Abuse of the legal system http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29793/all en Fed up with crime, Mexico vigilantes form tribunal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/fed-crime-mexico-vigilantes-form-tribunal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The suspect was hauled before a tense crowd in this mountain village of southwestern Mexico, and told he would be tried by a popular tribunal. His alleged crime: murder and dismemberment.</p> <p>He was among 47 men, two minors and four women detained by masked vigilante squads formed in early January by farmers tired of the police's failure to stop crime in their Guerrero state communities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/fed-crime-mexico-vigilantes-form-tribunal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Law Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:16:04 +0000 5744937 at http://www.globalpost.com Vigilante group releases police, civilians it took hostage in Mexican city http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130327/vigilante-group-releases-police-civilians-it-took-hostage-mexican-c <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>Tierra Colorada, Mexico, Mar 27 (EFE).- A vigilante group has released the 12 police officers and six civilians it took hostage in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero after cutting a deal with prosecutors, spokesmen for the grassroots organization said.</p> <p>The 18 individuals were handed over to Guerrero Attorney General's Office personnel Tuesday night on condition that they will be investigated for allegedly having links to drug traffickers, a Union of Peoples and Organizations of Guerrero State, or UPOEG, spokesman told Efe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130327/vigilante-group-releases-police-civilians-it-took-hostage-mexican-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Comics Law Agencia EFE Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:19:12 +0000 5795373 at http://www.globalpost.com Chairman NAB files intra-court appeal against his contempt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/chairman-nab-files-intra-court-appeal-against-his-contempt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Admiral ® Fasih Bukhari, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Friday filed an intra-court appeal against Supreme Court’s contempt notice issued on March 20.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/chairman-nab-files-intra-court-appeal-against-his-contempt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Business Hospitality Law Legal procedure Politics Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 14:47:10 +0000 Asianet 5803835 at http://www.globalpost.com Guinea hails Frenchman's arrest over graft claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/guinea-hails-frenchmans-arrest-over-graft-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guinea on Tuesday welcomed the arrest in the United States of a French-Israeli for obstruction of a grand jury investigation into alleged bribes paid for mining rights in the west African nation.</p> <p>"The Ministry of State for Justice of the Republic of Guinea takes note of the arrest in the United States on the evening of April 14, 2013 of Frederick Cilins, an individual of French-Israeli nationality," said a statement from the Guinean presidency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/guinea-hails-frenchmans-arrest-over-graft-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Crimes Criminal procedure AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:46:50 +0000 5817373 at http://www.globalpost.com Ontario brings in legislation to crack down on SLAPP lawsuits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/ontario-brings-legislation-crack-down-slapp-lawsuits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Ontario plans to crack down on frivolous strategic lawsuits aimed at intimidating and muzzling critics on matters of public debate.</p> <p>New anti-SLAPP — or Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation — legislation was introduced Tuesday by the governing Liberals, who say it's time Canada's most populous province join Quebec in rooting out such nuisance lawsuits.</p> <p>They have a "chilling effect" on public debate, said Attorney General John Gerretsen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/ontario-brings-legislation-crack-down-slapp-lawsuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Law Politics Social Issues Tort law The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:37:40 +0000 5851681 at http://www.globalpost.com Court axes $32,000 in back child support for mom who abducted her daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/court-axes-32000-back-child-support-mom-who-abducted-her-dau <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KELOWNA, B.C. - A woman who abducted her daughter and fled to Italy is not entitled to more than $32,000 in back child support from her former husband, says a B.C. Supreme Court justice.</p> <p>B.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan said in a judgment posted online Wednesday that if Sibylla Hughes needs financial support, she should return to B.C. with her daughter, Livia, and address the fact she is in contempt of court.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/court-axes-32000-back-child-support-mom-who-abducted-her-dau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Business Civil law Hospitality Law Politics The Canadian Press Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:31:53 +0000 5856847 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI digs for Jimmy Hoffa's body in Michigan field http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/fbi-digs-field-near-detroit-search-jimmy-hoffas-body <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 Joseph Lichterman</p> <p>OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan (Reuters) - FBI agents in suburban Detroit widened their search of an overgrown field on Tuesday for the remains of former Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared nearly 38 years ago and is thought to have been murdered by mobsters.</p> <p>But after two days of searching, there was no indication that any remains had been found. Agents broke for the night early Tuesday evening and were due to resume the search on Wednesday morning, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130617/fbi-digs-field-near-detroit-search-jimmy-hoffas-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Film Jimmy Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa Religion Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:36:22 +0000 5859128 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI ends search for remains of Jimmy Hoffa in field near Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/fbi-search-jimmy-hoffas-body-may-last-two-more-days <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>OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday morning called off the search for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in a suburban field near Detroit, the head of the Detroit office said.