Law

MLB

Eric Kay, the former communications director for the Los Angeles Angels, has been charged with giving Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the fentanyl that caused his death in a Texas hotel room.

China

China has imposed the death penalty on a second Canadian citizen for drug-related offenses in as many days, amid a deepening diplomatic row centered on Canada’s arrest of a well-connected Chinese tech executive.

Business

Singapore police brought their first criminal charges against an individual linked to the suspected fraud at Wirecard AG, the one-time German technology star that collapsed at the end of June after admitting more than $2 billion of cash on its balance sheet was fake.

U.S.

New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges that NRA insiders violated the state’s nonprofit laws by illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the group through excessive expenses and contracts that benefited relatives or close associates.

Risk & Compliance Journal

World Acceptance agreed to pay $21.7 million to resolve claims that a former subsidiary in Mexico paid millions in bribes to that country’s government and union officials, the SEC said. The DOJ has declined to prosecute.

Pro Bankruptcy Distress

An appeals court in Illinois has reinstated litigation seeking to block payments on $14.3 billion in municipal debt, saying the attempt to restrain borrowing in the country’s worst-rated state isn’t frivolous or malicious.

World

A former Saudi Arabian intelligence official claims in a lawsuit that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dispatched a hit squad to Canada to assassinate him less than two weeks after dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Turkey.

New York

A coalition of New York City law enforcement unions filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a recently enacted law that criminalizes the use of a chokehold by a police officer.

Politics

A Gallup poll found that 58% of Americans approve of Supreme Court justices’ performance after a term during which it expanded LGBT rights, gave religious schools more access to state funds and exposed President Trump to investigation for possible financial crimes in New York.