criminal charges

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Chicago Mayor on Smollett: 'This Is Not on the Level'

Rahm Emanuel calls it a 'whitewash of justice' that charges were dropped

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett talked to the media Tuesday after prosecutors dropped all 16 felony counts against the Empire actor, CBS Chicago reports. "I would not be my mother's son if I was capable of doing what I was accused of," he said in Chicago, referring to allegations that... More »

US Hits Huawei, CFO With Criminal Charges

How this affects the US-China trade war will remain to be seen

(Newser) - The US Department of Justice unsealed a 13-count indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday, including against two of its affiliates and its chief financial officer, the AP and Fox News report. The felony charges, which came in the form of two separate indictments—one a 10-count grand jury... More »

More Bad News for Nissan's Already Jailed Ex-Chief

Carlos Ghosn hit with fresh allegations of 'breach of trust' regarding financial investment that tanked

(Newser) - Things just went from bad to worse for the ex-head of Nissan. Already facing charges that he'd underreported his income while heading up the car company, Carlos Ghosn was arrested again Friday, while in jail in Tokyo, amid fresh allegations of a possible "breach of trust" regarding a... More »

Cop Faces Felony Charges After Arrest of Jaywalker

Outrage followed leaking of body camera video that showed violent arrest

(Newser) - A North Carolina police officer recorded beating a black man stopped for jaywalking now faces criminal charges. It began around midnight on Aug. 25 when officer Christopher Hickman and a police trainee stopped 33-year-old Johnnie Jermaine Rush in Asheville and accused him of jaywalking and trespassing through a parking lot,... More »

Caught by Camera, Nurse Now Charged With Murder

2 others indicted in James Dempsey's 2014 death

(Newser) - Nurses fired after a video appeared to show them ignoring a World War II veteran's calls for help before his death at a Georgia nursing home are now facing criminal charges, including a murder charge in one case. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted former licensed nurse Loyce Pickquet... More »

6 Charged in 1989 Tragedy That Changed Soccer Forever

96 soccer fans died in the April 15, 1989, Hillsborough stadium disaster

(Newser) - In what the BBC says PM Theresa May is calling a day of "mixed emotions," British prosecutors charged six people Wednesday in the April 15, 1989, Hillsborough stadium disaster in which 96 soccer fans died, many of them crushed to death—the first criminal charges in the tragedy... More »

Old Refrigerator May Be Source of Oakland Fire

'Disaster waiting to happen'

(Newser) - Investigators searching for the cause of America's deadliest building fire in 13 years are focusing on appliances at the rear of the first floor of the "Ghost Ship" warehouse. "On that back wall, there was a 45-degree-angle burn, and they need to look at that area very... More »

6 State Workers in Michigan Charged in Flint Water Crisis

Misconduct in office, willful neglect of duty among the charges

(Newser) - A half-dozen state employees in Michigan are officially in hot water in the ongoing investigation in Flint, Michigan , with the state's attorney general filing charges for their part in the tainted water crisis there, the Detroit News reports. According to testimony in Flint district court Friday morning, three workers... More »

Flint Investigators: Manslaughter Charges Possible

Other criminal charges, civil actions could also emerge, AG-appointed team says

(Newser) - Michigan AG Bill Schuette formed a nine-person team in January to look into the Flint water crisis —including an ex-FBI head who came out of retirement for "the biggest case in the history of the state of Michigan," per MLive.com . Now the team's special counsel... More »

SC Trooper Charged for Shooting Unarmed Man

Victim was just reaching for license

(Newser) - Officials say a former South Carolina state trooper is charged with a felony in the shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop earlier this month. The SC Law Enforcement Division says in a news release that 31-year-old Sean Groubert was charged yesterday with assault and battery of a... More »

How a Single Arrest Could Mark You for Life

Whether you were charged or not

(Newser) - Whether you were charged with a crime or not, an arrest at a young age could haunt you for life. And that's something that should concern quite a few of us: About a third of American adults—some 77.7 million people—have criminal records on the FBI's... More »

Driver in Golf Cart Accident Faces Homicide Charges

A friend riding in the back fell off onto a city street, say police

(Newser) - A Nebraska man is facing jail time after a friend fell off a golf cart he was driving and died of a head injury, reports the Omaha World-Herald . Cody Dembinski, 24, has been charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving. Police say five people were riding in the... More »

Parents Locked Autistic Twins, 22, in Basement: Cops

John and Janice Land abuse and imprisonment charges

(Newser) - To stop his 22-year-old autistic twin sons from misbehaving, John Land told police he installed an external deadbolt and padlock on a basement bedroom with the “sole intention” of keeping the men locked away during the overnight hours, NBC4 reports. The conditions police found last week at the Rockville,... More »

Miss Teen USA Tangled in 'Sextortion' Case

Suspect charged with extortion, hacked up to 40 computers: police

(Newser) - A 19-year-old man was charged yesterday with hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to extort nude photos and videos from them, with authorities contending he forced several women to strip. Jared James Abrahams of Temecula surrendered to FBI agents to face an... More »

US Files 1st Charges in Benghazi Attack

Ahmed Khattalah accused in sealed indictment

(Newser) - So the Benghazi probe isn't dead: The Justice Department today filed charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khattalah but kept details under wraps, CNN reports. Officials contacted by CNN refused to divulge anything or even say whether Khattalah will be detained. But Khattalah's possible involvement is nothing new:... More »

Ricin Suspect Charged With Threatening President

Paul Kevin Curtis faces up to 15 years in prison

(Newser) - The man arrested in Washington's ricin scare has been officially charged with threatening the president, along with other crimes, the FBI announced today. Paul Kevin Curtis has a date with a magistrate in Oxford, Miss., later today, Bloomberg reports. If he's convicted, the Elvis impersonator and conspiracy theorist... More »

Reporter Sues Over 'Mock Kidnapping' at Gunpoint

She allegedly stripped, uttered 'last words'

(Newser) - Some practical joke: A pair of reporters kidnapped a prominent Kyrgyzstan journalist and put a gun to her head before revealing it was all just for laughs, the BBC reports. Now Nazira Aytbekova is filing charges against the reporters, saying they held her at gunpoint and made her strip to... More »

Charges Unlikely in MF Global Collapse

Investigators decide loss was caused by recklessness, not fraud

(Newser) - If you're holding your breath waiting for criminal charges in the MF Global case, you're probably never going to breathe again. Heading into the home stretch of their probe into the collapse, criminal investigators have all but concluded that while the firm may have been reckless, it didn'... More »

Florida Band Players Face Charges in Hazing Death

Music profs resign in separate incident

(Newser) - Florida A&M band members will be hit with criminal charges today following a six-month investigation into the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion . The charges come as two music professors at the school have had to resign over alleged involvement in another hazing incident, their lawyer says. A... More »

Charges Loom in Deepwater Disaster

Engineers, at least one supervisor under the gun

(Newser) - US authorities are on the verge of bringing their first criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, with several Houston-based engineers and at least one BP supervisor likely facing felonies, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . The men are suspected of providing false information to regulators regarding the risks... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB