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  • 10-year Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

    07/09/2014 9:00:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly...
  • Oklahoma Adds New Drugs to Lethal-Injection Protocol

    03/24/2014 10:29:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | NBC News
    "Lawyers for two men on death row in Oklahoma say the state has informed them it has a new execution protocol that would allow it to choose from any of five lethal injections. The change comes days after the state revealed that it had been unable to obtain the chemicals for its existing protocol: pentobarbital and vecuronium — prompting a court to delay the executions of convicted murderers Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett for a month. In the revised protocol given to the men's defense team, prison officials outline five possible one-drug and three-drug injections it could use to kill...
  • Arizona jury to consider again death penalty for Jodi Arias in September

    03/17/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 17 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Monday set a September court date to try again to determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend nearly six years ago, court officials said. Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in...
  • Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?

    02/27/2014 10:45:17 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2014 | By Pete Williams
    Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections. That includes the case of Michael Taylor, a convicted rapist and murderer who was put to death at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri after a furious legal battle that stretched well into the night. It's worth nothing, however, that three high court justices wanted to block Taylor's execution and cited the words of an appeals judge who said so little was known about the source of the deadly...
  • Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois

    02/26/2014 4:42:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/26/14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills. Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe were killed by a bomb hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf, which also injured nine or 10...
  • Convicted Terrorist Worked as Obamacare Navigator in Illinois

    02/27/2014 8:10:54 AM PST · by njslim · 18 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 26, 2014 4:33 PM | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on an upscale Shufersol grocery store, which killed two Hebrew University students who had stopped in to buy groceries for a hiking trip in the Jerusalem hills.
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • California sex offender given custody of daughter now arrested

    07/10/2013 12:26:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | Paige Hill
    NORMAN, Okla.– After being given sole custody of a six-year-old girl, a convicted sex offender was placed under arrest and the child was taken away. A few weeks ago, an Oklahoma County judge made a decision that shocked many Oklahomans after he awarded sole custody of a child to her father, Nicholas Elizondo, who was also a convicted sex offender. Authorities say the little girl, Sarah, is now in the custody of DHS after Elizondo was arrested this past weekend in California. Elizondo was pulled over for speeding on Sunday but Bakersfield police officers soon found a bullet in his...
  • A Call for Convicted Civility

    06/17/2013 7:19:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    In the early 1990's an influential Lutheran thinker, Dr. Martin Marty, affirmed the practice of "convicted civility." He observed, "People who have strong convictions these days aren't very civil, and people who are civil often don't have very strong convictions. What we need is 'convicted civility.'" The future of any republic depends upon the active participation of an informed electorate. It's built on a patriotism laced with free disagreement and vital dialogue about our differences. It's not built on just "getting along" or "bipartisanship." It thrives when "convicted" citizens care enough to attempt to influence politicians and their neighbors on...
  • Court Convicts Accessory to Fogel Murderers

    12/16/2012 3:26:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Military Court in Shomron (Samaria) convicted Yazed Hassan Mohammed Awad on Sunday of assisting the murderers of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar on March 11, 2011. According to the charge sheet against him, Awad gave shelter to some of the people involved in the multiple murders and attempted to obstruct justice by briefing the suspects regarding Shin Bet interrogation techniques. In addition, he held two M-16 weapons that were stolen in the course of the murderous attack. The defendant denied the charges but in view of the evidence, the court decided unanimously to convict him. Knesset...
  • Time is running out for Bill Jefferson (11-time convicted FELON-LA still walks free)

    04/06/2012 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NOLA ^ | 4/01/12 | James Gill
    Time is running out for Bill JeffersonPublished: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 6:37 AM By James Gill - The Times-Picayune Legal experts cited by the paper say federal prosecutors may now ask trial judge T.S. Ellis III to lock Dollar Bill up. Those experts are not exactly going out on a limb, considering that prosecutors opposed bail for William Jefferson in the first place. Now that an appeals court panel in Virginia has resoundingly and unanimously upheld Jefferson's conviction on all but one of 11 counts, prosecutors would be remiss if they didn't urge immediate consignment to the pen. The experts...
  • Third Murderer of Kristine Luken Convicted

