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Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

World
By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is "probable cause" of an offence.Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek his extradition from the UK. Assange was accused of rape and sexual assault against two women in 2010.However, the statute of limitations expired on one of those allegations in 2015, while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and the Swedish prosecutor dropped the rape investigation in 2017. Image: Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson announced the reopening of the c...
‘I can do it in my sleep’: Kim Kardashian studying to be a lawyer

‘I can do it in my sleep’: Kim Kardashian studying to be a lawyer

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian West has gone Legally Blonde, revealing she is studying to become a criminal justice lawyer.The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told US Vogue she has started a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last year, and plans to take her exams in 2022. She said she had already scored 100 in one criminal law test, saying it was "super easy" and that she could do the subject "in my sleep". Image: Kardashian West met Donald Trump at the White House in 2018 In 2001 comedy Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon's character Elle Woods transforms from sorority queen to a murder-solving legal star.The new career direction for Kardashian West comes after she played a role in the release of prisoner Alice Marie Johns...
Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

Technology
US prosecutors have charged a former top Apple lawyer with insider trading.Gene Levoff is accused of using confidential information to trade the firm's securities for personal gain.Mr Levoff, who was responsible for ensuring compliance with Apple's insider trading policies, is accused of breaching those policies on several occasions.Apple fired him last year after being contacted by authorities and conducting an internal investigation. The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) said Mr Levoff engaged in insider trading various times between 2011 and 2016."Levoff's alleged exploitation of his access to Apple's financial information was particularly egregious given his responsibility for implementing the company's insider trading compliance policy," Antoni...
Trump disputes lawyer on Stormy Daniels

Trump disputes lawyer on Stormy Daniels

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has said his new lawyer will "get his facts straight" about a legal case involving claims of an affair with a porn star.Rudy Giuliani this week contradicted Mr Trump's statements distancing himself from hush money that was paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.At the White House, Mr Trump said Mr Giuliani was new to the job and "wasn't familiar with everything".He did not specify what he thought his new attorney had got wrong.The conflicting statements in the Stormy Daniels sagaStormy Daniels sues Trump over 'defamatory' tweetMr Giuliani later released a statement "intended to clarify" his remarks.As he left the White House on Friday, Mr Trump told reporters when asked about his new attorney: "He started yesterday. H...