The Daily Populous

Thursday May 11st, 2023 morning edition

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The Biden administration has sought increased powers to send seized assets from Russian sanctions evaders to aid Kyiv.

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland has authorised the first transfer of funds seized from Russian oligarchs to aid Ukraine.

In a statement on Wednesday, Garland said the money seized from Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev will go towards the war-torn country, which Russia invaded on February 24, 2022.

“While this represents the United States’ first transfer of forfeited Russian funds for the rebuilding of Ukraine,” Garland said, “it will not be the last.”.

Prosecutors said he provided financing for Russians promoting separatism in Crimea, a peninsula the country annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

US President Joe Biden, meanwhile, called on Congress last year to make it easier to transfer seized oligarch assets to Ukraine.

In April, the Justice Department asked Congress to expand the assets that can be sent to Ukraine, particularly funds seized for violating export controls. »

Daniel Perry: Army sergeant who killed a Black Lives Matter protester in Texas is sentenced to 25 years

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A US Army sergeant who was convicted of murdering a protester at a Black Lives Matter rally in 2020 was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday morning – even as Texas’ governor pushes to pardon him.

Perry, wearing a black and gray striped jail uniform, put his head in his hands and cried after the sentence was issued.

Garrett Foster, left, pictured with his fiancee Whitney Mitchell, was fatally shot at a Black Lives Matter protest in July 2020. »

US man leaves job interview, rescues baby in runaway stroller, then lands job

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Nessman had left the interview and was waiting on a bench outside when he spotted an extraordinary emergency unfolding.

A woman had stopped on the driveway of a nearby car wash and loaded her great-nephew into a stroller when strong winds blew the baby away from her.

Nessman told the California news station KNSD that relatives as far away as Florida and Missouri had seen the footage. »

Bungie wins yet another lawsuit against Destiny 2 cheat sellers

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Bungie's winning streak against Destiny 2 cheat sellers continues with the news it's now been awarded $6.7m USD in damages following a ruling in its lawsuit against LaviCheats.

Bungie filed its claim against LaviCheats owner Kunal Bansal back in 2021, alongside lawsuits against two other cheat sellers: Elite Tech Boss and VeteranCheats.

However, given Bansal is yet to respond to Bungie's lawsuit, it's uncertain if the developer will be successful in securing its damages. »

Republicans Finally Admit They Have No Incriminating Evidence on Joe Biden

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Joe Tacopina, Trump’s attorney, came across about as badly as a lawyer who cares about his reputation could: as a bully defending an accused sexual abuser.

Trump’s videotaped deposition, in which he literally confused Carroll with second wife, Marla, was embarrassing for him.

But she knew the truth, and she was confident that she could convince a jury of the truth. »