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  • Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction

    Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction
    HOUSTON -- Tom DeLay, who was forced out as Republican House majority leader in 2005 because of felony money laundering charges, was exonerated Thursday by a Texas appeals court. The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said the evidence in the case was “...
  • Reel Critics: This 'Family' could use counseling

    Reel Critics: This 'Family' could use counseling
    French director Luc Besson is known for offbeat gangster films that combine humor and a soft touch with bloody R-rated violence. "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" are among his credits. His new release, "The Family," has famous American stars to...
  • Robert A. Dressler, former mayor, Fort Lauderdale; moderator, The Fort Lauderdale Forum

    Robert A. Dressler, former mayor, Fort Lauderdale; moderator, The Fort Lauderdale Forum
    Last week: Once again, the news was dominated by Syria, but Russian President Putin's proposal to involve the United Nations has offered a peaceful alternative to a U.S. military attack. Meanwhile, the Syria issue has backlogged all the vital domestic...
  • Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

    Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal
    A corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to smuggling drugs into the Baltimore City Detention Center for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Adrena Rice, 25, could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years for "frequently"...
  • Starz Developing Mexican Organized Crime Drama from 'Spartacus' Alums

    Starz is developing "Gringo," an hourlong drama from "Spartacus" vets Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing. Project, inspired by nonfiction book "The Shadow Catcher," centers on a Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent who infiltrates one of Mexico's most...
  • Dozens with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia arrested in O.C. raids

    Dozens with alleged ties to Mexican Mafia arrested in O.C. raids
    U.S. authorities and Santa Ana police on Tuesday arrested more than 100 alleged gang members who face state and federal charges for selling drugs and guns, as well as committing violence in Orange County. Santa Ana police joined agents of the FBI, the...
  • Mexican Mafia indictment names woman found dead in Newport

    Mexican Mafia indictment names woman found dead in Newport
    A 28-year-old woman whose body was found face down under the Newport Bay bridge was identified Tuesday in a sweeping indictment against more than 100 members or associates of a prison gang accused of running drugs, order beatings and keeping a list of...
  • Indictment: Homicide victim sold drugs for O.C. gang

    Indictment: Homicide victim sold drugs for O.C. gang
    A homicide victim found in Newport Beach previously sold drugs for a gang tied to the Mexican Mafia, according to a federal grand jury indictment released Tuesday. Nancy Hammour, whose body was found under the Newport Bay Bridge on Labor Day, sold...
  • After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large

    After O.C. raid targeting Mexican Mafia, 21 suspects still at large
    Twenty-one people suspected of carrying out crimes on behalf of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County remain at large after a raid early Tuesday resulted in 55 arrests. In what authorities described as a major blow to the Mexican Mafia, 129 people were...
  • Pill-mill docs often avoid prison, but street-level dealers get locked up

    Pill-mill docs often avoid prison, but street-level dealers get locked up
    In June 2010, Margaret Schoendorf was arrested after she sold an undercover detective 47 painkillers in Orange County. The same day, agents arrested doctors Roman Mosai and Michael Moyer on charges they were illegally doling out addictive painkillers...
  • George Zimmerman jury should be public

    George Zimmerman jury should be public
    B37 is snarky. B29 is emotional. B51 is caring. Either we're talking about a new, far more interesting version of bingo or observations about the six women who served on the George Zimmerman jury. Trial watchers became accustomed to referring to the...