Plea bargain http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33342/all en U.S. high court to hear claim over withdrawn guilty plea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/us-high-court-hear-claim-over-withdrawn-guilty-plea <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 Jonathan Stempel and Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether a lower court erred in throwing out a murder conviction of a transgender man accused of killing his wealthy uncle so he could use money from the estate for a sex-change operation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/us-high-court-hear-claim-over-withdrawn-guilty-plea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Hospitality Law Plea Plea bargain Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:45:13 +0000 5766098 at http://www.globalpost.com Lindsay Lohan avoids jail in plea deal, gets 90 days in rehab http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/lindsay-lohan-ordered-locked-rehab-avoids-jail-plea-deal <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 Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Lindsay Lohan avoided jail on Monday but was ordered to spend three months in a locked rehabilitation facility and undertake 30 days of community labour in a plea bargain over charges arising from a June car crash.</p> <p>Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney said Lohan, whose once promising Hollywood career has been wrecked by legal woes and erratic behaviour, must also undergo psychotherapy for 18 months and sentenced her to two years' probation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/lindsay-lohan-ordered-locked-rehab-avoids-jail-plea-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Disaster Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Plea bargain Probation Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:45:41 +0000 5787112 at http://www.globalpost.com Man jailed for plot to attack US recruiting center http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/man-jailed-plot-attack-us-recruiting-center <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>A US man was sentenced to 18 years in jail Monday after pleading guilty to plotting to attack a military recruiting center in the northwestern state of Washington, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release after he gets out of jail, said Emily Langlie, a spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office in the Western District of Washington.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/man-jailed-plot-attack-us-recruiting-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Labor Law Plea Plea bargain War AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:46:43 +0000 5793592 at http://www.globalpost.com Aurora gunman may plead guilty to avoid death: lawyers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/aurora-gunman-may-plead-guilty-avoid-death-lawyers <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>James Holmes, the suspected gunman in America's Aurora theater massacre, could plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty, lawyers cited by local media said Wednesday.</p> <p>The 25-year-old is due in court Monday for a hearing at which prosecutors are expected to say whether they will seek the death penalty for the mass shooting, which left 12 people dead in July. </p> <p>"Mr Holmes is currently willing to resolve the case to bring the proceedings to a speedy and definite conclusion for all involved," the lawyers wrote in a court filing Wednesday, cited by The Denver Post.</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/130327/aurora-gunman-may-plead-guilty-avoid-death-lawyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law James Holmes Law Plea bargain Social Issues AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:45:55 +0000 5795733 at http://www.globalpost.com US massacre gunman may plead guilty to escape death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/us-massacre-gunman-may-plead-guilty-escape-death <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>James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the horrific Aurora theatre massacre, could plead guilty in exchange for escaping the death penalty, lawyers said ahead of a crucial hearing next week.</p> <p>The 25-year-old is due in court Monday for a hearing at which prosecutors are expected to say whether they will seek the death penalty for the mass shooting, which left 12 people dead in July. </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/130327/us-massacre-gunman-may-plead-guilty-escape-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law James Holmes Plea Plea bargain Social Issues AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:15:36 +0000 5795853 at http://www.globalpost.com US massacre gunman's plea offer rejected: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/us-massacre-gunmans-plea-offer-rejected-reports <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>US prosecutors rebuffed Thursday a reported offer by Colorado theater massacre suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for escaping the death penalty, legal documents showed.</p> <p>A prosecutors' filing cited by the Denver Post and other media was scathing about a defense motion Wednesday which suggested a guilty plea in return for a sentence of life behind bars with no parole option.</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/130328/us-massacre-gunmans-plea-offer-rejected-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> James Holmes Plea Plea bargain AFP Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:45:43 +0000 5796718 at http://www.globalpost.com Death penalty sought in US cinema shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/death-penalty-sought-us-cinema-shooting <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>Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing 12 people in a crowded US cinema last year, they said Monday, as the judge delayed the trial until next year.</p> <p>The case against alleged shooter James Holmes will probably take years to reach a resolution, Judge William Sylvester said, as some in the Colorado court showed frustration at the likely length of the legal proceedings.</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/130401/death-penalty-sought-us-cinema-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law James Holmes Law Plea bargain Social Issues AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:16:14 +0000 5798722 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado prosecutors seek death penalty for accused cinema gunman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/colorado-prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-accused-cinema-gunman <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 Keith Coffman</p> <p>CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - Colorado prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the man charged with killing 12 moviegoers during a showing of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" last year.</p> <p>District Attorney George Brauchler's formal call for the death penalty at a hearing on Monday came after his rejection last week of a defence suggestion that James Holmes would be willing to plead guilty in exchange for a life prison term without parole.