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18, Apr 2014 - The Skanner Newspaper - Jericho Movement Seeks Amnesty for COINTELPRO Political Prisoners
PHOTO: An FBI document asking for authorization to expose actress Jean Seberg's pregnancy because of her support for the Black Panther Party. The name of the alleged father is redacted in black.
18, Apr 2014 - Jackson Man to Spend 18 Years in Prison for Forcible Rape
Jackson man headed to prison for raping a teenage girl
18, Apr 2014 - NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling
North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management ...
18, Apr 2014 - Convicted Boston crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger moved to Oklahoma
• Officials to decide whether to try Bulger for 1981 Tulsa murder • Mobster, 84, in federal prison transfer point 'by coincidence'
18, Apr 2014 - Asheboro man pleads in Ohio traffic death
GIRARD, Ohio — Richard Pacholski of Asheboro, who had been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of an Ohio man in a head-on collision in July 2012, pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of vehicular manslaughter in Girard Municipal Court on April 10. He will report to serve a 30-day jail sentence on May 1.
18, Apr 2014 - Suspected Flagstaff drug dealer sentenced to life in machete assault case
As a three-time serious offender, Luis Leyvas Sanchez receives themaximum sentence.
18, Apr 2014 - Man who robbed, terrorized Franklin County woman dodges prison time
( – News 4 has learned a man who broke into a woman's Franklin County home in Feb. and terrorized her with a gun will not serve prison time. Michael Murphy, 39, was sentenced to five months probation after accepting a plea deal for a Feb. 18 robbery. Authorities said Murphy broke into a woman’s home in the 400 block of N. Virginia Mines Rd. and held a gun to her head and demanded money ...
18, Apr 2014 - South Texas surveyor pleads guilty to bribery
The U.S. Attorney's office in Del Rio says 55-year-old Marcelo Alvarez faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Alvarez admitted to bribing several Maverick County officials, including two county commissioners, to support steering county construction projects to a company with which he was connected.
18, Apr 2014 - Kleberg County moves forward in pursuit of Padre Island purchase while Ed Rachal Foundation refuses
The three entities in competition to purchase 3,680 acres of Padre Island could end up partners in caring for the property if things play out like Kleberg County Judge Juan Escobar sees them.
18, Apr 2014 - Regional News: Judge Rules for Indian Casinos; Fla Guitar Store Closes; Atlanta Traffic Copter Repo
Ala property tax basis in question... Judge rules in favor of Indian casinos in Alabama... Revamped NASA rover race under way in Huntsville... Man observing alligator in Fla. bitten by poisonous snake... Fla store that supplied guitar gear to music legends closing... Fla Woman recounts historic 1964 flight around world... Rare whooping crane spotted at Lake Okeechobee... Atlanta traffic reporter ...
18, Apr 2014 - Federal judge says he will issue ruling that will force Ohio to recognize gay marriages
CINCINNATI — A federal judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that would strike down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stop short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings.
18, Apr 2014 - Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½½ years - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
CHICAGO (AP) - An ex-con who spent most of his adult life in behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
18, Apr 2014 - US: Physician sentenced for prescription drug fraud
Milwaukee, Apr 17 : John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Richard Barney, 53, of Janesville, Wisconsin, was sentenced on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Adelman to two years of probation and a $3,000 fine for prescription fraud.
18, Apr 2014 - Ex-top staffer to South Texas sheriff takes plea
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - The former chief of staff to former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino (treh-VEEN'-yoh) has pleaded guilty to a federal count of misprision of a felony for failing to report a crime.
18, Apr 2014 - Judge criticizes State Department over Blackwater shooting case
By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday harshly criticized the U.S. State Department over its handling of a 2007 shooting in Baghdad involving Blackwater Worldwide security guards and asked the agency's watchdog to investigate problems that helped delay a related criminal case. "If the Department of State and Diplomatic Security Service had tried deliberately to ...
18, Apr 2014 - Michigan man gets 5 months in prison for poaching baby alligators
A Michigan man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a South Florida wildlife trafficking operation.
18, Apr 2014 - Convicted Brigham City Doctor Could Get New Sentence
(KUTV) A Brigham City doctor convicted of illegally prescribing pain pills could receive a new sentence. Dewey MacKay, 66, is serving 20 years in a federal prison in California, convicted in 2011 on 38 counts of illegally prescribing controlled narcotics, including hydrocodone and oxycodone, and two counts of providing drugs resulting in death. ...
18, Apr 2014 - Mesothelioma Compensation Center Creates New Tip For Diagnosed Victims: Avoid Lawyers That Charge H
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center has put together a new tip this week: All diagnosed victims of mesothelioma need call 866-714-6466 immediately if a law firm wants to charge 40% for a mesothelioma settlement, plus travel costs. The Center wants to warn families about law firms that prey on victims who don't check the fine print of a retainer agreement, and suggest that the family instead ...
