Will cooperation pay off for would-be NYC subway bomber?

U.S. 05/01/19, 00:17

When Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty to being the ringleader in a foiled plot to bomb New York City's subway system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he was responsible for "one of the most serious terrorist threats to our nation" since the 9/11 attacks.Nearly a decade later, Zazi has a ...

Judge sparks outrage for no jail time in rape sentence

U.S. 04/30/19, 18:57

An upstate New York judge who stoked social media outrage for sentencing a former school bus driver to probation in the rape of a 14-year-old is getting "numerous vitriolic" phone calls, court officials said Tuesday.Jefferson County Supreme Court Judge James McClusky last week sentenced Shane Piche to 10 years of ...

Ex-priest convicted of altar boy abuse faces May sentencing

U.S. 04/29/19, 11:06

The delayed sentencing of a defrocked Massachusetts priest convicted of sexually abusing an altar boy is scheduled for late May.Officials at York County Superior Court in Maine say 76-year-old Ronald Paquin will be sentenced on May 24. A pair of men testified they were altar boys when he invited them ...

Huge gap in sentences requested in Chicago terrorism case

U.S. 04/26/19, 18:57

Prosecutors and defense lawyers on Friday recommended starkly different punishments in a long-running Chicago terrorism case before a multiday sentencing hearing that starts Monday and will focus on the 25-year-old defendant's mental health.Adel Daoud was arrested in a 2012 FBI sting after trying to detonate what he believed was a ...

Oregon safety officer gets second life sentence

California 04/25/19, 16:52

A judge has given a former college campus security officer a federal life sentence for terrorizing a 19-year-old woman by carjacking her at gunpoint in Oregon and forcing her to accompany him to California after having killed another woman. Calling Edwin Lara an "extreme danger to the community," U.S. District Judge ...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

U.S. 04/24/19, 16:20

A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in federal court in Newark, cried ...

Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

U.S. 04/24/19, 05:06

A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart.Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until his failed reelection bid in ...

In rambling note to judge, pipe bomb mailer blames steroids

U.S. 04/23/19, 20:23

A Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump said he abused steroids for over 40 years, an issue his lawyers say they'll cite at sentencing. Cesar Sayoc made the assertion in lengthy and rambling letters to a federal judge that were posted in ...

Prison term Ok’d for man acquitted in ‘Goodfellas’ heist

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:53

A judge properly considered a legendary airport robbery recounted in the movie "Goodfellas" when she sentenced a reputed mobster to eight years in prison for an unrelated road rage arson, an appeals court said Tuesday.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the determination as it upheld the ...

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

California 04/19/19, 13:58

A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy. The conditions inside David and Louise Turpin's home in ...

Update: Some children shackled by couple to be in court

U.S. 04/19/19, 11:53

The Latest on the sentencing of a California couple who starved and abused a dozen of their children for years (all times local):9:50 a.m.Some of the children of a California couple convicted of torturing them for years are expected to be in court for their parents' sentencing.It's the first time ...

Man who tossed daughter off bridge found guilty of murder

U.S. 04/16/19, 17:06

A Florida jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of first-degree murder for dropping his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge four years ago, despite arguments from his attorneys that he was insane and thought his actions would actually save her. He was automatically sentenced to life in prison. Jurors in Clearwater, ...

Homeless man faces sentencing in $400,000 GoFundMe scam

U.S. 04/12/19, 00:17

The homeless veteran who admitted to conspiring with a New Jersey couple in a GoFundMe scam that raised more than $400,000 is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.Johnny Bobbitt pleaded guilty last month in state court to conspiracy to commit theft by deception. He has been accepted into a drug program ...

Update: Sheriff’s family: Parole board’s decision ‘fair’

U.S. 04/11/19, 12:59

The Latest on a parole decision involving Henry Montgomery, who won a Supreme Court appeal on juvenile sentencing (all times local):10:55 a.m.The grandson of a sheriff's deputy killed in 1963 says a board's decision to reject parole for the man who killed his grandfather was "fair."CORRECTS LAST NAME TO HURT, ...

Inmate at center of landmark juvenile case up for parole

U.S. 04/11/19, 07:43

A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of parole will hear Thursday whether he'll finally get paroled after more than five decades in prison.A three-member board will hear the case of ...

‘Evil attracts evil’: Judge gives mom life in teen murder

U.S. 03/29/19, 17:32

A woman who plotted the rape, torture and murder of her own teenage daughter pleaded guilty on Friday and was sentenced to life in prison for a crime so barbaric that prosecutors and the judge strained for superlatives to describe it.One day after her co-conspirator boyfriend was sentenced to death, ...

Mom convicted of killing 2 kids, insanity defense rejected

U.S. 03/29/19, 13:41

A Connecticut woman who claimed it was God's plan for her to kill her two children was convicted of murder Friday by a three-judge panel that rejected her insanity defense.The guilty verdicts against LeRoya Moore, 39, came after a trial that featured conflicting testimony by psychiatrists for the state and ...

Judge sets April sentencing in Russian secret agent case

Politics 03/28/19, 11:10

A Russian gun-rights activist will be sentenced next month after admitting she was a secret agent for the Kremlin who tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina appeared briefly Thursday in federal court in Washington and U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan set Butina's ...

Chinese supplements supplier sentenced for fraud

U.S. 03/19/19, 20:40

Xu Jia Bao, an executive with Shanghai Waseta International Trade Co., was also sentenced to one year of probation for selling synthetic stimulant ingredients to a purported US manufacturer of dietary supplements

Court lets Chicago cop’s sentence stand in teen’s shooting

U.S. 03/19/19, 11:38

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that many criticized as far too lenient.The decision denies a rare bid by the Illinois attorney general's office and ...

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