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  • Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case
    In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail. Many of the cases against...
  • Aide to Guinea-Bissau ex-navy chief gets 6-1/2 years in U.S. prison

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A onetime aide to a former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau was sentenced Wednesday to 6-1/2 years in a U.S. prison for his role in cocaine trafficking, more than a year after the two were arrested in a drug sting off the West African...
  • 'Huge bust' in Lake results in drug charges against 74 suspected dealers

    'Huge bust' in Lake results in drug charges against 74 suspected dealers
    CLERMONT — A ring of 74 suspected drug dealers — some operating with children present — didn't stray far from home when they infiltrated the county with cocaine, heroin and prescription pills, authorities said Tuesday. But after a...
  • Prosecutors: Man plotted obstruction after slaying off-duty cop

    Prosecutors: Man plotted obstruction after slaying off-duty cop
    When authorities dropped all charges against Jason Austin in the slayings of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his female companion six years ago, he could have used it as a watershed moment to turn his life around, federal prosecutors said...
  • Family accused of selling fake erectile-dysfunction pills online

    Family accused of selling fake erectile-dysfunction pills online
    A Southern California family was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors with selling counterfeit erectile-dysfunction drugs, like Viagra and Cialis, online. John Gitmed, 52, his daughter Felicia Gitmed, 23, his nephew Anthony Pollino Jr., 36, all of Los...
  • Former Haitian President Aristide in the spotlight amid criminal probe

    For a twice-deposed, twice-exiled leader who longed for home, Haiti's firebrand former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, remains holed up behind closed doors. The reclusive former leader has missed many of life's milestones since his return to Haiti 3...
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....
  • Sex offender arrested in heroin bust, Sanford cops say

    Sex offender arrested in heroin bust, Sanford cops say
    Two children were placed into protective custody and two men — one a registered sex offender – were charged this week in a drug bust in Sanford, police said Friday. Sex offender Julius Rooks and another man, Robert Flanagan, were arrested...
  • Colombia arrests suspected drug trafficker for major Mexico cartel

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities have arrested a Costa Rican man accused of trafficking shipments of cocaine to the United States on behalf of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel. Oscar Antonio Berrocal, 52, was detained late on Thursday after...
  • Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to trying to help Hezbollah

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suriname President Desi Bouterse's son pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of attempting to aid Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, and conspiring to import cocaine into the United States. Dino Bouterse, who once held a...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman friend pleads guilty in heroin case

    Philip Seymour Hoffman friend pleads guilty in heroin case
    A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested in the investigation following the Oscar winner's fatal overdose has taken a plea deal that gives him no jail time. Robert Aaron Vineberg initially faced a felony charge of heroin possession with...