18, Apr 2014 - Obama cuts sentence of man given 3 years extra jail time
President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of a Texas man who was mistakenly sentenced to an extra three-and-a half years in jail due to a typographical error.
18, Apr 2014 - Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan
(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File). FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, Michigan Gov. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE- In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, Jalita Shabazz joins protesters during a rally outside The Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit.
18, Apr 2014 - Driver Charged in Buggy Crash Due in Court
The driver accused of hitting the back of an Amish buggy and killing one of the passengers was scheduled to be arraigned in Chardon Municipal Tuesday.
18, Apr 2014 - People in Business
1Scott Pederson has been appointed vice president of Tendenci, the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source Content Management System project for associations and other nonprofits 1Eddie Lasker has joined Spirit of Texas Bank as senior vice president and commercial lender, serving the Fort Bend County area. Ellis is a trial attorney who represents plaintiffs and ...
18, Apr 2014 - State's same-sex marriage recognition put on hold
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) A federal judge is giving the conservative state of Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries, saying doing so will allow the law to become settled...
18, Apr 2014 - US man pleads guilty to armed bank robbery
Atlanta, Apr 8 : Charles Johnson, III, 27, of Savannah, Georgia, pled guilty last week before United States District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield to the armed bank robbery of the Savannah Bank branch located at 100 Chatham Parkway on July 11, 2013.
18, Apr 2014 - Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.
18, Apr 2014 - Texas man executed for triple murder: 'It does kind of burn. Goodbye'
Jose Villegas becomes third Texas inmate to be executed with new stock of pentobarbital from an undisclosed provider Continue reading...
18, Apr 2014 - Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo
Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.
18, Apr 2014 - Maryland County Commissioners Agree to Obey Court Order to Halt Prayers in Jesus’ Name
CARROLL COUNTY, Md. – County commissioners in Maryland narrowly voted this week to obey a federal court order that barred them from presenting public prayers in Jesus’ name. As previously reported, U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., who was appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush, issued a preliminary injunction last […]
18, Apr 2014 - Child killer Eric Smith calls his 1993 crime 'horrendous,' 'violent'
Court proceedings for the Village of Owego mayor on drunken driving and related charges have been... - 5:30 pm
18, Apr 2014 - Libyan Qaeda suspect deprived rights in US jail
The Libyan Al-Qaeda suspect captured last year outside his home in Tripoli is being deprived legal documents and personal effects in a US prison hospital, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anas al-Libi, 50, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges over the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in East Africa that killed 244 people and wounded more than 5,000 others. He was detained by US commandos ...
18, Apr 2014 - Steven Powell wants state to pay for treatment
Steven Powell wants the state of Washington to pay for court-ordered sex offender treatment he says was denied while serving time in prison for voyeurism.
18, Apr 2014 - Fitch Affirms Romulus, MI's LTGOs at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings affirms the ratings for Romulus, Michigan's (the city) obligations as follows: --$5.175 million limited tax general obligation (LTGO) capital improvement bonds, series 2006 at 'BBB+'; --$13.685 million LTGO recreation center bonds, series 2006 issued by Romulus Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) at 'BBB+'; --Implied unlimited tax general obligations ...
18, Apr 2014 - Holdup Suspect Gets Probation
A Franklin County man charged with threatening and robbing a St. Clair area woman at gunpoint in February has been given a 10-year suspended sentence and placed on five years’ probation.
18, Apr 2014 - Terrorist trainer or opinionated cleric?
The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.
18, Apr 2014 - "Pain and Suffering" and the Rule of Law: Why Caps are Needed
If I negligently, or intentionally and without justification, injure you, I can cause two different kinds of damage for which American tort law will allow you to demand compensation. One kind of damage is called “special” by attorneys; legal jargon aside, it consists of damage for which markets provide equivalents. If [...]
18, Apr 2014 - Former Kansas police officer sentenced for child sex crime
Former Augusta Public Safety Officer Jerry Ballinger was sentenced to 60 months of probation with community corrections.
18, Apr 2014 - Ex-Ohio State player Ray Small gets 4 years in drug case
COLUMBUS — A former Ohio State University football player previously caught up in the school’s memorabilia scandal has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking.
18, Apr 2014 - Horse-drawn carriages heading to downtown Las Vegas
Horse-drawn carriages are coming back to downtown Las Vegas, but only as a trial period.
18, Apr 2014 - Defense lawyer asks that defendant attend via TV
A lawyer for an Iraqi man charged in a killing and a bombing is asking a Pinal County Superior Court judge to allow his client to participate in court proceedings by closed-circuit television from jail rather than be in...
18, Apr 2014 - Bank robbery update
A suspected bank robber remains in the Coffee County Jail on a probation violation warrant as the FBI and Douglas Police continue to work on charges.  
18, Apr 2014 - Midland Man Pleads Guilty to Murder
Carlos Martinez of Midland, will spend 14 years in prison, after he pled guilty to tampering with evidence murder. 
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