(WASHINGTON) SEC COURT REPORT: Statement on Jury’s Verdict in Trial of Gregory Grenda and the Grenda Group LLC #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.14: Instead, they committed securities fraud by failing to tell their clients that the Commission had barred Grenda’s father, Walter Grenda, from associating with an investment adviser because of his fraudulent conduct at a predecessor firm. Rather than share this important fact with its clients so it could inform their investing decisions, Gregory Grenda and the Grenda Group kept it from them. Today’s verdict underscores that the Commission will take all steps necessary to enforce its orders and protect investors.”

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Says that we are pleased with today’s jury verdict holding investment advisers Gregory Grenda and the Grenda Group, LLC, liable for securities fraud. Investment advisers have a duty to disclose all material information to their clients and today’s verdict makes clear that Gregory Grenda and the Grenda Group did not meet this duty.

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More information:

In July 2015, the Commission issued an Order barring Walter Grenda from associating with an investment adviser based on his fraudulent conduct at Reliance Financial Advisors, LLC. Walter Grenda settled the charges against him in this action in 2018 shortly after the Commission filed an action against him. This jury verdict follows the Court’s prior ruling that Gregory Grenda and the Grenda Group violated other provisions of the federal securities laws.

The SEC filed its civil complaint on August 30, 2018: https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2018-172

The SEC settled with Walter Grenda on December 20, 2018: https://www.sec.gov/enforce/ia-5080-s

The SEC barred Walter Grenda on July 31, 2015: Reliance Financial Advisors, LLC, et al. (sec.gov)

The Court granted the SEC’s motion for partial summary judgment on May 17, 2021: https://www.sec.gov/files/opinion-order-grenda-20211210.pdf

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.14: 2021:

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(GEORGIA) Ahmaud Arbery Trial Report: The prosecution’s first witness, Officer William Duggan, said he arrived on the scene in the quiet Satilla Shores neighbourhood, where he saw Arbery sprawled on the ground in the middle of the road on a Sunday afternoon and another man, Travis McMichael, covered in blood Feb. 23, 2020 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov..07: The killing unfolded after the older McMichael saw Arbery sprint past his home, alerted his son and the two grabbed guns, hopped in a pickup truck and pursued him. Bryan joined the chase in his own vehicle. The three men believed that Arbery, 25, was a burglar who had just been spotted trespassing in a neighbor’s under-construction house and was fleeing.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: of Fox News says it was the first day of testimony in the Glynn County Superior Court trial of Travis McMichael, 35, his father Greg McMichael, 67, and a neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, who are charged with murder and assault for the death of Arbery.

This combination of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows, from left, Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr.  

Bryan recorded cellphone footage that captured part of the deadly encounter, which sparked national outrage.

Travis McMichael listens to one of his attorneys during a motion hearing in the Glynn County Courthouse, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. McMichael and his his father, Greg McMichael, and a neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, are charged with the February 2020 slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, Pool)

“All three of these defendants did everything they did based on assumptions — not facts, not on evidence,” prosecutor Linda Dunikoski argued in her opening statement. “And they made decisions in their driveways based on those assumptions that took a young man’s life.”

The prosecutors said that Arbery was “under attack” by the defendants, who pursued him for five minutes through the neighborhood as he tried to evade them. Bryan had tried to hit him with his truck four times, she said.

Arbery, who often jogged through the neighborhood, was captured on surveillance video in the unoccupied home several times, but there is no evidence he ever took anything, she said.

Greg McMichael’s defense lawyer Franklin Hogue told jurors in his opening remarks that his client acted in self-defense.

Ahmaud Arbery

Arbery, he said, ran toward the younger McMichael, whose car was stopped in the street, and lunged for his shotgun. The video shows the two tussling over the firearm.

“He’s in abject fear that he is about to witness his only son possibly be shot and killed in front of his very eyes,” Hogue said. “This case turns on intent, belief, knowledge, reasons for those beliefs whether they were true or not.”

Robert Rubin, one of Travis McMichael’s attorneys, argued that the men were trying to make a citizen’s arrest permitted under an 1863 state law, which was largely repealed with bipartisan support after Arbery’s death.

The law had allowed citizens to make an arrest if an offense was committed in their presence or within their “immediate knowledge.”

Bryan’s attorney, Kevin Gough, declined to make an opening statement but reserved his right to do so in the future.

Arbery’s family has called his death a “modern-day lynching.”

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case after two other district attorneys’ offices recused themselves. The three men are also indicted on federal hate crime charges and are slated to go to trial on that case Feb. 7.

If convicted, the defendants face possible life sentences.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.07: 2021:

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(SPAIN) Court Report: A notorious ex-police chief at the centre of a web of scandal is on trial for blackmail and corruption #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.14: The trial at the country’s top criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, focuses on three investigations into Mr Villarejo’s activities and is expected to last until January.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC World a huge blackmail and corruption trial opens in Spain: Jose Manuel Villarejo, 70, is accused of secretly recording conversations with top businesspeople to blackmail them or destroy their reputations for other wealthy clients: Rise and fall of the Spanish state’s secret fixer

Villarejo arrives at court

CASE NOTES: He was arrested four years ago and leaks from tapes seized at his home have caused a sensation in Spain: If found guilty he faces a maximum sentence of 109 years in prison: However the wider allegations against Mr Villarejo involve Spain’s biggest tycoons, politicians and even members of the royal family: Mr Villarejo set up his own consulting firm Cenyt while still working for Spain’s National Police force. He is said to have abused his position to access police data in return for payments of millions of euros….

