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Knox Will 'Run Away Abroad': Prosecutor

Italian media says she has private jet waiting

(Newser) - In his closing statement today, a prosecuting attorney said Amanda Knox will "run away abroad" if found innocent of murdering Meredith Kercher, the BBC reports. "We know that if the verdict is overturned, there will be an immediate escape overseas," attorney Ciuliano Mignini told jurors, wrapping up... More »

Polanski Loses Bid for Bail

Court rules director must remain behind bars

(Newser) - Roman Polanski will remain in a Swiss jail while authorities decide whether to extradite him to the US in his 31-year-old statutory rape case, a Swiss court ruled today. The court ruled against releasing the director on bail or under house arrest because he posed a high flight risk. Polanski,... More »

Swiss Shoot Down Polanski's Freedom Bid

Says director would likely flee

(Newser) - The Swiss Justice Ministry has rejected an appeal from Roman Polanski to be released from prison pending his possible extradition to the United States. The government believes there is a high risk that Polanski might flee if released from custody, a military spokesman tells the AP. The appeal is separate... More »

Judge Revokes Stanford Bond

(Newser) - A US district judge today revoked bond for Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who's charged with swindling investors out of $7 billion. David Hittner approved a request by prosecutors to overturn a magistrate judge's decision to allow Stanford freed on $500,000 bond pending his trial. Prosecutors argued that Stanford's... More »

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