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Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- An Australian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia was sentenced to death after an appeals court on Thursday overturned a lower court's acquittal, her lawyer said. Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was exonerated by the High Court last December on grounds that she didn't know there were 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine in her bag when she was arrested in December 2014 at Kuala Lumpur's international airport. The prosecution appealed. Exposto had claimed that she went to Shanghai to meet a U.S. serviceman with whom she had an online romance, and had been asked to carry a bag full of clothes. She said she was unaware that the bag ...Keep on reading: Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 24th, 2018Related News

Not bitter: 71-year-old man cleared after 45 years in prison

DETROIT — A Detroit-area man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was exonerated Wednesday and won't face a second trial......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 29th, 2018Related News

Department of Justice: No exoneration for Napoles as PDAF witness

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday dismissed fears that detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles will be exonerated in the multi.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 19th, 2018Related News

DOJ clears suspected drug lord

Cebu businessman Peter Lim has evaded facing criminal charges for his involvement in the illegal drug trade --- an allegation made by no less than his "kumpadre" (wedding cosponsor), President Rodrigo Duterte. Lim, a suspected drug triad boss, and several other high-profile drug suspects have been exonerated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a drug trafficking case filed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) last year, the Inquirer learned on Monday. The resolution, approved by acting Prosecutor General Jorge Catalan Jr., was issued by a panel of DOJ prosecutors on Dec. 20, 2017, but was apparently kept from the media. Shortly after launching his bruta...Keep on reading: DOJ clears suspected drug lord.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 13th, 2018Related News

Palace: Aquino, Garin won t be absolved if proven liable for Dengvaxia mess

FORMER President Benigno Aquino III and former Health Secretary Janette Garin would not be exonerated, if ongoing investigations would find them liable for the miscalculated dengue vaccination program, Malacañang said on Thursday, December 14. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said for now, President Rodrigo Duterte would let the Senate and the Department of Justice (DOJ)… link: Palace: Aquino, Garin won't be absolved if proven liable for Dengvaxia mess.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 14th, 2017Related News

South Cotabato mayor cleared of gun charges

SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines — Authorities have exonerated from.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2017Related News