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Former Trump CFO Pleads Guilty to Perjury
Former Trump CFO
Gets Second Jail Term

Former Trump CFO Gets Second Jail Term

Allen Weisselberg will serve 5 months in prison for perjury in his boss' civil fraud trial

(Newser) - Allen Weisselberg, a retired executive in Donald Trump's real estate empire, received his expected sentence of five months in jail Wednesday for lying under oath during the civil fraud lawsuit brought against Trump in New York. Weisselberg pleaded guilty last month to two counts of perjury in connection with...

Bolsonaro Indicted, Allegedly Faked His Own Vaccine Info

Former Brazil leader faces jail time if convicted

(Newser) - Brazil's Federal Police accused former President Jair Bolsonaro of criminal association and falsifying his own COVID-19 vaccination data, reports the AP . The Supreme Court released the indictment on Tuesday that alleges Bolsonaro and 16 others inserted false information into the public health database to make it appear as though...

Man Who Put Abortion Drug in Wife's Drink Gets Jail Time

It's 180 days behind bars for Texas lawyer Mason Herring

(Newser) - A Texas man who pleaded guilty to sneaking an abortion drug into his pregnant wife's drinks will serve 180 days behind bars and be on probation for 10 years, reports the AP . NBC News reports that Mason Herring is also barred from having any contact with either his estranged...

Ex-Lawmaker Served 45 Years, Faces Sex Crimes Charges

Former North Dakota state Sen. Ray Holmberg is accused of traveling to Prague for sex with minor

(Newser) - A former longtime North Dakota lawmaker has been indicted on a federal charge alleging he traveled to Prague with the intent to rape a minor. The four-page indictment against former Republican state Sen. Ray Holmberg also charges him with one count of receiving images depicting child sexual abuse. The indictment...

Barred From Office, Former Mayor Took 'Indictable' Step

Jose Torres allegedly flouted state order in launching 2022 mayoral bid in New Jersey

(Newser) - A former New Jersey mayor barred from office as part of a corruption conviction has been indicted yet again for allegedly trying to circumvent that ban. A Trenton grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday, charging former Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres with criminal contempt, per the Daily Voice . Back...

Menendez Released on Bond After Pleading Not Guilty

Judge restricts senator's international travel

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Wednesday in his first court appearance since he was indicted on bribery and extortion charges last week. The senator's wife and three New Jersey businesspeople named in the indictment have also pleaded not guilty, Politico reports. All five defendants are expected to...

Dozens Indicted on RICO Charges Over 'Cop City'

Protesters don't want a police and firefighter training facility in the Atlanta area

(Newser) - Sixty-one people have been indicted in Georgia on racketeering charges following a state investigation into protests against a planned police and firefighter training facility in the Atlanta area that critics call "Cop City." In the sweeping indictment released Tuesday, Republican Attorney General Chris Carr alleged the defendants are...

Man, 98, Charged as Accessory to Murder at Nazi Camp

German was said to have worked at Sachsenhausen concentration camp as a juvenile

(Newser) - A 98-year-old man has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder as a guard at the Nazis' Sachsenhausen concentration camp between 1943 and 1945, prosecutors said Friday. The German citizen, a resident of Main-Kinzig County near Frankfurt, is accused of having "supported the cruel and malicious...

Trump's Social Media Post Spurs Swift DOJ Response

Judge sets Monday deadline for defense's answer to special counsel's request for protective order on evidence

(Newser) - This story has been updated with the judge's deadline. When Donald Trump was arraigned on Thursday on felony charges that he tried to overturn results of the 2020 election, he was told he wouldn't be detained. The presiding judge warned the former president, however, that it was a...

Trump Speaks Out on Eve of Arraignment

Says latest indictment simply proves how 'corrupt' US is under Biden

(Newser) - Former President Trump was slamming his latest indictment on the eve of his arraignment Thursday in Washington, DC. In an all-caps post to his Truth Social platform Wednesday, Trump said the case against him—on charges that he tried to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election—proves that...

