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  • Schaumburg settles lawsuits against village and cops

     Schaumburg settles lawsuits against village and cops
    Schaumburg officials have approved settlements for two separate lawsuits filed against the village and against current and former police officers. The federal lawsuits each name at least one former Schaumburg officer who has been accused of corruption....
  • Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

    A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit "Orange Is The New Black," has been elected a senator in Nigeria. Buruji Kashamu was little known before he returned home in 2003 from...
  • Canton Sip & Bite owner pleads guilty in cocaine sting

    Canton Sip & Bite owner pleads guilty in cocaine sting
    The owner of the Canton diner Sip & Bite, who was previously charged in a federal cocaine sting in Virginia, has pleaded guilty in the case, federal court records show. Anthony Vasiliades, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with...
  • Hartford Drug Dealer Sentenced To Three Years

    Hartford Drug Dealer Sentenced To Three Years
    HARTFORD — A city man caught with 700 grams of heroin last year was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison, federal authorities said. Alvaro Alvarado, 27, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute 100...
  • Corrupt ex-drug officer says drank on job, attempted suicide

    A disgraced Philadelphia police officer testifying against former drug squad members who question his credibility acknowledged Thursday that marriage problems once led him to attempt suicide. Jeffrey Walker had denied any prior mental-health treatment...
  • Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others

    Crime fiction roundup: 'Reykjavik Nights' and others
    Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, Minotaur, 294 pages, $25.99 Since childhood, when he and his brother were lost in a blizzard in the mountains where he grew up, and he was found but his brother was not, Arnaldur...
  • 5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday. ___ ROGUE OFFICER ADMITS COMMITTING THOUSANDS OF CRIMES But now former Philadelphia police narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is the star...
  • Veteran ordered to continue treatment, receives probation for cases

    Veteran ordered to continue treatment, receives probation for cases
    A Westminster man charged in a series of drug- and alcohol-related cases while dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder following deployment to Iraq was ordered Monday to continue his treatment. Domonic Guy Balassone, 24, of the 4900 block of...
  • Heroin task force addressing age-old Baltimore issue

    Heroin task force addressing age-old Baltimore issue
    The story was all too familiar, especially to those who have attended any of the multiple meetings called by state and local officials trying to solve a heroin crisis that has been killing hundreds of people a year in Maryland. The man testifying before...
  • Easton drug deal turned to homicide, 11th grader testifies

    Easton drug deal turned to homicide, 11<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> grader testifies
    The 11th-grader said she was only trying to help out a longtime schoolmate who was looking to score marijuana. Monserrat Rosas said she knew a teen who might have some weed, and through Facebook got him in touch with 16-year-old Lael Alleyne of Easton,...
  • Serial business criminal gets nine years in $44M bank fraud

    Serial business criminal gets nine years in $44M bank fraud
    Pedro Benevides, an Orlando area businessman who ran a criminal empire through his companies in Central Florida, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday. Benevides had pleaded guilty to a three-year, $44 million bank fraud scheme. But he was...