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  • Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case

    Armenian gang associate gets 13 years in prison in identity-theft case
    An Armenian gang associate was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy aimed at stealing the account information of more than 80 elderly bank customers. U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ordered...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation

     Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation
    The fallout from the ongoing criminal probe of Chicago defense attorney Beau Brindley continued Monday as a convicted drug dealer and swindler whose cases are at the center of the investigation said he wanted to keep Brindley as his lawyer despite being...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda

    Terrorism trial underway for men accused of trying to join Al Qaeda
    The trial of two Inland Empire men accused of being involved in a terrorist plot resumes in Riverside federal court this week, as jurors weigh whether the defendants' alleged plans to travel overseas and join Al Qaeda posed a true threat or were...
  • Prosecutor outlines case against man in three South L.A. slayings

     Prosecutor outlines case against man in three South L.A. slayings
    The half-naked bodies were found amid filth and debris. One of the dead women was dumped in a back alley. Another was in a parking lot dumpster. A third was in an abandoned commercial garage. All were within a few miles of each other in South Los...
  • Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies

    Republican-turned-independent former Senator Jeffords dies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Jeffords, a soft-spoken Vermonter whose defection from the Republican Party in 2001 created an unprecedented power shift in the U.S. Senate and gave Democrats control of the chamber for 18 months, died on Monday at age 80, his...
  • Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement

    Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement
    Robocalls are annoying, but is the trouble worth $1,610? A court says it is. Some 960 consumers nationwide — 128 in Florida — will get that amount in a class action suit handled by an attorney from Boca Raton. Lead attorney Michael L....
  • What kind of prison might the inmates design?

    What kind of prison might the inmates design?
    The workshop leaders came laden with markers in colors other than red and blue (gang colors), drafting rulers crafted from museum board (too dull to double as weapons) and kiddie scissors (ditto). All the students wore orange. And on this final day,...
  • Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes

    Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes
    Two west suburban men who authorities say illegally possessed stolen firearms have been indicted on federal gun charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said Monday. Walter Freeman, 35, of Lisle, and Timothy Vana, 53, of Forest Park, are...
  • Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty

    Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty
    SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial. The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...