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Netanyahu Might Be in Real Trouble

Indictments loom as a former confidant turns against him

(Newser) - Benjamin Netanyahu has been Israel's prime minister since 2009, the longest run since that of Israel's founding father, David Ben-Gurion. That streak, however, might be in jeopardy thanks to a convoluted chain of events that involves two separate corruption investigations, a former confidant who has turned against him,... More »

2 Russian Spies, 2 Hackers Behind Yahoo Hack: Reports

Sources say they're to be indicted Wednesday by Justice Department

(Newser) - The Justice Department is set to make a big announcement Wednesday about the massive 2014 Yahoo data breach, which affected 500 million users : the indictment of Dmitry Dokuchaev and his boss Igor Sushchin, both Russian spies from the Federal Security Service intelligence agency, as well as Russia-hired hackers Alexsey Belan... More »

Inside the Brutal, Horrifying World of the MS-13 Gang

Long Island indictments shed latest light on 'transnational' criminal group

(Newser) - Nearly three dozen MS-13 gang members were swept up and arrested on Long Island in October after a bunch of Brentwood teens were found dead—and this week, more arrests were made as the feds went after 13 adults alleged to be gang members and believed to be tied to... More »

Ex-Virginia Tech Students Indicted in Girl's Murder

Trials in disturbing case set for March next year

(Newser) - Two former Virginia Tech students were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in one of the year's most shocking murder cases. David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers, both 19, are accused of plotting to kill 13-year-old Nicole Lovell and could be sentenced to life in prison without parole when their... More »

3K Need HIV Tests in Surgery Tech's Drug-Stealing Case

Rocky Allen, accused of swapping syringes at Colorado hospital, tested positive for virus

(Newser) - Another bombshell Wednesday about an ex-surgical tech at a Colorado hospital who allegedly stole liquid painkillers by swapping syringes, per federal prosecutors: He has HIV, putting thousands of former patients at risk, the Denver Post reports. Rocky Allen, 28, accused of stealing fentanyl citrate in January from Swedish Medical Center... More »

Widow of Cop Who Staged His Own Suicide Indicted

Melodie Gliniewicz faces 6 felony charges

(Newser) - The widow of Joe Gliniewicz, the embezzling police lieutenant who staged his suicide to make it look like he was killed in the line of duty, has been indicted on charges that she participated in her husband's theft of money from a group dedicated to getting kids interested in... More »

Ex-Cop Charged for Murder of Unarmed Black Man

Richard Combs, former SC police chief, indicted for shooting Bernard Bailey in 2011

(Newser) - On the same day a New York City grand jury declined to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for killing unarmed black man Eric Garner (and not even two weeks after Michael Brown shooter Darren Wilson escaped indictmen t), a South Carolina grand jury took the other path. Richard Combs,... More »

Of Course Darren Wilson Wasn't Indicted

Observers call for action on accountability

(Newser) - As the media reacts to a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, commentators appear to agree on one thing: This isn't a surprise. While grand juries usually return an indictment, FiveThirtyEight.com notes, that doesn't seem to be the case when it comes to police... More »

Alabama House Speaker Charged With 23 Felonies

Mike Hubbard, 52, calls it a 'political witch hunt'

(Newser) - Alabama's house speaker dropped by the Lee County jail today, but not to glad-hand: Special agents booked him on 23 felony violations of ethics laws, AL.com reports. Mike Hubbard, 52, a powerful figure in state Republican politics, was accused of using his office to solicit items of value... More »

House Speaker Blew $1M in Campaign Cash: SC Indictment

South Carolina politicians call for Bobby Harrells' resignation

(Newser) - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell is the first sitting speaker in recent memory to be indicted. A grand jury handed down a nine-count indictment yesterday that accuses him of spending $1 million in campaign funds to pay credit card debt, the $70,000 salary of a secretary who works... More »

Rick Perry Booked on Felony Charges

Governor has his mugshot taken, vows to be vindicated

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry smiled for his police mugshot and promised to be vindicated on abuse-of-power charges today. Perry turned himself in at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin on the felony accusations, reports Reuters . “I'm here today because I believe in the rule of law," he... More »

Rick Perry Has to Have Mugshot Taken

But even the 'New York Times' editorial board thinks the charges are a joke

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be spared the indignity of an arrest warrant over his indictment on abuse-of-power charges, but he still must have his mugshot taken, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . "He's going to have to be processed like every other person who is charged with a... More »

Perry: I Would Make Exactly the Same Call

Texas governor doubles down in his attack on indictment

(Newser) - Two days after being indicted Rick Perry is still calling the findings of the Texas grand jury little more than a political witch hunt , reports Politico . "I stood up for the rule of law in the state of Texas," he told Fox News Sunday. "And if I... More »

Credit Card Debt Drove McDonnells: Indictment

Gory details from the allegations

(Newser) - Before Bob McDonnell was even in office, he and his wife were looking to then-Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams for gifts, according to the 43-page indictment against the couple. The document reveals that the couple had financial anxieties that may have driven their alleged graft, Politico reports. Weeks before McDonnell'... More »

Indictment: JonBenet's Parents Aided Killer

1999 documents released

(Newser) - In response to a lawsuit to have the 1999 indictment against JonBenet Ramsey's parents released, four pages of grand jury documents were revealed today; they show that John and Patsy Ramsey would have been indicted with two counts each of child abuse resulting in death, in connection with their... More »

Journo Sues to See JonBenet Indictment

Charlie Brennan had reported on secret indictment in January

(Newser) - JonBenet Ramsey's 1996 death remains in the spotlight. A Boulder Daily Camera exclusive published in January revealed the grand jury had in 1999 voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey (the charge: child abuse resulting in death), but then-DA Alex Hunter refused to sign the indictment. Now, Camera reporter... More »

Feds Bust Insider Trading Scheme 'Without Precedent'

SAC Capital Advisers insider trading was 'on a scale without known precedent'

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have slapped SAC Capital Advisors with criminal charges in an alleged insider trading scheme "on a scale without known precedent." The hedge fund has allegedly been making hundreds of millions off of illicit info for a decade, the Wall Street Journal reports. The charges also name... More »

Edwards' Legal Gamble Hinges on 2 Questions

For one, was the affair cover-up for political or personal gain?

(Newser) - John Edwards' decision to forgo a plea deal and fight charges that he violated campaign finance law in court comes at no small risk. He faces up to 30 years in prison on the six counts (along with $1.5 million in fines) if he loses. The case hinges on... More »

Mubarak Charged With Killing Protesters

He could get the death penalty

(Newser) - Egypt has ordered Hosni Mubarak to stand trial for the “pre-meditated killing” of protesters, among other charges—and he could face the death penalty. His two sons and a close business associate also face various charges for their alleged abuse of power to amass great wealth, the AP reports.... More »

John Edwards Hires Obama Legal Eagle

Not that he's expecting an indictment or anything...

(Newser) - In case crossing his fingers isn't enough to avoid an indictment, John Edwards has brought in former White House counsel Greg Craig to help convince feds he didn't do anything untoward—or at least illegal—with his campaign funds. "We have consistently said we don't think he violated any... More »

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