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Hungry wayward goats cost Emmett County man $8,500
Animals were eating neighbor’s shrubs when police arrived; owner must pay other fines under no contest plea       
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Man ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution for wayward goats
PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) - A northern Michigan man has been ordered to pay more than $8,500 in restitution for damage his hungry goats caused to a neighbor's landscaping. The Petoskey News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2cclDYT ) 55-year-old Frederick Thomas-Edward Hinkley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge under an Emmet County animal ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Emmet County Michigan Petoskey Michigan Lake Michigan Mackinaw City Michigan Alford plea Pleas Michigan Resort Township Michigan
Man who police say was recruited as killer takes plea deal
AURORA, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska man accused of being recruited to kill another man's wife has taken a plea deal. Court records say 30-year-old Derrick Shirley, of Bradshaw, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1. He pleaded no contest last week to a felony charge of possessing a firearm ...
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Judge locks up 4 more principals in DPS scandal
One by one, the convicted principals pleaded for mercy, insisting they lived for their students and had suffered enough already.        
1149 points by Detroit Free Press | Plea Arraignment Alford plea Pleas Middle school Elementary school High school Prison
Inside a $10M scheme to steal federal funds intended to feed hungry children
At least 12 people in Arkansas have been charged with crimes related to USDA feeding programs.
5672 points by The Washington Post | Plea Arraignment Fraud Alford plea Political corruption Mail fraud Federal Bureau of Investigation Wire fraud
DPS principal whose school won $500K gets 1 year
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.        
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Q&A: What to know as Oregon ranching standoff trial begins
Trial is gearing up this week for armed ranchers who took over a national bird sanctuary in rural Oregon to oppose federal management of public lands ...
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Principal whose school won 'Ellen' prize gets 1 year
Ronald Alexander had asked for no jail time for his role in DPS kickback scam because his elderly mother needs him.        
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Minnesota man confesses to killing of Jacob Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man confessed Tuesday to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, recounting a crime that long haunted the state in chilling detail that included a handcuffed Jacob asking him, “What did I do wrong?”
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Man confesses to killing of 11-year-old boy in 1989
A Minnesota man confessed Tuesday to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago.
4 points by The Denver Post | Pleas Arraignment Plea Child pornography Alford plea Jacob Wetterling Patty Wetterling St. Joseph Minnesota
New Jersey man to spend life after pleading guilty to LAX murder
The unemployed mechanic who gunned down a TSA agent in a shooting rampage three years ago pleaded guilty to murder and other charges.
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Reputed mob associate pleads no contest in attempted murder, insurance fraud cases
Reputed mob associate Ronald Galati Sr., serving time in federal prison for trying to have his daughter's boyfriend killed, pleaded no contest Wednesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to attempted-murder charges in a separate case in which he tried to have a friend and the friend's son killed.
24 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pleas Jury Plea Alford plea Daughter Son Family Crimes
House arrest for judge in case-fixing scandal
Former Municipal Court Judge Joseph J. O'Neill, who pleaded guilty in Philadelphia's ongoing case-fixing scandal, was sentenced Wednesday to six months of house arrest for lying to federal agents.
132 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Judge Plea Pleas Federal Bureau of Investigation Arraignment Telephone tapping Alford plea Court
Former L&I inspector pleads guilty to extortion
A former property inspector with the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections pleaded guilty Wednesday to extorting nearly $4,000 in bribes from three people.
172 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Organized crime Plea Arraignment United States Eduardo C. Robreno Alford plea Federal Bureau of Investigation Pleas
Green pleads guilty to murder of his 4 children
Gregory Green, of Dearborn Heights, faces 45-100 years in prison for the murders of two kids and two stepkids        
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Friend who supplied rifles to San Bernardino terrorists agrees to plead guilty
The man who purchased two rifles used in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attacks will plead guilty to federal terrorism charges this week, ending a series of criminal court cases that followed one of the deadliest terror attacks committed on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. Enrique Marquez Jr., a...
357 points by Los Angeles Times | Plea Pleas Improvised explosive device Arraignment Attack Attack! Federal Bureau of Investigation Alford plea
School police officer pleads guilty to slapping student
A Baltimore school police officer caught on tape slapping a student pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in a deal that allows him to clear his record but requires him to step down from his job. Anthony Spence, 45, entered an Alford plea, in which a defendant maintains innocence but accepts punishment,...
