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Man faces six months in jail for courtroom yawn

Aug 12, 2009 Clifton Williams, 33 is facing six months in jail for making what court documents call a yawn-like sound in a Chicago suburb courtroom in Will County last month, where Williams' cousin was on trial for a drug…

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Prosecutors ask for 33 months in jail for Weiss

May 24, 2008 Federal prosecutors on Friday recommended Melvyn Weiss, the long-reigning king of multibillion-dollar U.S. class action litigation, spend no more than 33 months in jail for paying secret kickbacks to clients. Weiss,…

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Lawyers fear for ex-Yukos official

Feb 9, 2008 A former vice-president of the now-defunct Yukos oil company, Vasily Alexanian, 36, says he is nearly blind, has cancer of the lymph nodes and suspected tuberculosis. He has accused prosecutors of deliberately denying…

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