Clinton Brook & Peed is very pleased to announced that after being acquitted of piracy charges in November, the Firm’s pro bono client, Ali Mohamed Ali, has finally been cleared of all charges of wrongdoing. The federal government initially sought to retry Mr. Ali on hostage taking charges after the jury hung on those counts,.
THIS NEWS STORY WAS PRODUCED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: By: Frederick J. Frommer “The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday it plans to retry an alleged Somali pirate for hostage-taking, after a jury deadlocked on those charges last week. The government announced its decision at a hearing Wednesday in the case of Ali Mohamed Ali. His.
THIS STORY APPEARED IN THE GUARDIAN: By: Paul Lewis The Guardian newspaper recently ran a piece about our recent criminal defense of former Director-General of Education for Somaliland Ali Mohamed Ali.: “Prosecutors accuse Ali Mohamed Ali, 51, of piracy, but critics say US government is over-reaching by bringing charges “A Somali man appeared in US.
CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE; CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an opinion yesterday affirming the dismissal of conspiracy charges against firm client Ali Mohamed Ali..
CB&P Partner Matt Peed joined a panel of distinguished scholars yesterday sponsored by the non-profit organization 100 Reporters to discuss the phenomenon of Somali piracy after a screening of the new documentary film Stolen Seas: Tales of Somali Piracy. The documentary features extensive footage and interviews with Clinton Brook & Peed’s client, former Director General.
CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE; CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE. THIS STORY APPEARED IN The Legal Times: By: Mike Scarcella In a win for prosecutors, a federal judge in Washington has ordered a Somali man be returned to government.
THIS STORY APPEARED IN The Legal Times: By: Mike Scarcella A federal appeals court in Washington has agreed to expedite a dispute over whether a Somali man accused of serving as a hostage negotiator for pirates should be returned to federal custody and held without bond pending trial. U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle ordered.
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THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN FOXNEWS.COM: By: Associated Press WASHINGTON — A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of an alleged Somali pirate to home confinement while the government pursues an appeal that could delay his trial until next year. The trial of Ali Mohamed Ali was scheduled to begin next week. But prosecutors said Tuesday.
THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN ABA JOURNAL: By: Martha Neil Visibly angry and getting more so after learning shortly before trial that prosecutors could place a Somali piracy case defendant in international waters for only 24 to 28 minutes, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., gave them a piece of her mind. Saying that she was.
THIS ASSOCIATED PRESS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE WASHINGTON POST: By: Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal judge overseeing the case of a Somali man accused of negotiating a ransom payment during a 2008 pirate takeover of a Danish merchant ship told prosecutors they had engaged in “inexcusable behavior,” and suggested they will have a hard.
THIS BLOG POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY: Prof. Eugene Kontorovich (Northwestern) — who has guest-blogged here several times — passes along this item about today’s United States v. Ali (D.D.C. July 13, 2012): Not many alleged Somali pirates are apprehended when they come to the U.S for a conference of educators. Yet that.
Washington, D.C.—In the matter of United States v. Ali Mohamed Ali, federal District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle issued a landmark ruling, finding that there is no crime of conspiracy to commit piracy under international law. Defendant Ali is the former Director-General of Education for Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous republic within Somalia. In April 2011, he.
This evening, Clinton Brook & Peed filed a redacted version of their renewed motion for pretrial release on behalf of Ali Mohamed Ali, the former Director-General of Somaliland’s Ministry of Education. Mr. Ali stands accused of piracy under the law of nations, attack to plunder, hostage taking, and other crimes. This filing marks the first.