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WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight

WASHINGTON --- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said Friday, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel's Russia-Trump investigation. Assange, who has taken cover in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted asylum, has speculated publicly for years that the Justice Department had brought secret criminal charges against him for revealing highly sensitive government information on his website. That hypothesis appeared closer to reality after prosecutors, in an errant court filing in an unrelated ca...Keep on reading: WikiLeaks’ Assange faces charges; lawyer says he’d fight.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 17th, 2018

Assange starts legal bid to unseal U.S. charges against him

LONDON, United Kingdom – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange petitioned an international human rights commission Wednesday, January 23, to order Donald Trump's administration to unseal charges against him as he fights possible extradition to the United States. The controversial freedom of information campaigner has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Ex-Arroyo lawyer Batacan faces charges for alleging corruption in Ombudsman

  MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – When veteran defense lawyer Edna Batacan faced the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in June to apply for the post of Ombudsman, she admitted to paying illegal fees – inviting corruption and obstruction complaints against her. Ombudsman Samuel Martires, Batacan’s co-applicant at the time, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty: ‘We begin our fight now’

NEW YORK (AP) --- The battle lines in Harvey Weinstein's criminal case grew sharper on Tuesday as the movie mogul pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York and his lawyer promised a fight. A lawyer for Weinstein signaled he would use legal challenges to try to derail the case before it reaches trial, even as signs surfaced that prosecutors are showing their own resolve by continuing to interview potential victims. The not guilty plea marked Weinstein's first court appearance since surrendering on May 25 after months of accusations by dozens of women alleging sexual and other misconduct. Weinstein limped from an SUV and was escorted past a big crowd ...Keep on reading: Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty: ‘We begin our fight now’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Puigdemont vows to never surrender , continue fight : lawyer

NEUMUENSTER, Germany – Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, in German custody pending possible extradition to Spain to face "rebellion" charges, vows to "never surrender" in his fight for regional independence, his lawyer said Tuesday, March 27. "He has said we will never surrender and that is his message to the Catalan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Canadian freed from Afghan captivity faces assault charges – lawyer

A Canadian man freed in 2017 nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan has been arrested in Ottawa and faces several charges, including assault and forcible confinement, his lawyer said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

‘Citizen Bautista’ faces plunder raps for P1.2-B ill-gotten wealth–lawyer 

THE estranged wife of resigned Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Juan Andres Bautista said plunder charges would be filed against the embattled official over his alleged P1.2 billion in unexplained wealth. Lawyer Lorna Kapunan said her client, Patricia Bautista, was just waiting for the report of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), which is separately [...] The post ‘Citizen Bautista’ faces plunder raps for P1.2-B ill-gotten wealth–lawyer  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 24th, 2017

NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris acquitted of assault

em>By Clarice Silber, Associated Press /em> PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix jury acquitted NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris in their aggravated assault trial Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The twin brothers were accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game in Phoenix. At that time, the 28-year-old brothers played for the Phoenix Suns. Marcus now plays for the Boston Celtics and Markieff is with the Washington Wizards. After the verdict was read in Maricopa County Superior Court, the Morris brothers said they were relieved and ready to get back to their teams. They have missed the start of the NBA preseason because of the trial. Another defendant, Gerald Bowman, also was found not guilty on two counts of aggravated assault. Two other co-defendants pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 13. Jurors got the case Monday afternoon (Tuesday, PHL time). They began hearing testimony Sept. 18 (Sept. 19, PHL time). Defense attorney James Belanger said in closing arguments that the case was inexcusably tainted by Hood’s mentor trying to solicit two witnesses to implicate the Morris brothers for a cash payment in return. Two witnesses testified about the mentor’s attempt and their refusal to lie. They both went to break up the fight and placed the Morris twins near the site but not as part of the altercation. Prosecutor Daniel Fisher had urged jurors to convict the brothers, saying Marcus Morris kicked Hood in the head and Markieff Morris acted as an accomplice because “they had an axe to grind” with him. Defense attorneys pressed Hood during his testimony about his financial motives in the case and his knowledge of the NBA players’ substantial financial assets. They also repeatedly said Hood lied to police nine times when he said both twins were involved in the assault. Hood later changed his statement to say Markieff did not beat him but had been in the vicinity. Timothy Eckstein, a lawyer for Marcus Morris, said Hood knew he had to “double down on Marcus” beating him because the case wouldn’t be worth anything without one of the brothers involved. Hood testified he wanted justice for the incident that left him with a broken nose and other injuries. He said he has known the Morris brothers since their youth basketball days, but they had a falling out in 2011. Hood testified that his relationship with the twins became strained because of a misinterpreted text message he sent their mother. But he said there was nothing “improper” happening with him and their mother. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Wilfredo Keng sees vindication in fight vs ‘irresponsible media’

Businessman Wilfredo Keng yesterday thanked the Department of Justice for resolving to file cyber libel charges against online news website Rappler officers Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos and he is prepared for a lengthy legal process......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Chinese in taho incident faces assault, disobedience charges

THE 23-YEAR old Chinese national who threw a soya drink at a police officer was formally charged before the Mandaluyong City Prosecutor’s Office on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

PNP files assault charges vs taho-throwing Chinese | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippine National Police or PNP files assault complaints against Chinese passenger Jiale Zhang who threw taho at a policeman in the MRT. National Enquirer lawyer El-kan Abra-mowitz denies allegations by Jeff Bezos that the National Enquirer tabloid had tried to extort and blackmail him, insisting that embarrassing photographs were obtained from a ‘reliable’ source. Singer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Libranza wins debut fight in US; Servania faces Castro in Carson

