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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Man Charged With Murder In Filer Pleads Not Guilty
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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22, Dec 2014 - NewLink's Ebola vaccine study paused in Geneva for review
A trial of NewLink Genetics Corp.'s experimental Ebola vaccine in Geneva, Switzerland, will be suspended after four cases of mild joint pain in the hands and feet of healthy volunteers.
22, Dec 2014 - Florida judge grants a landmark same-sex divorce
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A south Florida judge on Wednesday granted what is believed to be the state's first official same-sex divorce to a woman who entered into a civil union in Vermont, her attorney said. The divorce was approved by Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen during a court hearing in Broward County, after he previously ruled in the case that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is ...
22, Dec 2014 - Steve Cohen’s Perpetual Divorce Puts Insider Claims Center Stage
Billionaire Steven A. Cohen may be done fending off government efforts to tie him to insider trading at SAC Capital Advisors LP, but his ex-wife Patricia Cohen isn't quite through with him yet. Her lawyers ...
22, Dec 2014 - Big Stone Gap woman sentenced to federal prison
A Big Stone Gap woman was sentenced to two years in federal prison on a conviction of defrauding an elderly woman of more than $180,000.
22, Dec 2014 - White, Latino police officers claim racial bias after Cleveland shooting
While much of the world last week was focusing on events in Ferguson, Mo., or on the case of a 12-year-old who displayed a realistic toy gun and was shot to death by a police officer in Cleveland, a different kind of confrontation involving police and race began playing out in federal court.
22, Dec 2014 - Man sentenced to 6 months in well-plugging case
A contractor has been sentenced to six months in prison for falsely telling the government that he had plugged abandoned northwestern Pennsylvania oil wells in accordance with environmental regulations.
22, Dec 2014 - Volokh Conspiracy: District court declares Obama immigration action unconstitutional (Updated)
The first judicial decision to address the president's actions on immigration goes against the administration.
22, Dec 2014 - Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
BOSTON (AP) - A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
22, Dec 2014 - Judge strikes down Obama administration rules giving higher wages to home health care workers
WASHINGTON — A federal judge has struck down Labor Department regulations extending minimum wage and overtime pay to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
22, Dec 2014 - Tooele Valley residents protest prison relocation site
They claim proposed location between Tooele and Grantsville is not suitable and prison won't benefit communities
22, Dec 2014 - Texas woman free on bond in salt poisoning case
In September, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, citing poor legal help at her 2007 trial, overturned her conviction in the death of Andrew Burd. At her trial, prosecutors contended Overton fed the child a mixture of water and Cajun seasoning, causing sodium poisoning. Defense attorneys called about a half dozen witnesses who testified to Overton's gentle, ''patient, and exemplary character.
22, Dec 2014 - Five-Year-Old Forced To Drink Grape Soda Until Death: Couple Gets 35 Years
An East Tennessee couple has been sentenced to 35 years in prison each for their role in the death of a 5-year-old girl forced to drink so much grape soda it caused her brain to swell. Randall Lee Vaughn, 41, and Mary Lavonne Vaughn, 58, of Surgoinsville, Tennessee, were sentenced Monday in Hawkins County Criminal Five-Year-Old Forced To Drink Grape Soda Until Death: Couple Gets 35 Years is an ...
22, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court says Arizona must issue driver's licenses to immigrant 'Dreamers'
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt Arizona another setback in its battle with the Obama administration over immigration policy, deciding the state must offer driver’s licenses to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children but were later shielded from deportation as...
22, Dec 2014 - U.S. teacher, 98, convicted in spy case loses fight to clear name
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan ruled that Miriam Moskowitz failed to show that recently released records not available to her trial lawyers would not ...
22, Dec 2014 - Polson homicide trial begins, will turn on claim of self-defense
POLSON – Makueeyapee Whitford’s deliberate homicide trial comes down to a split-second decision, his attorney told jurors during opening arguments Tuesday morning in a Lake County murder trial.
22, Dec 2014 - Doctor accused of writing fraudulent pot scripts
DENVER (AP) - Authorities say a Colorado doctor admitted to writing medical marijuana recommendations to more than 7,000 patients without actually seeing many of them. The Denver Post ( ) reports Lenny Sujdak (soo-ZHAK) and former nurse Debra Gady appeared in court Monday to face felony charges of ...
22, Dec 2014 - Man charged in UW-Stout student's death sentenced to prison
A Dunn County Judge ordered 28-year-old David Thorne to serve a total of 5 1/2 years in prison with credit for about a year already served.
22, Dec 2014 - Investigators: Coaches Accused of Assault Drove School Vehicle to Scene of Crime
STORY COUNTY, Iowa – Two Webster City High School wrestling coaches have been arrested on several charges, including felony assault. Head wrestling coach Ted Larson, who also serves as director of transportation for the Webster City Community School District, was arrested on Saturday. Volunteer assistant coach Terry Nessa was arrested on Sunday. Both men have been charged with willful injury ...
22, Dec 2014 - Judge: rape lawsuit against Harvard can proceed
Staff and wire report BOSTON -- A Massachusetts judge has reinstated a lawsuit against Harvard University over child rape allegations against a now-dead swim coach that date back four decades.
22, Dec 2014 - Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP Announces that Investors Have Moved for Lead Plaintiff in the Cl
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a nationally recognized law firm that specializes in securities, antitrust, and corporate governance, announces that on December 8, 2014, pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”), interested shareholders moved for Lead Plaintiff in the securities case against EveryWare Global Inc. (“EveryWare ...
