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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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20, Dec 2014 - Trial set for church leader who faces sex abuse charges
A former Sheffield church leader facing sex abuse charges is scheduled to go to trial next month.
20, Dec 2014 - 1,000 Words: The innocent man
Kwame Ajamu didn't kill anybody. But he spent 27 years in prison for murder anyway.
20, Dec 2014 - Texas plans to execute inmate lawyers say is delusional (+video)
The case of a Texas death row inmate is raising questions about the legality of executing the mentally ill. Convicted of murdering his in-laws in 1995, Scott Panetti is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who his lawyers say is showing increasingly delusional behavior.
20, Dec 2014 - Charlotte hires Greensboro attorney to conduct Fire Department investigation
Former fire investigator Crystal Eschert said the city terminated her because she acted as a whistleblower in raising safety concerns about a building being renovated on North Graham Street.
20, Dec 2014 - Cherokee County men sentenced in armed robbery spree
TYLER, Texas – Two Jacksonville, Texas men have been sentenced in connection with a violent crime spree targeting area businesses in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.The sentences were handed down today by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider. Jonathan Roshard Brown, 22, pleaded guilty on May 20, 2014, to interfering with interstate commerce by robbery ...
20, Dec 2014 - Court Says Mental Illness History Won’t Bar Gun Ownership
A federal appeals court concluded that a history of mental illness shouldn’t bar citizens from owning a weapon in a first such ruling that may expand the rights of millions of U.S. gun owners.
20, Dec 2014 - San Jose cop has history of breaking suspects' bones, court documents show
Altogether, 10 complaints alleging excessive force have been filed against Officer Jonathan Byers in a four-year period ending in November 2013, according to court documents.
20, Dec 2014 - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Set To Engage The City Of St. Louis, Missouri In A Discussion Regar
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Bishop Courtney Allen Jones,  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Jerryl T. Christmas, ...
20, Dec 2014 - Babysitter sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting girl, 3
A jury Wednesday takes less than 90 minutes to find John Robert Coulter guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
20, Dec 2014 - Man Sentenced After Trying To Kill Mom; May Have Been Angered By Being Asked To Mow Lawn
Sixty-three-year-old Patricia Siefert says her son shot her in the shoulder with a rifle Aug. 24. She was able to flee after it jammed. Authorities say David Siefert may have been angry at being asked to mow the lawn.
20, Dec 2014 - AP source: Cuba releases American Alan Gross after 5 years in prison
WASHINGTON – A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years. The official says Gross has departed Cuba on a US government plane bound for the United States. He was released on humanitarian grounds by the Cuban government at the request of the United States, Read the Rest of the Entry
20, Dec 2014 - Calls grow to eliminate grand jury secrecy in police killings
As thousands of protesters nationwide ask how a pair of grand juries could decline to indict police officers in the deaths of two unarmed men, retired Judge LaDoris Cordell has… Click to Continue »
20, Dec 2014 - Defense Prepares For Testimony By Eric Williams’ Wife
In anticipation that convicted killer Eric Williams' estranged wife Kim will testify against him, defense lawyers today called several witnesses who described her as "money hungry" and "very in to herself."
20, Dec 2014 - MN homeowners win storm damage fight with insurers
A decision this week by the Minnesota Supreme Court will never make the news but it's significant for anyone in Minnesota with siding that might get damaged in a hailstorm.
20, Dec 2014 - Attorneys seeking to halt Oklahoma executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Oklahoma death row inmates head to federal court this week hoping that behind-the-scenes details of an execution gone awry will prevent a "bloody mess" from ever happening again.
20, Dec 2014 - Kane adds chief of staff, realigns Pa. attorney general executive office
HARRISBURG — As a statewide grand jury investigates her office, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Tuesday announced an executive staff shakeup that establishes a ...
20, Dec 2014 - Ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship makes first appearance in Beckley federal court.
BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship appears in federal court in Beckley to face a four-count indictment for his role in the April 5, 2010 Upper Big Branch mining disaster that killed 29 men. Blankenship...
20, Dec 2014 - High court: Mt. Bachelor can face injury lawsuit
Case is returned to determine negligence by resort, snowboarder stemming from 2006. The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that Mt. Bachelor’s liability waiver is not enough by itself to ward off a lawsuit by a snowboarder whose injuries left him permanently paralyzed. But the court also concluded that Myles Bagley ...
20, Dec 2014 - Other women on Google exec's yacht before death
(AP) — An attorney for a Northern California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht says other women visited the man and may have consumed drugs with him before he died. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Saturday ( ) that a judge ordered prosecutors to turn over to Alix Tichelman's public defender any evidence ...
20, Dec 2014 - San Francisco's Instant Tax lawsuit seeks full restitution for defrauded low-income filers
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed suit against an Oakland, Calif.-based franchisee of Instant Tax Service—an embattled company that was once the nation's fourth-largest tax preparation service—for a host of illegal business practices that defrauded low-income taxpayers throughout California. ...
20, Dec 2014 - Files of more than 40,000 federal workers breached
A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system says he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, despite the lack of an...
20, Dec 2014 - State official pay commission announced
The governor's office — though it is not in charge, only a participant — has announced the appointees to the commission that will recommend salaries for state elected officials and judges, pursuant to the constitutional amendment adopted by voters Nov. 4. They will study existing pay for the 7 statewide officers, legislators and judges — district, circuit and appellate — and make recommendations ...
20, Dec 2014 - Va. women's prison health care lawsuit settled
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposed settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that claimed medical care at a Virginia women's prison is so shoddy that it violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A notice of a "settlement in principle" was filed in ...
20, Dec 2014 - State prison system making changes to deal with mentally ill
There were many times during Khasiem Carr's tumultuous journey through Pennsylvania's mental health and prison systems when it seemed things couldn't get worse. Then, they generally did.
20, Dec 2014 - Man gets 110-year term for rape of girl, death of 6-year-old brother who came to her defense
A New Jersey man was sentenced Thursday to 110 years in prison in the rape of a girl and the stabbing death of her 6-year-old brother who had come to her defense.
20, Dec 2014 - Harford man sentenced to 10 years for 2011 heroin death
A Harford County man was sentenced Friday to serve 10 years in the federal corrections system for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction that caused a woman's death, federal prosecutors said.
20, Dec 2014 - Indictment: 26 pounds of meth found in car in Russell County
POSTED December 18, 2014 5:56 p.m. KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A California man was indicted Thursday on a federal charge of transporting approximately 26 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
20, Dec 2014 - Utah man stole gold and silver from parents
Riverton, Wyo. : A Utah man has been sentenced to seven years and two months in prison for stealing $1.9 million worth of gold and silver from his parents' home in Wyoming. Richard Jordan Kennedy, of Randolph, Utah, had pleaded guilty to unlawfully t...
20, Dec 2014 - Man Given 24 Years In Child Porn Case
A former Pacific area man accused of trading and producing child pornography will serve almost 24 years in federal prison for the crime.
20, Dec 2014 - Judge: Prosecutors must refile criminal charges against former Utah AG Mark Shurtleff
A state judge has said prosecutors must file an amended criminal complaint against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff if his case is to be separated from that of his handpicked successor, John Swallow, a new court filing shows. An entry in a...
20, Dec 2014 - N.Y. attorney general asks for power to investigate killings by police
New York state's top law enforcement official asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant him the power to investigate police killings of unarmed civilians after a pair of grand jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., led to violence, protests and caused many to question the way police-involved...
20, Dec 2014 - Exactly What Kind Of A Criminal Might Lois Lerner Be?
If Lois Lerner is a criminal, exactly what kind of a criminal is she? If you spend much time reading IRS scandal or, as I like to call it, Teapartygate  material, you will often encounter some form of the question that Joe Otto asks in his post titled Why Isn't Lois Lerner In Prison Yet? , since as he notes "Lois Lerner's decision to weaponize the IRS against Tea Party groups is absolutely ...
20, Dec 2014 - Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in August shooting in Arkansas, faces up to 26 years in prison
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
20, Dec 2014 - A Texoma mother fights Oklahoma DOC to change how violent criminals are evaluated
MCALESTER, Okla. -- A Texoma mother is fighting to keep her daughter's killer where she says he belongs, a maximum security prison.
20, Dec 2014 - Feds urge Rowland sentence of more than 3 years
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland should spend more than three years in prison for scheming to hide payment for work on congressional political campaigns, federal prosecutors say, arguing the twice-convicted felon has demonstrated a "troubling disrespect for the law." Rowland, who resigned as ...
20, Dec 2014 - Volokh Conspiracy: Should an Oklahoma judge order a high school football game replayed?
The judge should not allow a referee's mistakes to serve as grounds for legal challenges. High school athletes need to learn to overcome adversity on the field, not in courtrooms.
20, Dec 2014 - East Quogue Woman Awarded $1.112 Million In Damages For 2009 False Arrest Claim
An East Quogue woman who was arrested and held for four nights on a misdemeanor trespassing charge after taking photos of a model of a helicopter at the entrance to the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing in July 2009 was awarded $1.112 million in damages by a federal jury last week following a trial on her false arrest lawsuit.
20, Dec 2014 - Isreal Williams previously convicted of killing Thomas Schadowsky in 2013
A man convicted of second-degree murder in the road rage shooting death of a man after a confrontation at a Northside gas station last year was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.
20, Dec 2014 - Attorney General admonishes Laurel Sheriff for failure to respond to open records request
The Kentucky Attorney General has ruled that the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department and Laurel County Attorney’s Office must provide Michael McQueen with documents pertaining to former detective and Laurel County Fire Chief Tommy Johnston’s charges of theft from the fire department, disciplinary department taken and termination from the sheriff’s department and fire department.
20, Dec 2014 - Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for South Carolina to become the 35th U.S. state where gay marriage is legal, denying a request to block same-same weddings from proceeding. The order was another victory for gay marriage advocates after a federal judge in Montana on Wednesday struck down that state's ban on same-sex marriage. "We're ...
20, Dec 2014 - Florida man gets 28 months in stolen meds case -
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to prison for his role with a group that stole prescription medication from a tractor trailer and sold it in New Jersey.
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