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  • Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson appeals...

    07/18/2018 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18/7/18 | Ed Riley
    Top judges will today hear a challenge by former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson against his 13-month jail term for contempt of court. Mr Robinson, real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was locked up in May after he filmed people involved in a criminal trial and broadcast the footage on social media. The footage, lasting around an hour, was watched 250,000 times within hours of being posted on Facebook. .....
  • Turkish Markets Brace for Banker’s Sentencing in NY

    05/16/2018 6:38:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | May 11, 2018 | ADAM KLASFELD
    MANHATTAN (CN) – As Hakan Atilla learns what sentence he must serve for helping Iran launder billions of dollars, Istanbul’s fragile markets will watch closely Wednesday for cues about the fate of the Turkish banker’s former employer. Atilla had served as one of 13 managers at Halkbank, a Turkish government-run institution implicated in massive violations of U.S. sanctions, before his arrest last year at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.With his conviction in January on sanctions violations, Turkey experts from here to Istanbul expect another shoe to drop soon for Halkbank.“I think the markets are prepared for a fine of...
  • First sentence handed down in Mueller probe (30 days)

    04/04/2018 6:04:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2018 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A London-based lawyer was ordered to serve 30 days in prison after a federal judge Tuesday handed down the first sentence in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Alex van der Zwaan, 33, a son-in-law of a prominent Russian-based banker, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to lying to the FBI about his contacts in September and October of 2016 with a business associate of onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and with Manafort’s deputy, former Trump aide Rick Gates. Prosecutors said van der Zwaan also destroyed emails the special counsel had...
  • Turkish court sentences 25 journalists to long prison terms over alleged links to Gülen movement

    03/11/2018 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 08 Mar 2018 | SCF
    An Ä°stanbul high criminal court on Thursday gave prison sentences ranging from 25 months to seven years, six months to 25 journalists on terror charges. The journalists, some of whom used to work for media outlets affiliated with the GĂĽlen movement, are alleged to be followers of the movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The movement strongly denies any involvement. There were 29 defendants in the trial, 19 of whom were in pretrial detention.
  • “I just signed your death warrant”: Did the judge in the Nassar trial go too far

    01/24/2018 11:58:46 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Judge Rosemarie Aquilina read his statement, contempt dripping from her voice, before she glares at him, dangles the page, and drops it in disgust. “I just signed your death warrant,” she crowed later in sentencing him to 40-175 years.
  • 107 former Justice officials think this case was handled unjustly. DOJ must act.

    12/22/2017 5:56:08 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Philip B. Heymann
    In May 2008, more than 500 federal immigration agents raided the plant and arrested hundreds of undocumented workers. The raid resulted in the company declaring bankruptcy. Rubashkin was arrested a short time later and charged with bank fraud. And this is where things went terribly wrong. The sentence for bank fraud depends on the amount of the loss to creditors. In this case, the prosecution deliberately increased the amount of the loss — and thus the length of Rubashkin’s sentence.
  • Rabbis welcome Trump's commutation of Rubashkin sentence

    12/22/2017 5:14:14 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) ^ | 21/12/17 07:58 (12-21-17) | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US rabbinical organization The Coalition for Jewish Values welcomed news that US President Donald Trump had commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, former head of the country’s largest kosher meat-processing company, who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for fraud and money laundering. snip Rubashkin is a 57-year-old father of 10 children. He previously ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country’s largest kosher meat-processing company. In 2009, he was convicted of bank fraud and later sentenced to 27 years in prison. He was charged with defaulting on loans after his funds were frozen...
  • Navy Commander Sent To Jail For 18 Months Over Service’s Largest Fraud Scheme

    12/04/2017 7:35:19 AM PST · by x1stcav · 29 replies
    The daily Caller ^ | 12/4/17 | Jonah Bennett
    U.S. Navy Cmdr. Bobby Pitts was sentenced Friday to 18 months in jail for his role in the largest fraud scheme to ever plague the service. U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino scolded Pitts on Friday and told him he had “betrayed the Navy and betrayed the country,” the Associated Press reports. “Pitts deliberately and methodically undermined government operations and in doing so, diverted his allegiance from his country and colleagues to a foreign defense contractor, and for that, he is paying a high price,” U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said. Singapore-based defense contractor Leonard Francis perpetrated the fraud scheme, termed Fat...
  • Arab who blinded Jew will not sit one day in prison

    02/27/2017 11:01:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/17 | Reut Hadar
    An Arab who fired a slingshot at Jews marching in Jerusalem's Old City and caused blindness in the eye of one of his victims will not sit a single day in prison, according to the verdict of Judge Avital Molad of the Juvenile Magistrates Court in Jerusalem. The incident took place five years ago....the Arabs had returned to the same place and began shooting marbles at the Jews with slingshots. One of the boys was hit by a marble in his eye, was sent to Hadassah Medical Center where he stayed for a few days and underwent surgery, almost completely...
  • 62 year-old ‘Peace Mother’ sentenced to 8 years in Turkey (Erdogan's Insanity)