The three allegations making up the case have separate codenames:

  • Iron – a law firm is alleged to have hired Mr Villarejo to spy on a successful rival firm that had been set up by its ex-employees. It is said he was to gather sensitive information from police files to be used in a criminal allegation to cause the new firm reputational damage
  • Land – amid a bitter feud within the family behind a luxury Madrid property development, it is alleged Mr Villarejo was hired to find information that could help reallocate inheritance money and control of assets and to plant damaging information in the media
  • Pintor (“painter”) – two brothers are alleged to have asked Mr Villarejo in 2017 to blackmail another businessman into revoking his bankruptcy and agreeing to pay a debt of €1.5m ($1.75m; £1.25m). The allegation is based on recordings seized from Mr Villarejo

There are 27 other defendants in the case, including Mr Villarejo’s wife, police officials and company bosses.

Getty ImagesMr Villarejo’s taped conversations with King Juan Carlos I’s ex-lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein sent shockwaves across Spain

In total, police seized more than 40 terabytes of recordings and other information from Mr Villarejo upon his arrest in 2017.

He spent three years in custody before a court ordered his release in March. Upon his release he said he no longer wanted to defend himself and would co-operate with the investigation and “of course unmask everyone”.

Although not part of the current criminal case, some of Spain’s biggest businesspeople have been accused of using Mr Villarejo’s services. They include the former head of BBVA bank Francisco Gonzalez – whose lawyers have argued that the case against him is without foundation – and Ignacio Galan, the boss of Spain’s top energy firm Iberdrola. 

Mr Galan has been under investigation for bribery and fraud since June for allegedly asking Mr Villarejo to find compromising personal information on Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez, who also runs construction giant ACS. 

The suspected aim was to stop ACS from trying to take over Iberdrola. Iberdrola has said Mr Galan did nothing wrong.

In the political sphere, former Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz is suspected of trying to smear political opponents. He has said the allegations are not credible and do not constitute illegal behaviour.

And Spain’s former King Juan Carlos I, who is now living in exile in Dubai and denies wrongdoing, was alleged by his ex-mistress in a taped conversation to have pocketed money from a high-speed train contract with Saudi Arabia.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Oct.14: 2021:

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(GERMANY) Court Report: A former guard from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp is charged with complicity to murder in more than 3,500 instances which he denies #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: In concrete terms, the man is accused of aiding and abetting in the shooting and killing of Soviet prisoners of war, as well as the murder of inmates using poison gas. Prosecutors explain that prisoners were also driven to their deaths through “the enforcement and maintenance of inhuman conditions.”

Josef S, who was 21 when he first became a guard at Sachsenhausen in 1942, appears in court

#AceDailyNews says according to a (German Translation) DW reports that 100-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial: In just a couple of years’ time, there may be no one left to go on trial for their role in the Nazi killing machine: Either those suspected of involvement in the heinous crimes will no longer be alive or they will be unfit to face trial: However, prosecutors in Germany are currently probing possible charges against 17 people for their alleged roles in Nazi crimes. Not a single one is under the age of 95. And, this week, a regional court in the northern German town of Neuruppin is the backdrop for the beginning of the trial against a 100-year-old former concentration camp guard.

Prisoners stand in lines outdoors in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, December 19, 1938

Prosecutors accuse the man of “knowing and willful” complicity in the murder of 3,518 inmates at the Sachsenhausen camp near Berlinbetween 1942 and 1945.

sign reading 'Work makes free' at the entrance to the Sachsenhausen camp

A sign with the cynical message ‘Work makes free’ also stood at the entrance to the Sachsenhausen camp

Crucial information from Moscow archives

The Sachsenhausen camp was located in a district of the small town of Oranienburg that lies just a short distance north of Berlin. It had a special significance during the Nazi period because, since its completion in 1936, it served as a model for other concentration camps. It also became a training camp for the Schutzstaffel (SS), a notorious paramilitary unit.

In all, more than 200,000 people were interned there. Tens of thousands were shot, gassed, or perished during horrific pseudo-scientific experiments, or quite simply as a result of the appalling conditions that prevailed in the camp. As late as the end of April 1945, when Red Army forces had already gathered just outside Oranienburg, the SS forced more than 30,000 prisoners to join so-called death marches that left thousands more dead.

Senior public prosecutor Thomas Will told DW why the trial against the former guard is only now finally taking place: “The defendant was not known to us before we undertook research at the Russian State Military Archive in Moscow. And he turned up among the so-called ‘Beuteakten’ — files that were looted by the Red Army during World War II. First, we determined his place of residence. And then, in March 2019, after preliminary inquiries concerning his personal details and the length of time that he served at the Sachsenhausen camp, we handed the matter over to the public prosecutors.”

