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Seoul appeals court rules heavier sentence against ex-President Park

Seoul appeals court rules heavier sentence against ex-President Park

World
SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Seoul ruled Friday heavier sentences against ousted former President Park Geun-hye for her role in one of the biggest political scandals that has rocked the nation. Park has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and a fine of $ 17 million on charges of bribery extortion and influence-peddling in a ruling by a Seoul High Court, according to Yonhap. Her lawyers sought an appeal to the ruling of her first trial in April. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison and a fine of $ 15 million. Park, 66, was convicted of coercing and demanding bribes worth more than $ 21 million from major South Korean conglomerates, including Samsung, Lotte and SK, in collusion with her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil. "Park severely violated freedom in corporate manag...
Ex-Malaysian PM in court over missing billions

Ex-Malaysian PM in court over missing billions

World
The former prime minister of Malaysia has denied three new charges of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. Najib Razak pleaded not guilty at Malaysia's high court on Tuesday.He also pleaded not guilty to abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust last month.Najib claims Malaysia's new government is seeking political vengeance against him, and he has vowed to clear his name in the trial.The 64-year-old was beaten in a general election in May by his mentor-turned-foe Mahathir Mohamad after the scandal emerged. Image: Police take away crates from one of Najib Razak's apartments back in May Public anger led to the defeat of Najib's long-ruling...
BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

Entertainment
The BBC has asked a US court to compel a California-based website to produce records which could identify who leaked footage of the next Doctor Who series.A 53-second clip featuring the new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two still images of the actor were shared via Tapatalk a week ago.BBC Studios said it takes "theft and illegal distribution of our content extremely seriously". The BBC has filed an application with the California Federal Court.Tapatalk is not accused of any wrongdoing, and users who upload copyrighted materials violate its terms and conditions.A spokesman added that BBC Studios "will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security - ensuring Doctor Who fans enjo...
Here's what the Amex court decision actually means for consumers

Here's what the Amex court decision actually means for consumers

Finance
American Express had its day in court — and won. The jury is still out for consumers, however. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the card company’s “anti-steering” rules do not violate federal antitrust law. The rules prevent merchants from offering you discounts or incentives to use cards with lower "swipe" fees, like Visa or Mastercard. Amex has historically charged higher swipe or interchange fees to merchants than these competitors because it delivers wealthier cardholders who spend more money, the Supreme Court said. The fees that merchants pay to process Amex transactions fund the card company'...
Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Technology
States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states. Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season — as states and retailers react to the court's decision, said one attorney involved in the case. The Supreme Court's 5-4 opinion Thursday overruled a pair of decades-old decisions that states said cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. The decisions made it more difficult for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court for action. Five st...