The FBI reportedly decided that Jose Pimentel, the 'lone wolf' terror suspect arrested by the NYPD, was not a credible threat. But translating that into an entrapment defense will not be easy, experts say.
In sexual assault cases, like the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, outcomes often hang on the credibility of the accusers, who usually must testify, say legal experts.
House arrest offers major advantages over jail. But the confinement comes with a price – including, in Strauss-Kahn's case, a $200,000-a-month bill for his guards.
Hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam was recorded getting inside information from hired experts. After the jury heard the wiretapped conversations, they convicted him of all 14 counts of insider trading and conspiracy.
In the past, the US has asked other nations, such as Kenya, to handle cases involving Somali pirates. But some expect a different strategy this time.
The jury-selection process began Tuesday for four men accused of plotting to plant bombs outside a Bronx synagogue. The defense is likely to focus on the confidential informant in the case.
JetBlue flight attendant Steve Slater faces criminal charges for deploying the plane's emergency chute. But the passenger blamed for setting off his tirade could also face charges or fines.
For all that has been made public about the sweeping Russian spy scandal, tantalizing mysteries remain – some of which may not be answered until US and Russian archives are opened.
The FBI arrested 11 people last week in a Russian spy case, according to court documents unsealed Monday. The alleged spies were on 'long-term deep-cover assignments,' the documents say.
Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born US citizen accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square May 1, defiantly told a New York court he considered himself a 'Muslim soldier.'