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  • UK Man Sentenced For ‘Offending’ Muslims On Police Facebook Page

    08/09/2016 6:03:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/16 | Raheem Kassam
    A man from Manchester in the United Kingdom has been sentenced to 180 hours unpaid work and a 12-month community order after posting comments that were said to be “grossly offensive” towards Muslims. Stephen Bennett, 39, reportedly took to the Greater Manchester Police’s Facebook page to post comments “concerning an Asian woman” as well as another which was “likely to be offensive to Muslims”. While the Greater Manchester Police refused to disclose the details of the case to Breitbart London, he is said to have also written: “Don’t come over to this country and treat it like your own. Britain...
  • Montreal robber scarred by acid during botched heist sentenced to 12 years

    06/30/2016 5:53:20 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | June 29, 2016 | Paul Cherry
    A man whose face was left permanently scarred after the tables were turned on him when he and an accomplice tried to rob a jewelry store in Park Extension has been sentenced to a 12-year prison term. Richardson François, 31, received the sentence Wednesday afternoon during a hearing at the Montreal courthouse. Quebec Court Judge Hélène Morin mentioned the fact that François ‎remains heavily scarred by the nitric acid that was tossed in his face in January 2013 while reading from her judgment. But she did not list it as a mitigating factor when she explained how she reached the...
  • Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years for corruption schemes that netted him $4 million

    05/03/2016 3:39:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/3/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    For two decades, Sheldon Silver served as one of the most powerful men in New York State. On Tuesday, a judge ordered he serve the next 12 years in prison.
  • Sacramento man sentenced to prison for beating dogs, threatening roommate

    05/17/2014 2:06:10 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/16/14 | Cathy Locke
    A Sacramento man accused of beating, choking and hanging his pet dogs has been sentenced to 15 years and six months in prison. A jury in March convicted Robert Lee Brian, 49, of three counts of felony animal cruelty, one count of assault and one count of criminal threat. He was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White. Brian was arrested Oct. 7, 2013, for assaulting and threatening to shoot a female roommate after an early morning argument. After his arrest, Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation received multiple complaints regarding the condition of Brian’s male pit bull...
  • Alec Baldwin stalker found guilty: Genevieve Sabourin sentenced to 210 days in jail

    11/14/2013 8:54:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/14/2013 | SHAYNA JACOBS AND CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The obsessed French-Canadian actress who made Alec Baldwin’s life a living hell was found guilty Thursday of stalking and other charges. Genevieve Sabourin, who turned her trial into a circus when she heckled Baldwin and his wife Hilaria on the stand, stayed silent and looked glum as the judge declared her guilty on all counts — and gave her a piece of his mind. “You had no right to continue communications or pursue contact you knew to be unwanted and unwelcome,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum said. “Your relentless and escalating campaign of threats and in person appearances in...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
  • Bicyclist sentenced for fatal S.F. crash

    08/16/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies ^ | Thursday, August 15, 2013 | Ellen Huet
    A bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old man who was crossing the street in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. Chris Bucchere, 37, cut a deal with prosecutors last month, pleading guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter and avoiding a jury trial that could have exposed him to prison time if he had been convicted. The charge was the most serious ever brought in the U.S. against a cyclist in a fatal crash with a pedestrian, said District Attorney George Gascón. He said the victim's family did not want...
  • Bradley Manning sentenced to 90 years in prison

    08/06/2013 9:42:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/6/13 | Josh Peterson
    U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning’s maximum prison sentence of 136 years was reduced to a maximum sentence of 90 years behind bars. Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel, announced Manning’s reduced sentence during a closed session at Ft. Meade, Md., on Tuesday. Lind agreed in part to a motion proposed by the defense to merge various charges against Manning. “She merged two Espionage specifications for transmission of the Iraq and Afghan SigActs, the theft and transmission of the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs), Kerry, Hagel and Russians Will Meet
  • Paroled Felon Sentenced To 35 Years For Occupy Oakland Shooting, Sex Assault

