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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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02, Aug 2014 - Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.
02, Aug 2014 - McDonnells’ trial begins with jury selection
The first corruption trial of a governor in Virginia history is the result of an anonymous tip to a state fraud hotline about the alleged theft of food at the Executive Mansion that turned into a fede
02, Aug 2014 - Surfer who punched dog walker is stuck in jail
He’s gonna hang 10 in a New Jersey jail cell this weekend. Corey Pohan, the surfer dude accused of punching out a Manhattan dog walker, can’t face the music in...
02, Aug 2014 - Arthritis Foundation names Devon Energy Corp. CEO as 2014 honoree
The Arthritis Foundation this week announced that John Richels, Chief Executive Officer, Devon Energy Corp., will be this year’s honoree at the 25th Annual Tribute to Excellence Dinner scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.  Richels will be recognized for his leadership, commitment and dedication to charitable and civic causes in the communities Devon serves ...
02, Aug 2014 - Man pleads guilty to aggravated DUI in fatal crash
TUSCOLA — A Decatur man who admitted he was drunk when he hit and killed an Atwood man in a traffic crash last fall faces up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Edgar M. Maza, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in Douglas County Circuit Court to aggravated driving under the influence in connection with the Oct. 10 death of Harold "Tony" Adamson, 47, of Atwood. read more
02, Aug 2014 - Holder Cautions on Risk of Bias in Big Data Use in Criminal Justice
Associated Press WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder warned Friday that a new generation of data-driven criminal justice programs could adversely affect poor and minority groups, saying such efforts need to be studied further before they are used to sentence suspects. In a speech in Philadelphia to a gathering of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Holder cautioned that ...
02, Aug 2014 - Court ruling could affect Alabama healthcare customers
A pair of court decisions on Tuesday, sent mixed messages to Alabamians who purchased healthcare plans on the federally run exchange.
02, Aug 2014 - Former Merrimack man sentenced to 15 years on child pornography charge
CONCORD – A former Merrimack man arrested nearly a year and a half ago will spend much longer than that federal prison. Keith Burns, 41, formerly of 11 Camp Sargent Road in Merrimack, pleaded guilty in April to a single count of attempted receipt of child pornography and was sentenced to 15 years in prison under the terms of a plea deal reached with federal prosecutors, U.S. Attorney John ...
02, Aug 2014 - Unlikely Duo Join Forces On Sentencing Overhaul Bill
An unlikely pair of senators — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul — are teaming up on a bill that aims to fix America's criminal justice system.
02, Aug 2014 - Court lets EquuSearch use drones again
Texas EquuSearch can once again use drones for their recovery missions after a federal appeals court ruled that a "cease and desist" email banning their use wasn't valid.
02, Aug 2014 - Ill. state prison on lockdown after attack
Menard, Ill. (KMOV) – Menard Correctional Center is on lockdown while the Illinois Department of Corrections investigates an alleged assault on five prison employees.
02, Aug 2014 - Challenger presses judge over character -- Gazette.Net
During most election seasons, it’s hard to get less dramatic races than those for Montgomery County Circuit Court judges. Rarely does anyone challenge the judges in office, who got their positions after going through a complicated nominating process.
02, Aug 2014 - Appeals court sides with doctor
CLINTON — The Iowa Court of Appeals has denied an appeal filed by Medical Associates, siding with a Clinton doctor who was awarded $98,312 in July 2013.Medical Associates filed a breach of contract lawsuit in late 2011 against Dr. Christopher Martin,
02, Aug 2014 - Defense expert: William Merriweather suffers from schizophrenia
A forensic psychologist told a federal judge Tuesday that 2007 fatal bank robbery suspect William Merriweather has schizophrenia.
02, Aug 2014 - Judge dismisses suit claiming JPMorgan knew of Madoff fraud
A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a shareholders' lawsuit claiming JPMorgan Chase & Co board members knew about Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme and ignored red flags signaling his massive fraud. The lawsuit filed in February alleged that Chief Executive Jamie Dimon and 12 other current and former executives and directors turned "a blind eye to Madoff's thievery." The claims were based ...
02, Aug 2014 - Cambridge murder trial to go to jury
NEVADA — The case of Jeremy Cory, who is accused of his wife’s shooting death in April, will be in the hands of the jury Thursday following closing arguments from the prosecution and defense.
02, Aug 2014 - Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 1987 file photo, Kenneth Trentadue, shown in the poster hanging in the office of Oklahoma City lawyer Scott Adams, is pictured in Oklahoma City. Prison officials maintain that Trentadue committed suidice by hanging himself.
02, Aug 2014 - Manfredi fights party candidate decision
NM Supreme Court denies appointee's case
02, Aug 2014 - Video of OKC Bombing Sought
EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue holds a photograph of his holds a photograph of his dead brother showing his bruises and injuries during an interview Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Trentadue's quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City ...
02, Aug 2014 - Sheriffs brace for strain on jails
County jails are bracing for what to do with low-level felony offenders now that the Indiana Department of Correction will no longer house them.
02, Aug 2014 - Epsom man arraigned on child sex abuse charges
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:29:27 GMT By CASEY McDERMOTT Monitor staff Kenneth Day, who is accused of sexually assaulting two people multiple times when they were children, is not allowed to return to his previous home if released on bail because officials said a child lives at the same address. The 67-year-old was arrested ...
