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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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Second Oregon sex offender at Umatilla prison dies unexpectedly in just nine days
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21, Aug 2014 - Pennsylvania's Superior Court upholds verdict in case of drunken driver who killed a Monongalia
Jerod Alan Green, the drunk driver sentenced to 25-50 years in prison in Pennsylvania for leading police on a high-speed chase that culminated with him striking and killing Monongalia County, West Virginia, Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Michael May in 2012, lost his appeal.
21, Aug 2014 - Federal judge denies former Penn State president's bid to halt criminal case
HARRISBURG - A federal judge in Pennsylvania said Friday she would not halt the criminal case against Graham B. Spanier, the former Pennsylvania State University president accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
21, Aug 2014 - Juror under investigation for friending, chatting with defendant on Facebook
Anyone charged with a crime is entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers, not by a jury of their new Facebook friends. One recent case that is now under investigation has some at 201 Poplar ready to click "unlike."
21, Aug 2014 - Christina Nelson Pleads Guilty
Former Coffee County Probate Judge employee Christina Nelson pleads "Guilty" to a charge of First-Degree Theft of Property...
21, Aug 2014 - Vilardo has Schumer’s backing for federal judgeship
Richard T. Sullivan doesn’t often use the word “perfect,” but that’s the lofty characterization he chose Wednesday when asked about his old friend and new candidate for federal judge.
21, Aug 2014 - Judge denies motion to dismiss case against Philly mom arrested for legal gun in NJ
Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over in New Jersey’s Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. 
21, Aug 2014 - Independence woman convicted of gun charges
An Independence woman faces 25 years in federal prison for illegally providing firearms to her boyfriend, who is a felon.Candice Loyd, 29, was convicted in federal court Wednesday of one count of conspiracy and two counts of aiding and abetting a felon to possess a firearm.No sentencing date has been set. Loyd also faces a fine of up to $750,000.The live-in boyfriend, Joshua Stamps, 27, pleaded ...
21, Aug 2014 - N.H. killer withdraws motion, will face Lizzi Marriott's family at sentencing
DOVER, N.H. — The man convicted of raping and killing Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott abruptly withdrew his motion to skip his own sentencing -- after a prosecutor described in court the killer's crass indifference to her family’s desire to speak at his sentencing.
21, Aug 2014 - Massachusetts governor signs new abortion clinic protest bill weeks after high court ruling
BOSTON — Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday.
21, Aug 2014 - U.S. man accused of putting needles in packaged meat 'just for the hell of it'
A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat 'just for the hell of it' at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year.
21, Aug 2014 - JC woman gets federal prison time in drug and mail stealing cases
A Jefferson City woman has been sentenced in federal court in two separate and unrelated federal cases, for her role in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Cole and Callaway County area and for her role in a conspiracy to steal mail.
21, Aug 2014 - Offers will roll in, but Jon Lester's door still open to Sox return
KANSAS CITY — The weirdest part of all of this for Jon Lester? The color scheme. For a dozen years, his work clothes came in the understated reds and blues of the Red Sox, and they fit his low-key personality. The stitched B might be iconic, but the colors themselves don’t exactly pop. Boston’s grey and blue road uniform wouldn’t look out of place in a prison. As Lester lounged in his new ...
21, Aug 2014 - Youths at New York prison subjected to abuse: officials
Young detainees are subject to systemic violence and violation of their constitutional rights at Rikers Island prison in New York City, a study released Monday found. "The investigation, which focused on use of force by staff, inmate-on-inmate violence, and use of punitive segregation during the period 2011-2013, concluded that there is a pattern and practice of conduct at Rikers Island that ...
21, Aug 2014 - U.S. charges SK Madison commodity pool executives with fraud
* Deception alleged over SK's track record, investments NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - Two principals of now-defunct SK Madison Commodities LLC have been criminally charged with fraudulently soliciting more than $1.3 million from investors for their Manhattan-based commodities pool, and pocketing $700,000 for themselves. Former President Michael James Seward, 35, of Largo, Florida, was charged ...
21, Aug 2014 - Appeals court rules male guards can sue for jobs at women's prison in Washtenaw County
The Michigan appeals court has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit by dozens of male guards who say they've been denied overtime and job assignments at the state's only prison for women. In a 3-0 opinion released Wednesday, the...
21, Aug 2014 - Los Alamos worker imprisoned for selling nuke secrets
71-year-old physicist given a year in prison for lying to FBI and passing classified data to a likely Venezuelan official
21, 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.
21, Aug 2014 - Prosecutor in S. Texas scandal loses law license
A former top prosecutor in South Texas has lost his law license after his sentencing to 13 years in federal prison for taking bribes. The Brownsville Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1pKxf77 ) that former Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos has been ordered to surrender his license pending his appeal of his corruption conviction from last year. The State Bar of Texas says ...
21, Aug 2014 - Official: Linking to national database would help track deadbeat dads
Medina County Child Support Enforcement Agency Director Michael Pataky wants to tie into a national database to better track deadbeat dads who are behind bars. The database, called JusticeXchange, provides prison data for 37 different states and 92 percent of all jail beds in Ohio. “There are people who father children and decide to run Read More... The post Official: Linking to national ...