    01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 1/24/13 | CBS SF
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later. Issac McDaniels, 32, of Oakland, had faced a potential life term for sexually assaulting a woman on 13th Avenue in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2011, but prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge against him last November in exchange for him pleading no contest to four felonies. The charges are forced oral copulation and...
  • Former MO Governor Sentenced For Laundering Funds to Democrats

    07/09/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Former Missouri Democrat Governor Roger Wilson was sentenced today for misusing money to make political donations. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, via Free Republic: Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson was sentenced to probation in federal court here Monday for misusing money to make political donations. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medler’s sentence was expected. Wilson faced probation to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. His lawyer, Robert Haar, had asked for probation, citing his long public service record. After a lengthy investigation, Wilson was indicted in April on a misdemeanor insurance charge for laundering a total $8,000 in...
  • Tony Rezko sentenced to 10.5 years in prison (wow!)

    11/22/2011 9:17:22 AM PST · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Natasha Korecki
    A federal judge sentenced Tony Rezko to 10 1/2 years in prison Tuesday, describing his actions under Rod Blagojevich’s tenure as “selfish and corrupt.” Rezko has already served about 44 months. His daughter burst into tears at hearing the sentence. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said she found it offensive that Rezko put at risk the Teachers’ Retirement System by scheming for kickbacks with a board member in 2004. “You put their retirements at risk for your own greed and your own thirst for power,” St. Eve said. A pale, thin Rezko gave a brief statement before he learned...
  • (Kevin) Ring sentenced to 20 months in lobbying scandal

    10/26/2011 12:06:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/26/11 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former lobbyist who was a rising star under Jack Abramoff's tutelage was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and event tickets. Kevin Ring argued up until his emotional sentencing hearing that he was operating in a corrupt Washington environment controlled by people with money and that he did not break the law. "I found a ridiculous system full of gray areas and I manipulated it," a sobbing Ring told the judge in asking her not to lock him up. It was the first time he spoke about the charges...
  • Somali pirates sentenced to life in U.S. prison

    03/14/2011 3:12:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/14/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Five Somali men were sentenced on Monday to spend the rest of their lives in a U.S. prison after being convicted of piracy and trying to attack an American warship off the coast of Africa last year. In November the group was convicted by a jury in a federal court in Virginia on charges of piracy, attacking to plunder a vessel and various other firearms and weapons charges. Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a growing problem over the last several years, with pirate gangs making tens of millions of dollars in ransoms, .. The...
  • LTC. Terry Lakin Sentenced

    12/16/2010 1:17:21 PM PST · by Cardhu · 801 replies · 18+ views
    CAAFLOG ^ | December 16, 2010 | Christopher Mathews,
    Lakin Sentenced 1545: Sentence announced. Dismissal, confinement for 6 months, total forfeitures. CAAFLOG
  • Iranian sentenced to death by stoning for adultery 'subjected to mock execution'

    09/01/2010 12:44:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/1/10 | Staff
    An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning was subjected to a mock execution by hanging. In preparation for her death, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani wrote her will and embraced her cellmates in Tabriz prison. But the mother-of-two, who was acquitted of murdering her husband but found guilty of adultery, was not led to the gallows. Her son told The Guardian: ‘Pressure from the international community has so far stopped them from carrying out the sentence but they’re killing her every day by any means possible.’
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • Lebanese man sentenced to death for spying for Israel

    07/13/2010 12:39:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/13/10 | The Associated Press
    Lebanese judicial officials say a military court has convicted a man of spying for Israel during the 2006 summer war and sentenced him to death. Ali Manstash, who has been in custody since April 2009, was convicted of giving Israel locations of military and civilian targets bombed during the war and resulting in deaths, the officials said on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Lebanon and Israel are technically at war. In 2006, a war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah group left 1,200 Lebanese and 165 Israelis dead.
  • Drug backpackers sentenced for importing marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico

