National park files charges against owner of illegal B40m resort
KANCHANABURI: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday filed charges against the owner of an illegal 40 million baht resort in Sangkhla Buri district. The owner of Phornphailin Riverside resort, beside Vajiralongkorn Dam, has refused to demolish the buildings, which were found to be within the boundary of Khao Laem National Park. Meanwhile, the owner of another resort on Thursday demolished four buildings found to also be inside the park, in Thong Pha Phum district. Nipon Chamnongsirisak, the director of Protected Area Regional Office 3 (Ban Pong), and Khao...
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OSG to press charges vs hackers of website
The Office of the Solicitor General on Thursday said it will pursue criminal charges against those behind the hacking of its website last December 1. “The OSG will see to it that the individuals and institutions behind this act will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the OSG said in a statement. The OSG said they have already coordinated with intelligence and investigation agencies to identify the hackers. “This attack against the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer data and systems of the OSG is a criminal offense under the Cybercrime Law. Any person found g...
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Prosecution to court: Reject Netanyahu’s motion to dismiss charges
The state prosecution on Thursday night requested that the court reject the defendants’ motions to dismiss the charges in the public corruption case of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Earlier in the week, Netanyahu and the other defendants asked the court to dismiss the charges without even the need for a trial on a variety of legal grounds, such as claimed improper actions by the police and arbitrary enforcement.Thursday’s legal brief by the prosecution was a call on the court to move forward with the trial in February as scheduled.Rejecting claims that the removal of his parliamentary immu...
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Outrage Trails CMA CGM Planned Hike Of Container Deposit Charges
Clearing agents and Customs brokers have expressed concern over the planned increment in the container deposit charges being collected by a French shipping firm, CMA CGM on cargoes that came in from Europe and the Mediterranean to Nigeria. Recall that CMA CGM had issued a Client Advisory recently, notifying the public that charges for Empty Equipment Imbalance fee will henceforth be $90 Dollars (N34,110) per day as from 15th of December, 2020. Reacting to the planned adjustment, Managing Director of Wealthy Honey, Mr. Kayode Farinto explained that the container deposit fee’s ordinarily should ...
Sarkozy denies all charges in first statement during corruption trial
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy denied an array of corruption charges against him as he appeared in court on Monday, according to a report by French news agency AFP."I don't confess to any of these shameful charges, with which people have been pursuing me for six years," he said, in his first public statement on the matter.Sarkozy and his long-time attorney Thierry Herzog stand accused of corruption and influence-peddling, based on an alleged attempt to bribe Gilbert Azibert, a prosecutor, in 2014 to get secret information about a separate investigation concerning campaign financing.Th...
With charges filed vs ‘John Does’, Palawan lawyer’s murder deemed ‘solved’
With charges filed vs ‘John Does’, Palawan lawyer’s murder deemed ‘solved’(Philstar.com) – November 30, 2020 – 3:24pmMANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police on Monday said the murder case of Palawan lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit who was killed on November 17 is now deemed solved.In a virtual briefing, Police Brig. Gen. Pascual Muñoz Jr. — police regional director of Mimaropa — said they looked into a land dispute as the motive behind the killing of Magcamit in Narra town in Palawan.READ: Palawan lawyer killed on his way to hearing“We filed six [cases] plus six ‘John Doe’s, including [s...
N.J. attorney general tells prosecutors to stop pressing charges for small amounts of marijuana
As New Jersey lawmakers continue to hash out legislation to legalize marijuana, the attorney general on Wednesday directed all prosecutors to put a hold on cases charging possession of small amounts of the substance.“All New Jersey municipal, county, and state prosecutors are instructed to seek an adjournment, until at least Jan. 25, 2021,” of low-level marijuana crimes, wrote state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in guidance distributed to the state’s top law enforcement officers.Grewal’s directive does not cover driving under the influence. More crucially, Grewal did not order police to stop ...
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CARIBBEAN-COURT-Caribbean teachers jailed on sex-related charges against students
Two teachers in Barbados and Guyana were jailed in their respective countries after they were found guilty of sexual-related charges against them.In Barbados, Rico Renaldo Edwards, a music teacher found guilty of pushing his hand down the pants of an 11 year-old student. Edwards had been found guilty of the offence a year ago and was brought to court for sentencing.“This case is particularly worrisome because it involves a teacher and his student. Teachers are considered to hold a unique position of trust, care and authority due to their influences on children and young people through educatio...
Drugmaker pleads guilty to criminal charges
Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three federal criminal charges related to the company’s role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis.Board Chairman Steve Miller pleaded guilty on behalf of the company during a virtual federal court hearing with a judge in Newark, New Jersey, formally admitting the company impeded efforts by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to combat an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths.The counts include one of dual-object conspiracy to defraud the United States and to...
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Thanathorn reports to police to hear charges filed by EC
Progressive Movement co-founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Tuesday reported to Bangkok police to hear charges filed by the Election Commission over his alleged media shareholding.The former leader of the dissolved future forward party met investigators at Metropolitan Police Bureau sub-division 2 on Tuesday morning.The EC filed a complaint against him with Thung Song Hong police, accusing him of wrongfully registering as a candidate knowing he was not qualified under Section 151 of the 2018 MP Election Act.The move followed the Constitutional Court’s decision disqualifying him from parli...
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