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  1. Tax fraud co-conspirator to serve 4 months in prison, pay $15,000 fineRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    A Brunswick man was sentenced Monday to four months in prison, followed by a year of supervised release on a tax fraud charge, according to the U.S. attorney's office. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby also ordered Robinson to pay a $15,000 fine and pay his back taxes and interest.


  2. TV Tonight: 'Blindspot' unveils new clue about JaneRead the original story

    41 min ago | SiliconValley.com

    "Gotham" : It didn't take long for Gordon and Bullock to reunite, did it? Tonight, they hunt down a nemesis from the past, which leads to a standoff between Jerome and Gordon. "Scorpion" : The pressure on the team just refuses to ease.


  3. Palm Beach County man gets 10 years for ID theft tax fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    A Palm Beach County man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in an identity theft tax fraud scheme, prosecutors said. Benoit Placide, aka "Snow" and "Mario", 26, of West Palm Beach, was also ordered to pay more than $742,900 in restitution.


  4. News in BriefRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

    An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said Saturday he was surprised Francis had met with the Kentucky county clerk who gained attention for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses. The pope's meeting with Washington resident Yayo Grassi, his boyfriend and a few others came to light Friday as the Vatican was distancing itself from claims the pope's meeting with the clerk, Kim Davis, was an endorsement of her stance on same-sex marriage.


  5. 61-year-old Canadian sentenced to six years for flying $2 million in ecstasy in private plane to JWARead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Wave

    SANTA ANA A 61-year-old Canadian man who flew to John Wayne Airport with an aspiring model in a private plane loaded with $2 million worth of ecstasy pills and powder was sentenced last week to six years in federal prison, court records show. The 72-month sentence was part of a plea deal that required Gilles Joseph Pierre Lapointe to plead guilty to smuggling a large amount of MDMA, the psychoactive chemical found in ecstasy, into the country.


  6. Steelers receiver Bryant humbled after 4-game suspensionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    And while the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver would prefer to keep their contents private, the fact Ben Roethlisberger sent them at all was nearly as important as the sentiment the quarterback was trying to convey. There Bryant was spending most of September undergoing counseling in Houston after being suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy and half a country away Roethlisberger made it a point to check on Bryant daily even with a myriad of responsibilities of his own.


  7. Insurance Broker Sentenced for FraudRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Federal Bureau of Investigation

    More than 800 commercial trucking companies in nearly a dozen states paid Atlanta-area insurance broker John Paul Kill approximately $3.7 million in premiums from 2013 to mid-2014 to purchase insurance that protected their livelihoods: their cargo and the trailers that carried it. There was only one problem - for the most part, Kill didn't purchase the insurance requested by his customers.


  8. Fed Prosecutors Blast Sen. Bill to Cut Jail Time for Drug FelonsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Judicial Watch

    President Obama and his supporters are hailing a controversial bill to reduce prison sentences as a major bipartisan breakthrough, but federal prosecutors warn that it will weaken their ability to bring dangerous drug traffickers to justice and will result in the release of thousands of convicted drug traffickers and violent felons. The president has long pushed to reduce jail time as a way of ending racial discrimination because minorities, mostly blacks, are disproportionately incarcerated for longer periods, especially when it comes to drug-related offenses.


  9. How Sen. Grassley got to 'yes' on criminal justice reformRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

    When a bipartisan group of senators appeared before the media on Thursday to introduce the most comprehensive set of federal criminal justice reforms in decades, Chuck Grassley's presence was more than a little surprising. The Iowa GOP senator has long embraced the "tough-on-crime" policies that defined the Republican Party's approach to criminal justice over the last generation.


  10. Teresa Giudice's daughter Gia tears up during emotional cell phone...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    High-flying doctor and married mother-of-three was 'taking cocaine with HBO producer and older friend in Manhattan apartment' before she was found dead in building's doorway The 'doomsday' weapon that could wipe out 90% of Americans: Eccentric tech millionaire and presidential candidate John McAfee says country is 'ill prepared' for electromagnetic attacks Wife, 70, is shot dead in front of her husband after their sat nav directed them straight into a gang-controlled favela in Brazil as they tried to visit the beach Al Roker apologizes after taking smiling selfie in front of a horrific car accident and collapsed roadway while covering the South Carolina floods Rain finally lets up on the East Coast but historic flooding leaves nine dead and thousands homeless while coffins start rising from the ground at one cemetery Chernobyl has become a wildlife PARADISE: Wolves, lynx, elk and boar ... (more)


  11. With Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange, Digital Currency Grows UpRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Wired

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were among a group of investors who put $1.5 million into BitInstant, a bitcoin exchange founded by a guy named Charlie Shrem. Shrem was also a founding member of The Bitcoin Foundation, the not-for-profit created to oversee the bitcoin digital currency.


  12. Fresno County sheriffa s deputy stop leads to drug-trafficking convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

    A Fresno County sheriff's deputy is credited with the arrest that led to a federal prison sentence Monday for a convicted drug trafficker, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Wenceslao Cruz Ochoa, 35, of Sacramento, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to four years and two months in prison.


  13. St. Jude's Pharmacy owner sentenced to federal prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NBC2 News

    Jorge Otano, 54, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison and fined $15,000 by U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida said Monday. The court also entered a money judgment of $1.307 million against Otano and his wife, Martha, representing the amount of funds involved in a conspiracy to evade transaction reporting requirements.


  14. Dewhurst to Pay Debts to ConsultantsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

    With Senate President Pro-Tempore "Chuy" Hinojosa watching, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gives a final speech to the Texas Senate on Jan. 13, 2015.


  15. Federal inmates escape while traveling to halfway housesRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Some of the inmates who absconded from 2012 through 2014 were reported by prison officials to have histories of violence and misconduct while in prison, the records show.


  16. Bernanke: Execs should have gone to jail for Great RecessionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Housing Wire

    In his new memoir, former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke says that he regrets more executives didn't end up in federal prison for their role in the Great Recession. He also regrets that the Fed was too slow to realize the depth of the problem, and that he didn't put enough PR into selling the massive bailout to the American people.


  17. Canadian inmates to vote this week in federal electionRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    ... says Sauve. "Because everyday's like Groundhog Day. Everyday's the same. Inmates in all provincial jails and federal prisons get a chance to vote Friday - always 10 days before an election - in special advance polling stations set up in the ...


  18. No Crime Spike After Calif. Prison OverhaulRead the original story

    Friday | Courthouse News Service

    Four years after overhauling its prison system, California's prison population has decreased and violent crime has not spiked, according to a study released by the Public Policy Institute of California. Changes made to address the state's severe prison overcrowding have "largely been successful" but recidivism rates and corrections spending continue to remain "stubbornly high," the think tank said in its report Monday.


  19. 5th U.S. Circuit to hear appeal of ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray NaginRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, and his wife Seletha and attorney Robert Jenkins, walk out of federal court in New Orleans after being sentenced to 10 years at Oakdale, LA. a federal prison by U.S. District Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan for bribery, wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and tax evasion.


  20. Dozens of inmates each year escape while traveling with little security to halfway housesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    This photo provided by the Portland, Ore., Police Department shows Merle Hatch. More than 240 inmates have slipped away from federal custody in the past three years while traveling to halfway houses, including several who committed bank robberies and a carjacking while on the lam, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.