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    A CHINESE man has been jailed for at least 13 years for murdering his housemate after googling "homicide sentencing in Australia". Shuo Dong killed Qi "Kathy" Yu, 28, in Sydney, Australia on June 8, 2018. 3Qi "Kathy" Yu was killed in Sydney, Australia on June 8, 2018Credit: Handout 3Shuo Dong made a series of incriminating...
    (CNN)A former dentist who was filmed extracting a patient's tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law.Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of...
    OAKLAND — In court records for the sentencing for a pot trafficker supposedly known as “Hitler,” federal authorities formally connected the dots between two 2016 homicides that occurred 2,000 miles apart, but which federal authorities allege were ordered by the same man. Marcus Etienne, 38, of Parish, New Orleans, is awaiting what will be a...
    SOMERVILLE, New Jersey -- A former "Melrose Place" actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient.Saying Amy Locane still refuses to fully acknowledge her culpability in...
    A “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient. FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, Amy Locane enters the courtroom to...
    A 13-year-old boy has been sentenced to ten years in jail for blasphemy by a court in northern Nigeria, prompting 'deep concern' from the United Nations children's organisation. Omar Farouq was convicted by a Sharia court in Kano - a state in northwestern Nigeria - which recently handed down a death sentence to a studio assistant...
    By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters" in their pursuit of prominent targets and politically charged cases. The comments at a speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan amounted to a striking, and unusual, rebuke...
    WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters" in their pursuit of prominent targets and politically charged cases. The comments at a speech at Hillsdale College in Michigan amounted to a striking, and unusual, rebuke of the thousands of prosecutors...
    A Senate criminal law committee is looking at how changes to the state's criminal sentencing rules could affect everything from the state's prison population to public safety in Illinois cities. The state's Truth in Sentencing law has been debated since 1998 and it was the center of discussion during a Senate criminal law committee...
    OAKLAND — An Antioch man who prosecutors say admitted to filming himself raping a toddler was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison Tuesday, but his legal troubles are far from over. Henry O. Cordon, 35, was sentenced Tuesday for a charge of possessing child porn, which he pleaded guilty to last February. The charge...
    Attorney General William Barr is finally undergoing scrutiny by the internal Justice Department watchdog for one of the many shady actions he has taken during his tenure—interfering in the department’s sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, according to NBC News. The line prosecutors who had secured the conviction of Stone on all seven felony...
    Attorney General William Barr is finally undergoing scrutiny by the internal Justice Department watchdog for one of the many shady actions he has taken during his tenure—interfering in the department's sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, according to NBC News. The line prosecutors who had secured the conviction of Stone on all seven...
    The Office of the Inspector General that independently oversees the Justice Department is examining the sentencing recommendation for GOP operative Roger Stone, a DOJ source confirmed to Fox News. The inspector general's investigation, which was first reported by NBC News, comes after Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Zelinsky testified before Congress in June that a DOJ decision to recommend a...
    DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit jewelry buyer, auctioneer and appraiser who twice auctioned an engagement ring presented by Donald Trump to second wife Marla Maples has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a multi-million dollar diamond-buying scheme. Joseph DuMouchelle, 58, entered the plea Monday in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in...
    DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit jewelry buyer, auctioneer and appraiser who twice auctioned an engagement ring presented by Donald Trump to second wife Marla Maples has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a multi-million dollar diamond-buying scheme. Joseph DuMouchelle, 58, entered the plea Monday in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in...
    By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit jewelry buyer, auctioneer and appraiser who twice auctioned an engagement ring presented by Donald Trump to second wife Marla Maples has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a multi-million dollar diamond-buying scheme. Joseph DuMouchelle, 58, entered the plea Monday in federal court, according to...
    Prosecutors want a federal judge to throw the book at Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman for her role as a high-ranking member of the Nxivm sex-slave cult — by sentencing her to five years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Although Bronfman’s non-binding plea deal calls for 21 to 27 months behind bars, in...
    (CNN)The Justice Department inspector general's office has made inquiries into how the department handled the changing sentencing recommendations of Roger Stone, according to two sources.The IG initially took interest in the case after the four prosecutors on it resigned in protest of Attorney General William Barr's intervention. Stone was eventually sentenced to 40 months in...
    The Justice Department’s independent watchdog opened an investigation into the events surrounding the sentencing of longtime Trump associate Roger Stone following an intervention by Attorney General William Barr, a new report claims. The investigation by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is reportedly “focused on events in February … when prosecutors for Stone have said...
    Reuters September 14, 2020 0 Comments  The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump’s long-time friend Roger Stone, a spokeswoman confirmed. “We welcome the review,” Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. The review by the department’s inspector general comes after...
