The jury now will decide Trump’s fate in hush money trial, after lengthy closing arguments

BY: - May 28, 2024

WASHINGTON — Closing arguments in the first-ever criminal trial of a former U.S. president concluded Tuesday, leaving the jury to now decide if Donald Trump is guilty of faking reimbursement to his personal lawyer for hush money paid to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election. Just outside the Lower Manhattan courthouse during […]

Resorts World could face massive fines in alleged money laundering case

BY: - May 22, 2024

Three gamblers under federal investigation for their ties to illegal sports betting rings that allegedly laundered money through Las Vegas casinos lost just under $24 million at Resorts World alone since the casino opened less than three years ago, according to sources who asked not to be identified in order to provide confidential gambler information.  […]

Trump declines witness stand as testimony in his first trial concludes

BY: - May 21, 2024

WASHINGTON — The end of the first criminal trial of a former U.S. president is in sight as Donald Trump’s defense team rested its case Tuesday in Manhattan, where jurors have heard weeks of testimony from nearly two dozen witnesses about Trump’s alleged reimbursement of hush money meant to silence a porn star before the […]

Prosecution rests in Trump hush money trial, after former fixer Cohen is grilled

BY: - May 20, 2024

NEW YORK — New York state prosecutors rested their case against Donald Trump Monday after four days of testimony from their key witness, Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, who says the former president was well aware of a hush money cover-up. The defense paints Cohen as a liar. The Manhattan criminal trial, the first ever […]

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Sibella gets probation, fine for violating anti-money laundering law at MGM Grand

BY: - May 8, 2024

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Scott Sibella, the former president of MGM Grand and Resorts World Las Vegas, to one year of probation and a fine of $9,500 for violating a federal law requiring casinos to know the source of their customer’s funds and file a suspicious activity report.  Sibella maintains he did nothing […]

Top lawyer in RNC’s 2024 ‘election integrity’ operation charged in Arizona fake elector scheme

BY: - April 28, 2024

Less than a week after the Republican National Committee unveiled a “historic” new program to monitor the polls for fraud in Nevada and other battleground states, a top lawyer with the committee was among those indicted for an alleged scheme to use false fraud claims to overturn the results of Arizona’s presidential election. Indeed, the […]

Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s immunity claim, but willing to allow more trial delays

BY: and - April 25, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical Thursday of former President Donald Trump’s argument he is immune from criminal charges that he tried to overturn his loss in the 2020 election. But conservatives who dominate the court appeared open to returning key questions to a trial court, possibly delaying Trump’s prosecution beyond the November […]

Arizona grand jury indicts 18 in fake electors scheme, Trump is ‘unindicted co-conspirator 1’

BY: - April 25, 2024

A grand jury has indicted 18 people, including two Arizona state senators and the former head of the Arizona Republican Party, in a fake elector scheme that aimed to install Donald Trump as the president after he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has not released the names of everyone who […]

Supreme Court justices appear split over whether to protect abortion care during emergencies

BY: - April 24, 2024

U.S. Supreme Court justices spent two hours Wednesday debating whether a federal law about emergency treatment encompasses abortion care even in states with strict abortion bans, with no clear indication of how they may ultimately rule. A decision could come as soon as the end of June to decide whether Idaho’s near-total abortion ban means […]

Trump’s claims of presidential immunity to be probed at U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday

BY: - April 24, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday over former President Donald Trump’s pursuit of absolute immunity from criminal charges alleging that he schemed and knowingly fed lies to subvert the 2020 presidential election, eventually leading to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. In the final argument of this term, the justices […]

U.S. Supreme Court appears to lean toward Oregon city in complex homelessness case 

BY: - April 22, 2024

WASHINGTON — A majority of U.S Supreme Court justices Monday seemed inclined to side with an Oregon town’s law that bans homeless people from sleeping outdoors, in a case that could have broad implications for local ordinances related to homelessness across the country. During oral arguments in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, conservative […]

NY prosecutor ties Trump hush money payments to campaign as criminal trial kicks off 

BY: - April 22, 2024

WASHINGTON — Oral arguments in former President Donald Trump’s historic case in New York began Monday in a Manhattan courtroom where jurors will be tasked with deciding whether deceptive hush money payments to hide an affair amount to a criminal conviction. The first-ever criminal trial of an ex-U.S. president centers on Trump’s alleged falsified business […]