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Legal news from Saturday, March 7, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir pledged his commitment to the peace process in his country at a Saturday rally, while deriding expelled aid groups and the arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) earlier this week. At the rally, al-Bashir told the assembled crowd that …

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by Andrew Gilmore

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday rejected an attempt by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to have US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois removed from his federal corruption case. The ruling by Judge James …

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by Steve Czajkowski

Armenian international arms dealer Artur Solomonyan was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday for attempting to smuggle weapons from Eastern Europe into the US, according to the US Attorney's Office for Southern District of New York. Solomonyan and South African Christiaan Spies were found to be the leaders of a group of 18, …

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by Steve Czajkowski

A three judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Friday upheld the 2006 convictions of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman (D) and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on federal bribery and corruption charges. The …

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