    01/22/2012 9:01:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Jerusalem District Court convicted Ayad Fatfata, Sunday afternoon, of murder, attempted murder, disorderly conduct, weapons trade and illegal entry to Israel in connection with the December 19, 2010 attack that resulted in the death of American tourist Kristine Luken and the wounding of Kaye Wilson, an immigrant from Britain. The two had been hiking in the Judean Hills around Khirbet Hanut, near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem. Two other members of the gang – brothers Kafah and Ibrahim Ghanimat, were convicted and sentenced to two life sentences each about two months ago. They were also convicted of murdering Zichron...
  • Mass. man guilty of conspiring to help al-Qaida

    12/20/2011 12:54:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20/12/11 | Laura Crimaldi
    BOSTON — A Massachusetts man was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help al-Qaida and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Tarek Mehanna, 24, of Sudbury, faced four terror-related charges and three charges of lying to authorities. A federal jury found him guilty of all counts after deliberating for about 10 hours. Prosecutors said Mehanna and two friends conspired to travel to Yemen so they could receive training at a terrorism camp and eventually go on to Iraq to fight and kill U.S. soldiers there. When the men were unable to find such a training camp, Mehanna returned home and...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Exposing Edward Larkin

    11/03/2011 5:42:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Tenure must go. And so must Professor’s unions. If you don’t agree with me then perhaps you have yet to familiarize yourself with the case of Professor Edward Larkin. This tenured psychopath will keep his job despite exposing himself in public in front of a 17-year old girl and her mother. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) did the right thing when they tried to fire him. But then the Professor’s union got involved. And that led to arbitration. The arbitrator’s decision was based on a single line in the contract with the UNH Professor’s union, which says a professor...
  • Hamas hangs 2 convicted of spying for Israel

    07/26/2011 8:36:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/26/11 | Staff
    The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip hanged a father and son at dawn Tuesday for collaborating with Israel, a government spokesman said. The two were found guilty of helping Israel target a top Hamas leader and identify other militants who were later killed by Israeli forces, said Ihab Ghussein, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Gaza. (Snip) In a statement, the human rights group condemned the hangings, saying the Palestinian judicial process was so flawed that it would have not been possible to conclusively prove the two men were involved in spying.
  • Another Imam Guilty: Convicted of Plotting to Blow up JFK Airport

    05/27/2011 10:44:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    atlas shrugs ^ | 5/27/11 | pamela geller
    Just like the imam guilty of aiding the jihadis plotting to blow up the New York City Subway system on the anniversary of September 11th, here we have another pious man of the quran convicted in the Kennedy Airport terror plot, "ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING PLOTS IMAGINABLE." "He had a vision that would make the WTC attack seem small." Every act of jihad, occurring daily throughout the world, has the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric. The problem is Islam. Imam from Trinidad convicted of planning attack on JFK airport New York (CNN) -- Trinidad native Kareem Ibrahim was convicted...
  • Weapons inspector Scott Ritter convicted over online sex chat with underage girl

    05/11/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT · by South40 · 77 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 15 Apr 2011
    The former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter has been convicted of unlawful contact with a minor for exchanging explicit messages in an online chat room with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. Ritter, 49, exchanged messages with a detective posing as an underage girl and masturbated, even after the undercover officer stressed during the chat that he was a minor, Pennsylvania prosecutors said. A jury found Ritter guilty of a total of six counts including indecent exposure and criminal attempt to corrupt a minor.
  • Three Convicted in Terror- Related Cases Later Granted U.S. Citizenship by Obama Administration

