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    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed Donald Trump's second attempt to block the Manhattan District Attorney from obtaining eight years of both his personal and corporate tax returns. The ruling came a little over a month after a decisive 7-2 Supreme Court ruling that Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance had the legal authority to pursue Trump's tax returns, though the high court also stipulated Trump could challenge aspects of the subpoena in lower court.  Importantly, U.S. Judge Victor Marrero dismissed Trump's legal challenge with prejudice, signaling he has made a final determination on the merits of the case and forbidding Trump from filing another lawsuit on the same grounds. Manhattan prosecutors have argued that Trump's lawyers are simply trying to run out the clock on the statute of limitations. Trump’s lawyers plan to appeal the ruling, making next stop for the case the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In recent weeks, Vance's investigation has come...
    NEW YORK -- A federal judge on Thursday cleared the way for Manhattan's top prosecutor to get President Donald Trump's tax returns, rejecting a last-ditch attempt by his lawyers to block a subpoena issued to his accounting firm.U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero's ruling echoes his prior decision in the case, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last month.The high court returned the case to Marrero so Trump's lawyers could get another chance to challenge the subpoena issued by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Trump, through his lawyers, has argued that the subpoena was issued in bad faith, might have been politically motivated and amounted to harassment of him, especially since the wording mimicked the language in congressional subpoenas.Vance's attorneys said they were entitled to extensive records to aid a "complex financial investigation" and they cited in their papers public reports of "extensive and protracted criminal conduct at...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on October 27, 2016. During his decades in the real estate world, Donald Trump famously shortchanged many small businesses on the money he owed them. The list includes companies that worked on Trump’s properties or supplied him with chandeliers, pianos, marble, and other luxury touches. But Trump also tried to underpay the very same lawyers who helped him save money, and some ended up suing their former client. As our own Hannah Levintova reported in March, the Atlantic City law firm of Levine Staller saved one of Trump’s companies tens of millions of dollars in taxes—and then sued the company, Trump Entertainment, after the business...
    (CNN)A man's leg may need to be amputated after the Salt Lake City Police Department allegedly used excessive force against him by ordering a police dog to bite the man repeatedly, leaving him severely injured.Attorneys for Jeffery Ryans, 36, say a police officer "commanded his K9 ... to attack Ryans unnecessarily and for an extended period of time" back in April. Salt Lake City Police say they are investigating the incident internally.What happenedOn April 24, Ryans was getting ready for work at around 3:30 a.m. when police showed up saying they were investigating an incident of domestic violence, according to Ryans' lawyers.Ryans' daughter made the 911 call to police, according to a recording of the call released by police.Read More"My dad is doing very bad things to our family," the daughter says."He's yelling and screaming," she says, as raised voices are heard in the background."Did he strike your mom?" the...
    The lawyer for the prime suspect in the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann claims he is certain his client will never face trial. Convicted German paedophile Christian Brueckner, 43, is currently in prison in Kiel, Germany on a drugs conviction and police are gathering evidence to charge him within the next two months. Police leading the investigation have told the McCanns they have 'concrete evidence' that Madeleine is dead - the biggest break-through in the 13-year-old case.   However, Brueckner's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher has claimed that his client will never go on trial for for Madeleine McCann's disappearance and 'has nothing to hide'. Prime suspect Christian Brueckner 'has nothing to hide', his lawyer claims, and says his client will NEVER go on trial for the kidnap and murder of Madeleine McCann Brueckner is prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, three, while she was on holiday in the Algarve According to...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Police in Virginia say that a rape suspect released from jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic went on to kill the woman who had accused him.The Washington Post reports that Ibrahim E. Bouaichi was tracked down by authorities on Wednesday. But he shot himself and was in grave condition on Thursday.Bouaichi was indicted last year on charges that included rape, strangulation and abduction. He was jailed without bond in Alexandria.The woman testified against him in Alexandria District Court in December.RELATED: Cook County Jail out of electronic monitoring devices in push to reduce inmate population amid COVID-19 crisisEMBED More News Videos The Cook County Jail has run out of electronic monitoring devices during a push to reduce its inmate population. When the pandemic hit, Bouaichi's lawyers argued that he should be freed awaiting trial because the virus endangered both inmates and their attorneys. He was released...