Thomas Will is the head of the Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes that is based in the southwestern city of Ludwigsburg. Since the agency was set up in 1958, it has been collecting information that can be used by public prosecutors to open initial proceedings against men and women suspected of Nazi-related crimes.

  • The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, in central Berlin (picture-alliance/Schoening)Jewish memorials in BerlinThe Holocaust MemorialA huge field of stelae in the center of the German capital was designed by New York architect Peter Eisenmann. The almost 3,000 stone blocks commemorate the six million Jewish people from all over Europe who were murdered by the National Socialists.

No statute of limitations

Should men and women who are a hundred years old face trial for crimes committed eight decades ago — especially if they were only a tiny cog in the massive Nazi killing machine? Thomas Will has no doubt and his answer is yes: “When they met in Stuttgart in June 2015, the justice ministers representing Germany’s 16 federal states agreed that the Central Office should continue to operate in its present form as long as work remains to be done.”

As long as, that is, investigations to identify possible perpetrators remain open, he added.

“Furthermore, with the mass crimes committed by the Nazis in mind, a statute of limitations on murder was abolished. The question of whether these crimes should still be prosecuted today had been made redundant with the lifting of the statute of limitations on murder. The aim of criminal proceedings is always to establish individual guilt,” said Will. 

Until around a decade ago, proof of direct personal involvement in killings was necessary for the investigation to begin. And former concentration camp guards did appear in the Nazi trials of the 1960s and 1970s. However, only as witnesses. That changed fundamentally in 2011 with the ruling against former concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk. Since then, says Thomas Will, “having generally served at a camp where it is clear and apparent that systematic killing took place does in itself amount to punishable complicity, providing sufficient relevant evidence is presented at the trial.

On this basis, no documentation is required to verify specific times and numbers of victims to concretely prove individual complicit.”

Convicted Nazi criminal John Demjanjuk dead at 91 # 17.03.2012 # Journal # englisch # nicht im Mediacenter

Watershed: Demjanjuk ruling

In 2011, Demjanjuk was pronounced guilty by a court in Munich of being an accessory to the murder of over 28,000 people. The 91-year-old was sentenced to five years in prison. The ruling specifically referred to the fact that, by serving at the camp, Demjanjuk had also become part of the Nazi killing machine. In the meantime, several other men have been found guilty of taking part “knowingly and willfully” in the systematic murder of prisoners or causing their deaths by allowing them to starve to death. 

Most recently, in July 2020, a district court in Hamburg was set to open a 93-year-old former guard at the Stutthof death camp east of the city of Gdańsk for complicity in murder on 5,232 counts. He was handed a suspended sentence of two years.

Whether any of the few remaining cases will actually go to court depends mainly on whether or not the elderly defendants are fit to stand trial. A medical assessment suggests that the man whose trial begins on Thursday can take part in the hearings for up to two or two-and-a-half hours each day.

The trial is set to last 22 days as a whole. A special relaxation room has been set aside for the defendant.

This article has been translated from German.

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published: Oct.08: 2021:

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(PARIS) Court Report: An historic trial has started in France over the 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.08: Over the next nine months, there will be over 140 days of hearings involving about 330 lawyers and 1,800 survivors and relatives of victims. About 300 witnesses will be heard, including François Hollande, French president at the time of the attacks.

#AceDailyNews says that Paris Attacks 2015 Historic Trial of 20 suspects opens in France: The only surviving attacker, Salah Abdeslam, is in court with 13 other defendants at a purpose-built facility in Paris: In a trial that is being described as the biggest in France’s modern history.

French police officers secure a convoy believed to be transporting suspects
The suspects on trial in Paris were transported to court in a police convoy

The shooting and bombing assault by #IslamistState (IS) group extremists was the worst post-World War Two atrocity in France:

Ahead of the trial, Mr Hollande told French media that this was an important moment for the victims of the attacks, which he described as an “act of war” at the time.

IS admitted carrying out the attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars on 13 November 2015.

Philippe Duperron, who lost his son Thomas in the Bataclan attack, said there were mixed feelings about the trial, not least impatience and anxiety.

“It will be the occasion for all the victims to bear witness, so it will be a very painful moment, and bring back the pain again,” he said.

One survivor, Jérôme Barthélemy, said he wanted to hear how other victims had been coping since the attacks but didn’t expect the accused to speak.

Of the 20 suspects on trial, six are being tried in absentia. They are facing charges of murder, complicity and terrorist conspiracy.

Most of the accused, including Abdeslam, could be sentenced to life in jail if convicted.

Getty ImagesThe courtroom has been specially constructed for the trial, said to be France’s biggest ever

Abdeslam, 31, is accused of providing logistical support to the assailants. Abdeslam fled the scene of the carnage after abandoning his suicide belt, which investigators later found to be defective.

Europe’s most-wanted man at the time, he was captured four months later in the Belgium capital, Brussels, after a shootout with police.

