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  • Woman who spent 15 YEARS on death row after being wrongly convicted speaks out

    08/17/2015 1:58:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2015 | By Carly Stern For
    A woman who was sentenced to death after she was wrongly convicted of killing her abusive husband has finally been set free after 15 years of incarceration, after the court re-examined her case and determined that there were some serious errors made during her trial. Now 57, Michelle Byrom has spent more than a quarter of her life behind bars in Mississippi, awaiting her death for a crime she didn't commit. Even after her son confessed to murdering the man who abused him and his mother mercilessly, she continued to sit on death row. Finally free again, Michelle recently spoke...
  • Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

    01/27/2015 8:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/27/15 | Hans von Spakovsky /
    In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator. According to the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, which was released on Jan. 26, Whittemore is “a prominent attorney, developer and lobbyist who has long been active in Nevada politics and political fundraising.” In 2007, he was the chairman of “a holding company with significant interests in golf courses, land development, oil and gas properties, and...
  • Lt. Lorance Gets 19 Years at Leavenworth because He defended his Troops against Jihadists

    01/23/2015 4:21:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/22/2015 | Tim Brown
    First Lieutenant Clint Lorance never imagined that following the rule of engagement to save not only his life, but the lives of his fellow soldiers against Islamic enemies would result in him spending nearly two decades in prison. But it did. Lorance, 30, had been trained to make split-second decisions and his training culminated in a real-life scenario in July 2012 when he and his squad were on a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan. He had just been made Platoon Leader after his predecessor had been severely wounded. At that time, Lorance led his troops into a Taliban-infested territory, where...
  • Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

    11/20/2014 6:27:05 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/08/2013 4:12 pm EST | Mark Godsey
    Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge. In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt,...
  • Guilty: Court convicts former PM Olmert of bribery; 1st PM ever convicted

    03/31/2014 5:27:25 AM PDT · by zoharm · 5 replies
    Thundering ruling shakes country, Judge also convicts former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, former Bank Hapoalim Chairman Dan Dankner, Olmert's former chief-of-staff Shula Zaken and 10 out of 13 individual defendants.
  • Could Justin Bieber be deported if charged, convicted of pelting eggs?

    01/18/2014 2:40:49 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Global News ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | John R. Kennedy
    TORONTO — Media outlets are reporting Canadian pop star Justin Bieber could be deported from the U.S. if convicted of felony vandalism in connection with an alleged egg attack on a neighbour’s house — but are they getting the facts scrambled? “Bieber could be sent packing to Canada if convicted of felony after vicious egg attack on neighbour’s house,” declared the UK’s Daily Mail. “Justin Bieber’s Egg-Throwing Police Probe Dilemma: Possible Felony Conviction Could See Pop Star Deported Back to Canada!,” screamed RadarOnline. “Justin Bieber bust could mean jail time, deportation if convicted,” Fox News reported. Not so fast. First,...
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Conservatives Need to Organize a Huge Reward For Information to Convict Obama

    05/15/2013 10:54:57 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 12 replies
    Self | May 15, 2013 | Stayfree
    Conservatives need to organize a HUGE reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Barack Hussein Obama for crimes committed against the American public and specifically the voters, who if they had known the truth never would have voted for him....
  • Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Conviction

    04/19/2013 10:56:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal conviction and the other was granted American citizenship on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old killed in a wild shootout with police, was a legal U.S. resident who nevertheless could have been removed from the country after a 2009 domestic violence conviction, according to a Judicial Watch source. That means the Obama administration missed an opportunity to deport Tsarnaev but evidently didn’t feel he represented a big enough threat. Adding...
  • Former Long Beach HS Football Star Exonerated in Rape Case (Brian Banks)

    05/24/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 102 replies
    KTLA news ^ | May 24, 2012 | KTLA News Staff
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- A judge has vacated the rape conviction of once-promising high school football star Brian Banks after his accuser recanted. Banks broke down in tears Thursday morning after a brief hearing in which prosecutors said they had no objection to his conviction being reversed. His mother and girlfriend, who were in the courtroom, let out cries of joy. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts "There are no words in any language, no gesture in any culture that can explain or describe what I have been through," Banks said moments after the dismissal. "I...
  • Mitt Romney still facing a trust deficit - voters "leery"

    11/26/2011 3:23:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    <p>SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail.</p>
  • Soros fails to quash insider trading conviction (Has Occupy Wall Street said anything?)