    04/29/2011 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/29/11 | Edwin Mora
    Three people convicted of crimes as a result of a terrorism-related investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) were later naturalized as U.S. citizens by the Obama administration, according to federal auditors. The March 2011 audit (released on April 21, 2011) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), entitled Criminal Alien Statistics: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests and Costs, shows that three individuals were among “defendants where the investigation involved an identified link to international terrorism but they were charged with violating other statutes [not directly related to terrorism], including fraud, immigration, drugs,
  • Journalist in France Convicted for Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

    02/22/2011 11:45:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    american thinker ^ | 2/22/11 | Selwyn Duke
    We've heard a lot about Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian whose warnings about Muslim influence in his nation place him in the crosshairs of the powers-that-be. But while the tow-headed modern-day Templar has thus far dodged the hangman on Truth-speech charges, another intrepid defender of Western civilization has not been so lucky. And we haven't heard much about him. He is French journalist Eric Zemmour, and he was just convicted this week of "inciting racism." Writes The New American's R. Cort Kirkwood: Zemmour's "controversial" remarks included his observation that most drug dealers in France were black or Arab, and that...
  • The Lakin legacy and the left-right hypocrisy

    12/20/2010 10:00:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies
    Back To Basics ^ | 12-20-10 | Douglas J. Hagmann
    Now here’s an interesting lesson into the act of civil disobedience. Bomb the Pentagon, lead a domestic terrorist group that was responsible for 30 bombings, destruction of property and deaths, and suggest that you cannot rule out committing additional bombings, you become a folk hero of the radical left, a close confidant of a sitting president, and hold a position as a professor in higher academia. Alternatively, give your country nearly 18 years of unblemished military service as a high ranking military officer until you request proof that the orders you are given are, in fact, made by someone with...
  • Victim: Releasing a convicted cop shooter is a mistake

    12/14/2010 7:18:59 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    KOMO 4 ^ | Dec 13, 2010 | Tracy Vedder
    SEATTLE -- A convicted cop shooter is set to be back on the streets in just one week. But his victim says that's repeating the mistakes that led to the murders of four Lakewood police officers. The attack rocked the Tri-Cities, especially since Lain was a parole violator from Iowa. Lain was convicted and sentenced to life after the attack on Fitzpatrick. But now, after 28 years behind bars, the Sentencing Review Board has decided to release Lain. "We feel like 28 years, in this case is, we hope, enough time that he will be able to successfully reintegrate back...
  • Ethics Panel Convicts Rangel on 11 of 13 Counts

    11/16/2010 11:56:35 AM PST · by T Christopher · 7 replies
    REPUBLICAN REDEFINED ^ | T Christopher
    An adjudicatory subcommittee of the House Ethics Committee has ruled in favor of convicting Representative Charlie Rangel on 11 of the 13 counts of House ethics rules violations.  The panel, which heard a summary of the facts and evidence accumulated against Rangel, ruled for summary judgment on the facts as undisputed and later applied the laws and rules of the House to said facts finding that all but two of the charges were of merit.  The full House Ethics Committee will now determine punishment which could include an informal reprimand, censure, or even expulsion. Having already turned down a deal...
  • Nailed! ACORN Supervisor Convicted for Election Fraud

    11/13/2010 9:16:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    AIM ^ | 11/13/10 | Jim Kouri
    A supervisor for the now defunct political advocacy group the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has entered into a plea bargain with prosecutors in a case alleging that canvassers were illegally paid to register Nevada voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. Amy Busefink, 28, pleaded no-contest in a Nevada court to two misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters. Her nolo contendere plea acknowledged the state had sufficient evidence for a conviction if the case went to trial. Busefink is expected to get a slap on the wrist, according...
  • Councilor Turner convicted on all counts in corruption case

    10/29/2010 1:03:22 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 28 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Oct 29, 2010 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner was convicted today in a federal court in Boston on charges that he pocketed a $1,000 bribe in his district office in 2007 and later lied about it to federal agents who were interviewing him. A US District Court jury delivered its verdict this afternoon, just a few hours into its first full day of deliberations, finding Turner guilty of attempted extortion and providing false statements to FBI agents.
  • 2 activists convicted of whale meat theft in Japan (Holy Blubber, Batman! GreenPeace members!)

