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Legal news from Wednesday, December 28, 2016
by Meena Ansari

Yasin Aktay, spokesman for Turkey's ruling party said on Wednesday that the government is pushing for a Syrian cease-fire to be in place by 2017. Aktay confirmed that talks between Russia and Turkey are ongoing and that "Turkey's insistence is ... to bring the sides together and for a cease-fire to come about as we enter 2017." Turkish …

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by Alexis Wheeler

Former Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, was indicted Tuesday on allegations of corruption. Fernandez and three others are accused of illicit association and fraudulent administration in connection with the use of funds meant for public works. The allegations go back as far as 2003 when Fernandez's husband was President. Nearly $3 billion dollars worth of …

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by Alexis Wheeler

The Manhattan US Attorney Tuesday announced charges against three foreign nationals for insider trading, wire fraud, intentional damage, unlawful access, and related conspiracy acts. The defendants are Iat Hong and Chin Hung of Macau, and Bo Zheng of China. Iat Hong was arrested on Christmas Day in Hong Kong. The charges stem from cyber attacks on several large …

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