    President Donald Trump is being investigated by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance for alleged tax fraud — and New York-based attorney David Lurie says the president has no one but himself to blame for this information now being public knowledge. Writing in The Daily Beast, Lurie explains how Trump “overplayed his hand” in his efforts to block Vance’s office from gaining access to his taxes. Specifically, the president’s attorneys falsely claimed that Vance’s office was only running a narrow investigation into the president’s hush money payments to two women in the run up to the 2016 presidential election, and thus was not entitled to see his financial information. However, Vance’s office called the president’s bluff and publicly disclosed that it was probing much more than just the president’s illegal campaign payments. “Vance’s office stated that Trump’s claims about the supposedly limited scope of the investigation ‘is fatally undermined by undisputed information in the public...
    NEW YORK -- A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump's tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of "extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization."Trump's lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president.Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. seeks eight years of the Republican president's personal and corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records, other than part of the investigation relates to payoffs to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Trump.In a court filing Monday, though, attorneys for Vance said Trump's arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from "the false premise" that the probe was limited to so-called "hush-money" payments."This Court is already aware that...
    By LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president. Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. seeks eight years of the Republican president’s personal and corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records, other than part of the investigation relates to payoffs to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Trump. In a court filing Monday, though, attorneys for Vance said Trump’s arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from “the false premise” that the probe was limited to so-called...
    An 18-year-old teenage New Jersey National Guard private recorded the moment he killed a 51-year-old father over an ongoing driving feud because he wanted to be TikTok famous, according to the dead man's lawyer. Zachary Latham, fatally stabbed and Tasered William 'Timmy' Durham Sr. in May after two years of confrontations over his alleged reckless driving on a residential road where they lived. Latham was charged with first-degree manslaughter after claiming his actions were in self-defense and the dead man's wife and two children have been charged with criminal trespass and aggravated or simple assault. But lawyers for Durham's family want the charges against the grieving family dropped as they claim Durham lured the family into the fatal confrontation and blame police for not doing anything about the matter earlier, noting Latham's history of trouble. Zachary Latham, 18, (left), fatally stabbed and Tasered William 'Timmy' Durham Sr. (right)...
    A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president. Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. is seeking eight years of the Republican president’s personal and corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records, other than part of the investigation is related to payoffs made to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Trump. In a court filing Monday, though, attorneys for Vance said Trumps arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from “the false premise” that the probe was limited to so-called “hush-money” payments. “This Court...
    By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Donald Trump's tax returns told a judge Monday that it was justified in demanding them because of public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president. Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. is seeking eight years of the Republican president’s personal and corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records, other than part of the investigation is related to payoffs made to women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Trump. In their court filing Monday, though, attorneys for Vance said Trump's arguments that the subpoena was too broad stemmed from “the false...
    President Donald Trump on Thursday tried to draw a distinction between “mail voting” and “absentee voting,” but his own lawyers acknowledged in court documents the two are the same thing. Trump suggested delaying the election on Thursday amid plummeting poll numbers and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 150,000 people and caused the largest GDP drop in U.S. history. Trump has no power to postpone the election, and the idea was roundly rejected by Republican lawmakers. At the same time, many members of the GOP have expressed similar concerns about mail-in voting as the president. “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump claimed without evidence. Some states have long used all-mail elections. There have been more than 250 million ballots cast by mail in the last 20 years, and only 143 prosecutions related to mail ballot fraud, or a rate of about 0.00006%. Trump later reiterated that he opposed...
    Igor Derysh July 31, 2020 10:15PM (UTC) President Donald Trump on Thursday tried to draw a distinction between "mail voting" and "absentee voting," but his own lawyers acknowledged in court documents the two are the same thing. Trump suggested delaying the election on Thursday amid plummeting poll numbers and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 150,000 people and caused the largest GDP drop in U.S. history. Trump has no power to postpone the election, and the idea was roundly rejected by Republican lawmakers. At the same time, many members of the GOP have expressed similar concerns about mail-in voting as the president. : "With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history," Trump claimed without evidence. Some states have long used all-mail elections. There have been more than 250 million ballots cast by mail in the last 20 years, and only...
    Reuters July 28, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump on Monday filed a new challenge to the Manhattan district attorney’s subpoena for his tax returns, weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court said the president was not immune from state criminal probes. In a second amended complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, Trump’s lawyers argued that the subpoena was “wildly overbroad,” and was issued in “bad faith” and amounts to “harassment.” The subpoena “is so sweeping that it amounts to an unguided and unlawful ‘fishing expedition’ into the President’s personal and financial dealings,” Trump’s lawyers wrote in the complaint. Trump, who is seeking re-election on Nov. 3, asked the court to declare the subpoena invalid. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance last August issued the grand jury subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, demanding eight years of his business and personal returns and other documents as part of an...