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Joe Mixon punch victim says he used gay slur after she rejected his advances
In a video released by the Norman Police Department , Amelia Molitor said she rejected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's advances before Mixon punched her and broke bones in her face.  Mixon punched Molitor at a Norman restaurant in July 2014 and broke her jaw and cheekbone. He was suspended for...
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Bolingbrook trustee, guilty of DUI, gets supervision, community service order
Bolingbrook Village Trustee Michael Lawler says he has begun serving 100 hours of community service that was part of his sentencing following a guilty plea to drunken driving charges. Lawler, 60, who was charged in December, pleaded guilty to one count of DUI last month. He was given 12 months...
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Man sentenced to 80 years in 2015 Regal Inn killing in Rosedale
A man was sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday in the fatal 2015 shooting of another man at the Regal Inn in Rosedale. Last year, Telly Dane Williams, 32, entered an Alford plea in Baltimore County Circuit Court to a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Aaron Lamont Burrell, 38. In an...
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Despite protests in Pittsburgh, man deported to Mexico
A Mexican-born man who had resided in Pittsburgh was deported this morning despite a high-profile, Pittsburgh-based campaign on his behalf.
1067 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Alford plea Pleas Driver's license Immigration Traffic law 2016 Deportation Plea
Former financial adviser to Mike Tyson, Glen Rice pleads guilty in criminal fraud
Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson said his financial adviser was so close that he invited the money man to his wedding. Basketball star Glen Rice called the adviser "one of his best friends." But the man advising them about their money was stealing, according to a guilty plea Monday in federal court...
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Principal who says he was bullied into stealing gets 15-month sentence
Ronnie Sims says no one would talk to him or sit with him if he didn't work with vendor Norman Shy, so he gave in.        
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Arsonist gets 30 years after torching mosque tied to Omar Mateen
Joseph Schreiber, 32, told detectives that he set the fire, saying he believed Muslims “are trying to infiltrate our government.”
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State Rep. Brian Banks resigns in plea deal over falsified documents
The Harper Woods Democract had faced felony charges but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and resigned his seat today.        
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Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter attended occasionally.
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Suspect pleads no contest to Florida mosque fire
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended and now faces up to 30 years in prison.
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Heather Mack’s confession may not hold up
Heather Mack has “confessed” to her mother’s murder. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s telling the truth.
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Ex-DPS principal gets 15 months in bribery scheme
Ronnie Sims told U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts that he took $58,519 in kickbacks       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Federal Bureau of Investigation Arraignment Plea Organized crime Elementary school Alford plea Pleas Middle school
Bolingbrook man given almost 3 1/2 years for bid to join Islamic State
A Bolingbrook man accused of trying to fly overseas with his two younger siblings to join the Islamic State terrorism group was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in prison as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.Mohammed Hamzah Khan, who has already been in custody for more than two...
54 points by Chicago Tribune | Plea Arraignment Pleas Terrorism Alford plea Criminal law Police Plea bargain
Man who pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder in wife's death seeks leniency
Earlier this year, Edward Hartgraves pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife, which occurred days after she was hospitalized for injuries that authorities said he caused during an alcohol-fueled row in their Huntley home. But now his attorney is seeking a light sentence...
15 points by Chicago Tribune | Plea Domestic violence Arraignment Alford plea Assault Battery Family Violence
Former LA 'Bling Ring' member sentenced for stalking
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A member of a ring that burglarized the homes of Lindsey Lohan and other celebrities has been sentenced to community service in a separate stalking case. Nicholas Prugo pleaded guilty in September to one misdemeanor count of stalking. Prosecutors said Prugo and an accomplice targeted Dawn ...
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Flint ex-cop sentenced to 25 years in jail for sexual abuse of children
A former Flint, Michigan police sergeant was sentenced to up to 25 years in prison for 16 counts of sexual assault and abuse – including six that involved children – that took place in the 1990s, while he was still on the force. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Two ex-DPS principals face bribery sentencing
Ronnie Sims and Tia’Von Moore-Patton each face sentencing before U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Arraignment Elementary school Middle school Alford plea Political corruption Judge High school
Laurel man enters Alford plea in 2015 murder of wife
A Laurel man could face up to 30 years in prison after reaching a plea deal in the October 2015 murder of his wife on Monday in Howard County Circuit Court. Jason W. Martin entered an Alford plea to the second-degree murder of Carla Dee Martin, 42, according to Wayne Kirwan of the Howard County...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Pleas Murder State Alford plea Nolo contendere Plea Year of birth missing Homicide
Man testifies about botched burglary that led to 16-year-old Baltimore girl's murder
Sixteen-year-old City College student Arnesha Bowers was a "nice little girl" who "seemed spoiled" because she had a new iPhone, a man who has pleaded guilty to participating in her murder testified Wednesday.Adonay Dixon, 25, took the stand at the murder trial of Raeshawn Rivers, 14, and calmly...
