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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

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

May faces fight for her political life

May faces fight for her political life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a fight for her political life this week in a parliamentary vote that will decide the fate of her Brexit divorce deal. The…READ The post UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal vote appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

China summons U.S. ambassador over Huawei arrest

BEIJING, China (UPDATED) – China summoned the US ambassador on Sunday, December 9, to protest the "extremely bad" arrest of telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer in Canada and demand that the United States drop its extradition request. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou , who faces US fraud charges related ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Panelo to Trillanes: Focus on resolving your legal cases

MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV should focus on resolving legal charges against him instead of "smearing" the administration using his "squid tactics." Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave this answer to the statement of Trillanes against the administration following the issuance of an arrest warrant against him for his libel cases filed by former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, who is the President's son, and his brother-in-law lawyer Manases Carpio. READ:Davao court issues arrest warrant vs Trillanes "Everyone must be accountable for any wrongdoing or infraction of any law," Panelo said in a statement issued on Sunday. "His being a Senator cann...Keep on reading: Panelo to Trillanes: Focus on resolving your legal cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

With 2 good shoulders, Lomachenko seeks 2 lightweight titles

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Vasiliy Lomachenko is back and ready to show what he can do with two healthy shoulders. Injured while winning one lightweight belt, Lomachenko while try to add a second in his return from surgery when he faces Jose Pedraza on Saturday night in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) is already a champion in three weight classes, but this is the first time he can unify belts within a division. "It's the next step for my dream," Lomachenko said. "It's the next step for my goal, and after this fight I think my dreams come a little bit closer to me." That could include a 135-pound showdown with unbeaten Mikey Garcia but seemingly won't include a fight with Manny Pacquiao, because Lomachenko, whose career is going along just fine, doesn't believe he needs to enhance it by beating what he said is an "old legend" about to turn 40. "There are a lot of good fighters to fight who are comparable to me," Lomachenko said. "He's old. I think his career is done. I don't want to become a legend in boxing because of him." But he can do it by unifying titles, and this is the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine's first chance to do it. He moved up in weight and won the WBA title from Jorge Linares in May despite tearing the labrum in his right shoulder in the second round. Lomachenko got up from a sixth-round knockdown to stop Linares in the 10th, then underwent surgery. While Lomachenko was recovering, Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs) won the WBO title from Ray Beltran to secure the fight with Lomachenko, who has eight straight victories by stoppage. "We know that he's a great fighter. He's a complete fighter," Pedraza said through a translator. Pedraza was out for 14 months after his lone loss, when Gervonta Davis took his junior lightweight title by stoppage in January 2017, but has come back strong by winning three fights this year. The victory over Beltran made him the second Puerto Rican man to win titles at 130 and 135 pounds, and an upset of Lomachenko would bring even more pride to his homeland that's still recovering from disaster. "It will be the first Christmas after what happened with Hurricane Maria, so definitely me winning on Saturday would bring a lot of joy and blessing to the island," Pedraza said. The undercard of the fight, to be televised by ESPN, includes 2016 Olympian Teofimo Lopez (10-0, 8 KOs) facing Mason Menard (34-3, 24 KOs) in a lightweight bout, and Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) defending his WBO junior featherweight title against Mexican Emanuel Navarrete (25-1, 22 KOs). Then Lomachenko fights for the third straight time at Madison Square Garden and expects no problems with his shoulder. He said he's been able to use all his punches in sparring and may have benefited from the break for the injury, which delayed a planned August fight. He had nearly 400 fights as an amateur and has been on a quest to quickly accumulate as many titles as possible as a pro. A fight with Garcia could provide him a chance for another, but the WBC's 135-pound champion is moving up two divisions to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in March. Lomachenko has no plans to move up any further for now after beginning his career at 126 pounds, but he thinks a matchup with Garcia will happen, assuming he comes back down. "I think this fight will happen," Lomachenko said. "Then, I don't know."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Huawei exec faces U.S. fraud charges linked to Iran, court hears

VANCOUVER, Canada – Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, December 7, a week after she was detained on an American extradition request. Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

‘Nanlaban’ survivor faces gun raps

A tricycle driver who had been acquitted by a Manila court of drug charges is on trial again – this time for alleged illegal possession of firearms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Malaysia financier faces new charges in 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho is facing new charges of laundering more than $1.0 billion, in a massive corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB, police said Wednesday, December 5. The extraordinary 1MDB (1 Malaysia Development Berhad) controversy allegedly saw billions looted from a Malaysian government investment ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Rappler chief Maria Ressa returns to Manila to fight ridiculous tax charges - CNN

