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Missouri News: Kansas City man, James P. Roberts, Sentenced to 23 Years for Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Kansas City, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court yesterday for his role in a meth-trafficking conspiracy that resulted in a fatal shooting. James P. Roberts, 27, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District judge Greg Kays to 23 years and six months in federal prison without parole. Roberts pleaded guilty … Continue reading Missouri News: Kansas City man, James P. Roberts, Sentenced to 23 Years for Meth Conspiracy

BISMARCK, N.D. | Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Lavrick Willocks, 29, operated the scam out of a Jamaica mansion where he lived with his mother, Dahlia Hunter, prosecutors said. … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

PASCAGOULA, Miss. | Ex-3 Doors Down bassist gets 10 years on gun charge

PASCAGOULA, Miss.— The founding member and former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down has been sentenced to 10 years in Mississippi state prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. News outlets report Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs gave Todd Harrell the maximum penalty during a hearing Thursday. Authorities responded … Continue reading PASCAGOULA, Miss. | Ex-3 Doors Down bassist gets 10 years on gun charge

WASHINGTON | 6-month sentence for man who sold bank accounts to Russians

WASHINGTON — A California man on Wednesday was sentenced to six months in prison for unwittingly helping the Russian effort to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election. U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich sentenced Richard Pinedo to six months imprisonment followed by six months of home detention for selling bank account numbers to Russian operatives. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 6-month sentence for man who sold bank accounts to Russians

ISLAMABAD | Last appeal of Christian on Pakistan death row for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court is set to hear the final appeal of a Christian on death row since 2010 accused of insulting Islam’s prophet, a crime that incites mobs to kill and carries an automatic death penalty. Her lawyer Saif-ul Malook told The Associated Press he is optimistic Aasia Bibi will win Monday’s appeal. … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Last appeal of Christian on Pakistan death row for blasphemy

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

DALLAS | Texas man’s shooting by police overshadowed despite momentum

DALLAS — It was the kind of shooting that had spurred national interest before: A police officer had opened fire into a vehicle, leaving a black man dead. For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O’Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another Texas … Continue reading DALLAS | Texas man’s shooting by police overshadowed despite momentum