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Florida farmer convicted of bank fraud asks 11th Circuit to overturn 15-year sentence

An attorney for the farmer argued that a federal court made an error in calculating the multimillion-dollar losses to banks and financial institutions caused by her client’s scheme.

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

Rushdie has been a prominent spokesman for free expression and liberal causes.

NY judge rules tax case against the Trump Organization and former finance chief can proceed to trial

A New York state judge on Friday ordered Donald Trump’s company and his longtime money man Allen Weisselberg to stand trial in the fall on tax charges stemming from a long-running criminal probe into Trump’s business dealings.

Paraguay Vice President Hugo Velázquez to quit after US alleges corruption

Paraguay’s vice president said he would resign because he wants to “go out like a common citizen to defend what I think is an injustice."

South Korea to pardon Samsung’s Lee Jae-yong, other corporate giants

Lee was convicted in 2017 of bribing former President Park Geun-hye and her close confidante to win government support for a merger between two Samsung affiliates that tightened Lee’s control over the corporate empire.

Convicted murderer Scott Petersen fights for retrial, citing juror misconduct

A jury convicted Peterson of killing his wife and unborn son on Christmas Eve, 20 years ago.

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