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Jul 19, 2011

U.S. charges two for illegal lobbying for Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. citizens have been charged with illegally lobbying the United States for the Pakistani government and its spy agency over the disputed territory of Kashmir, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday.

Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, was arrested in Virginia on charges that he failed to register as an agent of a foreign government in his capacity as director of the Kashmiri American Council and for receiving at least $4 million from Pakistan for his lobbying efforts.

Jul 18, 2011

Lance Armstrong goes to court over U.S. doping probe leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The legal team for cycling superstar Lance Armstrong, who is under federal investigation for doping, has asked a U.S. judge to probe apparent leaks of secret grand jury proceedings examining the sport.

Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven times, has denied taking banned substances but has had to fend off accusations by former teammates that he did so despite never failing drug tests.

Jul 18, 2011

Armstrong goes to court over doping probe leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The legal team for cycling superstar Lance Armstrong, who is under federal investigation for doping, has asked a U.S. judge to probe apparent leaks of secret grand jury proceedings examining the sport.

Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven times, has denied taking banned substances but has had to fend off accusations by former teammates that he did so despite never failing drug tests.

Jul 15, 2011

US fraud task force director Adkins departs job

WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) – The head of President
Barack Obama’s task force to better combat fraud in the wake of
the financial meltdown, Robb Adkins, is stepping down from his
position on Friday, the Justice Department said.

Adkins, 40, leaves as executive director of the Financial
Fraud Task Force after about 17 months in the job. He will join
a private firm in California where he was a federal prosecutor
before taking the task force position, the agency said.

Jul 15, 2011

Judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge declared a mistrial on Thursday in the perjury trial of baseball pitching great Roger Clemens because the lead prosecutor gave jurors information that had been barred from the courtroom.

Judge Reggie Walton was furious at prosecutor Steven Durham for introducing material in a video that appeared to bolster the credibility of a future witness, Clemens’ former teammate Andy Pettitte, and referred to Pettitte’s wife, Laura, saying she had been told Clemens used human growth hormone.

Jul 14, 2011

U.S. judge declares mistrial in Clemens perjury case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge declared a mistrial on Thursday in the perjury trial of baseball great Roger Clemens, because prosecutors violated an order that barred certain information from being introduced to the jury.

Judge Reggie Walton was furious at prosecutor Steven Durham for introducing evidence that appeared to bolster the credibility of a future witness, Clemens’ former teammate Andy Pettitte, and referred to Pettitte’s wife, Laura, after the judge issued an order that limited or barred such information.

Jul 14, 2011

U.S. judge declares mistrial in Rogers Clemens perjury case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge declared a mistrial on Thursday in the perjury trial of baseball great Roger Clemens, because prosecutors violated an order that barred certain information from being introduced to the jury.

Judge Reggie Walton was furious at prosecutor Steven Durham for introducing evidence that appeared to bolster the credibility of a future witness, Clemens’ former teammate Andy Pettitte, and referred to Pettitte’s wife, Laura, after the judge issued an order that limited or barred such information.

Jul 14, 2011

Prosecutors, Clemens’s team trade barbs in trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors promised on Wednesday to link Major League Baseball pitching great Roger Clemens to steroid use with needles and bloodied cotton balls in their bid to prove he lied to Congress about it.

Prosecutors gave their opening statement in U.S. District court against Clemens as they seek to prove he lied to Congress in 2008 when he told lawmakers he never took anabolic steroids or human growth hormone from 1998 to 2001.

Jul 13, 2011

Prosecutors and Clemens team trade barbs in perjury case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday promised to tie pitching legend Roger Clemens to steroid use with needles and bloodied cotton balls in their bid to prove he lied to Congress about it.

Prosecutors made their opening salvos against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner as they seek to prove he lied to Congress in 2008 when he told them he never took anabolic steroids or human growth hormones from 1998 to 2001.

Jul 12, 2011

Clemens team to attack US House role in perjury case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for Roger Clemens, on trial on charges he lied to Congress, plan to argue that U.S. lawmakers overreached when they called the former pitching ace to testify about steroids in Major League Baseball.

A day before opening arguments, prosecutors and defense lawyers squabbled on Tuesday over whether Congress had the authority to probe the use of performance-enhancing drugs and to interview Clemens and his accuser, former trainer Brian McNamee.

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      "Legal correspondent. Previously has covered the White House, U.S. political campaigns, Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. economy. Launched and directed the "Tales from the Trail: 2008" Reuters campaign blog, the predecessor to Reuters' "Front Row Washington" blog."
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