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Legal news from Sunday, February 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce

Former Mozambican Transportation Minister Antonio Munguambe was sentenced to twenty years in prison on Saturday for his involvement in the embezzlement of millions of dollars from a publicly owned company. The trial was the largest corruption proceeding brought in Mozambique since the country achieved independence from Portugal in 1975. Judge Dimas Marroa of Maputo City Court said that he …

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by Dwyer Arce

The corruption trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was adjourned for a month on Saturday, after the court rejected the defendant's request to suspend the trial. A court in Milan ruled that it could not wait for the Court of Cassation to issue its opinion in the …

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by Steve Czajkowski

The Interior Ministry of Spain said Sunday that it has taken into custody the suspected leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, along with two other people who are believed to be senior members of the group. Ibon Gogeascoechea Arronategui and the two others were arrested in the …

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