    By Larry Neumeister | Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s lawyers filed fresh arguments Monday to try to block a criminal subpoena for his tax records, saying it was issued in bad faith, might have been politically motivated and calling it a harassment of the president. Lawyers filed a rewritten lawsuit in Manhattan federal court to challenge the subpoena by a state prosecutor on grounds they believe conform with how the U.S. Supreme Court said the subpoena can be contested. They asked a judge to declare it “invalid and unenforceable.” The high court ruled earlier this month that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. could subpoena tax records from Trump’s accountant over his objections. But the court said Trump could challenge the subpoena as improper just as anyone else can. Trump’s lawyers had argued that the president could not be criminally investigated while he was in office. In...
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers renew attempt to block New York prosecutor’s subpoena of his tax records. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The personal assistant charged with murdering his wealthy tech entrepreneur boss has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder. Tyrese Haspil, 21, was arrested and charged with second degree murder Friday over the grisly death of Fahim Saleh, 33, in his Lower East Side apartment last week. Police say Saleh was beheaded and dismembered inside the $2.2million residence Monday afternoon, before his remains were found by a family member the following day.   The suspect appeared for his arraignment just after midnight on Saturday, facing a charge of second-degree murder in his boss' death. Haspil (left) was arrested on Friday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his boss Fahim Saleh (right). Saleh, the 33-year-old CEO of Nigerian ride-sharing firm Gokada, was found decapitated and dismembered at his Lower East Side apartment four days earlier Police said Saleh was killed in his $2.2million apartment building...
    I don’t envy Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill. I’m talking here about the judge presiding over the upcoming trial — or trials — of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The former defense attorney and prosecutor who served as deputy chief to former Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar is working hard to exert some pretrial control over an event and case that have already drawn national and global attention unlike any other in recent Minnesota history. High-profile trial proceedings of this magnitude are such an administrative and managerial challenge for courts that the National Center for State Courts and other judicial entities created a website to help jurists handle such cases. The murder trial involving Derek Chauvin, the since-fired officer seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes that fateful day in May two months ago, is at least...
    A federal appeals court will soon rule whether or not to exonerate a black man who has spent 44 years in prison after being convicted of raping a white woman.  An all-white jury initially sentenced Ronnie Long to life behind bars over the rape and robbery of Sarah Bost in Concord, North Carolina back in 1976.   Long, now 64, has always maintained his innocence, despite having his appeals repeatedly denied.   In January, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia upheld his conviction in a 2-1 vote, despite conceding that police 'corrupted' the initial investigation.   However, Long's attorneys asked for the case to be heard by the full Fourth Circuit of 15 judges - who are now deliberating on the case.  Long now hopes the current reckoning on racial injustice will help set him free.  'You got a young black man in 1976 in front of a white jury...
    The family of George Floyd has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged with his death. The announcement was made during a Wednesday press conference by civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and other lawyers representing Floyd's family members. "This complaint shows what we have said all along, that Mr. Floyd died because the weight of the entire Minneapolis Police Department was on his neck," Crump said in a statement. "The City of Minneapolis has a history of policies, procedures and deliberate indifference that violates the rights of arrestees, particularly Black men, and highlights the need for officer training and discipline." Crump said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, seeks to set a precedent "that makes it financially prohibitive for police to wrongfully kill marginalized people — especially Black people — in the future." Floyd,...
    Donald Trump's lawyers have launched a new effort seeking to keep the president's tax returns out of the hands of prosecutors, this time suggesting subpoenas may have been made in 'bad faith' as part of a 'fishing expedition.' Trump lawyer William Consovoy on Wednesday submitted a motion for 'further proceedings' with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, where among his arguments is a request to await a 25 day period following the Supreme Court's July 9 ruling on the case.  The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 this month that Manhattan prosecutors can get Donald Trump's tax returns by subpoenas to his bank and accountant – but it is not at all clear that prosecutors would be able to get them before the November 3 election.  President Trump's lawyer William Consovoy on Wednesday submitted a motion for 'further proceedings' with the U.S. District Court in the...
    An Australian gunman who murdered 51 Muslims during the Christchurch mosque massacre has sacked his lawyers and will represent himself.   Brenton Tarrant, 29, announced the shocking move on Monday, just over a month before his sentencing hearing over the two attacks at Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Islamic Centre on March 15 last year.  Tarrant has been convicted of 51 counts of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of engaging in a terrorist act, after pleading guilty to all charges on March 26.   The white supremacist faces life in prison when he fronts Christchurch High Court on August 24th, a delayed-date setback by the coronavirus pandemic.  Brenton Tarrant, 29, has sacked his lawyers to represent himself at his sentencing hearing on August 24. He is pictured during his video-link appearance in the High Court at Christchurch earlier this year, where he pleaded guilty The hearing is...
    Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Lawyers for Ghislane Maxwell filed court documents on Friday asking for their client to be released on bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges. Her lawyers say despite the media's "focus" on Maxwell, she hadn't spoken with Jeffrey Epstein — her former associate and boyfriend — for more than a decade before his August 2019 death. Her lawyers also cited COVID-19 as a concern in requesting she be released from jail. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell say that she hadn't been in contact with Jeffrey Epstein for more than a decade before he died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges last year. Maxwell, a former girlfriend and associate of Epstein, was arrested last week on charges including inciting minors to travel to engage in sexual acts...
    Prince Andrew attends a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bruges on September 7, 2019 in Bruges, Belgium. JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images Lawyers for Prince Andrew tried to hire a top Washington, DC, lobbyist last month to salvage his reputation in light of his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, according to The New York Times. Robert Stryk, the lobbyist, is famous for having represented clients with bad reputations in the past. But even he "expressed discomfort" about working with the prince, and declined the lawyers' offer, The Times said. Last year, Virginia Giuffre Roberts — one of Epstein's accusers — claimed she was forced to have sex with Andrew when she was 17. The prince has repeatedly denied the allegations. US prosecutors say Andrew has still not cooperated with them to answer questions about his relationship with Epstein. Epstein's girlfriend and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell,...
    A St Louis couple who made headlines nationwide for standing on their porch brandishing guns aimed at Black Lives Matter demonstrators have been in a long-running, gun-toting row with their neighbors, it has emerged.  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, a husband and wife personal injury attorney duo, were filmed on Sunday evening aiming at protesters who walked by their mansion on the way to Mayor Lyda Krewson's house. They said they were scared, and were defending their property. Scroll down for video  Mark and Patricia McCloskey, pictured on Sunday night with guns outside their home, have been engaged in a long-running row over a 1,143 sq ft patch of land near their property The disputed area around their St Louis property is marked in red The personal injury lawyers confronted protesters who marched past their home Sunday Yet the couple have been long engaged in a different battle for...
    A federal appeals court judge on Tuesday compared the two lawyers accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail into an empty cop car to Weather Underground radicals who accidentally blew up a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970. Judge Gerard Lynch made the comparison as attorneys for accused bomb-throwers Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman argued for their clients to be released on bail to a three-judge panel from the Second Circuit Court. In his comment, Judge Lynch said there is precedent for widespread protests in United States over racial inequality — but only few people in the past have used homemade explosives to get their message across. “A very tiny minority … people who like these defendants had high level of education, had every reason to think twice, who wound up blowing up a townhouse in Greenwich Village,” Judge Lynch said. “When people respond at this level, it is indeed aberrant,” Lynch...
    New York — The Colorado Supreme Court did not agree. Photo:John Moore / . The documented immigrant Eswin Ariel Figueroa-Lemus will not be able to change the guilty plea that exposed them to being deported, as ruled this Monday by the Colorado Supreme Court. The affected party had appealed his case alleging that his lawyers had not advised him well, a fact that the lawyers themselves recognized. According to the ruling (a 13-page document), although Eswin Ariel Figueroa-Lemus never received from his lawyers details of the proceedings against him after a 2012 drug possession arrest, the fact that his lawyers indicated that he could be deported voids all claims for “ineffective advice”. In his request to the highest Colorado court, Figueroa-Lemus had requested that judges review two previous rulings (Jefferson County and the State Court of Appeals) in which he had also been denied the...
    When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quit official duties this year, the Royal Family gave them the opportunity to change their minds by announcing that the controversial new arrangements would be reviewed after 12 months. I can reveal that Prince Harry and Meghan have, however, dropped a huge hint that they will not be rejoining the Firm by ditching the Queen’s lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis. It’s a surprising move as Harry has been represented by Harbottles since he was a teen. So close did he feel to the firm that he asked senior partner Gerrard Tyrrell to become a director of the couple’s charity, Sussex Royal. I can reveal that Prince Harry and Meghan have, however, dropped a huge hint that they will not be rejoining the Firm by ditching the Queen’s lawyers, Harbottle & Lewis This week, Harry and Meghan filed official documents confirming the split. ‘It...