    10/07/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies ^ | 10/07/2011 | Sam Jones and Stanley Pignal
    George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has lost a case at the European Court of Human Rights to have his criminal conviction for insider dealing quashed. The failed appeal in a 4-3 decision by the Strasbourg-based court is the latest twist in a nine-year battle by the 81-year-old Mr Soros to clear his name following his conviction in France in 2002.
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:43 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence

    09/21/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections. Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday. Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.
  • Judge: Man not guilty due to insanity

    08/26/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana appeals court has ruled that a judge wrongly sentenced a Muncie man to prison for killing his wife and that he should instead be sent to a mental hospital. The decision overturns the verdict of guilty but mentally ill on murder charges that 47-year-old Thomas Curtis received last year after a bench trial...
  • Charles Manson follower seeking parole after 40 years behind bars

    01/20/2011 10:59:23 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    A follower of Charles Manson who has been imprisoned longer than any other woman in California is facing a parole hearing on her conviction in the Sharon Tate killings.
  • Saudi Prince Convicted in UK of Murdering Servant

    10/19/2010 10:20:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    LONDON (Oct.19) -- A Saudi prince has been convicted of murdering one of his servants in a frenzied attack in a British hotel. A jury in London's Old Bailey criminal court found Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud guilty of murdering Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz. The 34-year-old prince faces a possible life sentence.
  • Illegal sperm company pair found guilty

    09/18/2010 8:03:56 AM PDT · by tlb · 25 replies
    Metro ^ | 18th September, 2010 | staff
    Two men have been found guilty of running an internet company that illegally provided sperm from anonymous donors. Ricky Gage, 49, and Nigel Woodforth, 43, were both convicted on three counts under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. They operated the company from the basement of Mr Woodforth's home in Reading, Berkshire, introducing donors to women who were trying to conceive. Nearly 800 deliveries were found to have been completed by the illegal firm, which provided the two men with earnings of Ł250,000. Speaking at Southwark Crown Court, judge Deborah Taylor warned Mr Gage and Mr Woodforth that she...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • Attorney wants Phoebe Prince’s medical records (Mass. bullying case)

    04/11/2010 8:52:46 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 89 replies · 1,646+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 04/10/10 | Marie Szaniszlo
    The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading up to her suicide is asking for highly personal information about her, a move decried by a former prosecutor and victims advocates as “unconscionable.” In a six-page motion filed in Northampton Superior Court, Terrence M. Dunphy, the lawyer for Austin Renaud, asks for the names of any physicians, psychologists or rape counselors Prince saw; any medical and psychological records viewed by the prosecutor; details of any prior allegations of rape or abuse by Prince; and a statement as to whether...
  • UK Police Commander Runs Criminal Enterprise For Years - And Hides Behind Islam

    02/11/2010 11:17:43 AM PST · by JLWORK · 5 replies · 329+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | February 11, 2010 | John L. Work
    England’s cowardice in the face of Muslim aggression, disguised as accusations of racial discrimination, has cost her dearly. This time the reputation of the most celebrated police force in the world, London’s Metropolitan “Bobbies”, has been sullied. A senior UK Metro Police Commander, Iranian born Ali Dizaei (pictured above in The Daily Mail), has been sentenced to four years in prison following his conviction of assaulting a man over a monetary dispute, then falsely arresting the victim to cover up the beating. This conviction represents only a tissue-thin veneer concealing a years-long history of corruption and criminal activity in which...
  • La Mesa Man Guilty Of Threats Against Obama

    07/29/2009 12:56:22 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies · 1,529+ views
    http://Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 7-28-09 | Fox 5 TV-Perette Godwin
    La Mesa man finds out when free speech is no longer protected, after he is convicted of making threats against a candidate for president. SAN DIEGO, California - Walter Edward Bagdasarian walked out of federal court Tuesday morning the same way he walked in, wearing a stoic expression on his face and clutching the hand of his wife. But, when Bagdasarian came out of the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building he was a man guilty of threatening the man running for the country's top spot, now President Barack Obama. "The government's position essentially was that the defendent intended to make...
  • Whay isn't ACORN debarred from public contracting?