Indictment Leaves Clues to Reputed Co-Conspirators

Giuliani, Eastman, and Powell are among those whose actions match those listed in the case against Trump

(Newser) - The federal indictment of Donald Trump issued Tuesday left a half-dozen names out, but it detailed actions it says the accused co-conspirators took to help the defeated president stay in office. The accounts provided, added to other reported information and the findings of the House committee that investigated the Jan....

6 Takes on Trump's Most Serious Indictment Yet
Pundits Weigh
In on Latest
Trump Indictment

Pundits Weigh In on Latest Trump Indictment

Lying isn't criminal, argues one defender

(Newser) - There have been very different reactions to the third criminal case against Donald Trump from the left and from the right. But if Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing, it's that the indictment related to Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election...

This Is the Judge in Trump's Jan. 6 Trial
This Is the Judge in
Trump's Jan. 6 Trial
the rundown

This Is the Judge in Trump's Jan. 6 Trial

Meet Tanya Chutkan

(Newser) - The judges in the various cases against former President Trump are, not surprisingly, the subject of much interest (and sometimes threats or scrutiny ). With Trump's third indictment comes a third judge: meet Tanya S. Chutkan, who has been assigned to oversee the case involving Trump's alleged attempts...

Indictment: Trump Pressured Pence in Christmas Day Call

And again on New Year's Day, indictment says

(Newser) - On Christmas Day in 2020, then-VP Mike Pence called then-President Donald Trump to wish him a happy holiday. Trump, however, "quickly turned the conversation to January 6 and his request that the Vice President reject electoral votes that day," according to the unsealed indictment against Trump for alleged...

Trump: I'm Running Even If I'm Convicted, Sentenced

Former president also reacts to new charges in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

(Newser) - Early Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump talked up the "productive meeting" he said his legal team had had that morning with the DOJ, which had many buzzing about a possibly soon-to-come indictment in special counsel Jack Smith's probe of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, per the Hill . That indictment...

Trump Lawyers Reportedly Get Bad News in Meeting

NBC says Jack Smith's office tells them to expect an indictment, though Trump disputes that

(Newser) - Lawyers for Donald Trump met with prosecutors from the office of special counsel Jack Smith on Thursday, but NBC News reports they will not have good news to deliver to the former president. His attorneys were told to expect an indictment over Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election,...

Trump Asks Congress for Help: 'They Keep Coming After Me'

With Jan. 6 indictment looming, former president demands yet another investigation

(Newser) - Former President Trump is asking Congress to intervene as he faces an indictment over alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. "Congress, if you will, please investigate the political witch hunts against me currently being brought by the corrupt DOJ and FBI, who are totally out of control,...

Trump Has a Trial Date in Classified Documents Case

Judge sets trial for May 2024

(Newser) - A federal judge in Florida has scheduled a trial date for next May for former President Trump in a case charging him with illegally retaining hundreds of classified documents, reports the AP . The May 20, 2024, trial date, set Friday by US District Judge Aileen Cannon, is a compromise between...

Highlights From Trump's Unsealed Indictment

He allegedly shared a military 'plan of attack' against Iran, as well as a classified map

(Newser) - Donald Trump faces 37 counts related to the mishandling of classified documents , according to the indictment unsealed Friday. The charges include counts of retaining classified information, obstructing justice, and making false statements, among other crimes, per the AP . Some early highlights:
  • The indictment says Trump illegally kept documents regarding “

In Mar-a-Lago Case, One New Indictment and 2 Ex-Lawyers
Trump Valet
Also Gets

Trump Valet Also Gets Indicted

Aide Walt Nauta allegedly moved boxes of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - A second person has been indicted alongside former President Donald Trump in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case, with Trump himself announcing it. That individual is Walt Nauta, described by Axios as being "Trump's personal aide and a military valet in the White House." Trump wrote on his...

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