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Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Obtains Second Conviction Against Former Perry County Coroner Herbert Miller

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his Office has obtained another conviction against Perry County Coroner Herbert Miller for stealing more than $3,300 dollars from Tom and Lila Welsh of Perry County, Missouri. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office previously obtained felony convictions against Miller for felony stealing and financial exploitation … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Obtains Second Conviction Against Former Perry County Coroner Herbert Miller

BUCHAREST, Romania | 6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party fired six ministers on Monday as the beleaguered party chairman sought to tighten his grip on the government. Social Democrat chairman Liviu Dragnea has come under fire for his management style and corruption convictions, but has vowed to continue as party leader even though he can’t be … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | 6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

BOSTON — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court Thursday. It doesn’t make sense the former New England Patriots tight end is now innocent in the eyes … Continue reading BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kentucky Man, Kevin Ray Wilson, of Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Waynesburg, Kentucky, man who was caught at a traffic stop with 10 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire was convicted by a federal trial jury Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Kevin Ray Wilson, 46, was found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kentucky Man, Kevin Ray Wilson, of Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas City Man, George S. Schrand, Jr., of Meth Trafficking

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri man was convicted by a federal trial jury Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. George S. Schrand, Jr., 36, was found guilty of the charge contained in a May 1, 2018, superseding indictment. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that on March 13, 2017, … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas City Man, George S. Schrand, Jr., of Meth Trafficking

BERLIN  | European court rejects Austrian’s case over prophet slur

BERLIN  — The European Court of Human Rights says an Austrian woman’s conviction for calling the prophet of Islam a pedophile didn’t breach her freedom of speech. The Strasbourg-based ECHR ruled Thursday that Austrian courts had “carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected.” … Continue reading BERLIN  | European court rejects Austrian’s case over prophet slur

PHILADELPHIA | Bill Cosby switches up legal team with appeal looming

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says the 81-year-old Cosby is replacing the suburban Philadelphia lawyer who handled his sentencing with a pair of criminal defense attorneys. Joseph Green … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Bill Cosby switches up legal team with appeal looming

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges. Lee, who has denied most of the charges levelled on him, … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption

NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni. Prosecutors say he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

YANGON, Myanmar | The Latest: US ambassador condemns reporter convictions

YANGON, Myanmar  — The Latest on the conviction of two Reuters reporter in Myanmar for illegally possessing official documents (all times local): 2:30 a.m. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the conviction of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar is another stain on the Burmese government. Haley said in a statement on Monday … Continue reading YANGON, Myanmar | The Latest: US ambassador condemns reporter convictions

YANGON, Myanmar | The Latest: UN human rights chief: Myanmar ruling shocking

YANGON, Myanmar  — The Latest on the conviction of two Reuters reporter in Myanmar for illegally possessing official documents (all times local): 8 p.m. In her first day on the job, new U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she was “shocked” at the seven-year prison sentences handed down to two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, … Continue reading YANGON, Myanmar | The Latest: UN human rights chief: Myanmar ruling shocking

Experts: Unusual factors in ex-Texas cop’s murder conviction

Every case is unique, as is every jury. But experts say several factors seemed to stack up against former Texas police officer Roy Oliver this week when, in an extremely rare outcome, he was convicted of murder for a shooting that occurred while he was on duty. Criminal justice experts tell The Associated Press that … Continue reading Experts: Unusual factors in ex-Texas cop’s murder conviction

BILLINGS, Mont | Montana killer freed because law says it’s not violent crime

BILLINGS, Mont— A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek wept as she told the court, including the victim’s three daughters, that she had … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | Montana killer freed because law says it’s not violent crime

ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

ALEXANDRIA, Va  — Even on a fast-paced day of breaking news, the sprinting intern in the blue dress stood out. Photos and video going viral on social media captured NBC News intern Cassie Semyon’s mad dash from a Virginia courthouse to deliver the news of Paul Manafort’s conviction on Tuesday. In a tweet punctuated by … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | GoBlueDressGo: Sprinting intern competes to break news

Delaware News: Conviction, Sentence In Two Separate Kent County Murders

DELAWARE – A Kent County Superior Court judge found Daiquan T. Bordley guilty of Murder First Degree, Robbery First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy Second Degree following a week-long bench trial.  Deputy Attorneys General Lindsay Taylor and Alicia Porter prosecuted the case with help of Detective Dan … Continue reading Delaware News: Conviction, Sentence In Two Separate Kent County Murders

SAO PAULO | Could Brazil’s Lula really run? It’s not likely

SAO PAULO  — While former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has long insisted he can run for office despite a conviction, experts say the path to doing that is extremely narrow and unlikely to happen. And his Workers’ Party risks missing the deadline to register an alternative candidate if it pushes his case … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Could Brazil’s Lula really run? It’s not likely

Florida News: Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon, Johnny Clyde Benjamin Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction for Fentanyl Analog Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death

