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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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25, Jul 2014 - Judge aims to establish veterans court in Iowa
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - District Judge Jeffrey Poulson knows that military veterans, many having served multiple tours of duty in recent wars, are entering Woodbury County's courtrooms in trouble. They fought for their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now some are fighting drug and alcohol addictions and ...
25, Jul 2014 - Former Conn. Fire Chief Gets Prison Time for Sex With Junior Firefighter
The former chief of Coventry, Connecticut’s volunteer fire department was sentenced to 20 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a teenage member of the department’s junior firefighter program.
25, Jul 2014 - Population Drop Allows Pulaski Co. Jail to Reopen
The facility had been closed to non-violent offenders for just over three weeks.
25, Jul 2014 - Ex-Illinois governor returns, talks death penalty
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to prison in 2007 — campaigning for the end of the death penalty in the U.S.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge rules 38 Studios depositions may go ahead - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New En
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island judge hearing the 38 Studios lawsuit has ruled that three defendants must give additional depositions.
25, Jul 2014 - Federal judge in New Orleans to rule on same sex marriage issues
In Louisiana, marriage is only allowed between a man and a woman. But a federal judge is weighing whether the state should be forced to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, and as part of a consolidation of related cases, the judge deciding the lawsuit also wants to rule on Louisiana's ban which prohibits same sex couples from being legally married in the state.
25, Jul 2014 - Feds reject Wyandotte's Kansas tribal casino land application
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The federal government has refused to accept a tract of suburban Wichita land into trust so an Indian tribe can build a casino there, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office said Monday.
25, Jul 2014 - Conyers honored for donation of personal papers
DETROIT (AP) — A number of judges and lawyers honored U.S. Rep. John Conyers in a ceremony Friday, thanking the 85-year-old Detroit Democrat for donating personal papers from his nearly 50 years in Washington to Wayne State University.
25, Jul 2014 - Ex-prison employee from Bell County, Ky pleads guilty to rape
A former Bell County Forestry Camp employee has pleaded guilty to charge of rape.
25, Jul 2014 - Local murder case appeal heads to Ga. Supreme Court
Georgia Supreme Court oral arguments begin Monday in an October 2012 Baldwin County murder case.
25, Jul 2014 - Accused teacher, scout leader makes first court appearance via video
A China Grove Middle School teacher and coach charged Wednesday with sex offenses against children has been released on bond. And he has been relieved of his duties as a leader in the local Boy Scouts program.
25, Jul 2014 - How A Former Gang Member Became A Serial Entrepreneur
Ryan Blair's path from a jail cell to the boardroom hit many potholes, but he credits his stepfather for turning his life around. Ryan Blair was the kind of kid who was always looking for an angle. Who could blame him? His childhood in Torrance, California, included an abusive, meth-addicted father, two siblings in prison, friends who committed suicide, and more than one trip to juvenile hall ...
25, Jul 2014 - Metro Detroit mortgage, loan managers charged with fraud
Tom Henderson - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced felony charges against four Southeast Michigan individuals and three companies for allegedly operating fraudulent mortgage or loan modification schemes. Schuette also announced the conviction in Macomb County’s 40th District Court of a New Haven company, Impact Homeowners, on six counts of violating the Credit Services ...
25, Jul 2014 - A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case
Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men.
25, Jul 2014 - Ashland woman sentenced to 32 years in prison for labor trafficking, related crimes
An Ashland, Ohio, woman was sentenced to 32 years in prison for holding a woman with cognitive disabilities and her child against their will and forcing the woman to perform manual labor for them.
25, Jul 2014 - Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge orders former New Hampshire cop in hit-and-run back to jail
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A former New Hampshire police officer released from prison in June after serving only 72 days of a year-long sentence for a felony hit-and-run conviction was ordered back to jail on Thursday. The officer, Stephen Coco, was accused of running down two teenagers while driving an unmarked police vehicle in March 2013, when he was a Manchester police ...
25, Jul 2014 - Jury chosen in rape trial of Coast Guard petty officer
A Coast Guard judge Friday empaneled a seven-member jury to hear a rape case starting Monday that alleges a male petty officer sexually assaulted a female Air Force staff sergeant in 2010.
25, Jul 2014 - Maryland insurance executive plotted to kill judge: court documents
By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland executive charged with lying to insurance regulators was allegedly plotting to kill a judge handling his case, according to federal court documents. Searches of the home, office and vehicle of Jeffrey Cohen turned up extensive evidence of the alleged plot and a cache of weapons, according to the documents filed in U.S. District Court in ...
25, Jul 2014 - Laundering Illegal Money? There's Ultraluxury New York Real Estate For That
For decades, if one wanted to launder a few million (or billion) without paying taxes and attracting undue government attention, the proper venue were bank accounts in Geneva, Zurich or Bern. However, following recent events when courtesy of Barack Obama's tax "transparency" (if nowhere else) initiative, Swiss bank secrecy no longer exists, the world's uber-wealthy were stuck with a quandary ...