    06/21/2009 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Acton · 7 replies · 838+ views
    Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household. In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts. "I know for my family the only question...
  • High court (Supreme Court) lets (Mumia) Abu-Jamal's conviction stand

    04/06/2009 7:43:12 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 38 replies · 1,187+ views
    Google News (AP) ^ | 4/6/2009 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mumia Abu-Jamal has lost his bid for a new trial in the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld Abu-Jamal's conviction but held his death sentence invalid. The appeals court said it would not second-guess state court rulings rejecting Abu-Jamal's claims of bias in the composition of the jury. The high court considered only the conviction....
  • Court upholds most charges against ex-Ala. gov

    03/06/2009 11:49:54 AM PST · by CWW · 35 replies · 3,792+ views ^ | 03-06-00 | WSFA TV
    <p>MONTGOMERY, AL., (WSFA) -- WSFA 12 News is on top of some breaking news at this hour. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has returned a verdict in the appeals of former Governor Don Siegelman and former Health South CEO Richard Scrushy.</p>
  • U.S. Supreme Crt declines to review fraud conviction of Daley's ex-patronage chief (Chicago)

    02/23/2009 10:57:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies · 511+ views
    U.S. Supreme Crt declines to review fraud conviction of Daley's ex-patronage chief Feb. 23, 2009 (AP) — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's former patronage chief and two other former city officials have failed to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to consider setting aside their fraud convictions. The justices, in an order Monday, are letting stand Robert Sorich's conviction and 46-month prison term. Sorich and the others were found guilty of skirting laws that ban political city hiring. The federal appeals court in Chicago earlier upheld the convictions. The court rejected defense arguments that the men couldn't be convicted of criminal fraud...
  • Five Convicted of Plotting to Kill Soldiers at Fort Dix

    12/23/2008 5:45:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 488+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2008 – A federal jury yesterday found five men guilty of conspiracy to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix, N.J., but acquitted them of attempted murder. After nearly six days of deliberation, the jury rendered the guilty verdict for three brothers -- Shain, Eljvir and Dritan Duka -- and two other defendants, Mohamad Shnewer and Serdar Tatar. They face a maximum of life in prison, according to a Justice Department news release published yesterday. Federal prosecutors said the five men, all Muslim immigrants who were arrested in Cherry Hill, N.J., in May 2007, were planning to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Breaking: MLK close relative supporting/voting McCain...

    11/02/2008 9:12:54 PM PST · by topher · 14 replies · 1,012+ views
    Various | November 2, 2008 | Vanity
    Dr. Alveda King works with Father Frank Pavone (PFL) in the Gospel of Life Ministry. She personally supports and will vote for McCain-Palin. This is significant as she is a close relative of Martin Luther King, Jr. She is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. Her father, A. D. King worked with his brother Martin on Civil Rights. She is author of the book: Sons of Thunder (ISBN-13 : 9781413411263). This book about her father (Dr. A. D. King) and her uncle Martin (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Dr. Alveda King is head of African-American outreach for the Gospel of...
  • Former talk show host sentenced to more than seven years in prison

    08/28/2008 7:11:34 PM PDT · by wgflyer · 27 replies · 302+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 08/28/08 | By Howard Mintz
    With his sobbing family looking on in a San Francisco courtroom, former KGO radio host Bernie Ward today completed his tumble from one of the Bay Area's most popular liberal voices on the local airwaves to a pariah caught up in the world of online child pornography. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker sentenced Ward to seven years and three months in federal prison, calling the disgraced celebrity a "troubled individual'' whose downfall is a "personal tragedy.'' Ward now must turn himself in to U.S. Marshals by noon Friday to begin his prison term.
  • U.S. conviction upheld in FBI sting of NY Muslims