    06/15/2010 3:13:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 177+ views
    KGUN9 ABC NEWS ^ | Laura Rios
    PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) – Several Mexican men have been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on drug charges. 29-year-old Antelmo Vega-Cristin of San Ignacio, Sinaloa, Mexico and 23-year-old Efrain Plata-Jimenez of Acaponeta, Nayaritt, Mexico were sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt. The pair pleaded guilty on March 16, 2010, to importing more than 400 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. On November 12, 2009, Vega-Cristin, Plata-Jimenez and their co-defendants, Manuel Alberto Alvarado-Romero, Raymundo Nunez-Rodriguez, Tomas Payanez-Carrazco, Santana Ponce-Perez, and Jose Garcia-Angulo, were apprehended by Wellton Station Border Patrol agents as they made their way towards...
  • William Jefferson D-LA Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Corruption.

    11/13/2009 4:00:49 PM PST · by Story Balloon · 18 replies · 783+ views ^ | 11/13/09 | JasonSB
    Jail For Corruption. William Jefferson was sentenced today for quite a few federal offenses. Among them bribery. He’s most famous for having the freezer with $90,000 in cash inside. According to Politico: Jefferson’s sentence was the harshest ever handed out to a former lawmaker, but Justice Department officials said Jefferson warranted such a severe sanction due to the unprecedented scale of his corruption. Jefferson appeared in court Friday afternoon in a black suit and a red tie, with his five daughters, his wife and his brother. Jefferson did not speak at his sentencing, and his attorney Robert Trout says he...
  • Ex-Pentagon Official Sentenced To 37 Months For Child Porn (Democrat Wade Sanders)

    05/04/2009 4:14:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 2,978+ views
    10News ^ | 5/4/09 | 10News
    SAN DIEGO -- A former high-ranking Pentagon official snared in a child pornography investigation was sentenced to 37 months by a federal judge on Monday. Wade Sanders, 69, was arrested after an FBI agent identified him in October 2007 as one of a batch of suspects who were allegedly sharing child porn electronically. In December, he pleaded guilty, and prosecutors sought a 63-month prison sentence. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is an old friend. Like Kerry, Sanders commanded a swift boat in Vietnam and is a decorated veteran. And Kerry is one of dozens of powerful allies who have written to...
  • Calif. dentist sentenced for fondling patients (6 years prison)

    04/24/2009 6:31:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1,011+ views
    AP on ^ | 4/24/09 | AP
    Woodland, Calif. (AP) -- A Woodland dentist has been sentenced to six years in prison for fondling female patients. Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock imposed the sentence Friday after Mark Anderson made a tearful statement insisting that the victims had misinterpreted his actions. He described his actions as massages given as treatment for a jaw condition.
  • Phoenix sniper sentenced to death

    03/27/2009 3:37:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,488+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/27/09 | AFP
    PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) – A serial killer convicted of terrorizing Phoenix for over a year with a series of random drive-by shootings was on Friday sentenced to death, court officials said. Dale Hausner, 36, was found guilty earlier this month of six murders and 74 other offences during a deadly crime spree in this southwestern US city from May 2005 to June 2006. He was sentenced to death for each murder conviction. Earlier this week Hausner ordered his attorneys not to argue on behalf of his life. He also waived his right to present evidence about his life and background...
  • Boy George sentenced to 15 months in jail (false imprisonment)

    01/16/2009 2:45:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,646+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/09 | Mike Collett-White
    LONDON (Reuters) – Former Culture Club frontman Boy George was sentenced on Friday to 15 months in jail after being found guilty last month of falsely imprisoning a Norwegian male escort. Tried under his real name George O'Dowd, the 47-year-old Briton denied the charge of false imprisonment at his London flat in April, 2007. After his conviction on December 5, judge David Radford had warned him that he faced a prison term. But the length of the sentence was a surprise to lawyers who had expected a term of around three months, or even a suspended sentence. Shocked family members...
  • Ex-lobbyist Abramoff sentenced to four years by judge

