Federal prosecutors ask judge to revoke bail for indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani
- According to prosecutors, Parnas also made false statements to the government about his assets and income and misled his pretrial services officer in Florida about whether he had been granted permission by the court to leave his house.
- In one instance, prosecutors said, Parnas earned $200,000 over the course of three months from a law firm and put it into an account in his wife's name, but told the government that he received $50,000 annually from the firm.
- And they said one of his attorneys misrepresented to Parnas's pretrial services officer whether Parnas had been granted a modification to his bail.
- Prosecutors didn't identify in the filing which of Parnas's two attorneys provided the allegedly false information, nor did they disclose any additional details about the $1 million payment Parnas allegedly received from the Russian account in September.
Michael Cohen asks judge to cut his prison sentence, says Attorney General Barr is biased against him
- New York (CNN) - Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, on Wednesday asked a federal judge to reduce his three-year prison term while claiming that Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department are biased against him.
- Roger Adler, an attorney for Cohen, writes in the filing that Trump's former fixer has cooperated with federal, state and local prosecutors in New York but alleges the Justice Department has not treated Cohen in good faith.
- Wednesday's filing, known as a Rule 35b motion after a section of the federal rules of criminal procedure, is usually made by prosecutors seeking to adjust a defendant's sentence within a year of sentencing if he or she provided new information that substantially assisted an investigation.
- Cohen's request was made directly to the judge and without the support of federal or New York prosecutors, who Cohen has met with three times to assist their investigation into whether the Trump Organization violated state laws with the hush money.
More women are accusing Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct
- The Oscar-winning actor pleaded not guilty and denied all wrongdoing in October to charges of forcible touching and sex abuse stemming from three alleged incidents involving three separate accusers that took place in 2018 and 2019 in New York.
- They reference incidents that allegedly took place in Los Angeles, Malibu, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and at a bar in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival, according to a filing by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance in the state supreme court.
- One of the women accused Gooding of sliding his hands inside her pants and cupping her buttocks without her consent at a Turkish restaurant in Atlanta in 2011, the filing said.
- In the court filing, prosecutors said the allegations demonstrate the actor's pattern of intentionally touching women without their consent.
Prosecutors say former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates should get probation
- Washington (CNN) - Federal prosecutors say former Donald Trump campaign aide Rick Gates should receive probation for his work with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, a major boost for one of the most damaging witnesses against the Trump campaign for Mueller.
- In a court filing Tuesday, prosecutors describe how Gates testified against Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Greg Craig, and recounted details about Trump on the campaign trial.
- The prosecutors specifically highlight edon Tuesday how Gates had told them and testified at trial about a conversation he overheard between then-candidate Trump and Roger Stone.
- The prosecutors also more broadly applauded Gates for turning on Manafort and others so quickly, in February 2018, as the Mueller investigators were seeking wide-ranging details about the Trump campaign, Russian interference in the election and Manafort's ties to Ukraine.
Apple is worried 2 ex-employees will flee to China after allegedly stealing secrets from its self-driving car project
- Apple on Monday told a federal court it has "deep concerns" that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.
- At a hearing in US District Court for the Northern District of California, prosecutors argued that Xiaolang Zhang and Jizhong Chen should continue to be monitored because they present flight risks.
- Federal prosecutors alleged Zhang worked on Apple's secretive self-driving car program Project Titan and took files related to the project before disclosing that he was going to work for a Chinese competitor.
- During that search, agents found a laptop at the bottom of a laundry hamper that they allege contained trade secrets about Ethernet technology from Zhang's prior employer, chip supplier Marvell Technology Group Ltd, according to court documents.
Mother of Georgetown student becomes 53rd person charged in college admissions scam
- Littlefair paid Singer's college counseling business, known as "The Key," to have an employee complete online classes in her son's name, the criminal information states.
- She ultimately paid Singer's company about $9,000 in exchange for an employee taking four classes, and Littlefair's son graduated from Georgetown in May 2018, prosecutors said.
- She paid $6,197 to The Key on August 4, 2017, for two online classes offered by Georgetown, the documents state.
- Littlefair also sent an email asking Singer to do "one more online course" in spring 2018 for credit at Georgetown, and the Key associate then secretly took an online class in her son's name offered by Arizona State University.
- The credits were then sent to Georgetown and credited to Littlefair's son on his academic transcript, the court documents say, helping him graduate.
Volkswagen reaches plea deal with Ottawa on 'dieselgate' charges
- German automaker Volkswagen AG has reached a plea deal with Canada’s federal environment agency on charges of importing into Canada nearly 128,000 vehicles that contravened the country’s environmental legislation.
- Volkswagen was charged on Monday with 60 counts of breaching the Canadian Environmental Protection Act by importing vehicles that did not conform to prescribed emission standards, Environment and Climate Change Canada said.
- The charges, which include two counts of providing misleading information, come after an investigation in which Volkswagen AG “cooperated fully,” a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
- In this case, the device was software that reduces the effectiveness of the emission control system during normal vehicle use, according to the agency.
- Last week, German public prosecutors raided the Wolfsburg headquarters of Volkswagen in the latest investigation into the carmaker’s diesel emissions scandal.