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Afternoon Briefs: Gunman had file on SCOTUS justice, decide says; state AG charged in deadly crash

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Gunman apparently focused this SCOTUS justice, decide says

Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, the gunman who killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District of New Jersey, was apparently focusing on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Salas advised CBS News’ 60 Minutes. After Hollander killed himself, authorities searched a locker belonging to the gunman and located a folder on Sotomayor, together with a gun and ammunition, Salas mentioned. The full story, set to air Sunday, studies on the dramatic rise in threats against judges. (60 Minutes, the Associated Press, the Washington Post)

State AG faces misdemeanor prices in deadly crash

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has been charged with three misdemeanors for placing and killing a pedestrian along with his automobile whereas driving house from a GOP dinner in September 2020. Ravnsborg referred to as 911 and told authorities that he thought he had hit a deer however didn’t see something when he searched the world with a cellphone flashlight. Ravnsborg was charged with careless driving, driving out of his lane, and working a motorcar whereas on his telephone. Authorities discovered no proof that Ravnsborg had been consuming earlier than the crash. He was on his cellphone a few minute earlier than the crash however not when it occurred, prosecutors mentioned. (The Associated Press, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

three attorneys charged with teaching asylum candidates to lie

Three New York attorneys have been accused of taking part in schemes to teach asylum-seekers to lie and to submit fraudulent purposes on their behalf. Husband and spouse attorneys Ilona Dzhamgarova, 44, and Arthur Arcadian, 42, are accused of teaching asylum candidates to assert that they had been persecuted as a result of they had been members of the LGBTQ neighborhood. Julia Greenberg, 41, is accused of getting shopper referrals from Russian America, an organization that allegedly inspired their purchasers to create blogs that had been crucial of their house nations to help claims that it was unsafe for them to return. (Law360, Department of Justice press release)

Judge seeks inner probe of failures in businessman’s prosecution

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York on Wednesday urged the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an inner probe of systemic failures within the prosecution of an Iranian businessman. Nathan discovered no proof that prosecutors knowingly withheld proof or deliberately misrepresented information within the prosecution of Iranian businessman Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad. But Nathan mentioned there have been “grave derelictions of prosecutorial responsibility,” and the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility ought to examine. In September 2020, Nathan had ordered each federal prosecutor in Manhattan to learn her choice criticizing the prosecution failures within the case. The businessman had been charged with violating sanctions in opposition to Iran earlier than prices had been dropped. (The New York Law Journal, Reuters, Nathan’s Feb. 17 order)

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