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  • Sentencing delayed for Hazel Crest woman

    Sentencing was postponed Thursday for a Hazel Crest woman, the daughter of President Barack Obama's former minister, for her role in a state-grant fraud scheme. Jeri Wright's attorney told a federal judge at a Thursday hearing that he had not been...
  • Former Oklahoma volunteer deputy waives hearing

    A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a restrained and unarmed man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday and was ordered to stand trial. Robert Bates, the 73-year-old former Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reserve,...
  • Former Illinois US Rep. Mel Reynolds indicted on tax charges

    A former U.S. congressman from Illinois who has been in legal trouble before is in legal trouble again — this time for allegedly not filing required federal tax returns for consecutive years. A grand jury indictment unsealed Friday charges Mel...
  • Worcester man gets up to 20 years in prison for 2010 killing

    A Worcester man has been sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting his best friend in 2010. The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1e7YPd0 ) that 28-year-old Carl Larocque was sentenced Friday in Worcester Superior Court for the...
  • Mathews man to serve 17 years on distribution of cocaine charge

    A Mathews County man was sentenced in circuit court on Wednesday to serve 17 years in jail for distribution of cocaine. According to Mathews Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Bowen, Wilbert McArthur Lee, Jr., 36, was found guilty by a jury in March of...
  • Mathews woman pleads guilty to distributing heroin

    A Mathews County woman pleaded guilty in circuit court on Wednesday to two counts of distributing heroin. Joy Smith Firman, 36, of North, was sentenced to five years with three years suspended for a 20-year period for one count, according to...
  • Experts say untruthful jurors pose a rare hazard in court

    Guilty verdicts in some of the nation's most high-profile criminal cases have been thrown out recently because of jurors who were not truthful. But despite the recent problems with jurors, legal experts say these cases are the exception. On Tuesday, a...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 27

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE MAY GIVE LIGHTER PUNISHMENT IN FAMU HAZING CASE A judge in the case of the final three defendants convicted in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major has...
  • Indictment: Ex-lawmaker Mel Reynolds failed to file tax returns for 4 years

     Indictment: Ex-lawmaker Mel Reynolds failed to file tax returns for 4 years
    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds has been indicted on allegations he failed to file income tax returns from 2009 through 2012. A former Rhodes scholar and rising star in the Democratic Party, Reynolds was convicted in two separate cases in the 1990s for...
  • Report: Ingalls workers in Miss. plead guilty over false invoices

    Two former workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., have admitted they failed to report fraudulent invoices in connection with work on Navy and Coast Guard ships, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of more than $1 million, officials said....
  • Man pleads guilty to beating, starving pit bull, is sentenced to jail

    Man pleads guilty to beating, starving pit bull, is sentenced to jail
    Phillip Rodriguez painted a picture of a broken home in front of a packed audience at the Palm Beach County Courthouse. His mother and stepfather used drugs, and when his mother died in January from cirrhosis of the liver he snapped. He beat his dog, he...