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UK fraud office expects decision on GSK, Rolls-Royce cases next year

August 10, 2017 By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) – The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Thursday it expects to decide next year whether it will file criminal charges in bribery investigations related to drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and aero engine company Rolls-Royce . The SFO launched an investigation into GSK and its subsidiaries in 2014. Britain’s biggest drugmaker has already been fined a record 3 billion yuan ($452 million) by Chinese authorities for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs. The SFO’s continued investigation into Rolls-Royce is focusing…

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Sleeping in a dog cage, Pattinson pares down for ‘Good Time’ thriller

August 8, 2017 By Ben Gruber LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Robert Pattinson, accustomed to luxury trailers and gourmet food, was reduced to taking a catnap in a dog cage on the set of his latest movie “Good Time,” a fast-paced nocturnal crime thriller set in New York City. “We were setting up lights and I was like, ‘Where’s Rob?’ I look over and there is a dog cage, a huge dog cage and (Pattinson) is in there sleeping,” the film’s co-director Josh Safdie said in an interview. “The dog…

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Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years’ jail

August 7, 2017 By Joyce Lee and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. Lee, the de facto leader of one of Asia’s largest conglomerates, has been in detention since February on trial for charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury, in a scandal that gripped the country for months and led to…

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Rapper DMX pleads not guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges

July 15, 2017 By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rap artist and Hollywood actor DMX pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal charges that he concealed income from the government for years to avoid paying $1.7 million in taxes. Wearing a white t-shirt with the word “RAW” on the front, Earl Simmons, 46, whose stage name is DMX, was released on a $500,000 bond after entering the plea in Manhattan federal court. He is expected back in court on Monday for a status conference. U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unsealed…

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German firms lost millions of euros in ‘CEO Fraud’ scam: BSI

July 10, 2017 BERLIN (Reuters) – German firms have lost millions of euros to organized crime in a scam dubbed “CEO Fraud” that uses faked memos from top executives to entice accounting personnel to transfer funds, Germany’s federal cyber agency said on Monday. The BSI agency said officials investigating the new scam had secured a list of 5,000 potential targets, and were notifying those individuals. Organized criminals were using information they gleaned from social media networks, public company websites, job sites and even calls to the companies to fake the…

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German regulator suspends law on storing phone and Internet data

June 28, 2017 BERLIN (Reuters) – A German regulator has suspended the launch of a law obliging German telecom companies to keep telephone and Internet data for up to 10 weeks to help fight crime, citing a court ruling. The data retention law, which had been due to come into effect on Saturday, requires companies to keep data on the timing and duration of telephone calls, as well as online traffic through IP addresses. Location data from mobile phones is to be stored for four weeks. A German administrative court…

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No verdict yet in Cosby trial after 1-1/2 days of jury deliberations

June 14, 2017 By Joseph Ax NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The jury deciding Bill Cosby’s fate at his sexual assault trial adjourned on Tuesday after 16 hours of deliberations over 1-1/2 days failed to produce a verdict. The jurors in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reviewed the entertainer’s account as well as that of his accuser during a long day on Tuesday. Several members of the jury of seven men and five women looked exhausted as they filed into court around 9:20 p.m. to be dismissed for the night. Earlier in the day,…

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Jury begins deliberations in Bill Cosby sex assault trial

June 13, 2017 By Joseph Ax NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Jurors began deliberating at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial on Monday after a weeklong proceeding in Pennsylvania that saw prosecutors and defense lawyers paint starkly different portraits of the once-beloved comedian. The jury discussed the case for about four hours before adjourning at 9:30 p.m. (0130 GMT), after both sides delivered their closing arguments earlier in the day. Montgomery District Attorney Kevin Steele told jurors Cosby’s own words, given to police and in a deposition more than a decade ago,…

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crime Entertainment Mission Impossible Tom Cruise Top Gun Top News 

Take a vacation? Not me, says action star Tom Cruise

June 7, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Don’t tell Tom Cruise to slow down – the action movie star says making movies is better than taking a vacation. Cruise, 54, known for doing most of his own stunts, is back on screen this week in adventure “The Mummy,” the latest reboot of the ancient Egyptian-inspired horror film series first seen in 1932. In September, Cruise will be out promoting “American Made, a crime thriller about a drug runner in the 1980s. “Mission: Impossible 6” is also filming and Cruise is…

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Chicago launches ad campaign to counter Trump’s immigration efforts

May 23, 2017 By Chris Kenning CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago is starting an advertising campaign to reassure immigrants that they are welcome in the third-largest U.S. city, in a show of defiance to a crackdown by President Donald Trump on people who have entered the country illegally. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he was not worried about the “One Chicago” campaign upsetting the Trump administration. Starting this week, signs will appear at more than 200 locations including digital billboards, trains and newspaper racks with photos of Chicago immigrants highlighting…

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