Former Finance Director in Tennessee Counters Embezzlement Claims, Alleges Corruption Among Nonprofit Leaders

NEWPORT, Tenn. — In response to allegations of embezzlement, the legal representative for the former finance director of the Cocke County Partnership has declared his client’s innocence, stating she is actively cooperating in a potential state investigation concerning other leaders within the organization. Instead of being implicated in wrongdoing, she is providing evidence to assist authorities, according to her lawyer. The controversy erupted last month when the nonprofit entity responsible for fostering economic development in Cocke County initiated legal action against its former finance director Sommer White, along with District 6 Post 1 County Commissioner … Read more

Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof Wins Special Jury Prize at Cannes for Film Highlighting Injustice Amid Personal and National Struggle

Cannes, France – Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, recently escaped from Iran, has been honored at the Cannes Film Festival with a special jury prize for his latest movie, which deep dives into the trials of a court investigator amid anti-government protests. Rasoulof, 51, faced with a harsh prison sentence in Iran, expressed his emotions through his film “The Seed of the Sacred Fig,” which spotlighted the plight of his team still facing pressures in Iran. In his heartfelt acceptance speech, Rasoulof dedicated his award to his courageous film crew in Iran, stressing the continued surveillance … Read more

Renowned Director Sudhir Mishra to Lead Jury at Kerala State Film Awards 2023

Thiruvananthapuram, India – Esteemed filmmaker Sudhir Mishra has been appointed chairperson of the jury for the prestigious Kerala State Film Awards 2023. Mishra, a venerated figure in the Indian film industry, initially garnered critical acclaim with his debut “Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin,” which clinched the National Film Award for Best Debut in 1987. His cinematic contributions have since continued to provoke thought and stir debate, notably with the National Award-winning “Dharavi” and the politically charged “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.” The latter dives into the lives of three young idealists during the emergency period in India. … Read more

Jury Awards Former Marketing Director $1.4 Million in Lawsuit Over Unpaid Bonuses at Biotech Hedge Fund

New York – In a notable verdict, Youngjoo Rhee, a former marketing director at Santé Ventures, a hedge fund specializing in biotechnology investments, was awarded $1.4 million by a jury for unpaid bonuses linked to her instrumental role in securing a substantial investment from a pension fund. This recent ruling echoes a previous jury award of $1.5 million in September, which had faced scrutiny and criticism from the presiding federal judge for lacking substantial evidence. The claim centered around the allegation that Santé Ventures failed to deliver promised cash bonuses to Rhee, despite her successful … Read more