    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump's long-time friend Roger Stone, a spokeswoman confirmed. "We welcome the review," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. The review by the department's inspector general comes after...
    The Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is investigating what went on behind the scenes when sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone were controversially reduced, leading to a mass exodus by the line prosecutors on the case and the public perception that a friend of the president’s was cut a break by higher-ups...
    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to amend sentencing for people caught breaking the coronavirus curfew on the Navajo Nation is awaiting consideration by the Navajo Nation Council, their highest legislative body. Police have been charging curfew violators with public nuisance, which gives judges the choice of sentencing to 30 days in jail or fines...
    Now that their parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, are officially going to prison for their role in the college admissions scandal, sisters Olivia Jade and Isabella are reportedly “rattled” by the whole situation. Loughlin and Giannulli were sentenced last month to two and five months in prison, respectively, by Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton. The...
    A Saudi court has issued final verdicts Monday in the 2018 killing of journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi, sentencing eight to prison, according to state television. The names of those convicted were not made public, but Riyadh Criminal Court reportedly ordered a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for five. Another received a 10-year sentence, and two others were ordered to...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – A Jackson County youth basketball coach, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct involving a minor, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. Jerrell Sanders, 31, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person between the ages of 13 and 15 in Ingham County Circuit Court before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina...
    A man was found guilty Thursday of killing two women and hiding their bodies inside a freezer at his London apartment. Zahid Younis will spend at least 38 years behind bars for the grisly slayings of 32-year-old Henriett Szucs and Mihrican Mustafa, 38, the BBC reported. The bodies of the victims, described in court as...
    Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman continues to support leader Keith Raniere and his cult that she bankrolled, Nxivm, despite facing up to 27 months in prison for her role in the group. Bronfman, 41, expressed her Nxivm loyalty in an Aug. 28 letter to a Brooklyn federal judge ahead of her Sept. 30 sentencing, the...
    RENO, Nev. (AP/CBS13) — A Lake Tahoe-area veterinarian and former UC Davis professor from Truckee who oversaw the treatment of horses at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion, according to the Sacramento-area U.S. Attorney’s office. The office said 63-year-old Jack Ray Snyder admitted he under-reported nearly $350,000 in income...
    Convicted Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere has no remorse for his crimes and is even putting up a $25,000 prize for anyone to find holes in his case, prosecutors allege in court new papers requesting he be sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say Raniere’s lack of contrition since his 2019 conviction on racketeering and...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A man was found sleeping in a car with 24 pounds of methamphetamine in the trunk was sentenced to five years in federal prison Wednesday, court records show. Vladimir Magallan Gallegos will also be on supervised release for four years after serving his sentence, according to the hearing’s minute order. The sentence,...
    By Nick Perry | Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available sentence has been imposed in the country. Judge Cameron Mander said the crimes committed...
    The Christchurch, New Zealand shooter was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Brenton Harrison Tarrant killed 51 worshippers in two New Zealand mosques in March 2019. His sentence is the maximum available and has never been previously given, the AP reported. Judge Cameron Mander said...
    The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge imposed the maximum available sentence on 29-year-old Australian gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the first time the sentence has been imposed in New Zealand. Judge Cameron Mander said Tarrant's crimes were...
    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge imposed the maximum available sentence on 29-year-old Australian gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the first time the sentence has been imposed in New Zealand. Judge Cameron Mander...
    Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch mosques terrorist, has been sentenced to life in jail without the possibility of parole. In a New Zealand legal first, the Australian man has been denied the possibility of ever seeking or gaining his freedom after killing 51 people in last year's attack. For three days at this week's sentencing, Tarrant...
    RIVERHEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- Sentencing was delayed Wednesday for the Long Island man convicted of killing a Boy Scout while driving drunk, leaving the victim's family outraged.The judge announced that Thomas Murphy's sentencing was postponed in favor of a hearing into allegations of juror misconduct raised by the defense, as well as two new...
    RIVERHEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- Sentencing was delayed Wednesday for the Long Island man convicted of killing a Boy Scout while driving drunk, leaving the victim's family outraged.The judge announced that Thomas Murphy's sentencing was postponed in favor of a hearing into allegations of juror misconduct raised by the defense, as well as two new...
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Sentencing will be held Wednesday for the man convicted in the drunk driving crash that killed a Boy Scout. Thomas Murphy was found guilty last month of aggravated vehicular homicide and second-degree manslaughter. Prosecutors say in September 2018, Murphy had three vodka shots before he drove into a group of Boy Scouts who...