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31, Aug 2014 - Kentucky Pain Clinic Owners Sentenced To Prison
Two Eastern Kentucky pain clinic owners, who previously admitted to conspiring with doctors to illegally dispense more than 50,000 prescription pills, were sentenced to federal prison on Friday, according to prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Tammy Cantrell, 41, of Oil Springs, Ky., to 108 months and Shelby Lackey, 52, of Williamsport, Ky., to 97 months, for conspiracy to ...
31, Aug 2014 - Former New Orleans mayor to serve sentence in Texarkana
NEW ORLEANS— Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was ordered to report to a federal prison camp next to Federal Correctional Institute in Texarkana, Texas, by noon Sept. 8, WDSU News in New Orleans reported.
31, Aug 2014 - Former prison guard charged with sexually abusing teenage girl
A former prison guard is ordered held on $50,000 cash bail after being charged with sexually abusing a child under the age of 14 and possessing child pornography.
31, Aug 2014 - Theft of iPads draws five years in prison
DECATUR – Alexander O. Jones, an 18-year-old Springfield man who sprayed a clerk at the Decatur Target store in the face with pepper spray to steal six Apple iPads was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a plea deal.
31, Aug 2014 - Rush to be 1st woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was unanimously chosen as the state's first female chief justice Wednesday, setting the stage for what could be a long run at the court's helm.
31, Aug 2014 - More than 100 mentally ill South Carolinians stopped from buying guns in last year
When Alice Boland was accused of threatening to kill the president of the United States in 2005, charges were dropped because she was found mentally incompetent and ordered to undergo treatment for schizophrenia, according to court records.
31, Aug 2014 - Former prison guard from Whitman charged with child sex abuse
WHITMAN – A former prison guard at MCI-Norfolk has been ordered held on $50,000 cash bail after being charged with sexually abusing a child under the age of 14 and possessing child pornography.Matthew Kulikowski, 32, of Whitman, has been charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14; distributing obscene matter to a minor; distributing obscene matter; posing or ...
31, Aug 2014 - Judge seeks info on Charlene Tabb's home ownership before ruling
A Delaware County judge said Monday he wanted more information about Charlene Tabb's ownership of four Muncie properties before ruling on her request for public funds to pay for a transcript of her May murder trial.
31, Aug 2014 - Judge sentences man to 25 years in prison for sexual battery
Court officials reported a man was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence after pleading no contest to sexual battery.
31, Aug 2014 - Delaware Court of Chancery Issues Ruling on Remand in PharmAthene Litigation
NEW YORK -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. , a company specializing in the development and commercialization of solutions for serious unmet medical needs and biothreats, announced that, on August 8, 2014, the ...
31, Aug 2014 - Whittemore Reports to Prison on California Coast
Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore has reported to a minimum security prison on the central California coast to begin serving a 2-year sentence for making illegal campaign contributions.
31, Aug 2014 - Convicted rapist sought after leaving halfway house
Sheriff’s deputies in Warren County are looking for a convicted sex offender who walked away from the halfway house he was released to after finishing his prison sentence. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Adult Parole Authority are looking for Larry Tumbleson, 41, a convicted rapist, kidnapper and robber. On Aug. 10, the man allegedly walked away from the Turtle Creek Center in ...
31, Aug 2014 - Jay Heck and Jay Riestenberg: High court creates confusion with voter ID ruling
The federal appeals court should end the confusion by affirming that Wisconsin's voter ID requirement is unconstitutional.
31, Aug 2014 - Irvine Business Lawyer Gregory G. Brown Has Been Awarded the AV Rating, the Highest Possible Rating
Gregory G. Brown of Brown & Charbonneau, LLP awarded the AV Preeminent® rating, which is the highest possible rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. (PRWeb August 10, 2014) Read the full story at
31, Aug 2014 - Man sentenced to 7 years for killing stepfather, but remains free for now
Monday afternoon, Whitley Circuit Judge Paul Winchester sentenced Keith Edward Mason to seven years in prison for shooting and killing his former stepfather, Robert "Bobby" Vanover, nearly two and one-half years ago but Mason didn't go to jail.
31, Aug 2014 - Why PharmAthene Is Up 56% In #PreMarket Trading
PharmAthene (NYSE: PIP ) is on track to be Monday’s biggest gainer. A Delaware court ordered SIGA Technologies to pay lump sum expectation damages to PharmAthene for lost profits relating to SIGA’s smallpox ...
31, Aug 2014 - Dent gets 22 years for 13 kilos of cocaine
COLDWATER — Almost six years after his conviction at trial, Steven Duane Dent was sentenced in Branch County Circuit Court for possession of 13 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute and resisting Michigan State Police (MSP) Trooper Matt Unterbrink by driving off with the trooper holding onto his SUV.
31, Aug 2014 - Tejas Judge Blocks Co-Founder Gorman’s Bid for CEO Post
A judge temporarily blocked John Gorman IV, a Texas bond salesman with an exotic-animal ranch, from taking over as Westech Capital Corp. (WTEC) ’s top executive in a fight for control over the parent of Tejas Securities Group Inc.
31, Aug 2014 - UPDATE: Prosecution examines witnesses in Raleigh Co. murder trial
BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The trial continues for a man accused of first degree murder of his stepfather, Mark McDermott, and attempted first degree murder of his mother, Johanna McDermott.  Friday was day two of West Virginia v. Donald...
