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New York jury convicts man who starved, branded women in sex cult

20 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Keith Raniere, a New York man accused of running a cult-like group in which women were kept on starvation diets, branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him, was found guilty of all charges against him by a New York jury on Wednesday. | Video

Michael Avenatti gets trial date over alleged Nike extortion

19 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Lawyer Michael Avenatti, an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, is scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 12 in federal court in Manhattan on charges of extorting Nike Inc.

Michael Avenatti gets trial date over alleged Nike extortion

19 Jun 2019

NEW YORK, June 18 Lawyer Michael Avenatti, an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, is scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 12 in federal court in Manhattan on charges of extorting Nike Inc.

In New York sex cult trial, leader's tactics echo those of other sects

18 Jun 2019

NEW YORK The New York man charged with keeping women as sex slaves branded with his initials is one of the few cult leaders to face prosecution in the United States, but he controlled his followers in ways that are strikingly similar to those of cult figures who have been convicted.

Alleged New York sex cult leader's 'out there' lifestyle not a crime - lawyer

18 Jun 2019

NEW YORK The New York man who started a secret society in which female "slaves" were branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him may have led an unconventional life, but he did not break the law, his lawyer told jurors on Monday.

Founder of alleged U.S. sex cult Nxivm calls no witnesses at trial

15 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Keith Raniere, the New York man accused of trapping women in a sex cult and having them branded with his initials, said Friday that he would call no witnesses at his trial, setting the stage for jurors to begin deliberating on his fate next week.

Three more former Abraaj executives face U.S. fraud charges

13 Jun 2019

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unveiled criminal charges against three more former executives of collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd, accusing them of taking part in a massive international scheme to defraud investors.

UPDATE 2-Three more former Abraaj executives face U.S. fraud charges

13 Jun 2019

NEW YORK, June 13 U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unveiled criminal charges against three more former executives of collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd, accusing them of taking part in a massive international scheme to defraud investors.

Three more Abraaj executives face U.S. fraud charges

13 Jun 2019

NEW YORK, June 13 U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unveiled criminal charges against three former executives of collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd, accusing them of taking part in a massive international scheme to defraud investors.

Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago takes unusual legal path

13 Jun 2019

A Chinese woman charged in March with lying to get into U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort while carrying multiple electronic devices, has decided to act as her own lawyer.

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