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2009-09-23 09:56:00

ASJA applauds call for "opt-in" rather than current "opt-out" NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ASJA thanks the Department of Justice for intervening in the Google settlement, and for the temperate manner in which it stated objections in this hotly contested matter. Judge Denny Chin already has before him responses from individuals, corporations, attorneys, a wide variety of advocacy and civic groups and even foreign governments. While the Justice Department brief is measured...

2009-09-08 09:28:00

Brief Argues Books Settlement Violates Both U.S. and International Copyright Law, is Anticompetitive WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today filed a brief urging a federal court to reject the proposed Google Books settlement because it is anticompetitive and violates both U.S. and international law. Separately, the consumer group called a Books privacy policy Google offered late last week inadequate. "The proposed class-action settlement is monumentally...

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2009-07-01 10:29:28

Appealing convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff's 150-year prison sentence would be an exercise in futility, a legal expert said. Given Madoff's age, 71, even a reduction to 50 years would amount to a lifetime sentence, a case of Madoff winning the battle, but losing the war, Mark Allenbaugh, a former attorney for the U.S. Sentencing Commission told USA Today. Allenbaugh said it could be argued the sentence was unreasonable on its face, but he said the chances of winning an appeal...

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2009-06-23 11:23:24

A lawyer for New York investor Bernard Madoff has requested a sentence of 12 years, for 11 fraud-related counts that lost investors an estimated $65 billion. To date, 1,341 Madoff victims have been discovered with a collective loss of $13 billion, CNN reported Tuesday. Madoff, who pleaded guilty in March, is currently 71 years old and has a life expectancy of 13 years, wrote attorney Ira Sorkin in a letter requesting federal Judge Denny Chin consider a 12-year term. The letter refers to...

2009-06-11 09:41:00

Before Sentencing Madoff, Judge Denny Chin Could Use a New Video Judge Rating Site to Watch Victims Delivering Their Victim Impact Statements to Him From Around the Globe Via Video Upload. NEW YORK, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Madoff victims want to "tell it to the judge." But logistics dictate that Judge Chin must shut-out thousands from the sentencing because many thousands of victims cannot all fit in the courtroom and be heard in one day. Beginning today, RobeProbe.com will host free videos...

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2009-03-12 09:45:00

Disgraced New York trader Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to 11 federal felony charges rising form an elaborate, multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Flanked by his attorneys as he entered the federal courthouse in Manhattan, Madoff strode purposefully from his vehicle to the courthouse doors as news photographers and videographers snapped photos and rolled film. In February, Madoff, accused of running a decades-long Ponzi scheme that cost investors as much as $50 billion, agreed not to...

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2009-03-12 10:34:43

Disgraced Wall Street trader Bernard Madoff was ordered to prison Thursday after pleading guilty to 11 charges stemming from a decades-long Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Judge Denny Chin revoked the $10 million bail arrangement for Madoff, ordering him to be sent immediately to prison, where he will stay until he is sentenced June 16, CNN said, adding that victims in the courtroom erupted into applause. I always knew this day would come, Madoff said during the hearing, CNN reported. Madoff,...

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2009-03-12 06:21:10

Whether disgraced investor Bernard Madoff remains free on bail or goes to jail is one question under consideration at his court hearing Thursday in New York. The second is whether U.S. District Judge Denny Chin will accept Madoff's guilty plea, The New York Times reported. The judge said he will decide whether Madoff can remain free under a $10 million bail agreement until sentencing immediately after deciding whether to accept his guilty plea. Madoff's lawyers confirmed Tuesday that their...

2006-06-26 18:51:56

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a South Korean lobbyist accused of acting as a unregistered foreign agent of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the U.N. oil-for-food program. Tongsun Park, 71, is accused of accepting millions of dollars from the Iraqi government and scheming with top U.N. and Iraqi officials to defraud the now-defunct program. His trial at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan is the first U.S. federal...

2006-06-26 11:35:28

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a South Korean lobbyist accused of acting as a unregistered foreign agent of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the U.N. oil-for-food program. Tongsun Park, 71, is alleged to have accepted millions of dollars from the Iraqi government and scheming with top U.N. and Iraqi officials to defraud the now-defunct program. His trial in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan is the first U.S....


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