Abdeslam has since refused to co-operate with French investigators. He remained largely silent throughout a separate trial in Belgium in 2018. There is much speculation about whether he will speak during this trial.

On Wednesday morning he and the other suspects arrived at court in police vehicles under heavy security. Reporters in court said they were seated together in the witness box, wearing face masks, before the trial opened.Inside the Bataclan: Survivors’ stories

The area around the court was blocked off and armed police with dogs were on patrol ahead of the proceedings.

Those attending the trial will need to pass through several checkpoints before being allowed into the specially built courtroom, which can seat hundreds.

The trial will be recorded for the archives, but will not be broadcast live. Survivors and relatives of victims, know as civil plaintiffs in France, will be able to follow along via streaming radio if they cannot attend.

The first days of the trial are expected to be largely procedural until victims are called to give testimony at the end of September. 

Who are the suspects on trial?

Abdeslam is the only surviving member of the group suspected of carrying out the attacks. He has been in jail since he was arrested in Belgium in 2016. 

The 13 other defendants appearing in court are accused of a range of crimes, including financing and planning the attacks.

Belgian/French policeAbdeslam was arrested in a dramatic raid not far from his home in Brussels in March 2016

Among them is Mohamed Abrini, who is accused of financing and supplying weapons to the attackers. The 36-year-old is due to stand trial over the 2016 Brussels bombings next year.

Other suspects include Mohammed Amri, 33, and Hamza Attouh, 27, who were arrested in Belgium and admitted picking up Abdeslam in France and driving him back to Brussels immediately after the attacks.

Six more are accused of helping organise the attacks and will be tried in absentia. Several are thought to be dead.

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(ROME) Vatican Trial Report: A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No. 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal worth 350-million #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews says that the Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy with the first hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, being the culmination of a two-year investigation into the Holy See’s flawed 350 million-euro London real estate venture.

The first hearings will be Monday and Tuesday of a self-styled intelligence analyst who bought Prada and Louis Vuitton items with the Vatican money that she was supposed to send to rebels holding a Catholic nun hostage. The onetime chief of staff in the Vatican secretariat of state, Becciu is also linked to a mysterious figure who is also on trial, Cecilia Marogna, whom he hired in 2016 as an external security consultant.

– Vatican: Published: July.27: 2021:

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Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums. The once-powerful cardinal and nine other people are accused of bleeding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars in donations through bad investments, deals with shady money managers and apparent favors to friends and family. They face prison sentences, fines or both if convicted.

The trial, which will likely be postponed for several months after the first hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, is the culmination of a two-year investigation into the Holy See’s flawed 350 million-euro London real estate venture. That operation exposed the Vatican’s once-secret financial dealings and its structural dysfunction, which allowed just a few people to do so much damage to the Vatican’s finances and reputation, with little expertise or oversight.

But the prosecutors’ case also suggests that Pope Francis and his top lieutenants were not only aware of some of the key transactions, but in some cases explicitly authorized them, even without full documentation or understanding the details. Given the hierarchical nature of the Holy See and the obedience required of underlings to their religious superiors, questions also remain about why some people were charged and others not.

One Vatican monsignor who until recently was considered by prosecutors to be a key suspect, Monsignor Alberto Perlasca, managed to avoid indictment. Perlasca’s office handled the London investment from start to finish and his boss had identified him as the main in-house culprit in obscuring the deal’s costly outcome. But prosecutors suggested that Perlasca flipped and became an important witness, in part after coming under pressure to recant his testimony by the lone cardinal on trial, Angelo Becciu.

Francis, who as absolute monarch wields supreme legislative, executive and judicial power in Vatican City, has in many ways already convicted Becciu.

Last year, Francis presented Becciu with evidence that he had sent 100,000 euros in Vatican funds to a Sardinian charity run by Becciu’s brother. Francis secured Becciu’s resignation as head of the Vatican’s saint-making office and then stripped him of his rights as cardinal, a sanction that was announced immediately by the Vatican press office.

Becciu, who is charged with embezzlement and pressuring Perlasca to recant, has denied any wrongdoing: Prosecutors allege Marogna embezzled 575,000 euros in Vatican funds that Becciu had authorized for ransoms to free Catholic hostages. Bank records from her Slovenian front company show the Vatican wire transfers were used instead to pay bills at luxury shops and boutique hotels. Marogna says the money was legitimate compensation and reimbursement for her intelligence-related expenses.

The London real estate deal dates to 2014, when the Vatican’s secretariat of state decided to invest an initial 200 million euros in a fund operated by Italian businessman Raffaele Mincione, with half the money put into the London building, half in other investments.

By November 2018, the original investment had lost 18 million euros, prosecutors say, prompting the Vatican to seek an exit strategy while retaining its stake in the building in London’s swank Chelsea neighborhood.

Enter Gianluigi Torzi, another broker, who helped arrange a 40 million euro payout to Mincione.

But prosecutors say Torzi then hoodwinked the Holy See by secretly restructuring 1,000 shares in the property’s new holding company in a way that gave him full voting rights. Prosecutors say Torzi then extorted the Vatican for 15 million euros to get control of the building that it thought it had already acquired.