    07/02/2008 5:00:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 107+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/08 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Iraqi Kurdish imam and a Bangladeshi-American pizzeria owner on Wednesday lost an appeal of their convictions for plotting to kill a Pakistani diplomat in what turned out to be an FBI sting operation. The U.S Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Yassin Aref, 37, and Mohammed Hossain, 53, who were sentenced last year to 15 years each in prison for their roles in a fake plot to attack the Pakistani ambassador to the United Nations in New York with a missile. Both appealed their convictions of money-laundering and conspiring to provide material...
  • Rezko: Guilty - For an untouchable change agent, Obama certainly has a lot of questionable...

    06/05/2008 11:31:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 70+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 05, 2008 | Stephen Spruiell
    June 05, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Rezko: GuiltyFor an untouchable change agent, Obama certainly has a lot of questionable associates. By Stephen Spruiell Talk about bad timing. Barack Obama’s friend and fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was found guilty today of mail fraud, wire fraud, soliciting bribes, and money laundering in connection to a federal investigation into political corruption in the state of Illinois. Rezko now faces sentencing on 16 of 24 counts, some of which carry punishments of up to 20 years in prison. The verdict comes as Obama is securing the Democratic nomination and trying to put behind him...
  • Obama fundraiser guilty of fraud

    06/04/2008 3:22:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 14 replies · 63+ views
    perthnow ^ | June 05, 2008 | Agence France-Presse
    AN old friend and fundraiser for US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been found guilty of fraud for using his political clout to demand kickbacks and win government contracts.Real estate developer Antoin "Tony" Rezko was also convicted of bribery and money laundering in the case which has dogged Senator Obama during his quest to secure the party's presidential nomination, even though he is not accused of any wrongdoing. In all, jurors found Rezko guilty of 12 counts of fraud, two of aiding and abetting bribery and two of money laundering after deliberating for several weeks. He was cleared on...
  • Prolific spammer's conviction upheld (Virginia's anti-spamming law affirmed)

    02/29/2008 7:42:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 150+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/29/08 | Larry O'Dell - ap
    RICHMOND, Va. - A divided Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the nation's first felony conviction for illegal spamming on Friday, ruling that Virginia's anti-spamming law does not violate free-speech rights. Jeremy Jaynes of Raleigh, N.C., considered among the world's top 10 spammers in 2003, was convicted of massive distribution of junk e-mail and sentenced to nine years in prison. Almost all 50 states have anti-spamming laws. In the 4-3 ruling, the court rejected Jaynes' claim that the state law violates both the First Amendment and the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. "This is a historic victory in the fight...
  • 5 Execs Found Guilty of Fraud in Gen Re-AIG Trial

    02/25/2008 7:48:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 742+ views
    Insurance Journal ^ | 02/25/08 | Kenneth J. St. Onge
    5 Execs Found Guilty of Fraud in Gen Re-AIG Trial By Kenneth J. St. Onge February 25, 2008 A federal court jury in Hartford, Connecticut has found four former General Re Corp. executives and one former American International Group executive guilty of corporate fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from allegations that the five helped cook AIG's books in an effort to boost its stock price. According to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, the four Gen Re executives convicted were former CEO Ronald E. Ferguson, former CFO Elizabeth A. Monrad, and former senior vice presidents...
  • Federal judge overturns rape, murder conviction

    02/08/2008 10:35:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 191+ views
    A federal judge on Friday overturned the conviction of a man on death row for the rape and murder of a woman outside an Orange County bar because of statements made by a prospective FBI agent that allowed him to get on the trial's jury. U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall overturned the conviction of Richard Raymond Ramirez because the jury foreman - who was a candidate to become an FBI agent - made "false and misleading" statements about his employment situation during jury selection in the 1985 trial. The juror, Thomas Alston, is now an FBI agent in...
  • Huckabee's Consistency (Janet Folger: Americans Want A Leader Of Principle Alert)

