Year: 2007

Yet another internet sex sting

U.S. Navy ensign and fourth-year medical student Troy Lewis sat with his attorney as Assistant U.S. Attorney Julieanne Himelstein summed up the government’s case for the jury.  Lewis had used the internet to arrange a sexual encounter with a ten-year

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Another Abramoff defendant sentenced

Neil Volz, a former aide to convicted congressman Bob Ney who went on to work for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was yesterday sentenced by Judge Ellen Huvelle to two years probation. He received leniency for his cooperation with the government

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Vick pleads

Michael Vick, whose plea deal was released last Friday, formally plead guilty today before U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond.  He is due back in court December 10 for sentencing. Washington Post story here.

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A new court for Gitmo

The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review held its first hearing yesterday in a borrowed courtroom a half block from the White House. Back in June two military judges at Guantanamo ruled that the detainees brought before them could not

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Abu Ghraib court-martial

A military jury heard opening arguments yesterday in the court-martial of the only senior officer to face criminal charges in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jordan “was the officer in charge … He was the highest

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Padilla guilty on all counts

Jose Padilla, seated in the middle, and his co-defendants, Adham Amin Hassoun on the left and Kifah Wael Jayyousi on the right, were found guilty on all counts by a Miami jury in less than twelve hours of deliberation after

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Padilla goes to the jury

The government’s case against Jose Padilla and two co-defendants went to the jury today after closing arguments. Pictured is Padilla, center, and his two public defenders : Anthony Natale and Michael Caruso.  

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Noriega back in court

I’m in Miami for the conclusion of the Padilla trial, but when I heard that Manuel Noriega was making an appearance in the same courthouse I headed up to the 9th floor courtroom and made this sketch. Noriega, in military

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“El Chino”

The Chinese-born  pharmaceuticals mogul dubbed “El Chino” by Mexico’s media was in U.S. District Court yesterday to set a date for his trial on drug charges.  A Mexican citizen since 2003, Zhenli Ye Gon is accused of importing at least

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Michael Vick brings circus to Richmond

After hours of standing in a line behind police tape on a typical Richmond summer day my paper was damp from the humidity and my fingers were swollen like sausages.  As entertaining as it was outside among the hordes of

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