NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful public figure is accused of sexual assault in a Manhattan hotel room. There's media frenzy. Enter go-to defense attorney Ben Brafman.
Brafman, 69, was on the winning end of that scenario in 2011 when he helped former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn beat an attempted rape charge.
Seven years later, Brafman has an even bigger challenge: defending Harvey Weinstein against sex crime charges.
NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's District Attorney has replaced the lead prosecutor overseeing the Harvey Weinstein rape investigation, nearly half a year into the probe, two people familiar with the case said Thursday.
Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, a longtime prosecutor who previously led the ultimately abandoned sex assault probe against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, took over at the beginning of April.
PARIS (AP) — The high-flying career of Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, hung in the balance Monday after a special French court convicted her of negligence for not seeking to block a fraudulent 2008 arbitration award to a politically connected tycoon while she was France's finance minister.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in New York City and Paris are teaming up to investigate crimes that span both cities.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced Thursday that he and Parisian counterpart Francois Molins (frahn-SWAH' moh-LEHN') will exchange some assistant prosecutors. Vance spoke at a cybercrime symposium in New York.
Plans call for starting next year with one prosecutor apiece. Each office will pay its own staffer's salary.
PARIS (AP) — Here are the key events in the financial scandal and investigation that Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, will stand trial for.
February 1993: Businessman Bernard Tapie sells his majority stake in sportswear company Adidas through French bank Credit Lyonnais. Tapie claims the deal was mismanaged and begins a long legal battle with the bank to claim damages.
June 2008: Lagarde appointed minister of finance and...