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  • Court upholds conviction of Irvine protesters

    March 4, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    A California state appeals court has upheld the conviction of 10 students at the University of California, Irvine, who disrupted a 2010 speech by then-Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.

    During the speech, the protesters interrupted Oren repeatedly, calling him...

  • Katsav denied new hearing in rape conviction sentence

    May 14, 2012 | 10:17 am

    An Israeli Supreme Court justice denied a new hearing for former President Moshe Katsav to request a reduction in his seven-year prison sentence for a rape conviction.

    Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut on Sunday denied the motion for a new hearing, meaning that the only possibility...

  • Rubashkin appeals conviction, sentence to Supreme Court

    April 3, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin has appealed his conviction and sentence for bank fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Rubashkin on April 2 filed a petition for writ of certiorari from the High Court. The court can decide to review the case or allow a federal appeals...

  • Conrad Murray’s conviction has left everyone else off the hook

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 8, 2011 | 10:53 am

    One can only imagine the sigh of relief on the part of all those who contributed to the death of Michael Jackson. With the conviction of Conrad Murray, there is an official scapegoat and the finger-pointing can now end. We found the culprit. It was Michael’s corrupt physician who...

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  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a Pig & a Pervert, Not a Rapist

    By Ilana Angel

    August 24, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Mr. Strauss-Kahn became a free man yesterday when all sexual assault charges against him were dropped.  We will never know what really happened, but as I said from the beginning, I don’t think he raped anyone. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a pig and a pervert to be sure, but he is not...

  • Iranian Jewish banker Ezri Namvar convicted on federal fraud charges

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 20, 2011 | 2:24 am

    Yesterday, Los Angeles Iranian Jewish banker and real estate investor Ezri Namvar, 59, was convicted on four counts of fraud in a downtown L.A. federal court. After only three hours of deliberation, the jury found that Namvar had failed to return $23 million given for safekeeping to...

  • Demjanjuk conviction hailed as long-awaited victory for justice

    May 16, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    The guilty verdict pronounced May 12 against John Demjanjuk in a Munich courtroom was a long time coming.

    Following a trial that lasted a year and a half—capping more than three decades of legal drama—the 91-year-old former Ohio autoworker is now officially recognized as a war...

  • Katsav appeals rape conviction

    May 2, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed his conviction on rape and sexual assault charges and requested a delay of his prison sentence.

    Katsav is scheduled to enter prison next week to serve a seven-year sentence.

    His appeal was filed Monday with the Israeli Supreme...

  • Bush should pardon Mike Milken

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 18, 2008 | 3:38 am

    I sat alone in Michael Milken's office several years back and listened as he interrupted our conversation to take a phone call. It wasn't the first time.

    On an almost daily basis, surely no week passes without a fresh example, Milken and his colleagues personally field calls from...

  • Was Roman Polanski treated unfairly?  BBC documentary says yes

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2008 | 11:41 pm

    “A BBC film sheds startling new light on the underage sex case against the director,” writes David Gritten in the Telegraph:

    In any list of globally famous public figures for whom it’s hard to summon sympathy, Roman Polanski would rank high. The brilliantly talented film director, who...

  • Abramoff receives new four-year sentence, Phoenix community leader murdered

    September 11, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Abramoff Receives New Four-Year Sentence

    Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison. Abramoff had pleaded guilty to corruption and tax offenses related to influence peddling involving Republican congressmen and midlevel Bush administration officials, some of...

  • Court Case Could Be Key to Trying Arafat

    By Gil Sedan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli authorities chose to put Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti on trial in a criminal court, rather than a military court, prosecutors may have set the stage for an even bigger prize: Yasser Arafat.

    That possibility was given a boost last week with Barghouti's conviction on...

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