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25, Jul 2014 - Criminal Defense Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Laundering Drug Money
SAN DIEGO – San Diego criminal defense attorney James Warner pleaded guilty today to two federal felony offenses, admitting that he laundered $100,000 of a client’s drug trafficking proceeds and then tampered with a potential witness in the case.
25, Jul 2014 - Boy, 12, gets maximum sentence for New Mexico school shooting
ROSWELL, N.M. — A New Mexico judge has ordered the maximum sentence for a 12-year-old boy who opened fire in a Roswell middle school gym earlier this year, injuring two students.
25, Jul 2014 - Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure fear of dark
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH Pa. (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their five-year-old son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday. Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart were charged with felony child endangerment and reckless endangerment for locking their son in the car ...
25, Jul 2014 - American Football - Massachusetts judge won't toss murder charge against ex-NFL player
A Massachusetts judge refused to toss out murder and firearms charges against ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in last summer's killing of a semi
25, Jul 2014 - Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years in prison
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in a bribery scandal that rocked the city, the U.S. Justice Department said.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge: Why Wasn’t Child Murder Suspect In Jail?
Twenty-five-year-old Raymone Jackson appeared in Wayne County Circuit Court Wednesday for arraignment on a host of charges.
25, Jul 2014 - Tremont, Ernst & Young Must Face Madoff Investment Suit
Tremont Group Holdings Inc. and Ernst & Young LLP must face an investor lawsuit over losses tied to Bernard Madoff’s fraud after the Washington state Supreme Court upheld an appeals ruling reviving the case.
25, Jul 2014 - Alabama's statewide crime rate decreased during 2013
Statewide crime decreased four percent during 2013 in the annual report released today by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.
25, Jul 2014 - Judiciary shouldn't hide behind tradition
Federal judges rarely make headlines, and they usually like it that way. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once said judges belong in the tall grass, away from the public eye -- though Scalia himself leaves that terrain behind when he has a book to promote or a feud to settle.
25, Jul 2014 - 16-year-old will serve 25 years in prison for fatal stabbing in 2013
A 16-year-old who pleaded guilty to helping stab a man to death last year didn’t receive the maximum time requested by the victim’s family, and instead was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Sixth Judicial District Judge Mary Chicchelly said in her ruling issued last Friday that considering all factors, including the brutal way Ronald Kunkle was stabbed more than 30 times, she believes a ...
25, Jul 2014 - Louisiana BESE effort to hire lawyer faces Jindal resistance
The state education board has hit a roadblock from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration in its efforts to hire a law firm to pursue a possible lawsuit against the governor.
25, Jul 2014 - Dallas man exonerated for rape after being cleared by DNA tests
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A 57-year-old Texas man who spent 12 years in prison for rape was exonerated on Friday, with legal experts saying his case marked the first time someone has been cleared of a crime by DNA testing that was not requested by the convicted person. Michael Phillips was released from prison in 2002 and prosecutors said his innocence was proven through a new ...
25, Jul 2014 - Bail, day 1: ‘Very few glitches’
By order of Maryland’s highest court, District Court commissioners at 8 a.m. Tuesday began telling people awaiting their initial bail hearing that they have the right to an attorney and if they could not afford a lawyer, one would be appointed for them.
25, Jul 2014 - Trial set for Clarksville mom accused of drowning infant daughter
A trial date has been set for a Tennessee woman charged with the drowning death of her infant daughter.
25, Jul 2014 - 4 inmates hurt after prison bus fight in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four inmates were injured after a fight broke out on a bus carrying federal prisoners.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge orders trial for Chesapeake in leasing case
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has ordered an Oklahoma City-based energy company to stand trial on criminal charges in what authorities say was a land-leasing scheme.
25, Jul 2014 - Federal judge overturns Colorado's gay marriage ban, but appeal awaits
DENVER — For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry. They repeated that even as they struggled for years to get civil unions passed through the Colorado Legislature.
25, Jul 2014 - SGTC horticulture students attend UGA’s trial gardens
South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) horticulture students recently attended the annual open house for the University of Georgia’s (UGA) trial garden in Athens
25, Jul 2014 - California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for sel…
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 - Prison for JaxCo employee who stole court funds
Former Jackson County Court Administrator Teresa York will go to prison for two years and pay almost $140,000 in restitution.
25, Jul 2014 - High Court Halts Utah Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said Utah for now does not have to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed during a short time window when they were allowed in the state.
25, Jul 2014 - Inmates killed at California prison are identified
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino County authorities have identified two inmates killed at a federal prison in Southern California over the weekend.