    09/06/2010 6:43:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    TOKYO – A Japanese court on Monday convicted two members of the environmental group Greenpeace of stealing whale meat they claim was intended for illegal consumption. The Aomori District Court gave suspended sentences to the activists after finding them guilty of stealing 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of whale meat from a delivery service company's warehouse in April 2008. The meat came from whales killed during Japan's government-backed research hunts.
  • Poll: Should convicted felons be allowed to vote?

    01/07/2010 6:31:14 AM PST · by aquapub · 49 replies · 1,371+ views
    The ultra-liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made one of its trademark assaults on the Constitution Tuesday, illegally overturning a Washington State law barring convicted felons from voting. I use the word "illegally" because judicial review (the invented power of federal courts to overturn democratically-enacted laws) is listed nowhere in the Constitution as an enumerated power. Furthermore, as the proposal of the 1875 Blaine Amendment demonstrates, the federal government was never intended to have the power to overturn state legislation...
  • Poll: Should convicted felons be allowed to vote?

    01/07/2010 6:31:06 AM PST · by aquapub · 5 replies · 244+ views
    The ultra-liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made one of its trademark assaults on the Constitution Tuesday, illegally overturning a Washington State law barring convicted felons from voting. I use the word "illegally" because judicial review (the invented power of federal courts to overturn democratically-enacted laws) is listed nowhere in the Constitution as an enumerated power. Furthermore, as the proposal of the 1875 Blaine Amendment demonstrates, the federal government was never intended to have the power to overturn state legislation...
  • The Jeffersons can stop fretting about their reputation (Mose - brother of Billy Jeff D-La, felon)

    11/15/2009 7:18:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 486+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/15/09 | Stephanie Grace
    The Jeffersons can stop fretting about their reputation: Stephanie GraceBy Stephanie Grace, The Times-Picayune November 15, 2009, 5:36AM Mose Jefferson, convicted brother of a convicted former congressman, recently asked a federal judge to delay his Dec. 10 sentencing for one crime so as not to prejudice potential jurors in his Jan. 25 trial on allegations of another, which is related to neither his nor his famous sibling's prior indictment. At this point, you've got to wonder: Why bother? **SNIP** What she didn't say is that timing really doesn't matter, because any damage to the collective Jefferson reputation is already done....
  • Three British Muslims Convicted of Airline Bombing Plot

    09/07/2009 8:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 348+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/7/09 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Three British Muslims were convicted by a jury in London Monday of plotting to murder thousands by detonating liquid explosives on at least seven airliners bound for the United States and Canada in 2006. Four other alleged conspirators were acquitted of conspiring to blow up the planes. The jury could not reach a verdict on an eighth man. All of the defendants, except the eighth man, had pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance but denied the terrorism charges.
  • Jury orders 45 years for former slugger Mel Hall

    06/17/2009 11:23:32 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 12 replies · 1,246+ views
    Google News ^ | june 17, 2009 | SCHUYLER DIXON
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former major league outfielder Mel Hall was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl he coached on an elite basketball team. Hall was convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child. Among his accusers during sentencing Wednesday were others who said he carried on inappropriate relationships with them.
  • Rwandan massacre mastermind convicted of genocide

    12/18/2008 1:10:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 726+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/08 | Sukhdev Chhatbar and Donna Bryson - ap
    ARUSHA, Tanzania – A former Rwandan army colonel was convicted Thursday of genocide and crimes against humanity for masterminding the killings of more than half a million people in a 100-day slaughter in 1994. Survivors in Rwanda welcomed the watershed moment in a long search for justice. The U.N. courtroom in Tanzania was packed for the culmination of the trial of Theoneste Bagosora, the highest-ranking Rwandan official to be convicted in the genocide. Onlookers were silent as the 67-year-old was sentenced to life in prison.
  • Many Convicted Felons on Voter Rolls, Sun Sentinel Investigation [3rd Degree Felony for Ineligible]