Mincione and Torzi, who are accused of fraud, money laundering, embezzlement and other charges, have denied wrongdoing.

Becciu’s successor as chief of staff, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, told prosecutors that Francis had made clear by November 2018 that he wanted to lose as little money as possible to finally secure ownership of the building and “turn the page and start over.” It was a message Francis repeated to Torzi himself during a January 2019 meeting, Pena Parra told prosecutors.

After realizing that Torzi actually controlled the building and based on Francis’ desire to move forward, Pena Parra said the Vatican had two choices. Those were to sue him or pay him off for the 1,000 voting shares that he owned. Pena Parra said the Vatican’s concern was that suing him could take years and even possibly end in Torzi’s favor.

“Between these two options, with the advice of lawyers and experts, option No. 2 was chosen because it was considered more economical, with more contained risks and in a more manageable time frame,” Pena Parra wrote in his testimony seen by The Associated Press. “It also simply aligned with the desire of the Superior,” a reference to Francis.

And yet the payout of 15 million euros to Torzi is at the heart of the case. Prosecutors accuse Torzi of extorting the Vatican for the money and the Vatican’s financial oversight agency of failing to stop the deal. The oversight’s managers say the Vatican had no choice but to pay Torzi, given the Secretariat of State — knowingly or not — signed legally binding contracts that gave Torzi control of the building.

Prosecutors say the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, was deceived into approving Torzi’s contract by a lawyer who drafted a one-page memo describing the deal but omitting key details, including Torzi’s voting stake. Pena Parra said only later did the Vatican realize the lawyer was associated with Torzi. Quoting Parolin’s own notes, Pena Parra said the cardinal approved the deal based on the lawyer’s brief memo and assurances from Perlasca and another Vatican money manager, Fabrizio Tirabassi.

Parolin, Pena Parra and Perlasca were not charged. Tirabassi is charged with corruption, extortion, embezzlement, fraud and abuse of office; he denies wrongdoing.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.27: 2021:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: An MPS officer will appear for trial today Monday, 21 June, having been charged with sexual assault #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.21: An additional charge against PC Walters of attempted sexual assault relating to the same incident was discontinued: The incident was reported to have happened on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 at around 06:00hrs at a hotel on the High Road in Wembley, when the officer was on duty.

#AceDailyNews says …PC Rudvelle Walters, 47, who is attached to the North West Command Unit, will appear for trial at Southwark Crown Court today Monday, 21 June having been charged with sexual assault on a female contrary to Section 3(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and the officer arrested on 5 February 2019: The Met made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who carried out an investigation.

PC Walters was formally charged on Tuesday 19 May: He was initially placed on restricted duties and was subsequently suspended from duty.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.21: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Court Report – Opening arguments are set to begin Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces murder charges in the death last May of a Black man, George Floyd. Floyd’s death in police custody triggered protests around the world.

#AceNewsReport – Mar.29: The 45-year-old Chauvin, who is white, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Floyd, who was 46. If convicted, Chauvin could face years in prison.

Ex-Police Officer’s Trial in George Floyd’s Death Starts Monday: ‘A 12-member jury and three alternates are set to hear the case, while testimony in the high-profile trial could last a month according to VOA US today’


Chauvin says he was following police training in arresting Floyd as he pinned him to a city street by keeping his knee on Floyd’s neck for about nine minutes. A shopkeeper had accused Floyd of passing a counterfeit $20 bill.

In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, L, defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, R, are seen during jury selection at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, March 22, 2021.
VOA In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, L, defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, R, are seen during jury selection at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, March 22, 2021.

Floyd died in custody after gasping that he could not breathe. Aside from claiming his client was following police training in the way the arrest was carried out, Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, is expected to argue that Floyd died from underlying medical conditions, not because Chauvin was holding him down on the street.Trial in George Floyd Death Starts Monday

In a victory for the defense, the judge overseeing the trial said Nelson could tell the jury about a 2019 encounter between Floyd and Minneapolis police during which Floyd allegedly exhibited behavior similar to his actions in the incident in which he died.

Nelson has said the 2019 incident is central to his argument that Floyd’s health issues and the level of drugs in his system killed him, not Chauvin pinning him down on May 25, 2020.

Prosecutors opposed admission of a two-minute video of the 2019 incident, contending that it was an attempt to tarnish Floyd’s character in the minds of the jurors.

Street protests against police treatment of minorities, some of which turned violent, erupted in numerous U.S. cities and elsewhere throughout the world in the weeks after Floyd’s death.

Over the last three weeks, the jury was picked to try the case. The panel, including the three alternates, is racially diverse.

It includes six white women, three white men, three Black men, one Black woman and two multiracial women, according to court records.

