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Legal news from Saturday, January 25, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych promised concessions on Friday in response to the growing unrest in the country. The concessions would include a change in Yanukovych's cabinet members, amnesty for many imprisoned protesters who have not been accused of serious crimes, and reform of the country's anti-protest legislation. At a meeting with religious leaders Yanukovych called …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The Supreme Court of Croatia on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that former Yugoslav secret service official Josip Perkovic could be extradited to Germany where he has been implicated in the 1983 murder of a Yugoslav dissident. Perkovic, who helped create Croatia's Security and Intelligence Agency in the 1990s, has …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Wednesday, Texas executed a Mexican national who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1994. Controversy grew after the arrest because Edgar Arias Tamayo was not notified of his rights under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to notify Mexican diplomats of the arrest. Because of this, Tamayo's legal team argued that Tamayo …

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by Matthew Pomy

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit alleging fraud against the background check firm, United States Investigations Services (USIS). USIS was contracted by the DOJ to perform background checks on individuals at varying levels. The DOJ alleges the USIS faked more than 665,000 background checks they were contracted to perform …

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