    09/04/2008 1:37:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 172+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/4/08 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, whose corruption scandal shook up Washington's power elite and contributed to the Republican loss of control in Congress, was sentenced on Thursday to four years in federal prison. Judge Ellen Huvelle issued the sentence on conspiracy and other charges after federal prosecutors recommended leniency due to Abramoff's cooperation in pursuing corruption cases against lawmakers and former administration officials. He faced a maximum of 11 years under a plea deal reached in 2006.
  • Chinese spy sentenced to 15 yrs in US prison

    08/08/2008 10:24:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 213+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/08/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A Taiwan-born American who admitted spying for China was given more than 15 years in prison, the US Justice Department said Friday. Tai Shen Kuo, 58, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced by federal court in Virginia to 188 months in prison, and required to forfeit 40,000 dollars, after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to deliver US military information to China. Kuo was charged as a part of a small ring that included a Chinese woman, Yu Xin Kang, and former Pentagon analyst Gregg Bergersen, that obtained secret information mainly on US military sales to...
  • Former Loveland Teacher Sentenced For Sex Assault (these perps should have their own cable channel)

    05/28/2008 8:56:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1,701+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 5/28/08
    Former Loveland Teacher Sentenced For Sex AssaultMay 28, 2008 3:37 pm US/Mountain FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) A former social studies teacher at a Loveland middle school is being ordered to spend one year behind bars and 10 years on probation for sexually assaulting an underage girl. Larimer County District Judge James Hiatt handed down the sentence Tuesday to 42-year-old Michael Gaylor. The former Walt Clark Middle School teacher apologized in court, saying he took advantage of his position without any regard for the girl. He said he took the victim's innocence, and called his former students victims, saying they'll "forever...
  • Financier sentenced to 8 years in Cunningham bribery case (Thomas Kontogiannis)

    05/16/2008 8:44:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 274+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/08 | AP
    A New York financier was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in federal prison for laundering bribes to former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. A tearful Thomas Kontogiannis apologized and pleaded for leniency, but District Judge Larry Burns ordered him to serve eight years and one month in prison. Prosecutors wanted the maximum 10-year sentence. "You caused people to think ... this (system) doesn't work," Burns told Kontogiannis. "I just hope the opportunity is given to me to make good to the people that I let down," Kontogiannis said. Kontogiannis, 59, pleaded guilty one count of money laundering in...
  • Former Urbana teacher White sentenced to 48 years (molesting female students - faces more time)

    04/05/2008 1:26:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 816+ views
    News-Gazette ^ | 4/04/08 | Mary Schenk
    Former Urbana teacher White sentenced to 48 yearsBy Mary Schenk Friday, April 4, 2008 3:33 PM CDT URBANA – A former Urbana grade school teacher was sentenced this afternoon to 48 years in prison for molesting female students. Champaign County Judge Harry Clem sentenced Jon White, 27, of Villa Grove for aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving acts that occurred between August 2005 and December 2007 with 7- and 8-year-old girls who were students at Thomas Paine School in Urbana. White pleaded guilty in February to eight counts that accused him of deriving sexual gratification from having the blindfolded girls put...
  • Ex-UN official sentenced to 8 years

    04/01/2008 8:57:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 88+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/08 | AP
    NEW YORK - A former United Nations procurement official convicted of accepting bribes was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and a month in prison. Sanjaya Bahel, 57, was sentenced after a jury found he had helped a friend win $100 million in U.N. contracts in exchange for a huge discount on two luxury Manhattan apartments and cash. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas P. Griesa also ordered Bahel to forfeit $103,500 and his interest in the apartments, near the United Nations headquarters. Bahel was chief of the U.N.'s Commodity Procurement Section from 1999 to 2003. Before he was sentenced, Bahel apologized....
  • Mexican serial killer sentenced ("Little Old Lady Killer" terrorized Mexico City, 759 year sentence)

