Trials

FILE - In this Aug. 24 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee gestures while speaking at a memorial service for former coach and general manager of the Senators, Bryan Murray, at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee has pleaded guilty to a harassment charge stemming from an encounter with a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo. The 57-year-old Lee entered the plea Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Buffalo City Court just before his nonjury trial was to begin. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager pleaded guilty Thursday to harassing a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver and might now face a possible lawsuit. Randy Lee entered the plea to a violation charge of harassment in Buffalo City Court just before his nonjury...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Emmert says new rules allowing the association to use information from legal proceedings will help its investigation of the college basketball corruption, but the inquiry is unlikely to be completed before the next men’s tournament. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
December 05, 2018 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March...
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FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, file photo, Daniel Green, who is serving a life sentence for the July 1993 death of former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan's father James Jordan, listens to questions during an interview at the Harnett County Correctional Institute in Lillington, N.C. A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the case of Green. The judge will decide whether the arguments warrant an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial for Green. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File)
December 05, 2018 - 3:38 pm
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) — One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father in 1993 argued Wednesday that alibi witnesses and evidence of his innocence weren't given a close enough look during his trial, violating his constitutional rights. A defense attorney for Daniel Green urged a North...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, the man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. In the appeal, Hayes’s attorneys say the judge in the case should have granted a new trial because a witness who contacted the defense a day after Hayes' conviction said he had heard two guns at the time of the shooting. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
November 14, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his client deserves a new trial, in part because of evidence that surfaced after trial that he said lends credibility to Cardell Hayes...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look in the direction of the jury as he reacts to his double murder acquittal in the 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court will consider whether the state should get rid of the centuries-old legal principle that erased Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
November 08, 2018 - 7:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state's highest court Thursday. It doesn't make sense the former New...
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October 30, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor described former sports radio host Craig Carton as a lying thief as his fraud trial began in New York. The longtime co-host of WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" show went on trial Tuesday on charges that he swindled investors in an entertainment ticket reselling business...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, former amateur basketball league director Merl Code arrives at federal court, in New York. Code and two co-defendants were convicted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, of committing fraud by plying families of college basketball prospects with cash so the prospects would attend colleges sponsored by Adidas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 25, 2018 - 2:37 am
A federal jury found three men guilty of fraud charges for channeling secret payment to the families of top-tier recruits to influence their choices of schools, apparel companies and agents. Wednesday's verdicts place the blame firmly on the men for exposing the universities to NCAA sanctions,...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball clashed in closing arguments Wednesday over the question of whether major programs were harmed by an alleged scheme to give secret cash payments to the families of top recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah...
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October 16, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony at a trial about secret payments in college basketball drew to a close Tuesday after prosecutors asked the jury to focus on a flurry of texts and phone calls, some involving legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino, about Brian Bowen Jr. in the days before the prized...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. Search warrant documents filed Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, indicate police have recovered three knives in the investigation into the killing. One knife was found at a campsite in Ames to which Richards has been connected. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 12:03 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has scheduled a January trial for a 22-year-old Iowa drifter charged with killing a top amateur golfer from Spain. District Judge Bethany Currie ruled Monday that Collin Richards will stand trial Jan. 15 for first-degree murder in the death of Iowa State University student...
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