25, Jul 2014 - Chafee nominates new director of administration
By The Associated Pressnews@abc6.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is nominating his policy director as director of administration.The Democrat's office said Thursday he's nominating Steven Hartford to replace Richard Licht. Licht is being sworn in as a Superior Court judge next month.Chafee's office also says Tom Mullaney will become acting director of the state ...
25, Jul 2014 - Marine 'optimistic' he'll leave Mexican jail
U.S. Marine Corps reservist Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi told CNN by phone Sunday that he was "more hopeful" and "optimistic" than ever that he would be released from a Mexican prison after a court hearing coming on Wednesday.
25, Jul 2014 - Federal judge suggests guillotine, firing squad be used for executions
The state said they didn't botch the execution of convicted murderer Joseph Wood, but they're not going to give anyone else the needle until they review his execution.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge gives state more time to respond in Fontenot case
The Oklahoma attorney general’s office will have more time to respond to an application for post-conviction relief in a 1984 homicide.
25, Jul 2014 - Life For a Life
For the past three years, Bobbie Dawn Widdison and her family have been planning for her eventual release from the Utah State Prison, after the Utah Board of Pardons & Parole decided in 2011 that Widdison had taken sufficient responsibility for the 1996 killing of her 9-month-old baby, Breanna, and merited parole in 2018.
25, Jul 2014 - Judge allows tenant to stay 17 more days in 'Real Housewives' mansion
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members Melissa and Joe Gorga won't be able to move back into their Montville mansion just yet.
25, Jul 2014 - Matthew T. Mangino: ‘Ban the Box’ provides opportunity for ex-offenders
A prison term should not mean a lifetime of misfortune for a former offender. Yet that is what the criminal justice system produces every day. Former offenders are saddled for life with criminal records that make employment, education and public benefits difficult, if not impossible, to obtain.
25, Jul 2014 - Court orders evaluation for man charged in slaying
A judge has ordered a mental exam for a Tennessee man charged with killing his father.
25, Jul 2014 - Mike Connell: 'What we've got here is failure to communicate'
Near the end of 'Cool Hand Luke,' the 1967 movie set at a Florida prison camp, Paul Newman's title character calls out, 'What we've got here is failure to communicate.'
25, Jul 2014 - NY to see $3 billion windfall from settlement
ALBANY — New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France's largest bank, and the Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state's general fund.It's more than enough to fund the state's prison system or its child welfare programs for a year. But the administration says even with the windfall, the state will continue to limit annual spending growth ...
25, Jul 2014 - Kareen Dunn sentenced to 18 years for non-fatal shooting
A Kokomo man charged in a 2012 shooting on East Mulberry Street pleaded guilty to an aggravated battery charge and was sentenced last week to 18 years. After accepting the guilty plea of Kareen Dunn, Howard Superior Court 4 Judge George Hopkins sente
25, Jul 2014 - Summer begins with busy week of trials
It was a busy week for Scott McKee’s District Attorney’s Office last week as four prosecutors were wrapped up in two trials in the Henderson County Judicial Complex.  First Assistant District Attorney Mark Hall, along with Assistant DA Nancy Rumar, were busy in Judge Mark Calhoon’s 3rd Judicial District Court, while Assistant District Attorneys Jenny Palmer and Danny Cox were prosecuting a case ...
25, Jul 2014 - Gov. Corbett signs death warrant for Hubert Lester Michael Jr.
Barring any future successful appeal, Hubert Lester Michael Jr. could return to Rockview State Prison in September to again face the possibility of execution.
25, Jul 2014 - Same sex couples in court fighting for marriage recognition
A federal judge is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday for same sex couples who want their marriages recognized in Louisiana.
25, Jul 2014 - Officials investigate corruption, gang activity at prison
Court documents revealed new details about an ongoing investigation into corruption and official misconduct at a local prison.   Lanesboro Correctional Institution, the subject of a federal investigation into allegations of gang-related crime and violence, has been the focus on an ongoing State Bureau of Investigation case since December of 2012.   At the time, state justice officials told ...
25, Jul 2014 - GHOST TOWN, USA: Bankruptcy Claims Another Big City
AS DETROIT works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be on the brink of beginning the same process, the latest sign that the spate of municipal defaults may not have ended.
25, Jul 2014 - Birthplace Of GM Mulls Bankruptcy
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- As Detroit works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be on the brink of beginning the same process, the latest sign that the spate of municipal defaults may not have ended. Flint, which was the birthplace of General Motors and once had 200,000 residents, also has suffered a spectacular ...
25, Jul 2014 - Rhode Island Women & Infants Hospital to Pay Patients $150K for Data Breach
More than 12,000 Massachusetts patients were affected, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office.
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