accused to at least 16 years in prison. She was also ordered to pay damages amounting to P1.1 million. Nena was originally charged with qualified trafficking in persons, which carries the penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of not less than P2 million and not more ...Keep on reading: Mother gets 16-year prison term for child trafficking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug suspect to death

DALIAN, China – A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges on Monday, January 14, after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling likely to deepen a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, nodded as the judge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Makati court convicts ex-RCBC manager Maia Deguito of money laundering

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 149 on Thursday, January 10, found former bank manager Maia Deguito guilty of money laundering over the 2016 Bangladesh Bank heist, sentencing her to 4 to 7 years in prison for each of the 8 counts......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

SC reverses Sandiganbayan, acquits former mayor of graft

The Supreme Court has reversed the Sandiganbayan as it acquitted former mayor Ignacio Taruc of Buguey, Cagayan of violation of the anti-graft law for which he was sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison. SC reverses Sandiganbayan, acquits former mayor of graft Source link: SC reverses Sandiganbayan, acquits former mayor of graft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Egypt court jails activist over ‘spreading false news’

CAIRO,Egypt --- An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday sent a rights activist to prison for two years over charges including "spreading false news", her lawyer and a court official said. The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560). Fathi had been handed a two-year suspended jail sentence in September but she appealed. Her lawyer Ramadan Mohamed said Sunday her appeal had been rejected and that she would now serve jail time. Fathi is also accused of publishing offensive content, Mohamed said. The 34-year-old was arrested in May over a video she posted online, criticizing sexual harassment in Egypt and...Keep on reading: Egypt court jails activist over ‘spreading false news’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21

MADRID --- A Spanish court says Cristiano Ronaldo will be tried for tax fraud on Jan. 21. Ronaldo is expected to plead guilty and receive a suspended two-year sentence, in agreement with a deal the Portugal forward struck with Spain's state prosecutor and its tax authorities this year. The deal includes Ronaldo agreeing to also pay a fine of close to 19 million euros ($22 million) for the reduced sentence. In Spain, a judge can suspend sentences for two years or less for first-time offenders. Last year, a state prosecutor accused Ronaldo of four counts of tax fraud from 2011-14 worth 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Ronaldo was accused of having used shell companies ...Keep on reading: Cristiano Ronaldo trial for tax fraud set on Jan. 21.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Killer of Chinese traders, Pinay agent gets life

A man accused of murdering a Chinese couple and their Filipina agent in Isabela eight years ago has been sentenced to life in prison by a Quezon City court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Vietnam launches crooked cop hotline amid corruption crackdown

HANOI — Vietnam has set up a telephone hotline for people to report accusations of police corruption, state media said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on graft in the Southeast Asian country that has jailed dozens of officials. A court last Friday sentenced two senior police officials to up to 10 years in prison for running an underground […] The post Vietnam launches crooked cop hotline amid corruption crackdown appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

UAE appeals court sentences Matthew Hedges to life in prison – Al Jazeera

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced British student Matthew Hedges to life in prison after he was convicted of spying […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Court convicts ex-Public Works exec of graft

THE Sandiganbayan Seventh Division convicted a former official of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) of graft and sentenced from six to eight years in prison with perpetual…READ The post Court convicts ex-Public Works exec of graft appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Maute recruiter sentenced to 40 years in prison

MANILA, Philippines – A Maute recruiter was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was found guilty of rebellion in connection to the war in Marawi City in 2017.  Taguig Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 70 Judge Felix Reyes convicted Nur Supian of terrorism under ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018