02, Aug 2014 - Jury seated in trial for second driver charged in deadly 'road rage' crash
A jury was seated Monday in the trial for the second driver charged in a “road rage” crash that left five people dead. David Leger, 29, of Palmetto, faces five counts of vehicular homicide.
02, Aug 2014 - Court rules Oklahoma gay marriage ban unconstitutional for second time
A federal appeals court judge ruled for the second time the state of Oklahoma cannot prevent homosexuals from marrying, and Chickasha native Aron Seymour couldn't be more excited. 
02, Aug 2014 - Ky. lawmakers considering whether to abolish death penalty
It's been legal in Kentucky since 1976 but the state is under a court stay meaning none of the 33 people on death row can be executed.
02, Aug 2014 - Volunteer firefighter convicted of Oregon arson
A former volunteer firefighter was sentenced to five and a half years in prison after burglarizing and burning down a home in November.
02, Aug 2014 - 50 Cent Movie Co-Star Busted In Child Sexual Assault Crime
A Michigan man who has appeared in films with G-Unit head 50 Cent has reportedly been charged on a sexual assault crime and faces almost 20 years behind bars. #badnews [Visit SOHH.com for more information]
02, Aug 2014 - Appeals court considers whether to delay execution in Arizona
PHOENIX -- A federal appeals court on Friday began considering whether to grant a reprieve in the upcoming execution of an Arizona inmate after his lawyer sought information about the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.
02, Aug 2014 - Alabama lawmaker supports return to electric chair
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A state legislator wants Alabama to resume executions using the electric chair since drug shortages have brought lethal injections to halt.
02, Aug 2014 - Dog-fighters' gory details to be revealed in court
(AP) — A federal judge delayed sentencing in a high-stakes dog fighting case on Thursday, enabling prosecutors to describe more fully how nearly a dozen defendants treated some 400 dogs that were malnourished, scarred or held outdoors by heavy chains. Dogs that refused to fight were usually killed, the undercover investigation found. Most pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy or ...
02, Aug 2014 - New pleadings expected in 'sniper van' case
New court documents are expected to be filed next week in the case involving a stripped-out van found in old Metairie that one former FBI agent said appeared to be rigged for killing.
02, Aug 2014 - McDaniel Campaign Looking For Voter Fraud In Absentee Ballots
The Mississippi Secretary of State's office has accepted the certified election results from the state Republican Party runoff race. This now opens the door for Senator Chris McDaniel to begin challenging the results which could end in a court battle.Trained volunteers working for McDaniel will spend the week looking at information related to 19,000 absentee ballots cast the June 24th election ...
02, Aug 2014 - Driver in 'road rage' crash that killed 5 released from prison
A woman involved in a deadly 'road rage' crash that killed five people in 2011 has been released from jail and will be on probation until 2019.
02, Aug 2014 - Senator Cam Ward testified at prison reform hearing
Alabama has the highest incarceration rate in the United States, and that's not a number to be proud of. Senator Cam Ward spoke at a prison reform hearing in Washington on Tuesday.
02, Aug 2014 - No prison time for former Niles Little Red Dragon coach
James Ingles Jr. A former Niles youth football league coach has been sentenced after being convicted of a sex charge. During sentencing on Thursday, Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ray Rice placed the former Niles Little Red Dragon coach on probation for five years.
02, Aug 2014 - Judge bars telemarketer from operating in Iowa
DES MOINES — An Iowa judge has barred a Las Vegas-based company from telemarketing health and nutrition-related products to Iowans, according to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller. The judicial action came Thursday after an undercover phone line recorded telemarketers making unsupported, misleading and illegal claims about its oral spray’s effects on cancer, diabetes, arthritis and other serious ...
02, Aug 2014 - Leader of Alabama task force to testify in DC
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster will be in Washington on July 15 to speak to a congressional subcommittee about making changes in prisons. Ward is chairman of Alabama's new Prison Reform Task Force. The House Judiciary Committee's crime subcommittee invited him to speak at a hearing on prison reform, and Ward accepted. The Alabama Prison Reform Task Force was created ...
02, Aug 2014 - Legals July 18, 2014
NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) Case No. CV14-5053 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN RE: Kaitlyn Hankla A Petition to change the name of Kaitlyn Hankla, now residing in the City of Coeur d' Alene, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Kootenai County, Idaho. The name will change to Katlyn ...
02, Aug 2014 - US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling Friday that Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional spurred celebration among gay rights activists but sparked sharp anger among Republican leaders in a conservative state that prides itself on being the buckle of the nation's Bible Belt.
02, Aug 2014 - Federal judge give OK to pay Zeek claimants
LEXINGTON, N.C. — A federal judge has given the receiver of defunct ZeekRewards.com permission to begin making the first round of distributions to victims of the Ponzi scheme starting Sept. 30, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. In August 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused Rex Venture Group LLC, Zeekler and ZeekRewards.com, and Paul […]
02, Aug 2014 - Wisconsin Supreme Court rules state law mandates prison for repeat drunken drivers
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin law requires judges to sentence chronic drunken drivers to at least three years behind bars, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
02, Aug 2014 - Death row inmate in Dorchester County murder to get new sentencing hearing
A death row inmate who was convicted of murder in his girlfriend's killing in Dorchester County will get a new sentencing hearing, according to a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling released Wednesday.
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