By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) 08/16 — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S.
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press 07/23 – Joe Biden is proposing to reverse several key provisions of the 1994 crime bill he helped write in an acknowledgment that his tough-on-crime positions of the past are at odds with the views of the modern Democratic Party.
By CURT ANDERSON AP, Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) 07/18 — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/17 — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) 07/11 — An Oklahoma teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for fatally shooting a teacher, plus 290 years for raping an 81-year-old woman and other crimes.Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 06/14 — Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S.
By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) 05/06 — Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them.
By AMY FORLITI and TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press BARRON, Wis. (AP) 05/24 — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him “locked up forever”
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS STARKE, Fla. (AP) 05/23 — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday,
By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) 04/26 — Pennsylvania’s highest court upheld the death sentence and conviction on Friday of a sniper who killed a state trooper and wounded another in a nighttime ambush outside their barracks in a heavily wooded area.
By ASHRAF KHALIL and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/26 — In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency Friday as she awaited sentencing on charges of being a secret agent for Russia.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/24 — President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 04/20 — A 30-year-old parole violator faces up to five years in prison when sentenced for killing a police dog, a crime that helped prompt lawmakers to increase the possible sentence in such cases.Read more »
DALLAS (AP) 04/09 — A suburban Dallas teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall.
A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand to 20 years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat,
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 03/28 — A 19-time felon suspected of escaping from authorities, getting shot by Las Vegas police and leading a wild chase in a stolen truck stood before a judge the next day,
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) 03/24 — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/18 — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington,
By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) 03/16 — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/09 — News that a grand jury had indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16.