21, Aug 2014 - Rick Perry Indictment: Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal Defend Texas Governor
As The Inquisitr reported yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry became the first governor in the state since 1917 to be indicted by a grand jury. Perry was indicted on two felony counts — abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant — after he threatened to “veto funding” if District Attorney Rosemary Lehberg
21, Aug 2014 - Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes.
21, Aug 2014 - Councilman accused of stealing pie turns himself in to police
Police said a town official suspected of stealing a pie from a grocery store surrendered to authorities Thursday morning, the day after a warrant for his arrest was issued.
21, Aug 2014 - Student Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking University of Missouri-Kansas City Instructor
Former student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City pleads guilty in federal court to cyberstalking a faculty member.
21, Aug 2014 - Teenage Missionary Charged With Raping Children at African Orphanage; Lawyer Says He Was Victim of
A teenage missionary from Edmond, Oklahoma, said to be struggling with pornography and homosexuality, is now facing life in prison after he allegedly raped underage girls and forced young boys to perform oral sex on him at a Kenyan orphanage while other children watched. His lawyer charges, however, that he was the victim of "psychological voodoo."
21, Aug 2014 - US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday unanimously rejected North Carolina's plan to replace a crucial Outer Banks bridge without rerouting a state highway away from a wildlife refuge.
21, Aug 2014 - Former Md. church youth leader set to be sentenced
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Las Vegas man convicted of sexually abusing boys while he was a youth leader at a church in Maryland in the 1980s is set to be sentenced.
21, Aug 2014 - DHHR's psych hospital plan OK'd
By Lydia Nuzum Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom approved a plan to alleviate staff shortages at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' two psychiatric hospitals during a hearing Friday, dismissing potential contempt charges against the agency for failure to comply with court orders. In the DHHR's proposal, developed after Bloom rejected three other proposals by the ...
21, Aug 2014 - Owner of Salem and Youngstown coffee shops convicted on pot charge
A Salem restaurant operator faces sentencing next month for drug charges. Fifty-three-year-old Peter Lynch appeared in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to drug possession.
21, Aug 2014 - Two Longview men plead guilty in child sex abuse cases
Two Longview men charged with separate sexual acts toward children pled guilty Thursday and were given 25 years and eight years in prison, respectively.
21, Aug 2014 - Utah prison review aims to find new approach
With a recidivism rate above the national average and a prison population expected to grow by some 2,700 inmates during the next two decades, Gov. Gary Herbert and other state leaders are in the midst of a ground-up review of Utah's corrections polic...
21, Aug 2014 - Gunman gets 18-30 years in prison for Demarius Reed slaying
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A man who confessed to robbing and killing Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed has been sentenced to 18 to 30 years in prison.
21, Aug 2014 - Conviction in Jessica Tata day care fatal fire upheld
A Texas appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman serving 80 years in prison for a fire that killed four children at the Houston day care center she operated.
21, Aug 2014 - Iowa Magistrate recognized for promoting gender balance in courts
U.S. Chief Magistrate Celeste Bremer will receive two prestigious awards this month for her work to increase diversity and gender fairness in Iowa courts. Bremer, of the Southern District, received the Diana Murphy Legacy Award during an Infinity Project program Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. “We are so pleased to honor Judge Bremer with the Diana Murphy Legacy Award in recognition of her tireless ...
21, Aug 2014 - Judge rules Justice Department must give Congress Fast & Furious documents - California school dist
WASHINGTON – A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.
21, Aug 2014 - Prison for former Traffic Court judge
Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Robert Mulgrew was sentenced Wednesday to 21/2 years in prison on federal fraud and tax-evasion charges, two weeks after he dodged a potential conviction in a separate ticket-fixing conspiracy case.
21, Aug 2014 - Man pleads not guilty in murder of Essex County teen
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man sought in two murders in Washington state has pleaded not guilty to killing a college student in New Jersey. Ali Brown is one of three suspects who appeared Wednesday afternoon in state Superior Court in Newark.
21, Aug 2014 - 2 Latta men stand trial for 2012 Marion County murder
Two Latta men accused of murder, among other crimes, are scheduled to stand trial Friday.
21, Aug 2014 - The Supreme Court's NOT Top 10: October 2013 Term Cases The Justices Wrongly Passed Over
The Supreme Court press and other court observers have spilled a lot of ink this past month discussing the cases the Supreme Court took and decided during October Term 2013. Relatively little was said about the cases the court chose not to decide—and it passed over some doozies. But as Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart put it so eloquently, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a ...
21, Aug 2014 - This Hour: Latest Michigan news, sports, business and entertainment
The Detroit bankruptcy trial will start September 2nd after the judge decided to move some testimony to later in the case.
21, Aug 2014 - Trial begins for caregiver accused of murdering elderly man
SAN DIEGO – Opening statements began Tuesday in the trial of a caretaker accused of killing an 88-year-old Rancho Bernardo man and draining more than $500,000 from his bank accounts. Denise Goodwin, 47, was charged with a dozen counts, including …
21, Aug 2014 - Another state legislator breaks the law
As you probably know by now, the US Attorney’s office in Chicago has agreed to drop all felony charges against Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) and has charged him instead with a simple misdemeanor.
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