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WASHINGTON | Bucking Mueller deal, judge to set Manafort sentencing date

WASHINGTON — The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said in a new order that Manafort’s plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” compared with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bucking Mueller deal, judge to set Manafort sentencing date

WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends

WASHINGTON— The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases is throwing a wrench into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in a new order that the terms of Manafort’s plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?

ALEXANDRIA, Va— The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort asked the judge Tuesday what it should do if it cannot reach a consensus for a single count in the case. Jurors posed the question to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III on their fourth day of deliberations, asking … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Jury in Manafort trial: What if we can’t agree on 1 count?

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Manafort judge says he fears for jurors’ safety

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he doesn’t intend to make jurors’ … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Manafort judge says he fears for jurors’ safety

TAOS, N.M | 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS, N.M — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. The ruling by District Judge Sarah Backus also sparked a political uproar … Continue reading TAOS, N.M | 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

BATON ROUGE, La | 18-month sentence for man who tried to get Trump’s tax data

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for repeatedly trying to electronically access Donald Trump’s federal tax information several weeks before the 2016 election. Jordan Hamlett, 32, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty in December to misusing Trump’s Social Security number. He had faced a maximum sentence … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La | 18-month sentence for man who tried to get Trump’s tax data

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor’s appeal on noise

WASHINGTON  | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a pastor who challenged a state law’s noise limit that was used to restrict his anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine. The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecting the appeal from the Rev. Andrew March. He … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor’s appeal on noise

Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case

LITTLE ROCK, ArkFebruary 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors. Joseph Boeckmann’s lawyer had wanted home detention for the … Continue reading Ex-Arkansas judge sentenced to 5 years in sexual favors case