25, Jul 2014 - Ex-NC teacher sentenced to life in molestation case
A former North Carolina fourth-grade teacher will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting students dozens of times in the 1970s and 1980s.
25, Jul 2014 - Va. court system warns of email scam
NORFOLK -- The Virginia court system is warning residents across the commonwealth of a new email scam being sent from an imposter claiming you are due in court. A notice posted on Virginia's Judicial System website says the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia recently learned of the scam which includes "Notice to Appear in Court" or "Court Notice" in the subject ...
25, Jul 2014 - Jurors find former Texas hospital chain owner Tariq Mahmood guilty on all 15 fraud counts
Mahmood, whose lawyers had argued did not wield a "Charles Manson-like" power over employees, forcing them to alter Medicare billing codes, faces up to 20 years in prison.
25, Jul 2014 - Montgomery County attorney Mark Kearney nominated by Obama for federal judgeship
John Elliott said he was not surprised when President Barack Obama nominated Mark Kearney to sit on the bench of the federal district court in Philadelphia.
25, Jul 2014 - Drug court, probation system benefit participants and taxpayers
Dodge County officials see drug court as one of the shining stars of the services provided by the District 6 Probation Office.
25, Jul 2014 - Imprisoned For 12 Years, Dallas Man To Be Exonerated For Rape Conviction
After spending 12 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Michael Phillips will finally be exonerated on Friday morning in Dallas.
25, Jul 2014 - Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
25, Jul 2014 - In Desegregation Case, Judge Blasts School Officials and Justice Department
by Nikole Hannah-Jones A federal judge in Alabama has taken the rare step of ruling against a local school board in a desegregation case, rejecting the board's claims that it had done all it could to end segregation in its schools. In a lengthy, at times scathing ruling issued last month, U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala said she could not "conclusively" determine that the ...
25, Jul 2014 - UPDATE: Merrill man gets life sentence, opportunity to petition after 33 years; still says he's
MERRILL - A 50-year-old Merrill man will spend at least 33 years in prison after being sentenced Thursday. A jury found Mark Bucki guilty in April of three counts connected to the murder and disappearance of his wife Anita.
25, Jul 2014 - Arkansas man gets 20 years for child rape
MOUTNAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - A Baxter County judge has sentenced a Cotter man to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl. The Baxter Bulletin ( ) reports 63-year-old William Bardin was sentenced Thursday.
25, Jul 2014 - Chiquita wins dismissal of lawsuit over alleged role in Colombian war
A federal appeals court in Florida has thrown out a lawsuit filed against produce giant Chiquita Brands International, ruling that U.S. courts have no jurisdiction over claims that the company allegedly financed a military group that engaged in torture and other acts during Colombia's civil...
25, Jul 2014 - Self-Defense? Front-Porch Murder Trial to Begin
A 54-year-old man argues he felt threatened when he shot a 19-year-old woman who was banging on his door in the middle of the night.
25, Jul 2014 - Defense: Bar death penalty in Pa. murder retrial
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A defense attorney is asking a judge to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in a man's retrial in the murder of a woman whose body was found in a central Pennsylvania park a decade ago.
25, Jul 2014 - National Judges to Visit Washington for America in Bloom Contest
Judges from the America in Bloom (AIB) national awards program will visit Washington Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18.
25, Jul 2014 - Dalhart man sentenced in meth trafficking case
A judge on Thursday sentenced a Dalhart man to serve nearly 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking charge. U.S.
25, Jul 2014 - Grant County man sentenced to prison for violating federal firearms laws
SILVER CITY >> Javier J. Reyes, 20, of Santa Clara was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Las Cruces to 48 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for the unlawful possession of an unregistered short-barreled rifle with an obliterated serial number and for receiving a firearm while under indictment.
25, Jul 2014 - Former Texas hospital chain owner found guilty of Medicare fraud
Dr. Tariq Mahmood of Dallas could face more than two decades in prison when he is sentenced next year.
25, Jul 2014 - Court to consider 911 call as part of Dikken trial
The recently filed motion included statements from Panitzke that until then were not open to the public, which named “Andy Dikken” as the alleged perpetrator.
25, Jul 2014 - Bravo's murder trial, set for August, won't be delayed
The 20-year-old is accused of kidnapping and killing Christian Aguilar, an 18-year-old UF student, in 2012.
25, Jul 2014 - Why Smith County won't be making rulings on immigration issue
We're learning more about what led Smith County commissioners to vote on some immigration resolutions and the reason for the outcomes. The commissioners court discussion Tuesday came down to what a county government's role is. 
25, Jul 2014 - New lawsuits in fight over cold beer sales
INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations is heading back to court hoping to overturn a state law that gives package liquor stores the exclusive right to sell cold beer.
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