Larry Neumeister

  • New York Oct 17, 2019

    Honduran President’s Brother a Drug Trafficker: Prosecutor

    The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez created “state-sponsored” drug trafficking by corrupting the country’s politics to protect drug dealers, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Wednesday at a drug trial. Assistant U.S. Attorney Emil Bove in New York made the allegation as he asked a jury to convict Juan Antonio (Tony) Hernandez, 41, a former Honduran...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    Federal Judge Says Trump Must Give Tax Returns to New York Prosecutors

    With President Donald Trump under siege on Capitol Hill, a federal judge dealt him a setback on another front Monday and ruled that New York City prosecutors can see his tax returns for an investigation into such matters as the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a Playboy centerfold. U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero emphatically rejected...

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    Judge Delays Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s Subpoena for Trump Tax Returns Until Next Week — At Least

    A judge delayed enforcement of a subpoena seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns Wednesday until at least next week

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2019

    Appeals Court Revives Suit Against Trump Over Business Ties

    A lawsuit by restaurant workers and a prominent restaurateur and hotelier who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution was restored Friday by a federal appeals court after a judge on a lower court dismissed it. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, on a 2-1 vote, rejected a judge’s...

  • JUDGE Aug 27, 2019

    Accusers Call Jeffrey Epstein a ‘Coward’ and ‘Strategic’ at Unusual Federal Hearing

    A number of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers have taken a judge up on his unusual invitation to speak at a federal hearing following prosecutors’ motion to drop the case against the financier, who killed himself in his Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2019

    Judge Rejects Democrats Case Against Trump 2016 Campaign

    Democrats’ claims that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia were tossed out Tuesday by a judge who noted there were no allegations that anyone from the campaign stole documents from the Democratic National Committee. The lawsuit brought by the committee alleged that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia, WikiLeaks, Trump’s son-in-law and others. Trump’s campaign and lawyers for the other...

  • attorney Jul 2, 2019

    Judge: Andy Warhol Didn’t Violate Prince Picture Copyright

    Andy Warhol transcended a photographer’s copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an “iconic, larger-than-life figure,” a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl in Manhattan sided with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over renowned photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The case tested whether the legendary...

  • NBC Jun 20, 2019

    Lawsuit Alleges Carrie Underwood Copied ‘Game On’ NFL Intro

    A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and “slightly modified” it to introduce “Sunday Night Football” to viewers last season. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court noted that Underwood’s “Game On” even carried the same title as the song singer Heidi Merrill of Newport Beach, California, put on an...

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    Trump Campaign Lawyers Cite Mueller Report to Fight DNC Suit

    Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign asked a judge Tuesday to penalize the Democratic National Committee for alleging in a lawsuit a conspiracy between the campaign and Russia, saying special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings revealed the “doomed effort to prove a falsehood.” But lawyers for the Democratic Party responded by saying Mueller’s report confirms and bolsters their claims...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Docs Show Census Changed to Give Republicans Edge: Lawyers

    A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to white people and Republicans, opponents of the move alleged in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Manhattan federal court said a trove of newly discovered documents revealed that Thomas Hofeller, a longtime Republican gerrymandering guru, played a key role...

  • Donald Trump May 22, 2019

    Michael Avenatti Charged With Defrauding Stormy Daniels

    Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money...

  • attorney Apr 18, 2019

    Judge Scales Back Weinstein Suit, Allows Sex-Traffic Claim

    A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein eliminated 17 claims against the once powerful movie mogul...

  • attorney Apr 12, 2019

    Amazon: Woody Allen’s #MeToo Comments Wrecked Movie Deal

    Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films, an Amazon lawyer said Friday. Attorney Robert Klieger told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote that the company protected itself after Allen made “public comments that at a minimum were insensitive to the #MeToo movement.”

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2019

    Florida Man Says Pipe Bombs Weren’t Meant to Hurt Anybody

    A Florida man who pleaded guilty to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump says he thinks he was misunderstood at his guilty plea.

  • Donald Trump Dec 28, 2018

    Government Shutdown Leads to Suspension of Civil Court Cases

    The partial government shutdown prompted the chief judge of Manhattan federal courts Thursday to suspend work on civil cases involving U.S. government lawyers, giving President Donald Trump a reprieve from the progress of some litigation he faces. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said in a written order that the suspension, requested by U.S. attorneys, will remain in effect for civil...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

    Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to two women during the 2016 campaign — a scandal that could damage Trump’s presidency. Moments before learning his fate, Cohen told the court he blamed himself for conduct that brought him there,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2018

    Failed NY Subway Bomber Convicted of Terrorism Charges

    The man charged in a failed pipe bombing in the New York subway system has been convicted of terrorism charges.

  • lawyer Oct 24, 2018

    3 College Basketball Recruiting Insiders Convicted in NYC

    An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport....
    A federal jury in Manhattan found former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code guilty of fraud charges....
    The trial centered on whether the...

  • attorney Oct 2, 2018

    Trial Puts Spotlight on Dark Side of College Basketball

    Big time college basketball was portrayed at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a world where major schools and their heralded coaches count on athletic gear giants to funnel cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide them to their doorstep. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli Mark repeatedly said the schools are victims and urged a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2018

    Little Attorney-Client Privilege Seen in Trump Lawyer Probe

    An official overseeing the protection of attorney-client privilege after New York raids targeting President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer said Monday that a small fraction of 1 percent of the first batch of items to be analyzed is subject to the privilege. Court-appointed special master Barbara Jones said in a report to U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood that the analysis...

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