    11/02/2008 6:29:37 AM PST · by Son House · 19 replies · 715+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2008 | Sally Kestin
    More than 30,000 Florida felons who by law should have been stripped of their right to vote remain registered to cast ballots in this presidential battleground state, a Sun Sentinel investigation has found. Many are faithful voters, with at least 4,900 turning out in past elections. Another 5,600 are not likely to vote Nov. 4 — they're still in prison. Of the felons who registered with a party, Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one. Florida's elections chief, Secretary of State Kurt Browning, acknowledged his staff has failed to remove thousands of ineligible felons because of a shortage of...
  • 7 convicted in Muslim terror camps in UK

    02/26/2008 10:39:09 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | David Stringer - ap
    LONDON - Clad in mud-smeared combat fatigues, the young Muslims trained on picturesque British farmland, hurling imaginary grenades, wielding sticks as mock rifles and chopping watermelons in simulated beheadings. A four-year inquiry, which came to a close Tuesday with guilty pleas from the last two of seven gang members, has exposed a network of alleged British terrorism training camps meant to prepare recruits for mass murder. Security officials believe hundreds of men — including a gang that made a failed attempt to bomb London's transit network — passed through camps set up across the English countryside. Investigators say it was...
  • Danny Glover convicted of trespassing (in a hotel during a union rally in 2006)

    01/24/2008 4:55:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 103+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/08 | AP
    NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - Danny Glover has been convicted in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for trespassing in a hotel during a union rally in 2006. Glover, who wasn't in court, was convicted Thursday along with UNITE HERE union representative Alex Dagg and Ontario Federation of Labour President Wayne Samuelson. Canadian Niagara Hotels charged the three with trespassing at their Sheraton on the Falls property during a Sept. 16, 2006, protest. The 60-year-old actor took part in the protest as part of a larger campaign that aims to increase salaries and improve working conditions for hotel workers in the U.S. and Canada....
  • US citizen convicted in terror conspiracy could face life sentence (Jose Padilla)

    01/15/2008 8:31:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 158+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | AFP
    MIAMI (AFP) - Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted of supporting the Al Qaeda terror network, could face anywhere from decades to a lifetime behind bars, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Judge Marcia Cooke rejected defense claims that Padilla, 37, and two co-conspirators had not commited any actual act of terrorism. She ruled that a special provision for stiffer penalties applied and that the three could each face prison sentences of 30 years to life. Before Cooke delivers sentence, probably later this week, lawyers for the two sides will present their arguments for sentencing. The prosecutors want Padilla, Adham...
  • 3 convicted in Islamic charity trial

    01/11/2008 12:47:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1,542+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/11/08 | Mark Jewell - ap
    BOSTON - Three former leaders of an Islamic charity were convicted Friday of duping the U.S. government into getting tax-exempt status by hiding the group's pro-jihad activities. Care International Inc., which is now defunct, described its mission as helping war orphans, widows and refugees in Muslim nations. But prosecutors said the organization also distributed a newsletter promoting jihad and supported Muslim militants involved in armed conflicts around the world. Emadeddin Muntasser, the founder of Care International; Muhammed Mubayyid, the group's former treasurer; and Samir Al-Monla, the president of Care from 1996 to 1998, were charged with tax code violations, making...
  • Trevor Berbick nephew convicted of killing former heavyweight champion