    02/08/2017 4:12:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    KOM News ^ | 28 January 2017 | non stated
    62 year-old ‘Peace Mother’ sentenced to 8 years in Turkey 28 January 2017 10:26 Sultan Azboy, member of Peace Mothers Movement Sultan Azboy, a member of the ‘Peace Mothers’, has been sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison for allegedly being a member of an illegal organisation.Sultan Azboy reacted to the decision and said, “I stand for peace and they call me a terrorist. I didn’t take up arms against anyone. I didn’t shoot anyone. I am a peace mother. I am 62 years old and they have sentenced me just for participating in protests for peace. I will continue my...
  • Judge denies Blagojevich's bid to lighten 14-year sentence

    08/09/2016 10:37:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Associated Press
    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor's wife and daughters during his resentencing.
  • Oviedo mother who killed her 17-year-old daughter: I want a life prison sentence (Florida)

    01/09/2016 5:54:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 6, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    SANFORD – Sujatha Guduru, the Oviedo mother who fatally shot her 17-year-old daughter then tried to kill herself, refused to accept an act of mercy by prosecutors on Wednesday. They offered her a plea deal that would have reduced her sentence from life in prison to 30 years, but she rejected it. She would plead guilty, she said, only if she were allowed to spend the rest of her life in prison.
  • Do Not Laugh When a Judge Sentences You

    10/31/2015 11:19:14 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    AllGov.Com ^ | 10/31/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Ramon Ochoa probably isn’t laughing now. Ochoa, who had previously served about six years for firearms possession by a felon, got into trouble with his probation officer, which resulted in Ochoa being back inside a Fresno courtroom. Ochoa’s mouth got him into more hot water when he laughed at O’Neill’s sentence, saying, “Anything else?” “Well, you just talked yourself into more time,” O’Neill replied. The judge doubled Ochoa’s sentence to two years for laughing at the court.
  • Judge REDUCES prison sentence of man who raped 3-year-old

    04/08/2015 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 93 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Nye
    A California judge has reduced a child rapist's mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 - saying anything longer would be 'cruel and unusual punishment'. Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told an Orange County jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto 'did not intend to harm' the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June. The judge said that he was sure that although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream out, 'there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim's well-being'.
  • Breaking News: Reese Sentence

    11/06/2014 2:13:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Luna Tea Party Patriots ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Luna Tea Party Patriots
    In a stunning blow to the federal government’s case against the Reese family in the New Deal case, Judge Robert Brack imposed the following sentence: Time Served3 years supervised release$100 fine per count of convictionRandom drug testingDNA samplesRefrain from alcohol use or possession of alcoholRandom home/vehicle searchNo gun ownership  He informed them they have the right to appeal his sentence.The government had originally sought the maximum sentence of five years each for Rick and Terri Reese, plus an additional few years for testifying in their own defense at trial, which was considered by the government to be “obstruction of justice”.  The government...
  • Chicago man gets 160 years in slaying of Indian Head Park teenager

    10/10/2014 5:46:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 10, 2014 | Clifford Ward
    A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to 160 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after he broke into her west suburban home. John Wilson Jr., 41, was charged with murder, armed robbery and home invasion in the death of Kelli O'Laughlin, of Indian Head Park. In handing out the maximum sentence, Judge John J. Hynes called the murder “a crime that shocked the conscience of the community.”
  • D’Souza Speaks Out on Sentencing: There Was ‘All-Out Attempt to Put Me Away’

    09/24/2014 7:56:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9-24-14 | Josh Feldman
    Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza spoke out tonight about his five-year probation and eight-month sentence to a community confinement center on Fox News. D’Souza told Megyn Kelly, “My faith in an independent judiciary is affirmed.” D’Souza was indicted in January for campaign finance, and pled guilty in May. D’Souza had suggested on multiple occasions that he was targeted for his criticisms of President Obama, a charge prosecutors strongly denied. D’Souza repeatedly said in his interview tonight that there’s been an “all-out attempt to put me away,” and while he didn’t directly say it was the Obama administration, he did note there’s...
  • D'Souza Sentenced to Eight Months in 'Confinement Center' Over Campaign Finance Violation

    09/23/2014 12:51:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    THR ^ | 09/23/2014 | Paul Bond
    In a decision likely to be framed by conservative media as a vindictive abuse of power, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in a confinement center and five years probation after pleading in May that he was guilty of violating campaign finance laws. D'Souza's movies, America this year and two years earlier, 2016: Obama's America, are critical of the left — and in the case of the first one, President Barack Obama — and they are among the most successful political documentaries in history. D'Souza was indicted in January after he promised his then-fiancee and his former...
  • Man gets 3 life sentences plus 60 years for Hoffman Estates triple murder

    07/09/2014 8:08:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2014 | George Houde
    The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years. D’Andre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.
  • Montana teacher's 1-month rape sentence overturned

    04/30/2014 4:09:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a one-month sentence that was widely condemned as too lenient for a former high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student. The court ordered a new judge to re-sentence defendant Stacey Dean Rambold, who has been free since completing the previous term last fall. Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said that according to state sentencing laws, the decision means Rambold must serve a minimum of two years in prison. The high court's decision cited in part the actions of District Judge G. Todd Baugh, of Billings, who suggested the young victim shared...