A leading journalist and vocal critic of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has surrendered to a Manila court after arriving back in the country to fight tax charges that were filed in her absence......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Charges vs Talaingod 18 will not survive scrutiny, lawyer says

The legal counsel of Bayan Muna president Satur Ocampo is confident that the kidnapping and human trafficking charges filed against him and 17 others will not prosper......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal

LOS ANGELES --- Deontay Wilder has waited a decade for the chance to pick on somebody his own size. Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is the most accomplished American heavyweight boxer of his era, a superb athlete with vicious punching power and a reckless streak. The Olympic medalist has stopped every man who ever stepped in the professional ring with him, following up his lone decision victory with a knockout in the first round of the rematch. Yet even the 32-year-old Wilder agrees he had never fought anyone approaching his own stature --- not in physical size, but in boxing achievement --- until quite recently. He has built his career with sometimes confounding deliberateness, taking h...Keep on reading: The big fight: In Fury, Wilder faces true heavyweight equal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chair denies meeting WikiLeaks Assange

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort denied Tuesday, November 27, that he met secretly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including weeks before the organization's 2016 publication of Democratic Party secrets hacked by Russian intelligence. Manafort rejected a report in The Guardian newspaper ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

UAAP Women s Basketball: Lady Tamaraws back in the Finals after four years, eliminate UST

After four years, the Far Eastern University is back in the UAAP Women's Basketball Finals after overcoming the hungry University of Santo Tomas, 68-66, in a thrilling step-ladder semifinals match Wednesday afternoon at the Araneta Coliseum. It was nip and tuck in the first three quarters but a Clare Castro triple with 1:50 left brought FEU ahead by five points, 47-42. It was the shot that turned the momentum around as the Tamaraws stretched the lead to 10 points. However, UST did not let go without a fight. Courtesy of Season MVP Grace Irebu's three triples and Sai Larosa's fast breaks, the Tigresses chopped the lead down to one, 59-60, with four minutes left. It was a dogfight since then but in the end, FEU held on to their 68-66 lead as they the Tigresses' Jastine Capilit failed to convert a game-tying shot in the game's final play. As the final buzzer sounded, the Tamaraws all jumped in glee as the Tigresses collapsed in despair. UST settled with another third place finish while FEU advanced to the Finals. Castro carried the Lady Tamaraws with 32 points and 15 rebounds. She was heavily credited by FEU head coach Bert Flores for their fantastic run this Season 81. "Hindi namin ine-expect na umabot kami ng Finals. Yung team kasi namin, anim ang nawala," shared Flores, "Pag wala si Clare, ang liliit namin, para kaming minions. Parang may rebounder kami, may [Junemar] Fajardo. Ang laking bagay ni Clare, pasalamat ako sa kanya." He also mentioned how Castro's presence empowers other players to perform as well. Fatima Quiapo produced 12 points and six rebounds while Nina Antiola scored nine points, four rebounds, and four assists. UST's Irebu scored 28 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. Tantoy Ferrer added 11 points and four rebounds while Sai Larosa had 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Castro credited her experience guarding Irebu in the semifinals as something she can use to sharpen her skills as she faces National University's Rhena Itesi and Jack Animam in the Finals. "Siyempre si Irebu yung katapat ko na pwera pa sa NU eh, so yung mga post-ups ko kanina, parang ano rin siya na preparation na rin siya sa NU kasi kung sa ibang team seal ako ng seal, pasa lang sa akin. Eh yun malalaki so kailangan ko gawan ng paraan para makakuha ako ng bola," Castro shared. The Lady Tamaraws will face the dynastic Lady Bulldogs for the best-of-three Finals series starting on December 1, Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Scores: FEU 68 -- Castro 32, Quiapo 12, Antiola 9, Mamaril 7, Taguiam 5, Bahuyan 3, Vidal 0, Bastatas 0, Abat 0, Adriano 0, Payadon 0. UST 66 -- Irebu 28, Ferrer 11, Larosa 10, Capilit 9, Portillo 5, Rivera 3, Aujero 0, Tacatac 0, Sangalang 0, Magat 0, Gonzales 0. Quarters: 16-12, 31-30, 53-43, 68-66......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018