Hard Numbers: Putin critic sentenced, Dominion v. Fox, Chapitos charged, Indian live TV assassination
25: A Moscow court on Monday sentenced Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in prison for treason and discrediting the military. It's the harshest verdict against a Putin critic since Russia invaded Ukraine and will surely cause a stir in the UK, since Kara-Murza is a dual British citizen.
1.6 billion: When Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation case against Fox News was about to start Monday in a Delaware court, the trial was abruptly delayed until Tuesday as the network reportedly negotiates a settlement. Dominion accuses the conservative cable channel of knowingly amplifying false claims that its voting systems flipped votes meant for former President Donald Trump. Fox argues that the claims of voter fraud came from Trump himself and were thus newsworthy.
4: Four sons of former Mexican narco Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán were indicted by the Justice Department on Friday for running a transnational fentanyl-trafficking syndicate blamed for hundreds of thousands of US overdose deaths. The "Chapitos" are accused of manufacturing the opioid in Mexico with precursor from China.
100: Atiq Ahmad, an Indian gangster-turned-politician, was killed on live TV alongside his brother on Saturday. The two were in police custody in Uttar Pradesh, where vigilante justice is on an upswing since the Hindu-first BJP party swept to power in 2017. Ahmad, a former MP for the Samajwadi Party, faced more than 100 criminal cases throughout his life, but his Muslim supporters adored him as a Robin Hood.