Sentencing set for immigrant advocate convicted in tax case

Business 02/20/19, 10:55

Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday for a longtime advocate for immigrants in Arizona who pleaded guilty to a felony charge stemming from his tax preparation business.Elias Bermudez faces up to two years in prison after acknowledging that he falsely added dependents — including three children who lived in Mexico — to ...

‘Melrose Place’ actress to serve more time for fatal crash

U.S. 02/15/19, 17:53

A former "Melrose Place" actress was sentenced Friday to more prison time for a fatal 2010 auto accident after an appeals court ruled her initial sentence was too lenient.Amy Locane was given five years behind bars. She served about two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence before her 2015 release.An appeals ...

Update: Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice sentenced

U.S. 02/13/19, 16:26

The Latest on former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's sentencing (all times local):4:25 p.m.A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars.A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced Allen Loughry on Wednesday. He was ...

Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice set for sentencing

U.S. 02/13/19, 01:38

A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment scandal is due in federal court for sentencing for using his job for his own benefit.Allen Loughry is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. ...

Sex abuse case not only time Kansas judge has been lenient

U.S. 02/08/19, 11:47

A Kansas judge who blamed two teenage girls for a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man spent nearly a decade on the bench overseeing mostly sealed juvenile and child-in-need-of-care cases behind closed doors before taking over the adult criminal cases for a retiring judge last summer. Since then, Leavenworth County Judge ...

Ex-Penn State assistant coach Sandusky gets new sentencing

Sports 02/05/19, 16:56

Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be resentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction.The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years, but a Superior Court panel said that included the ...

Michigan man gets life without parole in 6 shooting deaths

U.S. 02/05/19, 14:04

A man who fatally shot six strangers in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole, and some loved ones of those he killed said they believe he'll face a greater, more permanent punishment. "Someday when you die and you face God, he will make ...

Update: Michigan man gets life, no parole in 6 killings

U.S. 02/05/19, 11:51

The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot six strangers to death in Kalamazoo, Michigan (all times local):11:50 a.m.A southwestern Michigan man who fatally shot six strangers in between picking up passengers for Uber has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.Jason Dalton was ...

Experts: Decent chance Van Dyke’s sentence will be tossed

U.S. 01/25/19, 23:53

Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.Van Dyke, 40, ...

Experts: Decent chance Van Dyke’s sentence will be tossed

U.S. 01/25/19, 19:42

Some legal experts believe there's a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.Van Dyke, 40, went ...

3 militia members face sentencing in Kansas bomb plot

U.S. 01/25/19, 00:20

Three militia men could face life in prison for a foiled plot to blow up a mosque and apartments housing Somali immigrants in Kansas.A federal judge will sentence Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen on Friday. The men were convicted last year of plotting the attack in Garden City ...

Illinois office may seek new sentencing in McDonald slaying

U.S. 01/24/19, 19:35

The Illinois attorney general's office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes a white Chicago police officer's less-than-seven-year prison sentence in the slaying of black teenager Laquan McDonald was wrongly calculated.The office said in a brief statement emailed Thursday it is reviewing Jason Van ...

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

Entertainment 01/17/19, 22:46

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City.Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015.Davenport issued an apology during his ...

Son sentenced for killing, dismembering mom in Hawaii

U.S. 01/14/19, 21:05

A man who admitted to killing and dismembering his mother during an argument in their Honolulu apartment has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.Yu Wei Gong was charged with murder after he called police in 2017 to turn himself in after a suicide attempt. He admitted killing his mother ...

Police shooting case lawyers make last sentencing arguments

U.S. 01/14/19, 19:00

Attorneys in the case of the ex-Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald have submitted written arguments on sentencing this week.Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon doesn't recommend a specific sentence in a Monday filing. He ...

Gunman to be sentenced in Chicago honor student’s killing

U.S. 01/14/19, 12:19

A Chicago man faces decades in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at then-President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities in 2013.Hadiya Pendleton became a symbol of Chicago's gun violence when she was caught in the crossfire of a gang feud about a week after ...

AG pick to reassure senators he backs sentencing overhaul

Politics 01/11/19, 12:43

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will assure lawmakers he supports a sweeping criminal justice law that eases federal sentencing rules, even though he pushed tough-on-crime policies for decades. A person familiar with the confirmation process tells The Associated Press that William Barr will tell members of the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

President Trump signs sweeping criminal justice bill

Politics 12/21/18, 14:46

With a government shutdown just hours away, President Donald Trump on Friday signed rare bipartisan legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system. Trump called the bill "an incredible success for our country" and "beyond bipartisan" during an Oval Office signing ceremony. Today, it was my great honor to sign the #FirstStepAct ...

NewsBreak: Brown sues to save California sentencing laws

California 12/20/18, 20:12

Outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown sued Thursday to protect one of his signature actions in office, a voter-approved measure that allows most prison inmates to seek earlier release and participate in rehabilitation programs.His administration filed a lawsuit challenging a pending 2020 initiative that seeks to toughen criminal penalties as part of ...

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