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Piracy ‘Abetting’ Charge is Challenged (access required)

A defendant accused of boarding seized ships to torture crew and negotiate ransoms, and who was seized in Somalia and convicted in the U.S. on piracy and related charges, cannot overturn his convictions and multiple life sentences by claiming he did not act on the high seas; the 4th Circuit says the district court did ...

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