WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Wednesday to about 3-1/2 more years in prison for charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, with the judge giving him a stern lecture about his lies and criminal behavior.The sentence of 73 months in prison imposed by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington came six days after a different judge gave Manafort a lenient term of 47 months - just under four years - in prison in a separate case in Virginia, with credit for nine months he already has spent behind bars.Jackson said 30 months of her sentence will run at the same time as the sentence in the Virginia case. That means the combined sentence will be six years and nine months.Unlike at his sentencing hearing last week, Manafort said he was sorry for his actions, but Jackson then told him his expression of remorse … [Read more...] about U.S. federal judge gives ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort 73 months
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By Mark Curriden, The Texas Lawbook Published 12:00 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Mark Berg was a senior in high school in 1976 with no idea what he wanted to do when he grew up. There were no lawyers in his family and he hadn’t given law a thought until he accepted an internship for Dallas Co. District Attorney Henry Wade. The legendary prosecutor had just created a new division that focused on career criminals, and Berg was tasked with researching evidence in cases. “A grisly multiple homicide had just occurred in Highland Park by a repeat offender,” he says. “The experience struck my interest in law, and I initially thought I wanted to be a litigator. Later, I realized I still loved the law but being a trial lawyer was the last thing I wanted to do.” Forty-two years later, Berg is one of the most influential lawyers-turned-corporate executives in the entire oil and gas industry. The list of his accomplishments fills a reporter’s … [Read more...] about Lawyer built Pioneer into exploration and production giant, deal by deal
Heroin trafficker arrested in northern border Dien Bien province Vang A Vu at the investigation office Border guard forces in the northwestern province of Dien Bien on December 8 caught red-handed a man illegally transporting heroin in Nam Ke commune of Muong Nhe district. Vang A Vu, born in 1996 and residing in Co Lot village, Muong Nhe commune of Muong Nhe district, was arrested while he was riding motorbike from Co Lot village to the neighbouring Lai Chau province. He was carrying a bag with four bricks of heroin, weighing about 1.5kg. Vu then admitted that he bought the drugs from a person in Yangxin district of China’s Yunnan province for 50,000 Yuan (7,273 USD) and kept at his family’s field shack. He said that he was transporting the drugs to sell to a buyer in Lai Chau when he was arrested. The case is under further investigation. “Run for Tigers” 2018 draws over 750 runners More than 750 runners from 31 countries and territories joined a … [Read more...] about Social News 11/12
Home Credit Cards Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit CardReview: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card November 26, 2018 by Play Your Cards Right Despite the popularity of its bigger sibling (the Sapphire Reserve credit card), the Sapphire Preferred remains a great alternative for all travelers. When I first became interested in points and miles the Chase Sapphire Preferred was the one card that interested me the most. As a recent college grad I wanted to travel for as little as possible—the Sapphire Preferred was the only way to get discounted flights and hotel rooms with travel partners that I was already familiar with. The sleek metal card was also very appealing, and it seemed to be in everyone else’s wallet. This review is intended to be a reminder of one of the cards that is still a great alternative for all travelers. Consider this a reminder, not a sensational endorsement of something bright and shiny … though as i said the metal is … [Read more...] about Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
By Paul Johnson on Oct 31, 2018 in Accommodation, Air Travel, Attractions, Cyprus, Featured, Going Out, Hotels, Middle East, Regions, Speciality Travel We recently flew economy with Cobalt Aero from Manchester (UK) to Larnaca (Cyprus). Cobalt had routes connecting Cyprus with numerous European destinations including London and Manchester in the UK, as well as Dublin, Copenhagen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Madrid and Moscow. They also covered Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Chania and Heraklion in Greece, and in the Middle East flew to Beirut, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. You could be forgiven if you’d not previously heard of the airline – it was probably primarily known by Cypriots and people working in the industry, and perhaps by some people residing in the above locations. That said, with its six aircraft it had already completed more than 12,000 flights and served over a million passengers in a little over 2 years since its inception. I was working on an … [Read more...] about What happens when the airline you’re flying goes bankrupt mid-flight?