22, Dec 2014 - Va. man sentenced for church break-in, ice cream theft
LYNCHBURG A Virginia man who admitted stealing vanilla ice cream during a church break-in has been sentenced to two years and one month in prison. Forty-year-old Matthew Thomas Beale of Lynchburg was sentenced recently in Campbell County Circuit Court for his guilty plea to statutory burglary, destruction of property and petit larceny.
22, Dec 2014 - Goldman Ex-Programmer Set for April Code-Theft Trial
Sergey Aleynikov, a former programmer at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) whose federal conviction for stealing the bank’s high-speed trading code was thrown out on appeal, will go on trial April 1 on related charges in New York state court, his lawyer said.
22, Dec 2014 - Defense disputes detective in German student case
A lawyer for a Montana man on trial for killing a German exchange student challenged the credentials of a police officer whose testimony suggested the man may have hunted down the teenager.
22, Dec 2014 - Serial's $2,500 phone bill and the prison calling racket
The final installment of "Serial," a cult-favorite podcast reinvestigating a 15-year-old murder case, will begin just like every other episode with the names of two companies: First a partially mispronounced plug for the show's sponsor, then an unpaid mention of a prison telecom provider "This is a Global Tel-Link pre-paid call from Adnan Syed, an inmate at a Maryland correctional facility." For ...
22, Dec 2014 - Kansas City Man Sentenced for PCP Trafficking and Illegal Firearms
A Kansas City, MO man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for possessing PCP with the intent to distribute and for illegally possessing firearms.
22, Dec 2014 - Mosinee man going to prison for 7th OWI
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22, Dec 2014 - German court blocks hacking suspect's extradition
BERLIN (AP) — A Turkish man accused of stealing almost $60 million in a series of hacking raids against credit card companies has won a legal victory, after Germany's top court blocked his ext…
22, Dec 2014 - Suge Knight hospitalized after fall in Vegas jail
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rap music figure Marion "Suge" Knight will post bail and return to California to face a robbery charge following treatment at a Las Vegas hospital for a blood clot in his chest discovered after he fell in jail, his attorneys said Monday.
22, Dec 2014 - Protest planned over possible sites for new prison
The demonstration is the latest in a series of rallies by opposition groups formed after the Prison Relocation Commission announced the six possible sites earlier this month. Each community has argued that a prison would hurt home values and stunt economic development, causing the same friction the prison has at its current 700-acre site in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper. Utah officials ...
22, Dec 2014 - N.Y. man sentenced in Congresswoman Gabbard threat case
Aniruddha Sherbow, 44, whose last known address was in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison for making a series of threats against Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Hawaii. Sherbow entered a plea of no contest on Feb. 21, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to two counts of transmission of threats in ...
22, Dec 2014 - Man Sentenced for Child Porn, Aggravated Sexual Battery Charges
Campbell Co., VA - A Campbell County judge has sentenced a man to 755 years in prison for possession of child pornography and aggravated sexual battery.
22, Dec 2014 - Jonesboro man sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted child rape
A Jonesboro man initially charged with raping a young girl was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison after agreeing to a negotiated plea deal.
22, Dec 2014 - Sweeps operators plead guilty to federal charges
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have broken up a family-run sweepstakes gaming enterprise that prosecutors say serviced more than 600 Internet cafes across the country, raking in proceeds estimated at nearly a quarter billion dollars. The court filings in the case offer a window into the operation of a major sweepstakes gambling empire operating under several business names to ...
22, Dec 2014 - Freed American endured years of declining health - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
WASHINGTON (AP) - Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. He dropped more than 100 pounds, developed hip problems and lost most of the vision in one eye.
22, Dec 2014 - Writer seeks records of long-dead arsenic killer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace" hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her incarceration in a state mental hospital to be opened.
22, Dec 2014 - Federal panel to hear ex-Detroit mayor's appeal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
DETROIT (AP) - A three-judge panel will hear former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appeal for a new trial. Documents show oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 13 before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
22, Dec 2014 - Republican ousts ex-Gabby Giffords aide in recount for U.S. House seat
By Brad Poole TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November's congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A superior court judge declared Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and a pioneer of women's combat aviation in the ...
22, Dec 2014 - Accused Akron cop killer pleads not guilty to Officer Justin Winebrenner’s death
AKRON, Ohio- The man accused of killing an Akron police officer last month pleaded not guilty. Kenan Ivery, 35, of Akron, was arraigned before Judge Alison McCarty in Summit County Court Wednesday morning. Ivery appeared handcuffed in a red prison uniform on multiple charges, including aggravated murder, in the shooting death of Officer Justin Winebrenner, […]
22, Dec 2014 - Conviction for 1976 double murder to get judicial review after innocence inquiry
Joseph Sledge, a North Carolina prison inmate incarcerated for more than three decades for a double murder he says he didn't commit, will have the opportunity to go before a special three-judge panel to prove his innocence.
22, Dec 2014 - Obama pardons imprisoned drug offenders
The Obama administration has consistently supported measures aimed at reforming mandatory minimum prison sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. 
22, Dec 2014 - Some crimes in Puna shrink as lava expands
Burglaries, car break-ins and stolen vehicles all fell in November in Hawaii island's Puna district after invading lava prompted Mayor Billy Kenoi to declare a state of emergency that includes increased penalties for some crimes committed there.
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