Florence Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25533/all en Mexico high court set to rule on case of Frenchwoman Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/mexico-high-court-set-rule-case-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Supreme Court set to rule on case on Jan. 23</p> <p>* Lawyer confident that key evidence will be thrown out</p> <p>* Ruling could call for retrial</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court this month will review the case of a Frenchwoman imprisoned for kidnapping, and her lawyer is confident a ruling could pave the way for her eventual release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/mexico-high-court-set-rule-case-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Judge Law Politics Supreme Court of Israel Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:45:04 +0000 5733473 at http://www.globalpost.com Court hearing offers lifeline to French woman jailed in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/court-hearing-offers-lifeline-french-woman-jailed-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriel Stargardter</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday will review the case of a French woman serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, a conviction that has caused a long-running diplomatic spat with France.</p> <p>Florence Cassez, 38, was convicted in 2008 for participating in a kidnapping ring, but the legal process was riddled with irregularities, prompting criticism of Mexico's justice system and protests from France over her treatment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/court-hearing-offers-lifeline-french-woman-jailed-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Human rights abuses Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:15:30 +0000 5738168 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico court orders release of jailed Frenchwoman Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who is serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, after judges said her trial was tainted.</p> <p>Federal officers arrested Cassez, 38, in 2005 at a ranch near Mexico City with her former boyfriend, Israel Vallarta, whom they accused of heading a kidnapping gang called the Zodiacs.</p> <p>A judge convicted her in 2008 after a closed-door trial with no jury, typical of most cases in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:40 +0000 5738477 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Mexico quashes Frenchwoman's kidnap charge after 7 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Case had strained diplomatic relations</p> <p>* Judges rule trial was tainted</p> <p>* Cassez wears bullet-proof vest as police take her to airport (Updates with Cassez flying to France)</p> <p>By Alexandra Alper</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping on Wednesday, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year imprisonment that strained ties with France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Florence Cassez Florence Cassez French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Jury Kidnapping Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:16:16 +0000 5738532 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico rights panel to file criminal complaint over Cassez case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130314/mexico-rights-panel-file-criminal-complaint-over-cassez-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 14 (EFE).- Mexico's top human rights body has called for a probe into more than a score of current and former federal law-enforcement officials for alleged rights violations of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who spent seven years in prison on a kidnapping conviction before Mexico's high court ordered her released in January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130314/mexico-rights-panel-file-criminal-complaint-over-cassez-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Human rights in Mexico Law Politics Agencia EFE Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:16:00 +0000 5783768 at http://www.globalpost.com