The city of Minneapolis agreed recently to pay Floyd’s relatives $27 million in damages to settle their claims of abuse in the case. But the trial was not delayed because of the settlement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.29: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Following a six week trial, Mobeen Shahzad, 28, was found guilty of murder and Sheridan Fitzsimmons, 29, was found guilty of manslaughter: They were sentenced on Friday 12 March #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.14: WM POLICE CASE NOTES: Mazammal Butt, affectionately known as ‘Zammy’ was fatally stabbed outside his family butchers in Lozells Street on Sunday 17 November 2019: Moments before Zammy was fatally stabbed, Shahzad and his wife Fitzsimmons were arguing with Zammy in the carpark of the family butchers: After hearing the heated argument, Zammy’s wife came out to see what was going on and was grabbed by Fitzsimmons who told Shahzad to kill Zammy: The pair then went out of view. Moments later Shahzad returned telling his sister, that he had killed her husband in the street. Fitzsimmons immediately fled in the couples white Audi while Shahzad walked home:

Butcher and wife jailed for killing their brother in law in Lozells: ‘A husband and wife have today been jailed after being found guilty of killing their brother in law in Lozells in 2019’

12th March 2021

Shazad and Fitzsimmons

COURT NOTES: The jury heard how Zammy had been seen ‘running for his life’ before being found in a pool of blood, alone in the street: Despite the best efforts from emergency services, Zammy was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.Mazammal Butt, affectionately known as ‘Zammy’ was fatally stabbed outside his family butchers: An hour later Shahzad and Fitzsimmons were stopped in their car by officers on Alum Rock Road and Shahzad was arrested. After being arrested his reply to officers was “Okay, sound.” Officers searching the car found a knife: In the hours that followed, Fitzsimmons involvement in the lead up to the attack were revealed and the next day, she was also arrested on suspicion of murder: Following the arrest of her husband, Fitzsimmons had carried out a Google search on how long a life sentence is. The jury also heard that she had sent her husband a message before the murder advising him to delete previous chats as they could be ‘evidence of hurting Zammy.’

Mobeen Shahzad and his wife Sheridan Fitzsimmons have been jailed:

  • Shahzad, aged 28, of Osborne Grove, Lozells, was handed a life sentence and must serve a minimum of 23 years before he is considered for release.
  • Fitzsimmons, aged 29, of Conybere Street, Highgate, was jailed for 10 years, of which she will serve at least two-thirds in custody.
Mazammal Mahmood Butt

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the Homicide Team, said: “This was a tragic case where a young man lost his life at the hands of two people who were family, two people who were intent on him coming to harm: “ My thoughts are with Zammy’s family. I hope now they can find some comfort knowing that the pair responsible for his death have been brought to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Mar.14: 2021:

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#birmingham, #guilty, #murder, #sentenced, #trial

(LONDON) Winchester Court Report: A young man has today been sentenced to 12-month-referral-order in a ‘ Young Offenders Instituiton ‘ for stabbing a 59yr-old-man #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Kieran Clarke has been sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court: Clarke was sentenced to three years detention in a Young Offender Institution for stabbing a 59-year-old man according to CPS report:

His accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to battery and criminal damage at Southampton Youth Court in June 2020: He was sentenced to a 12-month referral order, and must pay £50 compensation to the victim:

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.20: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

(COVENTRY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Two dangerous men convicted today Mon.09: November for killing and dismembering a Dudley woman in 2019 and also found guilty of 4-rapes, attempted rape and threaten to kill #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: Nathan Maynard-Ellis, 30, and his boyfriend, 25-year-old David Leesley, were found guilty at Coventry Crown Court for killing and dismembering Julia Rawson: Maynard-Ellis was also found guilty of four rapes, an attempted rape and a threat to kill:

By chance on 11 May 2019, Julia Rawson met Nathan Maynard-Ellis when she took the wrong bus home and ended up at the Bottle and Cork Public House, New Mill Street in Dudley. They chatted and she went back to his flat in Mission Drive, Tipton, by taxi. At the apartment, Maynard-Ellis and Leesley killed Miss Rawson, dismembered her body and disposed of her remains in black bags in land adjacent to a nearby canal: Later, Julia Rawson was reported missing, police discovered her body parts five weeks later. Police traced her last steps to the defendants’ flat. Forensic evidence placed Julia Rawson at the flat, and both men were arrested for her murder.

During the police investigation, an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis came forward to reveal that she had been raped and sexually assaulted by him many years ago; and he threatened to kill her: The account she gave provided striking similarities in details discovered by the police surrounding the murder, dismemberment and disposal of Julia Rawson, which included a link in time between the date of the break-up of their relationship and her death:

James L Francis of the CPS said: “The details that led to Julia Rawson’s death remain unknown, but the facts support the Crown’s case that Nathan Maynard-Ellis and David Leesley are extremely dangerous individuals and were responsible for her death. They lied many times throughout the investigation to avoid detection for the allegation of murder, but we were able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that both Maynard-Ellis and Leesley murdered Julia Rawson, their conviction will protect others from future harm. I want to pay tribute to the surviving victim in this case for the strength and determination that she has shown to ensure justice was served for her and Julia Rawson. Thanks to her bravery, others will now be protected from these dangerous men.”


