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Mar 7, 2019

Ex-Cuomo Aide Must Report to Prison Next Week, Court Says

Ex-Cuomo Aide Must Report to Prison Next Week, Court Says

A federal appeals court has ordered a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to report to prison next week.

Feb 25, 2019

Court Postpones Former Cuomo Aide's Surrender Date

Court Postpones Former Cuomo Aide's Surrender Date

The scheduled surrender date for a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to begin serving his six year prison sentence on federal corruption charges has been delayed.

Feb 7, 2019

Man Found Guilty of Setting Fire to New Jersey Strip Club

Man Found Guilty of Setting Fire to New Jersey Strip Club

A man was convicted of setting fire to a strip club in New Jersey after believing he had been robbed, prosecutors announced.

Feb 5, 2019

NJ Man Caught Up in Massive Child Porn Sweep Pleads Guilty

NJ Man Caught Up in Massive Child Porn Sweep Pleads Guilty

A New Jersey man caught up in a statewide child pornography sweep that nabbed dozens of offenders has pleaded guilty.

Jan 31, 2019

Defense Lawyer: Government Witnesses Lied About El Chapo

Defense Lawyer: Government Witnesses Lied About El Chapo

A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman assailed the federal case against the Mexican drug lord as "a fantasy," telling a U.S. jury Thursday that the prosecution relied on a parade of cooperating...

Jan 30, 2019

Prosecutor Calls Evidence Against El Chapo Overwhelming

Prosecutor Calls Evidence Against El Chapo Overwhelming

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was portrayed Wednesday in closing arguments at his U.S. trial as a ruthless Mexican drug lord who also became skilled at evading capture and escaping prison because he feared...

Jan 18, 2019

Mistress Details El Chapo's Naked Escape Into Tunnel

Mistress Details El Chapo's Naked Escape Into Tunnel

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others...

Jan 15, 2019

'El Chapo' Accused of Bribing Former President of Mexico

'El Chapo' Accused of Bribing Former President of Mexico

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the...

Jan 9, 2019

Jury Sees El Chapo Texts Sent to Wife While on the Run

Jury Sees El Chapo Texts Sent to Wife While on the Run

Text messages sent by alleged Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo about narrowly avoiding capture in 2012 have become the latest damaging evidence at his U.S. trial.

Jan 3, 2019

‘El Chapo’ Jury Hears Testimony From Alleged Cartel Cohort

‘El Chapo’ Jury Hears Testimony From Alleged Cartel Cohort

A former Mexican drug trafficker who once claimed he was a double agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration took center stage on Thursday against alleged infamous kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a U.S.

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