    12/28/2007 11:55:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 159+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 12/21/07
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A nephew of Trevor Berbick has been convicted along with another man of killing the 54-year-old former heavyweight champion. A jury Thursday found 21-year-old Harold Berbick guilty of murder and 19-year-old Kenton Gordon guilty of manslaughter in the death of the former boxer. The judge ordered both men jailed pending their Jan. 11 sentencing. Authorities said the nephew and Gordon beat Berbick to death in October 2006, leaving his body in a church courtyard in Portland. Harold Berbick had been involved in a land dispute with his uncle. Trevor Berbick was the last fighter to face...
  • Man convicted in jail beating death over Honey Bun

    12/13/2007 7:27:16 PM PST · by Westlander · 21 replies · 260+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-13-2007 | Associated Press
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A man accused of killing his Kent County Jail cellmate because he suspected the man of stealing his snack cake has been convicted of murder. Prosecutors say he dragged Estrada from the top bunk of his bed after discovering his Honey Bun snack cake was missing.
  • CA: Court upholds death sentence of man convicted of hacking deaths (Kevin Cooper)

    12/04/2007 3:30:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 197+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/4/07 | Kim Curtis - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for convicted murderer Kevin Cooper, whose 2004 execution was stayed just hours before he was to die by lethal injection. The planned execution was halted after the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals reopened the case so two DNA tests on a blond hair and a bloody shirt found at the murder scene could be done. DNA testing wasn't available in 1984. Cooper, who has long maintained his innocence, was convicted of the murders of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, both 41, their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica, and Christopher...
  • Rep. Udall got donation from fugitive fundraiser ( Hsu )

    09/02/2007 7:51:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 606+ views
    daily camera ^ | August 30, 2007 | Heath Urie
    Federal records show wanted man raised big money for Dems. Congressman Mark Udall's U.S. Senate campaign committee is among dozens of mostly Democratic political organizations to have received a large financial contribution from a New York fundraiser who has been wanted by authorities in California. Federal Election Commission records indicate that Norman Hsu, listed as a resident of New York, gave $1,000 to "Udall for Colorado Inc." on June 25. Hsu has a lengthy record of gathering large contributions for prominent Democratic campaigns, including those of presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton, of New York, and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. FEC...
  • Marine convicted of conspiracy (Corporal Trent Thomas)

    07/18/2007 4:22:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 850+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/07 | Allison Hoffman - ap
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A military jury on Wednesday convicted a Marine of conspiring to murder an Iraqi man in a bungled attempt to abduct and kill a suspected insurgent in Hamdania. Cpl. Trent Thomas, 25, was the first of seven Marines and a Navy corpsman to go to trial in the killing, which squad members tried to cover up by planting a gun near the victim after he was gunned down in a ditch. Thomas faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, according to his defense attorney, Victor Kelley. While several of the men pleaded guilty in the...
  • U.S. man convicted of pipeline, energy attack plan

    07/13/2007 11:40:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 666+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/07 | Jon Hurdle
    SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man was convicted on Friday of plotting to blow up U.S. oil pipelines and energy installations and of attempting to enlist al Qaeda militants on the Internet to help carry out his plan. A federal jury of six women and six men took a little more than an hour to convict Michael Curtis Reynolds, 49, on those charges and of possessing a hand grenade. He faces a maximum 57 1/2 years in prison. The government accused Reynolds, from Wilkes-Barre, of scheming to attack the Alaska and Transcontinental pipelines and other energy installations to prompt...
  • 'Chemical Ali,' 2 Other of Saddam's Henchmen to Hang for Massacre of Kurds

    06/24/2007 10:59:20 AM PDT · by shield · 29 replies · 815+ views
    FoxNews ^ | June 24th, 2007 | AP
    BAGHDAD — Saddam Hussein's cousin and two other former regime officials were convicted Sunday of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to hang for the brutal crackdown that killed up to 180,000 Kurdish civilians and guerrillas two decades ago. Two other defendants were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 1987-1988 crackdown, known as "Operation Anfal." A sixth defendant was acquitted for lack of evidence. Death sentences are automatically appealed. The most notorious defendant was Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, known as "Chemical Ali" for ordering the use of mustard gas and nerve agents...
  • { Ed Rosenthal } Pot advocate convicted on three charges but won't be punished