While only the defendants know precisely what transpired in that flat on 12 May 2019, forensic evidence supported the prosecution case that Julia Rawson had been murdered in that flat and both men had tried to hide the crime: At the onset of the investigation, police discovered that the defendants’ had removed furniture and replaced sections of the living room carpet. However, washed traces of Julia Rawson’s blood were found on the floor under the new underlay and carpet. When the sofa in the living room was examined, they found staining along one edge of a cushion with blood that had come from Julia Rawson: The defendants also disposed of their clothing in a garden incinerator at the home of Maynard-Ellis’ mother. Blood from Julia Rawson was found on a pair of burnt grey fleece shorts:

The CPS was able to prove the case as a result of the presence of multiple strands of evidence that included details provided by a complaint made by an ex-partner of Maynard-Ellis, CCTV footage showing the movements of the victim and Maynard-Ellis, scientific evidence proving the presence of the victim’s blood on floorboards inside the defendants’ flat, expert evidence detailing the examination of the dismembered remains of the victim and admissions made by Maynard-Ellis and lies told by Leesley:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Nov.09: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

(WARWICK, U.K) Court Report: A man who ‘ impriosned & raped a woman ‘ over a person of 32-hours has been convicted of 10-counts of ‘ rape & false imprisonment ‘ on Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.09: On 6 November 2020 at Warwick Crown Court, a jury found that Chukwudi Bright Olowo, 30,  who had previously been found by a judge to be mentally ‘unfit to plead’, had committed the acts, in a prosecution relating to 10 counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment: The victim attended Olowo’s home but soon realised she did not wish to remain in the property: She attempted to leave but was falsely imprisoned by Olowo who subjected her to an ordeal lasting thirty-two hours during which he raped her numerous times:

The victim had been reported missing by her family as her absence was out of character: While officers were trying to locate the victim, they spoke to a takeaway delivery driver who told officers he had delivered food to Olowo’s address several days earlier and had the door slammed in his face by the occupant after delivering the food and before being paid: Officers accompanied the driver to the door of the address in question and when the door was opened, the victim took her chance to flee and told officers what happened. Olowo was found hiding in a cupboard by police: Olowo denied rape and false imprisonment but was found to have committed the acts. He will be sentenced on 20 November 2020:

Tamina Greaves of the CPS said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the victim for her incredible bravery and courage in helping us bring the defendant to justice. She was the victim of what can only be described as a harrowing experience, which has unsurprisingly had a devastating impact on her life. The defendant is undoubtedly an extremely dangerous individual who poses a serious risk to women, and this finding is the first step in ensuring justice for the victim.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.09: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

(TEESSIDE, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Two men who were involved in an altercation with a Yarm man in the hours before his death have been sentenced today #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.30: Edwin Taha, 20, of Lavender Way, Norton and Ali Abdulmajieed, 19, of Corvus Drive, Stockton were each sentenced for a charge of affray in relation to an attack on Luke Jobson, whose body was discovered in the river Tees in January of last year. All of the men had been out in Yarm High Street in the early hours of Saturday 26 January when an argument broke out between Luke and another man, who was an associate of Taha and Abdulmajieed:

After a failed pursuit of Luke on foot the pair then returned to a vehicle, which was driven by Abdulmajieed, leading to a further altercation at Yarm School during which Taha sprayed a substance in Luke’s eyes from a bottle he was carrying. The men then drove away leaving Luke Jobson in the grounds of Yarm School, where he was captured on CCTV entering a boathouse some time later. Tragically, Luke’s body was recovered from the River Tees near to the school around 48 hours after these events: Taha was also sentenced for five further charges in relation to the possession and supply of cocaine, MDMA and ketamine.

Chris Atkinson of CPS North East said: “While Taha and Abdulmajieed have been sentenced today for these charges our thoughts remain with the family of Luke Jobson, for whom this will no doubt be a particularly difficult time: ” While we have proved beyond reasonable doubt that both men were involved in an affray with Luke prior to his death, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest any causal link between their actions and the tragic events which occurred after their attack took place.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.30: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence

(LIVERPOOL) Crown Court Report: A man who was acting as an armourer to criminals and storing the weapons and materials to make explosives at the home of a vulnerable man he claimed to be caring for has been jailed for eight years on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.20: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Michael Green, 31, of Micawber Street in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, had a detailed knowledge of the world of firearms and munitions: He had acquired firearms, ammunition, and items that could be used to construct explosives: Police raids at his home and the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area uncovered rifles, ammunition and materials to make explosives: The raids also revealed equipment that could be used to adapt or engineer weapons, together with books, manuals and diagrams of the same nature: The CPS said that Green was an armourer who had weapons, ammunitions and the  wherewithal to make explosives so that he could provide them to whoever wanted them to commit serious crimes: He pleaded guilty three charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition without a certificate and seven charges of being in possession of an explosive substance: Today (19 October 2020) at Liverpool Crown Court, Michael Green was sentenced to eight years in jail.

