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Protesters demonstrate in support of terror suspects Babar Ahmad and Syed Tahla Ahsan outside the High Court in central London on October 5.  (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Federal Prosecutors Seek 25-Year Sentence In Connecticut Terror Case

According to court papers filed this week, prosecutors said Babar Ahmad supported Chechen fighters, the Taliban and al-Qaida with websites that sought cash, military equipment and personnel.


Former Bernie Madoff secretary Anette Bongiorno testified that she was unaware of her boss' Ponzi Scheme. (Credit CBS 2)

Bernie Madoff’s Secretary Takes The Stand As Feds Try To Extend Prosecution

Convicted swindler Bernie Madoff’s secretary took the stand nearly five years after her former boss went to prison.


Noel Polanco In Uniform (credit: Facebook)

Attorneys Call On Federal Prosecutors To Review Polanco Case

Attorneys representing the family of an unarmed Army National Guardsman killed by a New York City police detective said Saturday that they will ask federal prosecutors to review the case.


FILE - Dora The Explorer Toy (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Five Arrested For Importing, Selling Toxic Toys

In addition to the hazardous toys, authorities said the five Queens residents also imported and sold knock-offs of toys featuring popular characters including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Mickey Mouse.


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Judge: Civil Trial In East Haven Discrimination Case Will Commence Following Criminal Trial

A federal judge in Connecticut says she will delay a civil trial in a discrimination case against East Haven police until after criminal cases against four officers charged with violating the rights of Latinos have concluded.



Medical Marijuana Advocates Consider Lawsuit Against N.J.

Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey director of the Drug Policy Alliance, hopes a lawsuit is a last resort. She notes that court cases can drag on for years and says her concern is patients having access now.



Gov. Christie Wants Assurance From Feds Before Implementing Medical Marijuana Programs

Christie said in an interview on New Jersey Network’s “On the Line” show that he won’t ask people to do things that might result in prosecution.


Staten Island residence of terror suspect Abdel Hameed Shehadeh (Photo/Juliet Papa)

Terror Case Suspect Held In NY Without Bail

A criminal complaint said Shehadeh, a U.S. citizen, lived on Staten Island in early 2008 when he devised a plan to travel to Pakistan to join the Taliban or a similar fighting group.


Staten Island residence of terror suspect Abdel Hameed Shehadeh (Photo/Juliet Papa)

Former S.I. Man Arrested In Terror Case

A judge ordered him sent back to Brooklyn after he was charged with making false statements in a matter involving international terrorism.