rape trial

Judge Denies Katzav New Hearing On Rape Sentence

05/14/2012

 

An Israeli Supreme Court justice denied a new hearing for former President Moshe Katsav to request a reduction in his seven-year prison sentence for a rape conviction.

Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut on Sunday denied the motion for a new hearing, meaning that the only possibility that Katsav has for a reduction of his sentence is through presidential pardon.

Case Against Strauss-Khan Dropped

08/24/2011

A New York State Supreme Court judge has closed the sexual assault case against Dominique Srauss-Kahn.

On Tuesday, Judge Michael Orbus dismissed all charges against the former head of the International Monetary Fund following an official request Monday from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Afterward, Strauss-Kahn issued a statement calling the three months since his arrest for sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid "a nightmare for me and my family." He thanked the judge, his family and other supporters.

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