Vero Beach, Florida – Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D., 52, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Vero Beach, Florida, was sentenced to life in prison today, after having been convicted at trial of participating in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Furanyl Fentanyl which resulted in death, aiding and abetting the distribution of Furanyl … Continue reading Florida News: Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon, Johnny Clyde Benjamin Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction for Fentanyl Analog Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Blood Gang Member, BAKARI MAURICE TEACHEY Sentenced to More Than 17 Years After Conviction for Felon In Possession Charges

RALEIGH, N.C – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced today, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced BAKARI MAURICE TEACHEY aka “Double R”, 27 a Rocky Mount resident, to 210 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. On February 9, 2018, … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Blood Gang Member, BAKARI MAURICE TEACHEY Sentenced to More Than 17 Years After Conviction for Felon In Possession Charges

New York A.G. Underwood Announces Conviction, Sentencing Of Tech Firm, Former Chief Executive Officer In Securities Fraud Scheme

Publicly-Traded Tech Firm Sungame Corp. and Former CEO Neil Chandran Ordered To Pay Almost $3 Million in Restitution and Judgments to Investors; Permanently Banned from Selling Securities in New York NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced the conviction and sentencing of Freevi Corp., d/b/a Sungame Corp. (“Sungame”), and former … Continue reading New York A.G. Underwood Announces Conviction, Sentencing Of Tech Firm, Former Chief Executive Officer In Securities Fraud Scheme

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas Sex Offender, Craig Ralston of Sexual Assaults

SPRINGFIELD, MO – An Emporia, Kansas man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of sexually assaulting two victims, including a 5-year-old who was assaulted at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Craig Ralston, 39, was found guilty on Friday, June 15, 2018, of one count of the aggravated sexual abuse of a child less than … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas Sex Offender, Craig Ralston of Sexual Assaults

PHILADELPHIA  | Cosby juror: Comedian’s own words led to his conviction

PHILADELPHIA  — The jury that convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial said that its decision was only influenced by what happened in court, and the youngest member of the panel said that the comedian’s own words sealed his fate. Harrison Snyder said in an interview aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA  | Cosby juror: Comedian’s own words led to his conviction

Missouri AG Hawley Announces Lafayette County Child Sex Abuse Conviction of Arthur Sanders

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Lafayette County jury took just 80 minutes to find Arthur W. Sanders, 80, guilty of 11 counts of child molestation and sodomy for sexually abusing two female relatives.  The abuse began when each girl was around 12 years old. A resident of Odessa, … Continue reading Missouri AG Hawley Announces Lafayette County Child Sex Abuse Conviction of Arthur Sanders

Turkey: US trial of Turkish banker ‘legal disgrace’

ANKARA, Turkey/January 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Turkey has slammed the conviction in New York of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade sanctions as a “legal disgrace,” and says it hopes the decision will be overturned. Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a deputy general manager of state-run Halkbank was convicted on five counts on Wednesday, including conspiracy to … Continue reading Turkey: US trial of Turkish banker ‘legal disgrace’

New California laws cover immigration, marijuana, education

SACRAMENTO, Calif/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them take effect Monday. The new laws cover topics ranging from the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown to the state’s new recreational cannabis market, to the price of a college education. Here are some … Continue reading New California laws cover immigration, marijuana, education

AG Derek Schmidt: U.S. Supreme Court allows Scott Cheever’s conviction, death sentence to stand

AG Derek Schmidt: U.S. Supreme Court allows Scott Cheever’s conviction, death sentence to stand TOPEKA, KS/December 11, 2017 (STL.News) – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review for a second time the case of Scott Cheever leaving his capital murder conviction and death sentence intact, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. The high court’s … Continue reading AG Derek Schmidt: U.S. Supreme Court allows Scott Cheever’s conviction, death sentence to stand

AG Hawley Announces Another Conviction of a Violent Criminal

Jefferson City, MO/June 15, 2017 (STL.News) On June 14, 2017, a Clinton County jury found Justin Ray Webb, 38, of Holt, Missouri, guilty of murder in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. Webb will be sentenced on August 8, 2017, by the Honorable Brent Elliott, and faces … Continue reading AG Hawley Announces Another Conviction of a Violent Criminal

Houston, Texas Man convicted of Smuggling Korean Human Growth Hormone Drugs to Local Patients and Professional Wrestlers

ST. LOUIS, MO/June 8, 2017 (STL.News) – George Patino, 57, of Houston, Texas, was convicted by a jury on Wednesday after a three-day trial of conspiracy, distributing Human Growth Hormone (“HGH”) for unauthorized medical purposes, and smuggling. According to Court documents, under federal law, doctors can lawfully prescribe HGH for several narrow medical uses, for … Continue reading Houston, Texas Man convicted of Smuggling Korean Human Growth Hormone Drugs to Local Patients and Professional Wrestlers