Sentencing

December 14, 2017 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady were sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for drug conspiracy convictions by a judge who said their ineptness at their criminal craft and otherwise crimeless background earned them leniency. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Crotty said Efrain...
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FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Baton Rouge, La. More than a half-century after the Louisiana teen was sent to prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy, the now 71-year-old inmate is getting his first chance at freedom since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor. Louisiana's parole board scheduled a hearing Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, for Montgomery. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In 1963, Henry Montgomery killed a sheriff's deputy less than two weeks after his 17th birthday. A half-century later and nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in his favor, he's still waiting for his first chance at freedom. Louisiana's parole board postponed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. The former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, to nearly five years for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 13, 2017 - 2:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. The sentencing of Lyle Jeffs closes the book on a major government...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 2, 2014 file photo, prominent media PR and celebrity publicist, Max Clifford arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London. Britain’ Ministry of Justice says Max Clifford has died Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, after collapsing in prison, after being convicted in 2014 for for historic offences of indecent assault. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
December 10, 2017 - 9:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Disgraced celebrity publicist Max Clifford, a confidant to the stars who fell from grace amid Britain's investigation of past sexual abuse, died Sunday after collapsing in prison. He was 74. Once one of the most powerful figures in British entertainment, Clifford was convicted in 2014...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, Slobodan Praljak, center, enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Croatia's state television said Saturday Dec. 9, 2017, that former general Praljak who died after taking a poison at a U.N. war crimes court, was cremated during a private ceremony held Thursday. (Robin van Lonkhuijsen/ file Pool Photo via AP)
December 09, 2017 - 7:43 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's state television says a former general who died after taking what he said was poison at a U.N. war crimes court has been cremated. The report said Saturday that a private ceremony was held Thursday for Slobodan Praljak, who was convicted of war crimes in Bosnia and...
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December 08, 2017 - 10:53 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman accused of robbing three banks while she was more than eight months pregnant pleaded guilty to robbing two of them and was sentenced to four years in prison. The State Journal reports that 32-year-old Lisa Harding of Madison was also ordered to pay back money...
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John Feit enters the 92nd state District Court before the verdict was read in his trial for the 1960 murder of Irene Garza Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. Feit was found guilty of Garza's murder. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 5:59 pm
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A jury on Friday sentenced an 85-year-old former priest to life in prison for the 1960 killing of a schoolteacher and former beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served. The same jurors in Hidalgo County in South Texas found John Bernard Feit guilty of murder...
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December 08, 2017 - 4:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series from prison, though one dissenting judge called the case "a profound miscarriage of justice." The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar, appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, an elite Michigan sports doctor who possessed child pornography and assaulted gymnasts, was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to 60 years in federal prison in one of three criminal cases that ensure he will never be free again. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 08, 2017 - 4:30 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A former federal prosecutor hired by Michigan State University said there's no evidence that school officials knew a campus doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes. Patrick Fitzgerald made the disclosure in a letter to state Attorney General Bill Schuette, who had asked for...
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