    03/31/2008 5:43:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,559+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/08 | AP
    MEXICO CITY - A former female wrestler who terrorized Mexico City as the "Little Old Lady Killer" was sentenced to 759 years in jail on Monday for killing 16 elderly women. Juana Barraza, 50, admitted to killing four women over the age of 70 out of anger toward her elderly mother. She said she did not kill the others and did not agree with Monday's sentence, but prosecutors say her fingerprints matched those in the 12 other cases. The series of murders created a wave of fear among elderly women in Mexico City and lurid speculation in the press. The...
  • TX: Oilman sentenced to prison in oil-for-food case (David Chalmers, 2 years)

    03/07/2008 12:34:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 518+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/7/08 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas oilman David Chalmers was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after admitting to paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Iraq in connection with the U.N. oil-for-food program. Chalmers, 54, and his two corporations, Bayoil Supply and Trading Ltd. and Bayoil USA Inc., were sentenced in federal court in Manhattan. Chalmers also was ordered to forfeit $9 million dollars. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in August, weeks before he was due to go on trial with Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt. Wyatt was sentenced to a...
  • Fresno administrative law judge's wife sentenced in bat attack (Life in prison,'3 strikes',Yur out!)

    02/21/2008 12:09:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 2,152+ views
    FRESNO The estranged wife of a former Fresno administrative-law judge has been sentenced to life in prison for attacking another woman with an aluminum baseball bat. Forty-six-year-old Robyn Sotelo of Sacramento was sentenced Wednesday for the 2006 attack on Marian Wells. Prosecutors say Sotelo broke into Wells' Fresno home and attacked her because she was infuriated over a relationship Wells was having with her husband, Louis Sotelo. At the time, Louis Sotelo was an administrative-law judge for the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board in Fresno. Robyn Sotelo will be eligible for probation in seven years. Wells survived the attack.
  • Secret Al Qaeda Terrorist to be Sentenced in New York

    01/18/2008 4:31:35 PM PST · by Westlander · 5 replies · 77+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-18-2008 | Fox News
    He pleaded guilty more than five years ago to plotting bomb attacks on American embassies, but the case against Al Qaeda member Mohammed Mansour Jabarah has been shrouded in secrecy until now.
  • 3 Wis. ex-officers sentenced in beating (Milwaukee PD)

    11/29/2007 5:08:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 202+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/29/07 | Carrie Antlfinger - ap
    MILWAUKEE - Three white former police officers were sentenced to long prison terms Thursday for the off-duty beating of a biracial man, an attack that outraged the city and sent protesters into the streets. A judge sentenced Jon Bartlett to 17 years and four months. Daniel Masarik was sentenced to 15 years and eight months, and Andrew Spengler received the same sentence. Each of the three also was sentenced to three years supervision and ordered to pay $16,365 in restitution. Bartlett, 36, Masarik, 27, and Spengler, 28, were convicted with another former officer for taking part in the beating of...
  • Texas oilman Wyatt sentenced to year in prison (for conspiracy in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal)

    11/27/2007 12:51:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 312+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/27/07 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt, 83, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Tuesday for conspiracy in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, becoming the most prominent figure jailed over corruption in the program to buy oil from Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The outspoken self-made oil tycoon was sentenced in Manhattan federal court after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in October, four weeks into his criminal trial and just before prosecutors were to rest their case. Under his plea agreement, prosecutors dropped four other counts against him, cutting short a trial in...
  • Priests who trespassed on fort sentenced (Loony Tune Priests and their Idiots)

    10/18/2007 5:52:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 85+ views
    TUCSON — Two priests who trespassed on Fort Huachuca last November as part of a protest about alleged torture being taught on the post will spend five months in federal prison. The Revs. Stephen Kelly and Louis Vitale both pleaded no contest Wednesday to two misdemeanor charges stemming from Nov. 19 when they tried to enter the fort as part of a protest against interrogation training done at the Intelligence Center. A no-contest plea means a defendant is not admitting guilt but is still subject to a guilty judgment. Both men faced 10 months behind bars, but U.S. Magistrate Héctor...
  • Mexican cartel leader sentenced to six years in U.S. prison (Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix)

