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Jun 13, 2012

Heroin trafficker with ties to Taliban gets life in U.S. prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An Afghan national with links to the Taliban was sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin in the United States and use the proceeds to fund the Taliban, U.S. Department of Justice officials said on Tuesday.

Haji Bagcho, who authorities called one of the most notorious heroin traffickers in the world, was sentenced to life in prison at the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, after being convicted of conspiracy, distribution of heroin to the United States and narco-terrorism.

Jun 12, 2012

Clemens trial about lying, not baseball: prosecutors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in the perjury trial of former pitching ace Roger Clemens urged jurors on Tuesday to use common sense and not to fall for the “entangled web of lies” he weaved to protect his reputation.

Clemens, 49, is on trial for the second time on federal charges of lying in 2008 to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was investigating drug use in Major League Baseball.

Jun 11, 2012

Lawyers for former pitching ace Clemens wrap up case

By Lily Kuo

(Reuters) – Lawyers for former Major League Baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens wrapped up their defense at his perjury trial on Monday, setting the stage for the jury to begin deliberations later this week following nearly two months of testimony.

Clemens, 49, is on trial for the second time on federal charges of lying in 2008 to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was investigating drug use in Major League Baseball.

Jun 9, 2012

Former DC City Council chairman pleads guilty to bank fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former No. 2 official in the Washington city government pleaded guilty on Friday to bank fraud, two days after he resigned his post over the federal charge.

Kwame Brown, 41, a Democrat, who had been the City Council chairman in the U.S. capital, admitted in federal court that he knowingly overstated income on bank loan applications, federal investigators said.

Jun 8, 2012

Roger Clemens’ wife says she was injected with drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wife of former pitching ace Roger Clemens testified in his perjury trial on Friday that she received a shot of human growth hormone from her husband’s ex-trainer, who says he also injected the performance-enhancing drug into Clemens.

Roger Clemens, 49, is on trial for a second time on federal charges of lying to a U.S. congressional committee in 2008 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was investigating drug use in Major League Baseball at the time.

Jun 7, 2012

Wife of key government witness in Clemens trial cries on stand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The estranged wife of the main prosecution witness in Roger Clemens’ perjury trial teared up on Thursday while defending her testimony contradicting her husband’s explanation for saving medical waste later presented as proof the retired pitching ace used drugs.

Clemens, 49, is on trial for a second time on federal charges of lying to a U.S. congressional committee in 2008 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was investigating drug use in Major League Baseball at the time.

Jun 6, 2012

Evidence in Clemens trial “lacking”: forensic expert

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A forensic expert on Tuesday cast doubt on evidence being used against former baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens in his perjury trial, saying medical waste the prosecution says shows his use of performance enhancing drugs could have been contaminated.

Clemens, 49, is on trial for a second time on federal charges of lying in 2008 to a U.S. congressional committee when he denied use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Jun 5, 2012

Ex-Baseball player: Clemens got vitamin injections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An ex-Major League Baseball player testified on Tuesday that he witnessed former pitching ace Roger Clemens being injected with a vitamin as Clemens’ defense sought to undermine prosecution claims he received performance-enhancing drugs.

Clemens, 49, is on trial for the second time on federal charges of lying in 2008 to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform when he denied having used performance-enhancing drugs. The committee was investigating drug use in Major League Baseball.

Jun 5, 2012

‘Birther’ lawsuit against Esquire Magazine dismissed

WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court
dismissed a lawsuit on Monday against Esquire Magazine over a
satirical blog post that said Joseph Farah, a prominent
proponent of the “birther” movement, had denounced a book
alleging that President Barack Obama was not born in the United
States.

Farah, CEO and editor-in-chief of the conservative-leaning
website WorldNetDaily.com, had sued Esquire Magazine, its parent
company Hearst Communications Inc., and writer Mark Warren for
defamation, invasion of privacy, interference with business
relations and violations under a federal trademark law.

Jun 4, 2012

U.S. lawmaker won’t have to testify in Clemens trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge in the perjury trial of former baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens on Monday denied a request from Clemens’ lawyers to order testimony from a prominent U.S. lawmaker who has questioned the legitimacy of a congressional investigation that led to Clemens trial.

Clemens, 49, is on trial for the second time on federal charges of lying in 2008 to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a panel now chaired by Darrell Issa, a Republican from California.