</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/130401/colorado-prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-accused-cinema-gunman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law James Holmes Juries Law Legal procedure Plea bargain Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:30:20 +0000 5798730 at http://www.globalpost.com Death penalty sought in mass shooting at US cinema http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/death-penalty-sought-mass-shooting-at-us-cinema <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>Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing 12 people in a crowded US cinema last year, they said Monday as the trial was delayed until next year.</p> <p>The case against alleged shooter James Holmes will probably take years to reach a resolution, Judge William Sylvester said, as some in the Colorado court showed frustration at the likely length of the legal proceedings.</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/130401/death-penalty-sought-mass-shooting-at-us-cinema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law James Holmes Law Plea bargain Social Issues AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:01:02 +0000 5798819 at http://www.globalpost.com US seeking death penalty in Colorado shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/us-seeking-death-penalty-colorado-shooting <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> Prosecutors want James Holmes executed for last year's attack on a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 and wounded 70.</p><P>They announced their intention to seek the death penalty against Holmes in court on Monday. Last week prosecutors said they rejected an offer from Holmes' attorney to have him plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/us-seeking-death-penalty-colorado-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> James Holmes Plea bargain Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:21:27 +0000 Asianet 5804134 at http://www.globalpost.com Plea deal talks under way for U.S. soldier accused in Iraq killings - lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/plea-deal-sought-us-soldier-accused-iraq-killings-lawyer <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 Eric M. Johnson</p> <p>SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier charged with killing five fellow servicemen in 2009 at a military counselling centre in Iraq is seeking a plea deal with Army prosecutors that would spare him from facing the death penalty, his lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday.</p> <p>Army Sergeant John Russell, under confinement at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, is accused of going on a shooting frenzy at Camp Liberty, adjacent to the Baghdad airport, in an attack his lawyers have insisted stemmed from combat stress.</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/130416/plea-deal-sought-us-soldier-accused-iraq-killings-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law John Russell Juries Law Plea bargain Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:45:36 +0000 5817842 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. soldier accused in Iraq killings reaches deal - lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130419/us-soldier-accused-iraq-killings-reaches-deal-lawyer <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 Eric M. Johnson</p> <p>SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier accused of shooting dead five fellow servicemen at a military counselling centre in Iraq has struck a plea deal with Army prosecutors that would spare him from facing the death penalty, his lawyer said on Friday.</p> <p>Army Sergeant John Russell, under confinement at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, is accused of going on a shooting frenzy at Camp Liberty, adjacent to the Baghdad airport, in a 2009 attack his lawyers have insisted stemmed from combat stress.</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/130419/us-soldier-accused-iraq-killings-reaches-deal-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Law Plea bargain Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:00:50 +0000 5820483 at http://www.globalpost.com Friend of ex-KPMG auditor pleads guilty in insider case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130507/friend-of-ex-kpmg-auditor-pleads-guilty-in-insider-case <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 Emily Flitter</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The California jeweler who gave a former KPMG auditor cash, an expensive watch and concert tickets in exchange for inside information about public companies agreed on Monday to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, according to court papers.</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/130507/friend-of-ex-kpmg-auditor-pleads-guilty-in-insider-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business KPMG Plea bargain Skechers Thomson Reuters Tue, 07 May 2013 16:55:57 +0000 5832939 at http://www.globalpost.com RI estate lawyer says he's innocent in death fraud; asking to change guilty plea to not guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/ri-estate-lawyer-says-hes-innocent-death-fraud-asking-change <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>PROVIDENCE, R.I. - An estate planning lawyer who pleaded guilty mid-trial to using the identities of terminally ill people to illegally obtain tens of millions of dollars is trying to persuade a federal judge to let him change his plea back to not guilty. Joseph Caramadre appeared before U.S. District Judge William Smith on Monday in the continuation of a dayslong hearing on whether he will be allowed to vacate the guilty plea he entered in November.</p> <p>"I'm 100 per cent innocent of all the charges, and I feel I'm entitled to my day in court," Caramadre said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/ri-estate-lawyer-says-hes-innocent-death-fraud-asking-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alford plea Business Joseph Caramadre Labor Law Plea bargain The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 01:00:35 +0000 5837220 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-Navy employee's girlfriend agrees to plead guilty in $10 million RI kickbacks investigation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130528/ex-navy-employees-girlfriend-agrees-plead-guilty-10-million- <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>PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One of two remaining defendants in a kickback scheme that targeted the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday she plans to change her plea to guilty, and a federal court filing she made indicates her boyfriend, accused of being the ringleader of the scheme, will do the same.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130528/ex-navy-employees-girlfriend-agrees-plead-guilty-10-million-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Criminal law Labor Law Plea bargain The Canadian Press Wed, 29 May 2013 01:00:20 +0000 5847807 at http://www.globalpost.com