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German Prosecutors Charge 3 With Fraud in Wirecard Collapse

FRANKFURT, Germany—German prosecutors have charged the former CEO of payments company Wirecard and two other ex-managers with fraud and false accounting in connection with the firm’s collapse last year amid allegations that much of its revenue and assets were faked. Prosecutors in Munich said Monday that ex-CEO Markus Braun signed off on financial reports he…


Indonesian Prosecutors Seek Life for Bali Bombing Suspect

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesian prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a life sentence for a top terror suspect who eluded capture for 18 years and accused him of masterminding a series of deadly attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Aris Sumarsono, 58, whose real name is Arif Sunarso but is better known as Zulkarnaen, sat impassively as…


Tokyo Prosecutors Seek Two-Year Sentence for Former Nissan Executive Kelly

TOKYO—Japanese prosecutors asked a Tokyo court on Wednesday to send former Nissan Motor executive Greg Kelly to prison for two years for his alleged part in helping Carlos Ghosn, the carmaker’s ousted CEO, hide earnings. Prosecutors, who are also seeking a 200 million yen ($1.8 million) fine for the Japanese carmaker, called for the jail…


Chinese Prosecutors Drop Case Against Former Alibaba Employee Accused of Sexual Assault

SHANGHAI—Chinese prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Alibaba Group Holding Ltd employee accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague, saying they had determined he had committed forcible indecency but not a crime. The employee, identified by his surname Wang, was detained by police last month after a female Alibaba employee posted an 11-page…


2 German Regional Officials Investigated Over Flood Warnings

BERLIN—German prosecutors said on Friday that they have launched formal investigations into whether two regional officials failed to properly warn residents ahead of last month’s floods that killed 141 people and injured hundreds more. Prosecutors in the western city of Koblenz said investigations so far had confirmed an “initial suspicion” of negligent homicide and negligent…


Prosecutors Seek 35-Year Sentence for Gang Member in Killing

COLLEGE PARK, Md.—Federal prosecutors in Maryland are seeking a 35-year prison sentence for a gang member who pleaded guilty to participating in the killing of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed and cut more than 100 times before his body was set on fire. A judge is scheduled to sentence Kevin Alexis Rodriguez-Flores on July…


Prosecutors Seek ‘Very Substantial’ Prison Time for Avenatti

NEW YORK—Prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to impose a “very substantial” prison sentence on Michael Avenatti for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike. Prosecutors noted in a Manhattan federal court submission that Probation Office officials recommend an eight-year prison term for the California attorney who gained fame three years ago through his representation…


Prosecutors Seek Life Term for Would-Be NYC Suicide Bomber

NEW YORK—A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb attached to his chest in New York City’s busiest subway station should spend the rest of his life behind bars for a “premeditated and vicious” terror attack committed on behalf of ISIS terrorist group, prosecutors said Thursday. In papers filed in federal court in Manhattan,…


Judge Deals Blow to LA District Attorney’s New Policies

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has suffered a setback in the first legal challenge to his controversial criminal justice reform policies. On Feb. 8, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant granted a preliminary injunction that prohibits Gascón from ordering his prosecutors to carry through some of his directives. “Judge Chalfant’s ruling…