Jonathan Stempel

Ex-Trump aide Manafort beats Manhattan prosecutor's bid to revive NY fraud charges

12:32am IST

NEW YORK, Oct 22 A New York appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of state fraud charges against Paul Manafort, saying that reviving the case against U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman would violate double jeopardy rules.

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell denied under oath any underage sex by Epstein - U.S. court document

22 Oct 2020

NEW YORK British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell said under oath in 2016 that she had never witnessed "inappropriate underage activities" by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to a deposition released on Thursday that she had fought hard to keep secret.

Pandemic thwarts arguments as U.S. judge reviews Trump rape accuser's defamation case

22 Oct 2020

NEW YORK A U.S. judge said he will consider without hearing arguments whether to excuse President Donald Trump from a defamation lawsuit by a former Elle magazine columnist, after the coronavirus pandemic unexpectedly derailed the government from presenting its case on Wednesday.

Former Blue Bell president faces new criminal charges over alleged listeria outbreak coverup

22 Oct 2020

A former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been indicted on wire fraud and conspiracy charges in connection with a 2015 listeria outbreak, five weeks after the company was ordered to pay $17.25 million in criminal penalties.

Analysis: Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant - experts

21 Oct 2020

OAKLAND, Calif./NEW YORK The U.S. government's antitrust case against Alphabet Inc's Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search engine beloved by consumers has actually left them worse off, several legal experts said.

Documents in Ghislaine Maxwell criminal case expected to be released by Thursday

21 Oct 2020

NEW YORK A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a deposition that British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell gave in 2016 related to her dealings with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, and which she had fought to keep under wraps.

Berkshire Hathaway to pay $4.14 million to settle Iran sanctions violations claims

20 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay $4.14 million to settle civil allegations that a Turkish subsidiary committed "egregious" violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Tuesday.

Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to keep her Jeffrey Epstein testimony secret

20 Oct 2020

NEW YORK A U.S. appeals court on Monday dealt Ghislaine Maxwell a blow by refusing to block the release of a deposition she gave concerning her relationship with the late financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. | Video

Twitter's security fell short before hack targeting celebrities, regulator says

15 Oct 2020

NEW YORK Twitter Inc suffered from cybersecurity shortfalls that enabled a "simple" hack attributed to a Florida teenager to take over the accounts of several of the world's most famous people in July, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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