Fukushima prosecutors demand TEPCO execs get 5 years for negligence that led to nuclear meltdown

Japanese prosecutors have demanded the top three executives at Tokyo Electric Power Company receive five-year prison sentences for failing to take measures to prevent the disastrous triple meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. Ex-TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and former vice presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto have all pleaded not guilty to charges of professional […]

Prosecutors say Paul Manafort breached his plea deal by telling ‘discernible lies’ after agreeing to cooperate

Alex Wong/Getty Images The special counsel Robert Mueller’s office said in a new court filing that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort breached his plea deal by telling “discernible lies” after agreeing to cooperate in the Russia probe. Prosecutors said Manafort lied in statements he made about his association with a Russian-Ukrainian political operative, wire […]

Prosecutors request 'substantial term of imprisonment' for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

Trump lawyer turned federal informant Michael Cohen may be going to jail for a long time, if prosecutors have their way. Prosecutors have requested that Michael Cohen receive a “substantial term of imprisonment” for tax evasion and paying hush money to a porn star on Trump’s behalf. Cohen, who pled guilty to the charges in […]

'Insults' to Islam were motivation for Afghan man's attack on 2 Americans in Amsterdam – prosecutors

The man who stabbed two American tourists at Amsterdam’s busy Central railway station says he was motivated by insults to Islam in the Netherlands and that he chose his victims at random, according to prosecutors. The 19-year-old Afghan national, identified as Jawed S., said he traveled to Amsterdam from Germany – where he has residency […]

The jury now deliberating Paul Manafort’s bank fraud case asked the judge a clarifying question that might concern the prosecutors

Dana Verkouteren via AP Jury deliberations began Thursday in the Virginia bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The jury sent a note to the judge asking for clarification about four topics, including a definition of the term, “reasonable doubt,” the standard to convict in a criminal trial. Legal experts […]

Prosecutors dismiss an invasion of privacy charge against Missouri governor Eric Greitens

Jeff Roberson/AP St. Louis prosecutors dismissed the criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Greitens was indicted in February on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an admitted extramarital affair in 2015 before his election. Prosecutors said they would refile the case after deciding whether to pursue a special […]

South Korea’s largest crypto exchange raided by prosecutors

Reuters/Christinne Muschi South Korean crypto exchange Upbit was raided by prosecutors on suspicion of Fraud, Yonhap news agency reported. Upbit sent a note to clients saying it is cooperating and clients’ assets are secure. (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the country’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Upbit, on Thursday and Friday on suspicion of fraud, Yonhap […]

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz

South Florida Sun-Sentinel via Associated Press Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for suspected Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz. The Broward State Attorney filed a notice of intent on Tuesday, ABC News reported. Cruz will be formally arraigned on Wednesday. He faces 34 charges, including 17 counts of first-degree murder. Florida prosecutors will seek the death […]

Even Italian Prosecutors Can't Find The Professor At The Center Of The Trump-Russia Probe

The list of people looking for Joseph Mifsud, the professor who allegedly told a Donald Trump campaign aide that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, keeps getting longer. BuzzFeed News has learned that Italian prosecutors have been unable to find the mysterious Maltese academic — who went to ground after being identified as a key […]

Prosecutors demand 30-year prison term for South Korean President Park Geun-hye in landmark corruption case

Nicolas Asfouri/AP Pool Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power, and other crimes. If the court finds her guilty, Park would be the third South Korean president convicted of crimes.   SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison […]