Statue of Liberty protester gets probation

U.S. 03/19/19, 10:13

A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border has been sentenced to five years' probation and 200 hours of community service.Therese Okoumou entered the Manhattan federal courthouse on Tuesday with clear tape all over ...

Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for assaulting patients

U.S. 03/18/19, 16:55

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system that let him get away with it for so long. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown was ...

Update: Pediatrician’s victims speak out at sentencing

U.S. 03/18/19, 11:05

The Latest on pediatrician's sentencing for sexually assaulting 31 children (all times local):12:05 p.m.Victims of a former Pennsylvania pediatrician have given statements before his sentencing in the sexual assault of 31 children, describing how he destroyed their lives, caused them to feel hopelessness and made them fear doctors.This undated file ...

Supreme Court agrees to hear deadly DC sniper shootings case

U.S. 03/18/19, 09:16

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002. The justices said they will take up the state's appeal in the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, ...

Pediatrician to be sentenced for assaulting 31 children

U.S. 03/18/19, 00:06

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician is scheduled for sentencing Monday in the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown will be sentenced on dozens of counts, including aggravated indecent assault ...

Pope anniversary marked by Pell sentencing, scandal fallout

Europe 03/13/19, 05:15

Pope Francis is marking his sixth anniversary as pontiff with prayer, attending a weeklong spiritual retreat while elsewhere in the world one of his cardinals is sentenced for sex abuse and a new poll finds American Catholics are increasingly questioning their faith because of the scandal.In his time as pope, ...

Sex abuse convictions of Australia cardinal prove polarizing

World 03/11/19, 22:22

The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse will be sentenced to prison Wednesday in an Australia landmark case that has polarized observers. Some describe the prosecution as proof that the church is no longer above the law, while others suspect Cardinal George Pell has been made a ...

Kansas doctor sentenced to life in prison for patient death

U.S. 03/08/19, 18:36

A Kansas doctor was sentenced to life in prison Friday for unlawfully prescribing medication blamed for an overdose death, the latest prosecution in a government crackdown on physicians amid an opioid epidemic. Steven R. Henson was immediately taken into custody following sentencing. There was an audible gasp in the packed courtroom ...

Manafort gets 47-month sentence

U.S. 03/08/19, 02:28

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. But that was much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from ...

Update: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

Politics 03/07/19, 19:03

The Latest on Paul Manafort (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. Judge T.S. Ellis III imposed the sentence Thursday, capping the only jury trial following indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's ...

Woman gets year in prison in cover-up of slaying, mutilation

U.S. 03/07/19, 15:01

A woman who pleaded guilty to helping her ex-boyfriend cover up the shooting death and mutilation of his childhood friend in southeastern Michigan has been sentenced to a year in prison and three years of probation. WDIV-TV reports that 20-year-old Eevette MacDonald was sentenced Thursday after entering her plea in December ...

Sentencing set for ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice

U.S. 03/06/19, 01:33

A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice is due in court for sentencing for using a state vehicle and gas fuel card for a 2014 golf trip to Virginia.Ex-Justice Menis Ketchum's sentencing is scheduled Wednesday in federal court in Charleston.Ketchum pleaded guilty to a felony fraud count last year. His ...

Lawyers for Manafort seek leniency ahead of sentencing

Politics 03/01/19, 18:48

Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are asking a judge in Virginia for leniency ahead of a sentencing hearing next week. Manafort is to be sentenced next Thursday after being convicted last summer of eight financial crimes. Probation officials have calculated a sentencing guideline range of between 19.5 and 24 ...

Update: Sentencing delayed in Alabama investor scam

U.S. 02/28/19, 12:51

The Latest on the sentencing of admitted con-man Kyle Sandler in the Round House investor fraud (all times local):12:45 p.m.A federal judge has delayed sentencing for a con-man who bilked investors in Alabama of nearly $2 million.This booking photograph provided by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office in Bryan, Texas, shows ...

Sentencing set in nearly $2M Alabama scam

U.S. 02/28/19, 01:07

A man who pleaded guilty to scamming an Alabama town for nearly $2 million is due in federal court to find out how long he will go to prison.A judge scheduled sentencing for 43-year-old Kyle Sandler for Thursday morning in Montgomery.Sandler moved to the east Alabama town of Opelika (Oh-puh-LIE-kuh) ...

Update: Pell’s bail revoked, sentencing set for March 13

Europe 02/26/19, 23:51

The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Cardinal George Pell (all times local):2 p.m.A judge has revoked Cardinal George Pell's bail and said he would announce the disgraced cleric's sentence on March 13.Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The most senior ...

Australian Cardinal Pell faces abuse sentencing hearing

Europe 02/26/19, 20:07

The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse could face his first night in custody after a sentencing hearing Wednesday that will decide his punishment for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago.A Victoria state County Court jury unanimously convicted Cardinal George Pell in ...

Mueller to file sentencing memo in Manafort conspiracy case

Politics 02/22/19, 12:15

Special counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday deadline to weigh in on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s punishment in one of his two criminal cases. The sentencing recommendation comes as the 69-year-old Manafort, who led Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for several critical months, is already staring down the possibility of ...

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