    10/15/2007 5:19:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 82+ views
    A judge has sentenced one of seven brothers behind Mexico's Arellano Felix (ah-RAY'-ah-no FAY'-leeks) drug cartel to serve six years in a U.S. prison. Fifty-seven-year-old Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix is the eldest of the clan. He was extradited to the U.S. after serving a decade in a Mexican prison on weapons violations. Arellano Felix's sentencing Monday follows his guilty plea in June to charges that he sold about a half-pound of cocaine to a San Diego undercover police officer in 1980. His younger brother, Francisco Javier Arellano Felix, pleaded guilty last month to laundering money and running a criminal enterprise....
  • `Die Hard' director sentenced to prison (4 mos., charged w/lying to FBI about knowing Pellicano)

    09/24/2007 1:28:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 110+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/07 | Raquel Maria Dillon - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge sentenced Hollywood director John McTiernan to four months in prison Monday after refusing to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to charges of lying to the FBI about his association with disgraced private eye Anthony Pellicano. Judge Dale S. Fischer gave the director of such films as "Die Hard" and "The Thomas Crown Affair" until Jan. 15 to turn himself in to authorities. McTiernan's attorney said he would appeal. McTiernan was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine. When he entered his plea last year, McTiernan said he lied when he told an...
  • Voter fraud defendant sentenced

    09/05/2007 6:38:11 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 6 replies · 702+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sep. 05, 2007 | Mark Morris
    A federal judge today sentenced the last of four defendants indicted for voter registration fraud on the eve of the 2006 elections. Kwaim A. Stenson was sentenced to four months and five days, most of which he’s already served because his pre-trial release was revoked for illegal marijuana use. He’ll report to a half-way house in Springfield next week. “I’m sorry for all of this,” Stenson said before hearing his sentence. “I’m ready to get a new start on life.” The indictments against Stenson and three others sparked controversy earlier this year when critics charged that they were politically motivated....
  • General cuts sentences of two imprisoned Marines (Hamdania)

    08/07/2007 7:38:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,571+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/7/07 | Rick Rogers
    CAMP PENDLETON – A general has cut short the sentences of two Marines imprisoned in the Hamdaniya murder case and might do the same for two others. Pvts. Tyler Jackson and Jerry Shumate Jr. were released Monday by order of Lt. Gen. James Mattis, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. The base announced Mattis' decision Tuesday. Jackson and Shumate had been sentenced to 21 months in the brig as part of pretrial deals in which they pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice. They were demoted in rank – from corporal to private....
  • Spammer gets 30 years in the slammer

    08/06/2007 10:15:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 976+ views
    Channel Register ^ | 8/2/07 | Austin Modine
    Suddenly wishes Viagra was harder to come byNotorious spammer Christopher "Rizler" Smith was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday. US District Judge Michael Davis called Smith a "drug kingpin" before throwing the book at him. Smith was convicted on charges of conspiracy, illegal distribution of drugs, money laundering and operating a continuing criminal enterprise. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the judge was somewhat hesitant about the length of the prison term recommended by sentencing guidelines, but in the end, decided it was reasonable. Smith hasn't exactly been a darling to the court...
  • Vegan mother sentenced (Deliberate Child Abuse! Starvation by Vaganism!)

