There's a saying: "He who rises high, falls far." And for rapper Tekashi69, the fall looks to be very far indeed.
Last Wednesday, a jury found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of eight federal charges involving bank fraud and tax evasion. Yet jurors were unable to reach a consensus on the remaining ten counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on those charges.
The trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is finally underway, and it provides a fascinating window into how prosecutors approach high-stakes cases.
The first piece of advice you'll likely hear from any criminal defense attorney is to keep quiet about the charges you face. Whether you did or did not commit the crime you have been accused of, anything you say can be used against you in court.
The Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal at Penn State University has resulted in a fall from grace for a storied football program, a legendary coach and coaching staff and severe penalties and sanctions for those involved. Just today, the NCAA announced that it is fining the Nittany Lions $60 million for the sex crimes coverup and banning the football team from postseason play for 4 years, among others.
A 30-year-old North Carolina man was arrested one day after he was released from prison. Goldsboro Police Department spokesperson reported that the man allegedly sexually assaulted a 21-year-old acquaintance the evening after the man left the prison. The man has been charged with second degree rape in connection with the crime.
A night of drinking at Ed's Tavern in Dilworth Sunday turned deadly when a 23-year-old law student threw 26-year-old man into the path of an oncoming car. A passing BMW car struck the 26-year-old man, causing fatal injuries.
A former racecar driver in North Carolina claims that law enforcement officials and NASCAR are involved in a conspiracy against him. A grand jury handed down indictments against Jeremy Mayfield on February 20 for possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense.
In Durham County, a district attorney's competence is being questioned after repeated run-ins with a North Carolina Superior Court judge. A hearing is underway this week to decide whether the DA should be removed from her position. This is only the second time in the history of North Carolina that proceedings are being held to remove an elected official from office.