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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

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby, accuser in court for start of sentencing

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby and his chief accuser arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine how the 81-year-old comedian will be punished for drugging and sexually assaulting her more than 14 years ago. Cosby was the first celebrity to go to trial in the … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby, accuser in court for start of sentencing

Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

Bill Cosby‘s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. And it could become evidence in the … Continue reading Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

INDIANAPOLIS— The Latest on the sentencing of a Guatemalan man who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver(all times local): 3:30 p.m. A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

WASHINGTON | Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON — After months of delay, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now has a sentencing date. A federal judge on Wednesday set Flynn’s sentencing for Dec. 18, more than a year after the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia during the presidential transition. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge sets Dec. 18 sentencing for Michael Flynn

WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

WASHINGTON— Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, prosecutors said in a court filing Monday. The move would bring Flynn’s involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. Prosecutors had repeatedly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mueller clears way for Michael Flynn sentencing

PHILADELPHIA | Bill Cosby sued over unpaid legal fees

PHILADELPHIA— A former member of Bill Cosby’s defense team is suing the 81-year-old comedian for more than $50,000 in unpaid legal fees. The civil claim for failure to pay for legal services rendered was filed Tuesday by Philadelphia-based law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. It did not include an exact amount the firm is … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Bill Cosby sued over unpaid legal fees

JUBA, South Sudan | Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape

JUBA, South Sudan  — The verdict and sentencing for 11 South Sudan soldiers accused of gang raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during the country’s five-year civil war will be announced Thursday and could include the death penalty. An investigation by the Associated Press in 2016 revealed that dozens of soldiers broke … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape