Former Kangaroos star Hayne found guilty of sexual assault

The 35-year-old, who also had a brief stint in the National Football League (NFL) with the San Francisco 49ers, had pleaded not guilty to both assault charges at the New South Wales District Court.

Reuters reports Hayne, whose bail was continued, will be sentenced at a later date.

In 2021, Hayne was sentenced to five years and nine months in jail on the same charges but that conviction was overturned by the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal last year and a new trial ordered.

The first trial ended in a hung jury in 2020.

Alex Murdaugh verdict: Disgraced lawyer guilty of killing wife and son

The jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Alex Murdaugh, 54, guilty of two counts of murder at the end of a six-week trial.

BBC reports he faces 30 years to life in prison without parole for each murder charge.

Maggie and Paul Murdaugh were shot at close range near the dog kennels on their family estate.

Alex Murdaugh stood impassively as he learned his fate during Thursday evening's hearing in Walterboro.

PNG politician found guilty of misconduct in office

NBC reports he was found not guilty of another five allegations.

A Leadership Tribunal has been enquiring into Kramer's actions since August last year, at which stage he was suspended from his role as Minister of Labour and Immigration.

At that time he called the allegations unsubstantiated and vexatious

The Tribunal found Kramer guilty of scandalising the judiciary by posting articles on his Facebook account and insinuating a conflict of interest with Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika.


Bryan Kramer. Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

NRL young gun Manase Fainu found guilty of church stabbing

Fainu, 24, pleaded not guilty to plunging a steak knife into the back of Faamanu Levi at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Wattle Grove in southwestern Sydney on the evening of October 25, 2019.

But it only took the jury a few hours to find him guilty of one count of wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and is facing a maximum of 25 years in prison.

6 things you should stop feeling guilty about

“I hate myself. I mean, I not only had pasta last night, but bread and crème brûlée as well!”

“You think that’s bad? I had two cupcakes yesterday that a sales rep brought in. Two! I gotta get my butt to spin class tonight so I can live with myself.”