    12/10/2007 10:17:24 PM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 488+ views ^ | 12/11/2007 | Janet Folger
    Timeless principles consistent with where Huckabee remains today and relevant to the recent headlines. Also nine years ago, Huckabee said the1998 Jonesboro shootings were driven by "the winds of spiritual change in a nation that has forgotten its God." "Government knows it does not have the answer, but it's arrogant and acts as though it does," Huckabee said. "Church does have the answer but will cowardly deny that it does and wonder when the world will be changed." He gets it. And the message of values grounded in the Word of God are timeless. The winds of spiritual change that...
  • Robert Reich: [Hillary] Clinton lacks 'conviction about anything'

    12/04/2007 5:56:37 AM PST · by jdm · 58 replies · 1,014+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec. 04, 2007 | Peter Hamby
    (CNN) – Bill Clinton's former Secretary of Labor issued a blistering criticism of the former president's wife on Monday, accusing her of "not telling the truth" on Social Security and taking marching orders from her top pollster. Reich, who has not endorsed a candidate but has written glowingly of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in recent months, ripped Hillary Clinton for saying Sunday that Iowa voters will have a choice "between someone who talks the talk, and somebody who's walked the walk." "I don’t get it," Reich wrote on his blog. "If there’s anyone in the race whose history shows unique...
  • Nasty letter to judge probed- She voided teacher's sex conviction

    11/22/2007 3:25:17 AM PST · by Westlander · 8 replies · 222+ views
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  • (Former councilman Alonzo) Bates gets jail time, must repay Detroit $90,000

    09/20/2007 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 798+ views
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  • Iraqi court to sentence Saddam's deputy to death next week(former VP Taha Yassin Ramadan)

    01/18/2007 12:51:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 428+ views
    Iraqi court to sentence Saddam's deputy to death next week Press Trust of India Baghdad, January 17, 2007 Another deputy of former leader Saddam Hussein will be given the death penalty later this month after the appeals court ruled that his previous sentence of life in prison was too lenient, a spokesman has said. Raid Juhi, a spokesman for the Iraqi High Tribunal, said a session will be held on January 25 in which a judge will read the new verdict against former Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan. On November 5, Ramadan was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to...
  • Indonesia overturns terror conviction

    12/21/2006 3:56:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 430+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/06 | Niniek Karmini - ap
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia overturned a terror conviction Thursday against the militant Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, who served 2 1/2 years for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed more than 200 people. Australian Prime Minister John Howard said he was upset for the families of the 88 Australian victims but was powerless to help. Australia, along with the United States, publicly accused the aging cleric of being a top leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, an al-Qaida-linked Southeast Asian terror group. "Of course it is the court system of another country and we can't change that," Howard told...
  • Truck Driver Convicted in Smuggling Case (for killing 19 illegals)

    12/04/2006 11:22:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 483+ views
    Forbes ^ | December 4, 2006 | Juan A Lozano
    A truck driver was convicted Monday for his role in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt, in which 19 illegal immigrants died from dehydration, overheating and suffocation. The trial's punishment phase began immediately and jurors will decide whether the driver, Tyrone Williams, should be sentenced to death. The federal jury convicted Williams of 58 counts for the transport and deaths of illegal immigrants during a May 2003 smuggling attempt. His sweltering tractor-trailer was packed with more than 70 immigrants who scraped at the insulation, broke out the tail-lights and screamed for help escaping the tomb-like trailer. Prosecutors said Williams was...
  • Legislators seek review of border agents' conviction

    08/22/2006 10:48:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 1,540+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 8-23-06 | Jerry Seper
    Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have asked for congressional hearings and reviews by the White House and Justice Department into the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot and wounded a fleeing drug suspect. The agents, convicted by a federal jury in El Paso in March, face 20 years in prison at a sentencing hearing next month. "It appears the facts do not add up or justify the length of the sentences for these agents, let alone their conviction on multiple counts," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. "Border Patrol agents have a difficult and often dangerous...
  • Prosecutor's use of racial stats in DNA tests ruled OK

