Prosecutors accuse ex-Trump adviser Flynn of trying to walk-back guilty plea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn of making “an extraordinary reversal” to try to undo his sworn admission that he lied to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators about his contacts with Russia. Federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for the opportunity to oppose a bid filed […]

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Ex-CEOs plead guilty to roles in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) – Four wealthy parents including the former chief executives of bond manager Pimco and specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions cheating and fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors in Boston say ex-Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge, Hercules Capital founder Manuel Henriquez and his wife, Elizabeth and onetime food manufacturer […]

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Ex-CEOs to plead guilty to roles in U.S. college admissions scandal

BOSTON (Reuters) – Three wealthy parents including the former chief executives of bond manager Pimco and specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc (HTGC.N) will appear in court on Monday to plead guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions cheating and fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors in Boston allege that ex-Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge, Hercules Capital founder Manuel Henriquez and […]

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Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the Justice Department said on Tuesday, after condemning “serious irregularities” at the facility. The staff shakeup at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower […]

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New Bill Would Lift Some Restrictions On Federal Housing For People With Criminal Records

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are teaming up on legislation to make it easier for people with criminal records to obtain federal housing assistance. The bill, titled the Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2019, seeks to reform the federal government’s eviction and screening policies so individuals with a criminal history have a […]

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House panels issue subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, others in Trump probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. House of Representatives committees have issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank AG, for information on President Donald Trump’s finances, the panels’ Democratic leaders said on Monday. “The potential use of the U.S. financial system for illicit purposes is a very serious concern. The Financial Services Committee is exploring these matters, including as […]

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Courting black voters, Bernie Sanders draws personal contrast with Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, courting the black voters who did not support his 2016 White House run, drew a sharp personal contrast on Friday with what he called President Donald Trump’s racist policies. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, told a crowd of African-American activists that his push for economic equality, including universal healthcare, free […]

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House panel interviews Sater, holds hearing in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Thursday it will hold an open hearing and an interview with Felix Sater, a Russian-American involved in negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, next week as part of its Russia investigation. The intelligence panel’s open hearing next Thursday will focus on the Kremlin’s use of money, oligarchs […]

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