August 23, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
The US Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether investors paid researchers to reveal information about ongoing drug studies in order to profit from the results before they were available to the public. Earlier this month, The Seattle Times said it found 26 cases in which medical ...[read more]
August 23, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte has determined that there is an insufficient basis for appeal against the recent dismissal of trespassing charges against two illegal immigrants brought by state officials. Judge L. Phillips Runyon dismissed the trespassing violations against t... ...[read more]
August 16, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
Royal Dutch/Shell Group has said that it will appeal a decision which allows a class action lawsuit for stock fraud to continue against the company. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the suit, questioning whether Shell's statements on its reserves purposely misrepresented important facts, adequ... ...[read more]
August 16, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who faces federal bank fraud charges related to a casino deal, expressed his willingness Tuesday to speak with investigators about the death of Konstantinos Gus Boulis. Abramoff is charged with conspiracy and wire fraud in the September 2000 purchase o... ...[read more]
August 16, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
A US Department of Defense analyst and two former officials of the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to obtain and disclose classified national defense information. Analyst Lawrence Franklin, who worked on ...[read more]
August 16, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
Kurdish leaders insisted Tuesday that they do not plan to secede from Iraq even though they want the new Iraqi constitution to provide the group the right to self-determination in order to protect themselves from potential future problems. The issues of self-determination, the role of Islam, ...[read more]
August 9, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
Former WorldCom accounting director Buford Yates was sentenced to a year and a day in prison on Tuesday for his role in the company's billion-dollar business fraud. In 2002 Yates pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to conspiracy and securities fraud charges for his part in a scheme to defr... ...[read more]
August 9, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
A three-judge panel of the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta overturned the convictions and sentences of five accused Cuban spies Tuesday, ruling that their trial in Miami was biased due to community prejudice and extensive media coverage. Ringleader Gerardo Hernandez's murder cons... ...[read more]
August 9, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
New Saudi King Abdullah has pardoned four activists jailed after criticizing the strict religious environment and the slow pace of democratic reform in Saudi Arabia. In June, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had called for the release of Ali al-Demaini, Abdullah al-Hamed and Matruk al-Faleh, ...[read more]
May 3, 2005
by Elana Kornblit
Former Bosnia Serb General Vinko Pandurevic pleaded not guilty Tuesday to war crimes charges linked to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of over 7,000 Muslim males. Pandurevic was indicted five years ago on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the law or customs of war. He ...[read more]

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