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Legal news from Sunday, July 22, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

A judge in Bangladesh sentenced Wadud Bhuiyan, a former lawmaker in the country, to 20 years in jail Sunday for acquiring land and property through corruption and abuse of power. The judge also ordered Bhuiyan, a member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who served in parliament from 2001 to 2006, to hand over his …

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by Natalie Hrubos

A lawyer for former Saddam Hussein-era deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz said Saturday that Aziz was taken to a US military hospital in Balad this week after he fainted several times in the US-run detention facility, where he is being held, near Baghdad airport. Aziz, who surrendered to US forces in 2003, has complained …

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by Natalie Hrubos

Former Eagle Global Logistics (EGL) executive Kevin Andre Smoot pleaded guilty Friday in US District Court to making a false statement and violating the Anti-Kickback Act. Last year, EGL, a Houston-based company hired by Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) to ship military cargo to Iraq, paid the government $4 million …

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