Posts Tagged Legal proceedings

Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

In this June 8, 2013, file photo, fans, top, enjoy a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Skybox on Sheffield, across from Wrigley Field's right field in Chicago. The owner of the rooftop club R. Marc Hamid is locked in a dispute with the Cubs over royalty payments to the baseball team for views of games, and is accused of defrauding the team and tax authorities out of $600,000. Chicago's U.S. attorney's office announced Friday, March 27, 2015, that Hamid faces four counts of mail fraud. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the team win its first World Series in over a century. As of Friday, they can now point to one rooftop owner who’s charged with cheating the team.

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El Salvador soccer players acquitted in match-fixing case

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Eleven soccer players and two foreign businesspeople accused of match-fixing involving El Salvador’s national team were acquitted of criminal charges Friday.

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A-Rod cousin set to plead guilty in Florida steroids case

MIAMI (AP) — A cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge, the last remaining defendant to do so in the probe into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.

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Recording: Sterling wanted to give woman ‘everything’

In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with V. Stiviano as they watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. Sterling's wife, Shelly Sterling, is going after the $2.5 million in real estate and cars her husband lavished on V. Stiviano in a trial scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles Superior Court. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman who recorded Donald Sterling’s racially offensive remarks says she wasn’t the only recipient of gifts from the billionaire.

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Fiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his defense attorney Charles Rankin during his murder trial Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that he was intoxicated in the hours before the killing of her sister’s boyfriend.

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