    07/07/2006 7:35:26 AM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 490+ views
    S F Chron ^ | 7 JULY 2006 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Vacaville man's murder conviction for strangling a 13-year-old girl and allowed prosecutors to use racial statistics when they offer DNA evidence to establish a defendant's guilt. In a unanimous ruling, the court said genetic tests of blood on the victim's and defendant's clothes had been properly used in the Solano County trial of William Curtis Wilson. Wilson, then 19, was arrested in April 2000, hours after Sarah Phillips' mother found the girl's body on her living room floor. She had been strangled with a telephone cord. Police said Wilson had dated the...
  • Judge tosses 'Mafia cops' conviction

    06/30/2006 12:37:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 879+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/30/06 | Tom Hays - ap
    NEW YORK - A judge on Friday threw out a racketeering murder conviction against two detectives accused of moonlighting as hitmen for the mob, saying the statute of limitations had expired on the slayings. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein also granted a new trial to the defendants, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, on money laundering and drug charges. Defense attorneys had argued that the five-year statute of limitations had expired on the most serious allegations against the pair — that they committed or facilitated eight killings between 1986 and 1990 while on the payroll of both the New York Police...
  • Insider trading conviction of Soros is upheld

    06/14/2006 3:36:06 PM PDT · by 4kevin · 30 replies · 1,428+ views
    AP ^ | 6.14.06
    The highest court in France on Wednesday rejected a bid by George Soros, the billionaire investor, to overturn a conviction for insider trading in a case dating back nearly 20 years, leaving the first blemish on his five-decade investing career. The panel, the Cour de Cassation, upheld the conviction of Soros, 75, an American citizen, for buying and selling Société Générale shares in 1988 after receiving information about a planned corporate raid on the bank. Ron Soffer, his lawyer, said Soros planned to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, saying that the length of the proceedings...
  • French court upholds Soros' conviction (Fights insider trading conviction nearly 20 years ago)

    06/14/2006 9:22:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,185+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/06 | Angela Domand - ap
    PARIS - France's highest court upheld George Soros' conviction for insider trading Wednesday in a case dating back nearly 20 years, and the billionaire investor vowed to fight the ruling at the European Court of Human Rights. The Court of Cassation upheld the 75-year-old American financier's conviction for buying and selling Societe Generale shares in 1988 after receiving information about a planned corporate raid on the bank. Apart from this case, Soros' record is unblemished after five decades in finance. Lawyer Ron Soffer said Soros planned to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, saying that the...
  • Juror tells of pressure to convict terrorism suspect [Lodi]

    04/28/2006 6:05:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 545+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/28/6 | Demian Bulwa
    She tells judge in Lodi case she regrets her guilty vote and accuses jury foreman of misconduct -- other panelists deny it. Sacramento -- One of 12 jurors who convicted a 23-year-old Lodi man Tuesday on charges that he trained for holy war disavowed the verdict late Thursday, alleging that she was bullied into a guilty finding amid a pattern of misconduct by fellow panelists. "I never once throughout the deliberation process and the reading of the verdict believed Hamid Hayat to be guilty," Arcelia Lopez, a 44-year-old school nurse from Sacramento, said in a 2,000-word affidavit filed to the...
  • CA: Appeal panel overturns ex priest's child molestation conviction

    04/13/2006 11:05:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 303+ views
    A state appeals court panel has overturned a former Roman Catholic priest's conviction on charges of molesting three boys while assigned to a Los Angeles church from his home diocese in Italy. The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 on Thursday that misconduct occurred during Fernando Lopez's trial when the prosecutor expressed her personal opinions to jurors. Lopez, a Colombian citizen, was found guilty last March of molesting the boys during a three-year period that began shortly after his transfer to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in 2001. The case marked Los Angeles County's first successful prosecution of a...