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  • Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison

    Man killed in SunRail crash just left prison
    The man who was killed by a SunRail train last week in Sanford is an ex-convict with a history of drug offenses, drunkenness and burglaries who had been released from prison in April. Sanford police on Thursday released his name: Richard Dean Holley, 55....
  • Don't further traumatize torture refugees: New Voices

    Tewodage Alene Gezmu came to the United States to seek asylum, but instead he was subjected to inhumane living conditions, was locked up in a cell with criminals and was traumatized in the name of border security. I met Gezmu in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex

    Man admits trying to lure teen boy for sex
    A Coral Springs man admitted Friday that he arranged to meet a teenage boy for sex at a park in Lauderhill. Brian Keith Dunn, 50, faces 10 years to life in federal prison when he is sentenced Oct. 28. A divorced father of three who worked for a towing...
  • Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader

    Arrest derails wedding for accused pill mill ringleader
    For Anthony Licata, the honeymoon is over. In fact, it never even began. His intention was to get married last weekend, then sail away on a 10-day honeymoon cruise around Italy and Greece. Federal prosecutors, however, had less blissful plans. Just...
  • Terrorism plotter Padilla will get no more than 30 years in prison, feds agree

    Terrorism plotter Padilla will get no more than 30 years in prison, feds agree
    Just days before re-sentencing day for Jose Padilla — the convicted terrorism plotter from Broward County — federal prosecutors agreed they will recommend he face no more than 30 years in prison, court records show. The agreement is the...
  • Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case

    Jose Padilla sentenced to 21 years in terrorism case
    Jose Padilla, the Broward County man convicted of terrorism conspiracy and support charges, was re-sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in prison -- nearly four more years than his original punishment. Prosecutors had recommended a prison term of 30 years...
  • Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years

    Padilla, in 'pit of despair,' sentenced to 21 years
    Telling a judge that the U.S. government tortured her son in his own country to try to implicate him in a crime he was never charged with committing, the mother of convicted terrorism supporter Jose Padilla said the inhumane treatment damaged him forever....
  • Malloy Department of Correction Commissioner Stepping Down

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that his recently appointed state correction commissioner James E. Dzurenda is stepping down to take a leadership role in the New York City prison system. A Stratford resident who has worked for the Connecticut DOC...
  • Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
  • 2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought

    2nd man tied to drone smuggling attempt at South Carolina prison sought
    Authorities issued a public plea Thursday to help them find one of two individuals who tried to sneak a drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison. Officials at the South Carolina Department...
  • Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case

    Former Bell mayor sentenced to year in jail in corruption case
    After the battering ram splintered his door and he was handcuffed and taken into custody, Oscar Hernandez ignored his attorney's advice and confessed that he and other Bell council members had paid themselves huge salaries for sitting on boards that often...