180 points by Baltimore Sun | Life imprisonment Murder Arraignment Plea Pleas Prosecutor Alford plea Robbery
‘Monster’ charged in death of still-missing woman
Authorities have charged a man with murder in the 2013 disappearance of a gas station clerk in western Michigan        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Arraignment Alford plea Muskegon County Michigan Girl Pleas Copyright Female
Man involved in $578K Greektown heist sentenced
Brandon Allen Jackson, 23, of Detroit was sentenced on one count of bank fraud by U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith        
-1 points by The Detroit News | English-language films Criminal law Arraignment Federal Bureau of Investigation Fraud Plea Michigan Alford plea
Man in $578K Greektown heist sentenced
Brandon Allen Jackson, 23, of Detroit was sentenced on one count of bank fraud by U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith        
-1 points by The Detroit News | English-language films Criminal law Arraignment Federal Bureau of Investigation Fraud Plea Michigan Alford plea
Gov. Wolf calls for convicted state Rep. Acosta to resign; she vows to stay
State Rep. Leslie Acosta vowed Tuesday to remain in office and to continue her reelection campaign even as leaders of her party - including Gov. Wolf - called for her to resign over the revelation last week that she secretly had pleaded guilty to federal felony charges earlier this year.
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North Philly mom admits to planning to abandon kids for ISIS fighter she married over Skype
A North Philadelphia mother of two admitted Tuesday that she planned to abandon her children and travel to Syria to pursue "martyrdom operations" with an ISIS fighter she married over the internet.
562 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Plea Terrorism Arraignment Alford plea Hamas Twitter Pleas Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Bel Air man sentenced in 2015 Edgewood home invasion where accomplice was killed
A Bel Air man accused in a drug-related home invasion in Edgewood a year ago, which ended with another suspect being fatally shot by a resident of the home, could serve 20 years in prison under a sentence imposed following a plea deal reached last week. Robert Jay Smith, 30, of the 1900 block of...
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Oakland Co. fugitive hopes to beat life sentence
Thomas Xenakis on run 27 years after skipping out on drug charges; lawyer says coercion, law changes demand shorter term        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Prison Arraignment Life imprisonment Alford plea Murder Appeal
Oakland County fugitive hopes appeal cuts life sentence
Thomas Xenakis on run 27 years after skipping out on drug charges; lawyer says coercion, law changes demand shorter term        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Prison Arraignment Life imprisonment Alford plea Murder Appeal
Brady on State Rep. Acosta: 'She should resign now' after guilty plea
The chairman of the Democratic City Committee on Monday called on State Rep. Leslie Acosta to resign, three days after it was revealed that she secretly pleaded guilty to federal felony charges this year without informing party leaders that she had been charged.
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Two ex-DPS principals face sentencing
Ronnie Sims and Tia’Von Moore-Patton each face sentencing before U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Arraignment Elementary school Middle school Alford plea Political corruption Judge High school
19yo Australian ‘kangaroo bomb’ plotter sentenced to 10 yrs
A teenager accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a major public holiday in Australia, which involved beheading a policeman and running him over, has been given a 10-year sentence. One of his other plots envisaged attaching a bomb to a kangaroo and setting it loose. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Two ex-DPS principals face sentencing in scheme
Ronnie Sims and Tia’Von Moore-Patton each face sentencing before U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Arraignment Elementary school Middle school Alford plea Political corruption Judge High school
Ex-DPS principal gets 15 months over kickbacks
Stanley Johnson appeared for sentencing Monday over accepting $84,170.57 in kickbacks        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Jury Plea Arraignment Felony Federal government of the United States President of the United States Alford plea Lyndon B. Johnson
More sentencings this week in DPS kickbacks
Several former Detroit Public Schools principals will be in court to learn their fate Monday and Wednesday        
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