An unprecedented decision to let the lawyer for a man facing terrorism charges see a secret U.S. intelligence court filing was reversed as an appeals panel ruled the disclosure was unnecessary to set up a fair trial.
Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash, facing U.S. bribery charges, said there’s nothing prosecutors can offer that would entice him to divulge what he knows about how Russia moves its gas revenue around.
Bank of America Corp. , ordered to return $500 million in deposits to Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and pay $90 million in interest, said it didn’t act with “maliciousness” and shouldn’t have to pay damages greater than $1.3 million of Lehman’s costs for litigating the case.
A co-defendant of Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman, the alleged Mexican drug kingpin captured last month, dropped his plan to plead guilty in a U.S. case after a TV report said he was cooperating with prosecutors.
H. Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies plush toys, was charged with tax evasion for failing to report $3.2 million in income on a secret Swiss bank account that held as much as $93.6 million in assets.
A former Chicago White Sox scout, Jorge Oquendo Rivera, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his role in a scheme to take kickbacks from signing bonuses paid by the team to Latin American prospects.
Federal prosecutors will fight a judge’s decision to let a defense lawyer see secret foreign intelligence papers that may have led to evidence against his client, the first such ruling in a U.S. terrorism case.