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US Gangster Appears in Court to Face Murder Charges

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A gangster in U.S. custody after 16 years on the run has appeared in federal court in Massachusetts to face charges he committed 19 murders. James “Whitey” Bulger faced several judges Friday in a Boston court, after appearing in handcuffs under tight security. Bulger asked for a public defender. But prosecutors objected, citing the $800,000 […]

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Ahmadinejad Ally Arrested in Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian media report a former deputy foreign minister and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested on financial corruption charges. The reports say Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh was taken into custody on Thursday. Malekzadeh resigned this week, just three days after he was named deputy foreign minister. The ex-deputy foreign minister quit as his […]

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Ahmadinejad Ally Arrested in Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian media report a former deputy foreign minister and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested on financial corruption charges. The reports say Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh was taken into custody on Thursday. Malekzadeh resigned this week, just three days after he was named deputy foreign minister. The ex-deputy foreign minister quit as his […]

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US Gangster Remanded to Face Charges

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Massachusetts to face charges. James ” Whitey” Bulger appeared in federal court Thursday in Los Angeles with his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, who was also remanded to Boston, Massachusetts to face charges. U.S. authorities arrested Bulger and Greig late Wednesday in an apartment in the town of Santa Monica, California near Los Angeles. He had […]

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Son of Former Bangladeshi PM Jailed for Bribery

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Bangladeshi court has sentenced the son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to six years in prison for money laundering. Arafat Rahman Koko was convicted of laundering through banks in Singapore $2.7 million in bribes from foreign companies. He was accused of accepting the money in exchange for helping the firms obtain government contracts. […]

US Authorities Capture Alleged Gangster Linked to 19 Murders

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have captured an alleged gangster linked to 19 murders after he had been on the run for more than 16 years. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it arrested James (Whitey) Bulger, along with his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, on Wednesday evening at a house in Santa Monica, California. The 81-year-old Bulger was […]

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Mexico Arrests La Familia Leader

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon says police have arrested the leader of a powerful drug cartel, dealing a major blow to organized crime. Mr. Calderon congratulated police for the arrest of one of Mexico’s “most wanted criminals” on his personal twitter account Tuesday. A government spokesman identified the gang leader as Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, […]

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Former Tijuana Mayor Released for 2nd Time

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon has been released from police custody for a second time in the same day after a Mexican judge ruled there was not enough evidence to hold him. Hank Rhon was detained by Mexican prosecutors Tuesday afternoon for questioning related to a murder investigation, just minutes after he had been […]

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Former Tijuana Mayor Detained Again After Release

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon was released from jail Tuesday after a Mexican federal judge ruled officials lacked evidence for the illegal weapons charges against him, but authorities promptly took him into custody again. This time, state prosecutors brought the wealthy businessman in for questioning related to a murder investigation. Hank Rhon was arrested […]

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Indonesian Police Nab Bali Bombing Suspect

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesian authorities say they have arrested another suspect in the deadly 2002 Bali bombings who also was linked to a terrorist organization in the Philippines. A national police spokesman said suspect Heru Kuncoro was captured last week, as part of raids in central Java, Borneo and Sulawesi linked to a plot to kill police with […]