Legal news from Sunday, July 22, 2007
17:07 EDT

[JURIST] A judge in Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] 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 [Wikipedia backgrounder], who served [read more]

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[JURIST] A lawyer for former Saddam Hussein-era deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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. [read more]

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[JURIST] Former Eagle Global Logistics (EGL) [corporate website] executive Kevin Andre Smoot pleaded guilty Friday in US District Court to making a false statement and violating the Anti-Kickback Act [text]. Last year, EGL, a Houston-based company hired by Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) to ship military cargo to [read more]

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