    08/05/2007 1:47:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 44 replies · 1,540+ views
    Fox11AZ TV News ^ | 3TV and staff
    A Scottsdale woman who severely malnourished her three children was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. ----------- snip ---------------------
  • American sentenced for terror training (10 years in prison)

    07/20/2007 10:58:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 392+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/20/07 | Juan A. Lozano - ap
    HOUSTON - A U.S. citizen convicted of receiving training at a terrorist camp alongside al-Qaida members in his efforts to help overthrow the Somali government was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison. Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, a Muslim convert also known as Daniel Aljughaifi and Abu Mohammed, also was fined $1,000. Maldonado admitted to traveling in December to a terrorist camp in Somalia, where he was trained to use firearms and explosives in an effort to help a group called the Islamic Courts Union topple the government and install an Islamic state. Members of al-Qaida were present at the...
  • Man sentenced for lying in Hamas case (21 months in federal prison for lying in a civil lawsuit)

    07/11/2007 6:59:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/07 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO - A Chicago medical van driver accused by federal prosecutors of funneling money to Mideast terrorists was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in federal prison for lying in a civil lawsuit. Muhammad Salah, 54, also was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine and do 100 hours of community service. "Telling the truth is the bedrock of our judicial system, and a slap on the wrist will not provide a deterrent," U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said in sentencing Salah. He has until Oct. 11 to surrender and begin his sentence. Salah was convicted in February of lying under...
  • Ex-Enron broadband head sentenced (27 months in prison for Kenneth Rice, 48)

    06/18/2007 12:19:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 385+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/18/07 | John Porretto - ap
    HOUSTON - The former chief of Enron Corp.'s high-speed Internet unit, who turned government witness and testified in the trial of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling and company founder Kenneth Lay, was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison. It's been nearly three years since Kenneth Rice, 48, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and agreed to help federal prosecutors on other cases related to the energy giant's collapse. His sentencing was postponed as he cooperated with prosecutors. Before sentencing, Rice apologized for his role in the corporate scandal that wiped out thousands of jobs, more than $60 billion in market...
  • Libby To Be Sentenced Today

    06/05/2007 4:29:19 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 58 replies · 1,551+ views
    msnbc ^ | June 5, 2007 | Joel Seidman
    WASHINGTON - I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, will be sentenced Tuesday morning in federal court before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, who presided over his trial. The sentencing begins at 9:30 a.m. The judge will inform Libby of his fate, the term of his prison time, if any, and whether he will be remanded immediately to a federal facility. Libby has appealed his conviction and may be allowed to remain free until that appeal is resolved.
  • 2 women sentenced in Western arsons (FRom the Earth Liberation Front aka "The Family")

    05/31/2007 9:58:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 796+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | AP
    EUGENE, Ore. - A federal judge sentenced two women to prison Thursday for their roles in arson fires around the West that caused more than $40 million in damage over a five-year period. Suzanne Savoie and Kendall Tankersley were the fifth and sixth of 10 radical environmentalists to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Eugene after they pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy. All were members of an underground cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as "The Family." U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Savoie to four years and three months in federal prison. In order to recognize...
  • Judge weighs penalty for activist (ELF Meyerhoff)

    05/23/2007 10:25:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 23, 2007 | Bill Bishop
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 The horrors facing a first offender locked up with hardened criminals in the nation's high-security federal prisons highlighted testimony Tuesday in the sentencing hearing of Stanislas Meyerhoff, the first of 10 defendants to be sentenced in the Operation Backfire prosecution of radical underground environmental activists. The hearing is expected to conclude today in Eugene before U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who will decide Meyerhoff's prison term and rule whether his crimes were acts of terrorism, a ruling that could bring a stiffer sentence. Through the day, prosecution and defense lawyers dueled over whether Meyerhoff was an...
  • Earth Liberation Front arsonist sentenced to 13 years

    05/23/2007 10:09:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 744+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/23/07 | Jeff Barnard - ap
    EUGENE, Ore. – Declaring fires set at a police station, an SUV dealer and a tree farm acts of terrorism, a federal judge Wednesday sentenced the first of 10 members of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken commended Stanislas Meyerhoff for having the courage to “do the right thing” by informing on his fellow arsonists after his arrest, but declared that his efforts to save the earth by setting fires were misguided and cowardly, and contributed to an unfair characterization of others working legally to protect the environment as radicals. “It was...