    John Bolton's lawyers will argue in court Friday that the White House is trying to stop him from embarrassing President Trump with the release of his book 'The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.'  Bolton's legal team will also argue that it's simply too late to stop the sale of the book, which is set to come out Tuesday - as it's already been published and is in the hands of major news organizations.   The former national security adviser's legal team filed a motion Thursday night to dismiss the lawsuit that was filed by the White House Tuesday.  Former National Security Advisor John Bolton (left) and President Trump's (right) administration will face off in court Friday over the publication of Bolton's tell-all book Federal District Judge Royce Lamberth, who was appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan, will preside over a 1 p.m. Friday hearing on the matter. ...
    FILE PHOTO: Former President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lamine Diack, wearing a face mask, gestures as he arrives for his trial at the Paris courthouse, France, June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Lawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client’s innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term. French financial prosecutors on Wednesday sought a four-year jail sentence for Senegalese Diack, saying he and his son, Papa Massata Diack, were at the heart of a scheme that solicited bribes worth millions of euros from Russian athletes to cover up failed doping tests and allow them to continue competing. Prosecutors had sought a five-year sentence for Papa Massata Diack. Lamine Diack’s lawyers on Thursday said there were “no tangible elements” proving Lamine Diack’s...
    New York (CNN)On an early October evening in 2014, a group of New York University law school students gathered for a joint birthday party at (Le) Poisson Rouge, a popular bar and music venue a few blocks from campus.One of the birthday celebrants, Colinford Mattis, quickly hit it off with another guest, Urooj Rahman, who was studying law at Fordham. Both raised in Brooklyn, the two bonded over their professional interest in human rights and their engagement in local politics, becoming friends from there on.Today, Mattis, 32, and Rahman, 31, are in jail, facing federal charges alleging they participated in a Molotov cocktail attack on an empty New York Police Department vehicle during protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The promising young lawyers with enviable educational pedigrees and significant familial responsibilities -- he is raising three foster children; she is the primary caretaker for her elderly...
    President Donald Trump is considering using the law to block the publication of his niece’s forthcoming tell-all book, the Daily Beast reported on Tuesday. The book, titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” will reportedly be written by the president’s niece Mary Trump. Reporter Yashar Ali shared an image of the book’s cover on Tuesday: The cover of Mary Trump’s forthcoming book. pic.twitter.com/X4RrbU0OHQ — Yashar Ali
    Prince Andrew’s legal team insisted Monday that he has repeatedly offered to meet Jeffrey Epstein investigators — dismissing US moves to force his cooperation as a publicity stunt. “The Duke of York has on at least three occasions this year offered his assistance as a witness” to the US Department of Justice, his legal representatives, Blackfords, said in a statement Monday. Claiming the shamed prince had a “desire to provide cooperation” to help victims of his late pedophile pal, Blackfords said they “were given an unequivocal assurance that our discussions and the interview process would remain confidential.” But US officials have repeatedly said he spurned their requests, reportedly leading the feds to file a “mutual legal assistance” request to the UK Home Office to force the disgraced royal to testify. “In doing so, they are perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered,” the legal team said of US...
    Musician Jay-Z allowed attorneys for Ahmaud Arbery to borrow his private plane in order to make a court hearing in Georgia. The attorneys claimed they were struggling to find flights when they received a call from Roc Nation. Arbery was shot by a former police officer while out on a run in Georgia. He was unarmed at the time of his death. View this post on Instagram Court hearing in Brunswick, Georgia this morning. No flights to take us there last night. @leemerrittesq and I spent hours trying to find flights or cars. At 1 am we started losing hope till we got a call from Jay Z’s people at Roc Nation who chartered a flight for us to attend this hearing with the family of Ahmaud Arbery. Thankful for their support. Updates on the hearing soon A post shared by Blerim Elmazi, Esq. (@blerimelmazi) on Jun 4,...
    Jay-Z stepped up in a major way for the family of Ahmaud Arbery in their journey to justice, sending the family’s legal team to trial in a manner only he could. READ MORE: Jay-Z takes out full-page ads across the country in dedication to George Floyd The business mogul sent his own private jet to the legal team representing Arbery to ensure their attendance at a Georgia court hearing. According to social media posts uploaded by S. Lee Merritt of Philadelphia’s Merritt Law Firm, the Brooklyn-bred rapper let him and his associate fly private to the southern town. “When you absolutely have to be in Court to stand with your client and righteous protestors for justice … Jay Z sends his private jet. That’s part of the P.P.E plan to get us out of this Crisis (People Power Political Power Economic Power),” Merritt wrote on Instagram. His colleague, Blerim Elmazi,...
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