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Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil was sentenced to 13 more years in prison following his conviction in a graft case. According to the case, Lula accepted bribes from construction companies in the form of a USD $235,000 home renovation in exchange for awarding the companies government contracts. Lula denied any wrongdoing [...]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed more than 100 criminal charges Friday against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for failure to notify residents of potential health risks when replacing lead pipes. The AG has filed 161 charges (one for each affected household) of third degree criminal misdemeanors for violating the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water [...]

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Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Wednesday to finish out the remaining 13 years of his 25-year sentence for human rights crimes. Fujimori, former president of Peru, has been in prison since 2009 for human rights crimes committed by death squads under his regime. Fujimori was pardoned for his health in 2017 by former president Pedro [...]

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Central African Republic (CAR) militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona is set to appear before the International Criminal Court on Friday after he was transferred to the court from France on Wednesday. Ngaïssona rose to prominence as a football official in the CAR and eventually became a board member of the Confederation of African Football. Ngaïssona has [...]

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey brought an amended complaint Tuesday against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, who controls the company, alleging their culpability in Massachusetts opioid deaths. Healey alleges in the Commonwealth’s complaint that the Sackler family used their company Purdue Pharma to systematically target Massachusetts for opioid sales leading to the deaths of [...]

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The Inspector General of the General Services Administration (GSA) released a report Wednesday finding that the GSA chose to ignore the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution in its 2017 review of Trump International Hotel’s lease. The report does not specifically address potential Emoluments Clause issues, but instead focuses on the decision making process of the [...]

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