On 6 July 2018: Police executed a raid on the home of a vulnerable man in the Liverpool area. They found a whole host of weapons in a wardrobe in a locked room at the flat: Green’s fingerprints were on many of the weapons. Police went on to raid Green’s home in Micawber Close and found equipment and materials to make explosives: The man, who was then 52, told police that the room had been locked and used by Michael Green, who was acting as his carer: Green also used the details of the man to make purchases from Amazon and Paypal of items connected to weapons. One of the giveaways that it was Green buying the items was that he also used the same details to buy personalised items for members of his family.

On 15 July 2018: Green attended at St Anne Street Police Station and was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm without a certificate and remained silent. He went on to deny the items were his and blamed the vulnerable male but the overwhelming forensic evidence led to him eventually accepting his guilt:

Senior Crown prosecutor Rachael Barber, of CPS Mersey Cheshire, said: “Michael Green had accumulated a wide range of potentially lethal weapons, ammunition and explosives in order to supply the criminal underworld: “He exploited the vulnerability of the man he was supposed to be caring for by storing these dangerous items in his home: ” Guns, ammunition and explosives bring death, destruction and chaos to our communities. They are the tools of the criminals who also bring drugs and other forms of criminality to our streets: ” Green eventually pleaded guilty, but not immediately. He has now been sentenced for his part in the dangerous and deadly world of organised crime.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.20: 2020:

#attack, #court, #crime, #guilty, #innocent, #news, #not-guilty, #prison, #sentenced, #trial, #violence


#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.06:Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has branded corruption allegations against four ex-ministers as part of a coup attempt and has denied that the government made attempts to spare them prosecution, Reuters reports.

A parliamentary commission, mostly consisting of ruling AK party members voted on Monday not to commit the ex-ministers embroiled in the graft scandal for trial.

The allegations of corruption were put forward in December 2013. The opposition has condemned the decision not to go on with the investigation, seeing it as an attempt to cover up one of Turkey’s major political scandals.


#corruption, #ak-party, #coup-attempt, #graft-scandal, #trial


#AceWorldNews – DENMARK:Jan.06:Seven Danes were jailed for terms from two-and-half to seven years by Copenhagen City Court on Tuesday. A total of 76 people were on trial for drug distribution, Reuters reported.

The men stored a stash of 1.9 tonnes of hashish, prepared for sale in Copenhagen’s old hippy commune Freetown Christiana.

A term of seven years behind bars was given to a 45-year-old alleged kingpin; he appealed that decision with two others.

According to the prices presented by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, 1.9 tonnes of cannabis are worth 124 million crowns ($19.8 million).


#cannabis, #danes, #drug, #hashish, #jailed, #trial


#AceWorldNews – BOSTON:Jan.05: The people who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamouring for justice as jury selection gets under-way in one of the nation’s most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades AP reported.

Seating jurors in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was set to begin Monday under tight security at the federal courthouse in Boston and could take several weeks.

Jurors will be chosen from a pool of about 1,200.

They will decide whether Tsarnaev planned and carried out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013.

If they find him guilty, they also will decide whether he should be put to death.

Survivors and first responders are among those expected to testify. 

Here are a list of judges and lawyers involved in the case: 


#bombing, #courthouse, #marathon, #trial


#AceWorldNews – BOSTON:Dec.17 – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said on Monday Reuters reported.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with two homemade pressure-cooker bombs left at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. Three days later as Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city, federal prosecutors contend that they shot and killed a university police officer.

Tamerlan, 26, died later that night after a gunbattle with police and Dzhokhar was arrested on April 19, 2013, when officers found him hiding in a dry-docked boat in a Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard.

He faces the death penalty if convicted of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.



#court, #marathon-bomber, #trial


#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – Nov.17 – Law student Erol Incedal was found guilty in a terror trial partially held in secret of possessing a bomb-making document, it can now be reported.

'Erol Incedal secret terror trial guilty verdict revealed '

‘Erol Incedal secret terror trial guilty verdict revealed ‘

Judge Mr Justice Nicol lifted an order he had made that prevented the media reporting last Tuesday’s guilty verdict against 26-year-old Incedal.

The Old Bailey jury failed to reach a verdict on a charge of committing acts preparatory to terrorism.

Incedal, from London, provisionally faces a retrial on this charge.

He had denied all allegations against him.

The jury was discharged after it failed to reach a verdict on the second charge, which involved preparing an act of terrorism with others abroad.

His co-defendant, Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, 26, pleaded guilty before the trial began to possession of a bomb-making document identical to the one Incedal had.

During the trial, the Old Bailey had heard claims Incedal was considering an indiscriminate Mumbai-style terror attack and had an address for a property owned by ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie.



#bomb-making, #guilty, #plan, #trial

Pakistan: ” Musharraf Needs to go to US for Further Medical Treatment Following a Heart Scare”

#AceWorldNews says Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf needs to go to the US for further medical treatment following a heart scare, his lawyer said. A doctor in the US who has treated Musharraf in the past has advised that the former president be transferred to the US following recent heart problems, AP quoted the attorney, Anwar Mansoor Khan, as saying. Musharraf is on trial for high treason.

#ap, #attorney, #doctor, #heart, #high-treason, #medical, #pakistan, #perez-musharraf, #treatment, #trial