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Courts deny arrest warrants for 8 rail union leaders

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Local courts have rejected arrest warrants for eight rail union leaders, court officials said Wednesday, in a blow to a police probe into the nation's longest rail strike. On Saturday, police requested warrants to formally detain eight executives of provincial offices of the state rail company's union. All are alleged to have played major roles in the recently-ended strike and are awaiting trial.

Mexican politician arrested for faking his death

Mexico City, Jul 24 (EFE).- A politician who was elected mayor of a city in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca earlier this month has been arrested for faking his death in 2010 to avoid prosecution, officials said Wednesday. Raymundo Carballido was arrested Tuesday night at a house owned by his family in a city near Oaxaca city, the state capital, and faces numerous charges, the Oaxaca state Attorney General's Office said. Carballido faked his death three years ago to avoid being detained on an arrest warrant issued for a rape he allegedly committed in 2004.

U.S. police ask for arrest warrant for Park's former spokesman

SEOUL, July 21 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. police have recently sought an arrest warrant for Yoon Chang-jung, the disgraced former spokesman of President Park Geun-hye, in connection with his involvement in a high-profile sex scandal, Seoul's Justice Ministry said Sunday.

CJ chairman detained over slush fund allegations

SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- The chairman of food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group was put behind bars Monday on charges of creating secret funds and evading taxes. Lee Jay-hyun was taken to the Seoul Detention Center on the southern outskirts of Seoul immediately after the Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for allegedly dodging some 70 billion won (US$61.4 million) in taxes by stashing secret funds and misappropriating 100 billion won in company money.

CJ chairman detained over slush fund allegations

SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- The chairman of food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group was put behind bars Monday on charges of creating secret funds and evading taxes. Lee Jay-hyun was taken to the Seoul Detention Center on the southern outskirts of Seoul immediately after the Seoul Central District Court issued an arrest warrant for allegedly dodging some 70 billion won (US$61.4 million) in taxes by stashing secret funds and misappropriating 100 billion won in company money.

Judge denies request to seize Mexican ex-governor's assets

Mexico City, Jun 29 (EFE).- A Mexican judge has denied a petition to seize the assets of the former governor of the southeastern state of Tabasco, judicial sources said. Andres Granier, 65, who governed that southeastern state from 2007 to 2012, appeared before Judge Olga Sanchez Contreras on Wednesday and faces tax-fraud and money laundering charges. The sources told Efe that Sanchez Contreras, who took Granier's preliminary statement at a jail in this capital, rejected a petition from prosecutors to seize the erstwhile governor's assets.

Mayor linked to investment scam questions arrest warrant

Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co through his lawyers on Friday contested the arrest warrant issued against him by the Iligan City Regional Trial Court. “We have submitted a motion for reconsideration against the arrest warrant…We also questioned the court’s denial of our motion for determination of probable cause,” Atty. Trixie Angeles said over the phone.“Hence, the arrest warrant is now being contested because of the motion for reconsideration. The said order [to arrest Mayor Co] cannot be final without a hearing,” Angeles added.

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