      MANILA, Philippines – Deprived of his United States debut 3 weeks ago, Genisis Libranza made sure he would gain instant recognition when given the chance again. Libranza, adjusting to the new fighting style of Mexican Gilberto Mendoza, won by a close but unanimous decision in their flyweight tussle Saturday night, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

‘Soya splasher’ faces assault charges

A Chinese national who threw a “taho” or soft tofu with syrup on a police officer at the MRT-3 station in Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City Saturday morning is facing charges of disobedience to person of authority and unjust vexation. Zhang Jiale, 23, was detained at a police station in Shaw Boulevard where her mugshot was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Karapatan lawyer, former exec might face charges over ‘seized’ evidence

  MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has threatened to file charges against a lawyer and a former board member of rights group Karapatan should they attempt to tamper pieces of evidence on the murder of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Randy Felix Malayao. According to police, investigators were inspecting items recovered from Malayao after he was gunned down inside a bus in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya on January 30, when a certain Rina Balgos allegedly interrupted the inspection. READ: NDFP consultant-columnist shot dead in Nueva Vizcaya The regional police said in a statement on Wednesday that B...Keep on reading: Karapatan lawyer, former exec might face charges over ‘seized’ evidence.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Raps filed over slay try on Bacolod lawyer

BACOLOD CITY: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Western Visayas regional office has filed murder and frustrated murder charges against 11 suspects for conniving to kill lawyer Erfe del Castillo…READ The post Raps filed over slay try on Bacolod lawyer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Facing deportation, rapper 21 Savage vows fight to stay in U.S.

NEW YORK, USA –  21 Savage's lawyer confirmed Monday, February 3 that the Grammy-nominated rapper had overstayed his visa as a child, but vowed he would fight for his right to remain in the United States after his arrest by immigration agents. The 26-year old chart-topper – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Farmer arrested for gun ban violation in Biliran province

ORMOC CITY, Philippines -- Police arrested on Saturday a second Comelec gun ban violator in the province of Biliran.   Police said Bonifacio Vieron, 67, a farmer of Barangay Balaquid, Cabucgayan town, was arrested in Sitio Villa Socorro, Barangay Looc, in the same town, at about 1:15 p.m..   Cabucgayan police director Insp. Vic Viros said Vieron faces charges for violating the Comelec gun ban.   Viros, in a telephone interview, said a woman reported to their station that an elderly man pointed a gun at her and three companions when they passed through a coconut plantation reportedly owned by Vieron.   The woman, whom police did not identify...Keep on reading: Farmer arrested for gun ban violation in Biliran province.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Prominent businessman faces DOJ charges over SRC breach

A well-known individual will soon face charges from the Department of Justice (DOJ) for violating the Securities Regulation Code (SRC), acting on a complaint filed earlier by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Man sentenced to jail for sex with wife after divorcing her

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait -- A Kuwaiti court on Monday sentenced an opposition politician to seven years in jail for failing to tell his wife he divorced her and continuing to have sexual relations with her, her lawyer said. Waleed al-Tabtabai, an Islamist who is currently outside Kuwait, already faces a 42-month jail term handed down in July in another case for storming parliament and assaulting police. The appeals court on Monday upheld a 2018 verdict finding him guilty of adultery, said the lawyer, Naser al-Otaibi, adding the ruling was not political. "My client received justice after she was taken advantage of and tricked into something that criminalizes her under sharia (Isla...Keep on reading: Man sentenced to jail for sex with wife after divorcing her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

ONE Championship: Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes 3 added to massive ONE card in Tokyo

ONE Championship's maiden trip to Japan just got a lot bigger, as chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the addition of another blockbuster world championship bout to the already massive fight card.  Just days after the first trilogy match in ONE Championship between Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes went down, Sityodtong announced that reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of Team Lakay will be putting his title up for grabs against the promotion's longest-reigning bantamweight king, Brazilian mixed martial arts star Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes in what will be part three of their storied rivalry.  2016 was the first time that Belingon and Fernandes shared the cage, with then-ONE Bantamweight World Champion Fernandes successfully defending his title against the Filipino striker via first-round submission.  In November of 2018, Belingon exacted revenge as he edged out Fernandes via split decision to become the undisputed ruler of the bantamweight division and end the Brazilian icon's near-seven year winning streak and five-year reign as ONE Bantamweight World Champion.  On March 31st in Tokyo, Belingon and Fernandes clash once more with the title on the line again.  The Belingon-Fernandes rubber becomes the fourth world championshp match at ONE: A New Era, with the main event being a highly-anticipated rematch for the ONE Lightweight World Championship between Team Lakay's Eduard "Landslide" Folayang and Japan's own former ONE champion Shinya Aoki.  The other world title bouts on the card are Xiong Jing Nan of China defending her ONE Women's Strawweight World Championship against ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee of Singapore, and Aung La N Sang of Myanmar defending his ONE Middleweight World Championship against Japan's Ken Hasegawa.  Also on the card, two of ONE's biggest acquisitions to date finally make their debuts, as former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez faces hard-hitting Russian Timofey Nastyukhin in a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals match up, while former long-time UFC Flyweight World Champion and top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson meets Japanese striker Yuya Wakamatsu in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals match up.  ONE: A New Era is set to take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Nur Misuari snubs Sandiganbayan arraignment

Nur Misuari was a no-show on Friday during his scheduled arraignment before the Sandiganbayan Third Division for the alleged P77.2-million ghost textbook scam during his term as governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.   Misuari, the founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front, faces two counts each of graft and malversation for the allegedly anomalous transactions.   Only Misuari's lawyer Robert Kallos was present during the scheduled arraignment.   Misuari, through his lawyers, instead submitted a motion for reconsideration on his earlier motion to quash the case.   His arraignment has been tentatively rescheduled to...Keep on reading: Nur Misuari snubs Sandiganbayan arraignment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019