</p> <p>The third day of searching was in its early hours when Robert Foley told reporters that no evidence of human remains had been found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130619/fbi-search-jimmy-hoffas-body-may-last-two-more-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Film Jimmy Hoffa Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:31:36 +0000 5861023 at http://www.globalpost.com Wrongly jailed British woman loses fight for compensation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/wrongly-jailed-british-woman-loses-fight-compensation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European judges on Friday denied a British woman's bid for compensation for being wrongly imprisoned for killing her four-month-old son.</p> <p>Judges at the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said Lorraine Allen, born in 1969, did not qualify for compensation despite her conviction being quashed in 2005 following fresh medical evidence.</p> <p>The court concluded that "the existence of a miscarriage of justice had not been established beyond reasonable doubt".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130712/wrongly-jailed-british-woman-loses-fight-compensation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Error Human Interest Law AFP Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:01:53 +0000 5882274 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore drops contempt charges against cartoonist in return for apology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130807/singapore-drops-contempt-charges-against-cartoonist-return-apol <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>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has dropped charges against a political cartoonist in return for an apology for publishing comic strips deemed to be in contempt of court, an offence that could have landed him in jail.</p> <p>Chew Peng Ee, known to followers of his "Demon-cratic Singapore" site on Facebook as Leslie Chew, had committed contempt "by scandalizing the judiciary of the Republic of Singapore", the Attorney-General's Chambers said last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130807/singapore-drops-contempt-charges-against-cartoonist-return-apol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Civil law Law Politics Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:22:58 +0000 5904490 at http://www.globalpost.com Two friends of accused Boston bomber due in court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/two-friends-accused-boston-bomber-due-court <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>BOSTON (Reuters) - Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in federal court on Tuesday to face charges of obstruction of justice for removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the devastating attack.</p> <p>The two students, who are from Kazakhstan, are accused of removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop computer from Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as the FBI was searching for the accused bomber.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/two-friends-accused-boston-bomber-due-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Crimes Criminal procedure War Thomson Reuters Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:01:37 +0000 5909185 at http://www.globalpost.com Friends of accused Boston bomber plead not guilty to obstruction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/friends-accused-boston-bomber-plead-not-guilty-obstruction <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 Daniel Lovering</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dormitory room three days after the attack.</p> <p>The two students, who are from Kazakhstan, are accused in federal court of removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop computer from Tsarnaev's room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as the FBI was searching for him.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/friends-accused-boston-bomber-plead-not-guilty-obstruction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Crimes Criminal procedure War Thomson Reuters Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:16:20 +0000 5909253 at http://www.globalpost.com ‘Storage Wars' lawsuit: Dave Hester gets go-ahead for wrongful termination claim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/storage-wars-lawsuit-dave-hester-gets-go-ahead-wrongful-termina <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 Tim Kenneally</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Did former "Storage Wars" star Dave Hester get some good news from the legal system on Tuesday? Yuup.</p> <p>Hester, who claims that he was fired from the A&amp;E reality show after complaining that the show was rigged, will be allowed to go forward with his wrongful termination claim against the cable network, a judge said Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130903/storage-wars-lawsuit-dave-hester-gets-go-ahead-wrongful-termina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Dave Hester Law Tort law Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 01:31:40 +0000 5923713 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawyer for accused Massachusetts crime lab chemist asks leniency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131018/lawyer-accused-massachusetts-crime-lab-chemist-asks-leniency <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 Daniel Lovering</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for a former chemist accused of falsifying thousands of drug tests at a Massachusetts crime lab urged a judge on Friday to be lenient in sentencing his client, arguing she had already suffered severely as a result of the scandal.</p> <p>During a hearing at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, defense attorney Nicolas Gordon recommended that his client, Annie Dookhan, serve one year in jail if she pleads guilty rather than the five to seven years sought by prosecutors.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131018/lawyer-accused-massachusetts-crime-lab-chemist-asks-leniency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Annie Dookhan Disaster Ethics Law Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:17:12 +0000 5964821 at http://www.globalpost.com Friends of accused Boston bomber challenge keeping evidence secret http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131029/friends-accused-boston-bomber-challenge-keeping-evidence-secret <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 Daniel Lovering</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for one of three college friends who allegedly helped to cover the tracks of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued on Tuesday that a judge's order keeping most evidence in the case out of public view was unfair to his client.</p> <p>An attorney for Azamat Tazhayakov, who is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, said prosecutors had failed to give a specific reason for sealing evidence, other than concerns about pretrial publicity and protecting the litigants.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131029/friends-accused-boston-bomber-challenge-keeping-evidence-secret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse of the legal system Law Winter Hill Gang Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:46:12 +0000 5974441 at http://www.globalpost.com