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Legal news from Sunday, May 10, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

The Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges. However, Mubarak and his sons have already spent three years in prison for other convictions, so they will most likely not have to serve out this three year sentence. This corruption case was a …

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by Jacqueline Jones

A former US government employee with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was charged with a four count violation of federal law in connection with an attempted phishing scheme involving Department of Energy employee emails. Charles Harvey Eccleston, aged 62, was charged two weeks ago, but the indictment were unsealed on Friday after …

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by Jacqueline Jones

The Illinois supreme court on Friday overturned the 2013 Illinois Pension Law [98-599 text] that attempted to reduce the state's pension deficit by eliminating automatic cost of living increases and extending the retirement age. The law itself would apply to four of the state's five state-funded retirement systems. The state law would have reduced pensions …

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