Weekly Roundup: US Settlement with Russian Firm Draws Scrutiny, New York Lawmaker’s Corruption Conviction Overturned, and More

U.S. Democratic lawmakers in a letter asked the Justice Department whether its decision to settle a money laundering case against Russia's Prevezon Holdings Ltd. two months ago was in any way connected to a meeting last year between the defendant's Russian lawyer and President Donald Trump's campaign advisors, including his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Business Insider said. More and More A federal appeals court in Manhattan overturned the 2015 conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on extortion, bribery and conspiracy charges, claiming that the jury did not fully understand what constitutes an "official act" under...