    05/30/2007 2:16:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/30/7 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Marijuana advocate Ed Rosenthal was convicted for a second time today of violating federal drug laws by growing pot plants for medical patients, but he faces no punishment for the felony convictions, apart from the one day in jail that he has already served. Rosenthal, 62, of Oakland, a well-known authority on cannabis cultivation, former columnist for High Times magazine and author of a recent book calling for legalization of marijuana, was convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco of three charges of illegal cultivation and conspiracy after a day of deliberations. He was acquitted of...
  • Ford convicted on bribery charge; deadlocked on extortion {John Ford - TN Waltz}

    04/27/2007 2:56:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 990+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/27/7 | Trevor Aaronson
    Following a 13-day trial that included video recordings of former state Sen. John Ford receiving cash payments from an FBI undercover agent, a 12-person jury found the Memphis Democrat guilty on one count of bribery. The jury deadlocked on an extortion charge. He was acquitted of all three charges of intimidation. The bribery charge carries up to 10 years in prison. Using an FBI sham company called E-Cycle Management, which claimed to be in the business of recycling computers, undercover lawmen operating in Tennessee Waltz bribed elected officials to draft, sponsor and change legislation that benefited E-Cycle. He will be...
  • Convicted pastor seeks leadership post

    04/04/2007 6:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 308+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/07 | Matt Sedensky - ap
    MIAMI - The former head of a national organization of black Baptist churches spent four years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from the group. Now he wants one of his old jobs back: leader of the organization's Florida chapter. The Rev. Henry Lyons, 65, was wildly popular before his conviction and is still highly regarded by many church members. He was vying with two other ministers Wednesday to lead the Florida General Baptist Convention, a chapter of the National Baptist Convention USA, which claims to represent some 7.5 million members of black churches nationwide. Representatives of member churches...
  • Afghan official a convicted trafficker

    03/08/2007 12:29:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 144+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/07 | Matthew Pennington - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - When the deal went down in Las Vegas, the seller was introduced only as "Mr. E." In a room at Caesars Palace hotel, Mr. E exchanged a pound-and-a-half bag of heroin for $65,000 cash — unaware that the buyer was an undercover detective. The sting landed him in Nevada state prison for nearly four years. Twenty years later and Mr. E, whose real name is Izzatullah Wasifi, has a new job. He is the government of Afghanistan's anti-corruption chief. Wasifi leads a staff of 84 people charged with rooting out the endemic graft that is fueled in...
  • Managers of crate and pallet maker plead guilty to hiring illegals

    02/27/2007 2:16:51 PM PST · by xcamel · 5 replies · 397+ views
    News 5 ^ | Tuesday , February 27, 2007 | staff/ap
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Five former managers from a major crate and pallet manufacturer that employed illegal immigrants have pleaded guilty. The plea comes ten months after federal agents staged sweeping raids at IFCO Systems sites in 26 states. In April, more than 1,100 people were arrested on administrative immigration charges at more than 40 IFCO sites. The government has said that more than half the company's roughly 5,800 employees during 2005 had invalid or mismatched Social Security numbers. Prosecutors say a company executive and a former general manager of the company's Albany, New York, plant could face up to...
  • Border agents who testified against convicted co-workers will be fired

    02/10/2007 5:42:48 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 310 replies · 5,860+ views
    The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | February 10, 2007 | Sara A. Carter
    Border agents who testified against convicted co-workers will be fired Men who were at scene of shooting terminated for changing their stories by Sara A. Carter Two Border Patrol agents who testified against two co-workers convicted of shooting a drug smuggler will be fired for changing their stories about events surrounding the shooting, according to documents obtained by the Daily Bulletin. Sources inside the Border Patrol also say Oscar Juarez, a third agent who testified against Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, resigned from the agency last month shortly before he was to be fired. All three...