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BOSTON | Suit: Homeless man jailed after trying to eat at Burger King

BOSTON — Emory Ellis, a black homeless man in Boston, was hungry so he went to Burger King one morning in 2015. But instead of breakfast, Ellis got a ride to the police station and more than three months in jail after he was wrongfully accused of using counterfeit cash, he says. Now Ellis is … Continue reading BOSTON | Suit: Homeless man jailed after trying to eat at Burger King

The Latest: Jailed Catalan politicians seek voting rights

BARCELONA, Spain/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Three jailed Catalan politicians are seeking permission from Catalonia’s new regional parliament to allow them to vote through delegated colleagues so as to maintain a pro-independence bloc’s slim majority in the chamber. The three are Catalan former vice president … Continue reading The Latest: Jailed Catalan politicians seek voting rights

Danish man jailed for 2 years after jet ski crash killed 2

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—A 24-year-old man was sentenced to two years in jail for aggravated manslaughter Thursday for crashing his jet ski into a boat, in Copenhagen, killing two American students. The Copenhagen City Court said the Danish man, who cannot be named under a court order pending a possible appeal by the prosecution, fled … Continue reading Danish man jailed for 2 years after jet ski crash killed 2

Peru’s president grants medical pardon for jailed Fujimori

LIMA, Peru /December 24,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Peru’s president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the sanctioning of death squads. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski released a statement saying he decided to free Fujimori for “humanitarian … Continue reading Peru’s president grants medical pardon for jailed Fujimori

Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

MOSCOW/December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Russia’s former economics minister was handed an eight-year prison sentence Friday after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe from President Vladimir Putin’s top associate. The high-profile trial of Alexei Ulyukayev has been widely seen as part of infighting between Kremlin clans. Ulyukayev was a prominent member of a … Continue reading Ex-Russian minister jailed for 8 years in sting case

2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman

SYDNEY — December 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A judge on Friday sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach, closing a six-year battle for justice by the woman’s family in a case that … Continue reading 2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman