Judge denies bail for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected bail on Thursday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy, saying evidence in a prosecution that could result in decades in prison was strong enough to make him want to flee.
Bail denied for Hong Kong businessman charged with bribery
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge rejected a bail request Monday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery scandal, saying he was too great a risk to flee.
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest, who set trial for Nov. 5, listened to more than an hour of arguments before saying no bail conditions could guarantee Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho would be at his trial.
Judge orders release of activist awaiting deportation
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge, calling an imprisoned immigration rights activists' treatment "unnecessarily cruel," ordered his immediate release Monday and said people subject to deportation deserve "the freedom to say goodbye."
Applause erupted in a packed Manhattan courtroom after U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest announced prominent activist Ravi Ragbir must be freed. She also refused a government request to halt her order for a possible appeal.
Professional boxer held without bail on Russian gang charges
NEW YORK (AP) — A professional boxer a month away from a world middleweight championship bout in England was ordered held without bail in New York Friday to await trial in a Russian organized crime case.
Allegations that Avtandil Khurtsidze, 37, was caught on video punching a confidential government source in a gang investigation were sufficient to convince U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest that Khurtsidze is a danger to the public and must remain behind bars.
Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civil case.