Law Enforcement

Bo ran wire-tapping system to spy on top officials

Fallen Chinese leader Bo Xilai ran an eavesdropping operation on an extensive wire-tapping system to spy on top officials including President Hu Jintao, which contributed to his downfall, according to a report in the New York Times Thursday.

UN officials welcome court’s guilty verdict in Charles Taylor trial

United Nations officials today welcomed the welcomed the guilty verdict handed down against former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).

Hamilton Township Mayor Charged with Attempted Extortion

Mayor John Bencivengo Allegedly Sought and Accepted $12,400 to Steer School District Insurance Brokerage Business

The mayor of Hamilton Township, New Jersey surrendered this morning to FBI agents to face allegations he took $12,400 in bribes in exchange for his official influence over a health insurance brokerage contract with the township’s school district, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Singapore aims to become Asia's intellectual property hub

Singapore's Minister for Law Mr. K Shanmugan said his country aims to expand potential growth in demand for intellectual property (IP) service and become an IP hub in the region.

Britain refuses to deport Musharraf citing capital punishment law in Pakistan

The British government has indicated it won't handover former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan because a "possibility of capital punishment impedes the formulation of an agreement between the two countries", according to a media report Tuesday.

Judge killed in ambush in Philippines

A trial court judge was killed in an ambush Tuesday night in central Philippine province of Negros Occidental, police said on Wednesday.

Engineer Arrested in BP Oil Spill Case

The U.S. Justice Department says a former engineer for the oil giant BP has been arrested on charges of intentionally destroying evidence related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

New UN initiative seeks private sector involvement to fight corruption

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

Sharjah Court adjourns civil case against 17 Indians to May 7

A Sharjah Court that was hearing a case against 17 Indian nationals for their role in the alleged murder of a Pakistani national, has adjourned the civil case till May 7.

Arizona Deeply Divided Over Immigration Law Before Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over Arizona's controversial state immigration enforcement law.