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Lawsuit Filed Against Jody Kriss, Former Bayrock Executive & Founder of East River Partners
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23, Nov 2014 - Houston man gets maximum sentence in dog fighting case
A Texas man has received a maximum sentence of five years in prison after admitting he participated in high-stakes dog fights in Alabama and Mississippi
23, Nov 2014 - West Kittanning health center could reopen after Pa. Supreme Court ruling
The shuttered state Department of Health office in West Kittanning might reopen in the wake of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision Thursday. The court sided ...
23, Nov 2014 - Detroit Judge’s Expert Says Voters Risk Derailing Plan
Last year, Republican Governor Rick Snyder invoked a state law to appoint Kevyn Orr, a bankruptcy attorney who worked on the Chrysler Group LLC reorganization, as an emergency manager with control of Detroit’s day-to-day operations and the power to put the city into bankruptcy with the approval of state officials.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records
An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from Ars Technica: A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed a set of 529 court documents in hundreds of criminal cases detailing the use of a stingray, or cell-site simulator, by local police. This move, which took place earlier this week, marks a rare example of a court opening up a vast trove of applications made by police to a judge, who ...
23, Nov 2014 - Montana suspect in German exchange student's death had criminal past
MISSOULA, Mont. — A man charged with shooting and killing a German exchange student in his garage has a criminal record in Seattle and Missoula. Court records show Markus Kaarma pleaded guilty in 2003 to an assault charge in Seattle Municipal Court and received a deferred sentence.
23, Nov 2014 - Case Dismissed Against Man Who Served Prison Time For Rape, Other Crimes
Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Detroit-area man who served nearly seven years in prison for rape and other crimes.
23, Nov 2014 - Defense lawyer Kayo Morgan dies at 63
Fort Lauderdale lawyer Kayo Morgan, the defense attorney who won the first case ever broadcast on Court TV, has died in Georgia, family members said.
23, Nov 2014 - Software Patents, Dog Snack, Akorn: Intellectual Property
Companies that build their business models around aggressive patent litigation are finding that approach less lucrative after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and stricter government policies.
23, Nov 2014 - Patricia LaFrance For Hillsborough County Attorney
Hillsborough County Attorney Patricia LaFrance has earned a second term as the top prosecutor for the state's most populous county.
23, Nov 2014 - Day 3 of murder trial for soldier shot, killed in 2013
On day three of the Javon Rice and Malcolm White murder trial, a detective said it appeared someone was looking for something when he arrived at the residence of a soldier shot to death inside his home in 2013.
23, Nov 2014 - Former judge Wilfong ready to start new chapter
After admitting to an affair with another county employee, former Randolph County Circuit Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong says she's ready to move on.
23, Nov 2014 - Oklahoma court: American entitled to tax refunds
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says American Airlines is entitled to sales tax refunds that could total more than $1 million.
23, Nov 2014 - Crown Point man gets 58 years in friend's killing
A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 58 years in prison for the shooting death of a friend he maintains he shot in self-defense.
23, Nov 2014 - Iowa judge upholds 50-year prison sentence for man
An Iowa judge has upheld a 50-year prison sentence for a man convicted of robbery and attempted murder.
23, Nov 2014 - David Davis dies at health center in Jackson
HILLSDALE — The man convicted by a Hillsdale County jury of first-degree murder in December 1990 died while serving life in prison without parole. David Richard Davis was reported “discharged” by Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) on Nov. 9.
23, Nov 2014 - Woman raped by man who fled jail’s work-release program goes before Utah’s highest court
PROVO, Utah — The victim of a brutal attack that occurred in Provo in 2010 was back in court on Thursday, still seeking justice against those she feels are responsible. She went before the Utah Supreme Court on Thursday to ask that they reinstate a lawsuit against Utah County and two companies affiliated with a […]
23, Nov 2014 - US fights cybercrime from suburban office parks
Ground zero in the nation's fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.
23, Nov 2014 - San Bernardino Won’t Challenge Calpers in Bankruptcy
San Bernardino said it won’t try to reduce its obligations to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, despite a recent ruling opening the powerful pension fund to such challenges in bankruptcy court.
23, Nov 2014 - Hearing held in flood board's oil industry lawsuit
Lawyers for dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies asked a federal judge Wednesday to toss out a Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against them over damage drilling and dredging has done to Louisiana's ...
23, Nov 2014 - Jerel Garner Sentenced to 15 Years for Donte Newsome Murder
During Monday's sentencing hearing, Newsome's mother, Angela Smith, spoke on behalf of his family. She described her son as hard working, patient and kind. She said her family jokingly called him "Job" for his patience.
23, Nov 2014 - Murder charged dismissed due to missed deadline
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A murder charge against a man in prison in Texas has been dropped because New Mexico authorities failed to extradite him in a timely manner. The defense motion said New Mexico officials failed in 2013 to act to put Figueroa on trial under a 180-day deadline set by a federal law on transfers of prisoners between states.
23, Nov 2014 - Nissalke claims blood type didn't match
It was a cold case murder conviction in 2009 when Jack Willis Nissalke was sentenced to life in prison for the 1985 stabbing death of Ada Senenfelder.
23, Nov 2014 - Jury finds Rep. Barry Moore not guilty in perjury trial
A jury returned a not guilty verdict on all counts Thursday afternoon in the perjury trial of Rep. Barry Moore.
