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Blagojevich adviser Rezko jailed

22 November 2011 Last updated at 18:39 GMT Antoin Rezko (centre) was acquitted of some of the charges against him, such as attempted extortion Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s top fundraiser has been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in jail for corruption. Antoin Rezko, a former Chicago real estate developer, used his influence to secure […]

Occupy protests: live coverage of latest developments

5.15pm: That’s it for today, thanks for reading. We’ll be back with more on the Occupy movement tomorrow. 4.47pm: Tweet from @OccupyWallStNYC: Going LIVE now at #OccupyDOE, where students/teachers/parents meeting 4 a #GeneralAssembly on pub Ed: bambuser.com/channel/occupy… #ows #occupyedu 3.36pm: Is Black Bloc hijacking Occupy Oakland? That’s what CBS News wants to know. “It could […]

Police brutality charges sweep across the US

Officer Michael Daragjati had no idea that the FBI was listening to his phone calls. Otherwise he would probably not have described his arrest and detention of an innocent black New Yorker in the manner he did. Daragjati boasted to a woman friend that, while on patrol in Staten Island, he had “fried another nigger”. […]

Knox prosecuting lawyer to appeal

Italian lawyer Manuela Comodi says the prosecution will appeal against the decision by a Perugia court to acquit Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of murdering the British student Meredith Kercher. The American and her former Italian boyfriend have spent almost four years in jail after being arrest over the murder in November 2007

Amanda Knox’s lawyers hit back at police and prosecutors

The judges and jurors who will decide whether Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend stay in jail for much of the rest of their lives for the murder of Meredith Kercher were told on Thursday not to let sympathy for the victim’s family blur their judgment. The lawyer for the Kercher family had repeatedly […]