Sports Libyan funding: the court of appeal validates the investigation, the appeals of the Sarkozy camp rejected
‘Melrose Place’ Actress Headed Back To Prison For 2010 Crash
A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge her culpability in the crash that killed 60-year-old Helene Seeman and severely injured Seeman’s husband, state Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski sentenced her to eight years in state prison. State law requires her to serve more than six years before being eligible for parole. Locane apologized to the Seeman family in a brief statement.
The Paris court of appeal confirmed this Thursday the validity of the investigation, contested by the camp of the former president.
The investigations are valid. So decided the Paris Court of Appeal, which on Thursday rejected most of the appeals filed by the camp of Nicolas Sarkozy who challenged the investigation into, a we learned from sources close to the case.
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Seized by the former head of state and several of his relatives implicated in the investigation, the investigating chamber has thus validated the investigations launched eight years ago in this case with multiple ramifications. The court only partially annulled one of the grounds for indicting Nicolas Sarkozy for violation of the electoral code. The defense can still appeal in cassation.
Memphis Tigers' live mascot TOM III dies, ending an era for its sideline mascots
The University of Memphis said in a statement that TOM III's passing marks the end of an era for having a Bengal tiger as a sideline mascotForman posted a statement saying TOM III, who was 12, battled a rapidly progressing illness and was anesthetized after a thorough physical examination after developing symptoms.
The defense denounces a "judicial fiasco"
"It is clear that judicial corporatism exists because in a case neither done nor to be done which is a scandal (...) the investigating chamber has just covered the nullities of procedures which show that there is no longer a code of criminal procedure in France ", reacted Me Francis Szpiner, one of the lawyers of the businessman Alexandre Djouhri, indicted since January in this investigation.
"To see that all the means are rejected is still very worrying, which means that the lawyers are always wrong andalways right", added Me Jean-Marc Delas, another of his lawyers. "It is astounding in a case of this nature which from the start has been a legal fiasco built on sand, the fantasy is still present today", he added.
The video of a wildebeest migration colliding with a tourist camp causes a scandal… perhaps wrongly
© Supplied by France 24 A video shot in mid-August shows a herd of wildebeest crossing a river and arriving in the middle in a tourist camp ... from where they are repelled. The video of guards from a tourist camp pushing back wildebeest who were about to cross it has caused a heated controversy in Kenya since September 8. Some saw it as an example of the excesses of the safari business, which would parasitize the lives of animals.
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Me Vincent Brengarth, lawyer for the NGO Sherpa, whose civil party constitution was contested by the Sarkozy camp, for his part expressed "his satisfaction ". "I think the judges were able to withstand pressures of all kinds," he told AFP.Suspicious movements of funds but no material trace
The investigation was opened after the publication by Mediapart in 2012, between the two rounds of the presidential election, of a document supposed to prove that the victorious campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy had was funded by the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.
Testimonies of Libyan dignitaries, notes from the Tripoli secret services, accusations of an intermediary ... In seven years of work, the magistrates have gathered a sum of disturbing clues which gave substance to this thesis. However, no material evidence has been found, even though suspicious movements of funds have led to nine indictments to date.
In a vast procedural offensive, the former head of state and his former ministers Claude Guéant, Eric Woerth and Brice Hortefeux - all indicted except the latter -against these investigations.
Lives of Barry and Honey Sherman trustees at risk if estate documents made public, top court hears .
Unsealing the estate files of slain Toronto billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman is a breach of privacy that could put the lives of their beneficiaries and trustees at physical risk, Canada's top court heard on Tuesday. In a case challenging the open court system in Canada, Chantelle Cseh, a lawyer for the estate of the Shermans, argued that there's a reasonable expectation to privacy in certain circumstances and that privacy expectation is a right protected by the Charter.