MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican super PAC is attacking Democrat Joe Radinovich in a new ad launched Wednesday that characterizes the Minnesota House candidate’s prior violations such as speeding, driving without a valid license and parking tickets as “crimes” and says he spent his life running from the law. The ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund says Radinovich has been charged with 18 crimes, 30 traffic violations and “possession of drug paraphernalia.” Radinovich says the ad is disgraceful.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Defense attorneys for a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last year say that prosecutors have misled the court about the man’s past behavior. Attorneys for Mohamed Noor filed a court document Wednesday in response to prosecutors’ claims that Noor’s past acts raised concern. Defense attorneys say prosecutors didn’t tell the whole story. Noor is charged in the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for Prince’s family have moved their wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Michael Schulenberg and others to the county where Prince died. Prince’s family sued Schulenberg and various health care providers last month in Hennepin County, saying they failed to treat his opioid addiction in the weeks before his death. Prince died in 2016 from a fentanyl overdose. An attorney for the family had no comment when asked why the case was moved to Carver County.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Latvian man has been sentenced in Minneapolis to nearly three years in federal prison for his involvement in a hacking scheme that cost internet users millions of dollars. Twenty-nine-year-old Peteris Sahurovs was sentenced Wednesday for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. After serving his prison term, a judge ruled that Sahurovs will be returned to Latvia. Sahurovs was indicted in 2011 in a “scareware” scheme that targeted the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website.