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July 22 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 22, 2016

Parole denied for 1991 attempted murder of Superior Court judge

Harry Bodine, 70, of Visalia, was denied parole for the fifth time for the 1991 attempted murder of Tulare County Superior Court Judge Howard Broadman. On May 4, 1991, Bodine entered Judge Broadman’s courtroom carrying a briefcase. By Calley Cederlof — Visalia Times-Delta

Trump lawyers to urge dismissal of university case in U.S. court

A U.S. District judge will hear arguments on Friday over whether to dismiss a 2013 fraud lawsuit against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stemming from his Trump University real-estate seminars. Trump's lawyers will also ask federal judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego to decertify the class action, which would force students to file individual lawsuits rather than pursue their fraud cases together. By Karen Freifeld — Reuters

Man gets six months in prison for hacking hundreds of email accounts, including those of celebrities

A federal judge sentenced a man to six months in federal prison Thursday for hacking into hundreds of Apple and Google accounts and stealing scores of personal photos, including some belonging to celebrities. U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt also issued a $3,000 fine to Andrew Helton, who pleaded guilty to a federal hacking charge in February, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles. By Matt Hamilton — Los Angeles Times

Texas rape victim was jailed for fear she would not testify, lawsuit says

A rape victim who was jailed in Texas for nearly a month because prosecutors feared she would not return to testify after having a mental breakdown on the stand has sued the Harris County district attorney’s office, county officials and jail employees. The woman, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, was held in the general population at the county jail — the same place where the rape suspect, Keith Hendricks, was housed. By Daniel Victor — The New York Times

Law firm account held 1MDB funds

As illicit money allegedly flowed from a Malaysian economic development fund to buy luxury real estate and private jets in the U.S., prosecutors say it made a crucial stop: the trust account of a large New York law firm. A series of civil complaints filed Wednesday seeking the forfeiture of more than $1 billion in assets allegedly siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB, lays bare the purported role that a Shearman & Sterling LLP trust account played in a range of multimillion-dollar deals funded with allegedly dirty money. By Sara Randazzo — The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)

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