23, Nov 2014 - State of California Awards Prison Health Contract to Health Net Federal Services
Health Net Federal Services, LLC , a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a contract with California Department of Corrections and R
23, Nov 2014 - Parolee Charged With Murder In Drowning Death Of Teen
Standing alongside members of the New York State Police, Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes today (Nov. 5) announced the arrest of 32-year-old Steven D. Szatanek for the murder of Anna Rose Shove. Szatanek from Camerondale Road, Baldwinsville, has been charged with second-degree murder, a class A felony, and second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, in connection with the death ...
23, Nov 2014 - Disappearances OK'd as evidence in murder case
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Prosecutors who accuse a Mississippi native of drowning his first wife in Calcasieu Parish may also bring evidence about the disappearances of two other women close to defendant Felix Vail, a state appeal court has ruled. Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in the second-degree murder case accusing Vail of killing Mary Horton Vail in the Calcasieu River ...
23, Nov 2014 - Receiver is named for Saddle Brook hotel
A federal court in Chicago has named a receiver to take over control, and to liquidate, the assets of Florida businessman Nikesh Patel, including the yet-unopened Crowne Plaza hotel in Saddle Brook.
23, Nov 2014 - Court papers: Teen waited to reveal captor's name
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teen who was kidnapped in October 2013 waited until a week after she was home to reveal her alleged captor's identity, according to court papers released Wednesday.
23, Nov 2014 - California Supreme Court 1 justice short
The California Supreme Court has been without one of its seven justices for more than seven months now, among the longest such intervals in a half century.
23, Nov 2014 - Florida Supreme Court to decide judgement in case of UCF football player's death
The Florida Supreme Court has taken up the case of a UCF football player who died in 2008 during conditioning drills on campus. Ereck Plancher's death was caused by complications from Sickle Cell disease and his family argued that the UCF Athletics Association staff did not follow its own procedures that could have saved Plancher's life. Plancher's family won a lawsuit with a $10 million ...
23, Nov 2014 - Latin Kings members charged with brutal assaults, kidnapping: officials
BROOKLYN (PIX11) — More than one dozen members of a Brooklyn “tribe” in the Latin Kings have been indicted on charges related to vicious attacks that left four injured, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced Thursday. Members of the “Outlaws” tribe, which is based in Bushwick and East New York, allegedly conspired to murder two “disrespectful” […]
23, Nov 2014 - Pair charged in Wexford meth lab traffic stop
CADILLAC — A man who fled from a traffic stop faces up to life in prison if convicted of numerous felonies after police pulled over a vehicle in which he was a passenger on M-37 south of Buckley. The driver also faces multiple drug felonies.
23, Nov 2014 - Suspect named in murder of Mercer County businessman
MERCER, Pa. - Authorities have charged a suspect in the murder of Mercer County businessman Frank Crash. At a news conference on Thursday, Mercer County District Attorney Robert Kochems announced that Hempfield Township police obtained an arrest warrant for Tracy Linn Hassel for the murder of Crash.
23, Nov 2014 - 15 Counties, Cities Express Interest in Maximum Security Prison
Lawmakers could approve funding next session for the construction of a 1,000 bed prison. It would bring 250 jobs to one of the eight jurisdictions that have expressed interest.
23, Nov 2014 - Transgender inmate fights for name change
Lakisha Lavette Short is a transgender Delaware inmate serving a 55-year sentence who is trying to get a name change to â??Kai.â?� So far, the courts have said no.
23, Nov 2014 - Judge refuses to move trial in Alabama sex ring case
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — The trial of a woman accused of being part of a group of relatives who shared children for sex will remain in the local Alabama county, a judge ruled Monday.
23, Nov 2014 - Monitoring Truancy
Last spring at a truancy court appearance in front of Johnson County Justice of the Peace Pat Jacobs, a 17-year-old high school student who routinely skipped her last class of the day was ordered to wear an ankle monitor to convince her to take the issue seriously. When the young woman’s mother objected, she was [...]
23, Nov 2014 - Tyler man arrested after refusing search, fleeing
Smith County Sheriff's Office Courthouse Security Deputies working the main secure entrance of the courthouse asked to search a zippered pouch which a man had placed in the security checkpoint bucket. The man immediately picked up the pouch and attempted to conceal it.
23, Nov 2014 - District Attorney candidates pitch to voters
LAPLACE — Over 200 people packed into the Belle Terre Country Club Tuesday night for a forum featuring the three candidates vying for St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney.
23, Nov 2014 - Conyers man sentenced in federal court for using counterfeit bills to purchase prepaid debit cards
A Rockdale County man has been sentenced to serve nearly four years in prison for manufacturing counterfeit bills and purchasing $700 in prepaid debit cards.
23, Nov 2014 - Texas woman gets 20 years in husband's death
The San Antonio Express-News ( ) reports 44-year-old Stacie Voigt Etzel was found guilty of murder Wednesday in the 2011 shooting death of 51-year-old Terry Lee Etzel at their home in the D'Hanis community, located 50 miles west of San Antonio. Medina County District Attorney Danny Kindred says Stacie Etzel was sentenced Friday to 20 years for murder and to 10 years for ...
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