31, Aug 2014 - Indiana judge apologizes for remarks some found offensive
A northeastern Indiana judge is apologizing for saying during a retirement reception that one of the women could have a lucrative second career as a phone-sex operator.
31, Aug 2014 - Court Rules Victims of Domestic Abuse Can Seek Asylum in US
In a decision by the highest immigration court in the U.S., it was decided that female victims of severe domestic abuse in their home countries will be eligible to seek asylum in America. Read more...
31, Aug 2014 - Parolee walks away from half-way house
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help in locating a man convicted of rape who walked out of a center that houses people transitioning out of prison.
31, Aug 2014 - Suspect in Trumbull Jail standoff sentenced
One of three men accused of taking a Trumbull County jail corrections officer hostage in April, has pleaded guilty to charges unrelated to the standoff.
31, Aug 2014 - Family of slain police informant wins judgment in death; Kentucky Supreme Court lowers amount
The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a damage award to the family of a teenage informant killed while working for police, but lowered the amount the state must pay.
31, Aug 2014 - Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriage bans are constitutional.
31, Aug 2014 - Man pleads guilty to sex with teen girl, sent to prison
DECATUR – Brandon L. Peters, a 21-year-old man charged with 10 felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for a relationship with a girl that began last year, when she was younger than 15 years old, was sentenced Monday to three years, three months in prison.
31, Aug 2014 - Rock-throwing that injured teacher goes to court
The husband of an Ohio middle school teacher was among those expected to testify Tuesday at a court hearing about a rock-dropping incident on a stretch of rural interstate in Pennsylvania last month that left the woman...
31, Aug 2014 - Former Louisville Fire Captain takes plea agreement, responsibility for K-9 shooting
He walked into a Clark County courtroom in handcuffs, with shackles around his waist. Two hours later he walked out with a signed plea agreement in his hands.
31, Aug 2014 - SC Ports again seek cruise terminal permit
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is once again seeking federal permission for the project.
31, Aug 2014 - High court hopeful's abortion stance stirs up Mich. Democrats before convention
A decision by Court of Appeals Chief Judge William Murphy to run for the Michigan Supreme Court has stirred up opposition from pro-abortion rights forces ahead of this weekend's Democratic state convention.
31, Aug 2014 - Indiana same-sex marriage ban debated in appeals court
CHICAGO — Two lesbian couples from Northwest Indiana were optimistic Tuesday that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will uphold a decision calling for Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages after the presiding judge repeatedly asked if the children of gay couples wouldn’t be better off if their parents were married. “I’m feeling very optimistic,” said Lyn Judkins of Chesterton. “It sounded ...
31, Aug 2014 - Court ruling won't impact Kentucky's credit rating
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Moody's said it will not downgrade Kentucky's credit rating despite a recent federal bankruptcy decision that could cost the state nearly $1 billion over 20 years.
31, Aug 2014 - James Conn Nipp Enters Guilty Plea
ARDMORE, OK -- A Love County man pleaded guilty to leading police on a chase last summer and will serve time in prison. James Conn Nipp entered his plea in a Carter County courtroom Wednesday where he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years of probation. Investigators say Nipp led police on a high speed chase in July of last year that started in Wilson and ended in Love County. Last ...
31, Aug 2014 - Indiana, Wisconsin defend gay-marriage bans
CHICAGO – The three-judge panel hearing arguments Tuesday about gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin peppered attorneys defending the laws with questions about what harm there is in allowing same-sex couples to marry.
31, Aug 2014 - NY teen faces sentence in wreck that killed 4 pals
A New York City teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends, is due to be sentenced in a Long Island courtroom.
31, Aug 2014 - Ex-Nevada lawmaker taking plea deal in Vegas cases
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The only lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature agreed Thursday to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a bid to get out of jail and into a mental health program.
31, Aug 2014 - Ex-lobbyist Harvey Whittemore reports to prison
Former Nevada lobbyist and developer Harvey Whittemore surrendered to a minimum-security prison on the central California coast Wednesday to begin serving a two-year sentence for making illegal campaign ...
31, Aug 2014 - Illinois appeals court rules against Bears on tax
An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes, plus interest. A three-judge panel at the 1st District Appellate Court posted its ruling Thursday on ...
31, Aug 2014 - Major federal wildlife prosecution at SC plantation
William Martin, age 59, of Yemassee, Keith Gebhardt, age 54, of Yemassee, and Mark Argetsinger, age 63, of Beaufort, were sentenced for the unlawful trapping and killing of migratory birds at Mackay Point Plantation in Jasper County.
31, Aug 2014 - Nationwide Financial ordered to pay $10.3 million
Citing "institutional incompetence" at Nationwide Financial's mutual-funds business, based in King of Prussia, a Delaware judge ordered the company to pay a Michigan investment manager $10.3 million for breaching a contract.
31, Aug 2014 - W.Va. American Water moved Elk River intake to site downstream from chemical tanks when treatment p
By Ken Ward Jr. When West Virginia American Water built its Kanawha Valley drinking water plant 45 years ago, the company dropped a plan that would have kept an existing intake near Coonskin Park, upstream from an industrial facility that would later become Freedom Industries, according to state records and new federal court filings. West Virginia American got approval from what was then known ...
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