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Past articles by Jim:

Michael Cohen sues Trump, claiming retaliatory imprisonment

The ex-president's former personal attorney recently completed a three-year sentence for crimes including tax evasion, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress. → Read More

'Pain compliance': Video shows trooper pummeling Black man

Graphic body camera video kept secret for more than two years shows a Louisiana State Police trooper pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — an attack the trooper defended as “pain compliance.” Bowman's encounter near his Monroe home came less than three weeks after troopers from the same embattled agency punched, stunned and dragged another Black motorist, Ronald Greene, before… → Read More

'I'm scared': AP obtains video of deadly arrest of Black man

Louisiana state troopers were captured on body camera video stunning, punching and dragging a Black man as he apologized for leading them on a high-speed chase -- footage of the man’s last moments alive that The Associated Press obtained after authorities refused to release it for two years. At least six troopers were on the scene of the arrest but not all had their body cameras on. → Read More

Trump's taxes in hand, Manhattan DA's probe heats up

With former President Donald Trump’s tax returns finally in hand, a team of New York prosecutors led by a newly hired former mob-buster is sending out fresh subpoenas and meeting face-to-face with key witnesses, scrutinizing Trump's business practices in granular detail. Amid the swirl of activity, the Manhattan district attorney's office is scheduled Friday to meet again with Trump's longtime… → Read More

What prosecutors could learn from Trump's tax records

Documents which can be accessed after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling could give investigators new tools to determine whether the former president lied to lenders or tax officials. → Read More

Riot lawsuit just part of Trump's post-impeachment problems

Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. In one of what is expected to be many lawsuits over the deadly riot, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson accused Trump of conspiring with far-right extremist groups that were involved in storming the… → Read More

Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk Trump

When he was Donald Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen was hellbent on silencing Stormy Daniels, even arranging a hush-money payment to the porn actress that landed him in federal prison. Now, as one of many of the former president's insiders-turned-critics, Cohen is literally broadcasting Daniels' story — including intimate new details of her alleged sexual encounter with Trump — in a discussion… → Read More

Warden out after new allegations at embattled federal jail

The warden brought in to clean up the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself has abruptly stepped down after a yearlong tenure marred by the rampant spread of the coronavirus, inmates' complaints about squalid conditions, a smuggled gun and an inmate’s death. Marti Licon-Vitale, 54, quit the Metropolitan Correctional Center this week. → Read More

Cohen says he deserves early release from home confinement

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, says he deserves early release from home confinement but federal authorities refuse to credit him for good behavior and hundreds of hours of work and prison courses completed behind bars. Cohen filed court papers Monday contending he “could be eligible for release in a matter of weeks or months” under the First Step Act, a sweeping criminal… → Read More

'Under the rug:' Sexual misconduct shakes FBI's senior ranks

An assistant FBI director retired after he was accused of drunkenly groping a female subordinate in a stairwell. Another senior FBI official left after he was found to have sexually harassed eight employees. An Associated Press investigation has identified at least six sexual misconduct allegations involving senior FBI officials over the past five years, including two new claims brought this… → Read More

Calls for independent investigation of Black teen's death

Activists and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana are calling for an independent investigation into the death of a Black 15-year-old whose body was found several days after he was reported missing. “This is a nightmare,” Quawan “Bobby” Charles’ mother, Roxanne Nelson, told The Associated Press, adding that she’s heard conflicting accounts of what preceded her son’s disappearance. A… → Read More

Transcripts: Epstein's ex-girlfriend combative and defensive

Transcripts released Thursday show financier Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend was combative and defensive under tough questioning four years ago. → Read More

Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump

Michael Cohen's tell-all memoir makes the case that President Trump is "guilty of the same crimes" that landed his former fixer in federal prison. → Read More

2 men indicted in 2002 killing of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay

Two suspects have been indicted in the killing of hip hop artist Jam Master Jay, which until now had been one of NYC's most notorious unsolved killings. → Read More

Robert Trump, the president’s brother, dead at 71

A businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name, Robert Trump died Saturday after being hospitalized. → Read More

AP Exclusive: DEA agent accused of conspiring with cartel

A federal narcotics agent has been arrested on charges of conspiring to launder money with the same Colombian drug cartel he was supposed to be fighting. → Read More

Silver lining in Epstein saga: New focus on victims' rights

The Epstein case bolstered the national victims' rights movement, several advocates said, an effort that has gained momentum in recent years → Read More

Documents: Epstein ducked sex abuse questions in deposition

Confronted about allegations that he orchestrated a sex trafficking ring, financier Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly refused to answer questions. → Read More

Cohen's prison reality: A bunk bed in barrack-style hall

Michael Cohen is due to report Monday to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville to start a three-year sentence. → Read More