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Blind Maryland inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Nine blind inmates and former inmates of the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown have filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services alleging discrimination. Media outlets report that the lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that RCI didn't provide the blind inmates ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Legal terms Penology Maryland Journalism Prison Discrimination Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Corrections
DC Safe Surrender aims to reduce outstanding bench warrants
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia officials are giving people with outstanding bench warrants the opportunity to self-surrender rather than be arrested. The Safe Surrender program is taking place on the next three Saturdays at D.C. Superior Court. Officials say the program allows anyone who has an outstanding parole, pre-trial ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Legal terms Arrest warrant Misdemeanor Probation Washington D.C. Felony The Washington Times
Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on murder charges
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) - A Winooski teen will be tried as an adult on a charge of second-degree murder after a 54-year-old man died from injuries sustained in a street fight last month. Judge Dennis Pearson ordered the 17-year-old boy held without bail on Thursday in Vermont Superior Court. The ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Murder Assault Crime Life imprisonment English-language films Vermont Legal terms Prison
Clinton Township man charged in friend’s stabbing
Antonio Mansour faces up to life in prison for assault with intent to commit murder        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Legal terms Injuries Assassination Assault
IT CEO accused of mistreating housekeeper
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - The founder of an IT company has been accused of forcing a housekeeper to sleep in the garage with her dogs, work 15-hour days and sometimes go without food. The Orange County Register ( ) says the U.S. Labor Department filed a complaint late ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Orange County California English-language films Mission San Juan Capistrano Santa Ana California Pleading Legal terms Cause of action Woman
Brooklyn man charged with hit-and-run of 6-year-old has $50G bail
Armando Mino, 53, was ordered held on $50,000 bail.
14 points by Daily News | Legal terms Crime Prison Criminal law Service of process
The Latest: Hearing scrapped for man accused in house fire
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on a man accused of killing his husband in house fire (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Attorneys for a man accused of setting a house fire that killed his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur, have withdrawn their request for a bail ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Criminal law Judge Murder Prison Magistrate Legal terms Capital punishment
Monee mayor accused of striking youth umpire pleads not guilty
The south suburban mayor who admitted he made contact an umpire at a youth baseball game pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony battery charges in Will County court. Monee Mayor Jay Farquhar told police he acted in self defense during a June 4 incident that the umpire, Tim Nelson, said required...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Battery Criminal law Felony Bodily harm Legal terms Baseball Pleading Assault
Embattled Chicago cop: 'These are families, and I'm here to protect them'
With his career on the line, embattled former Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans took his case to the public on Thursday, saying he can no longer quietly allow the agency that investigates the most series police misconduct allegations, among others, to "malign" him. Surrounded by supporters at a...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Commander Pleading Cause of action Allegation Criminal law Legal terms Police brutality Crime
September start for Gurnee murder tried delayed until January
A September murder trial for a man charged with shooting his ex-wife in Gurnee last year has been postponed to at least January to allow time for a defense motion to suppress evidence in the case. A hearing on a motion to suppress evidence in the murder case against David Brocksom, 44, was scheduled...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Jury Grand jury Prosecutor Crime Lawyer State's Attorney Legal terms Firearm
Prosecutor: No charges against Chicago police in man's death
CHICAGO (AP) - Prosecutors won't charge Chicago police officers in connection with the death in custody of a 24-year-old burglary suspect whose arrest was captured by dash-cam video. State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says prosecutors can't "prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers used excessive force" in arresting Heriberto Godinez ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Police Police brutality Chicago Police Department Electric charge Legal terms Police officer
Chicago Police officer charged with hitting man with baton
A Chicago Police officer has been charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct for allegedly hitting a man with a baton in a 2014 incident.
49 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Police Rémy Martin Arrest Battery Chicago Police Department Legal terms Criminal law
Derelict Aberdeen house may face the bulldozer, if it doesn't fall down first
There's a vacant house on Doris Circle in Aberdeen that is on the verge of collapsing, and it may fall to the city government to get rid of the structure. Former city councilwoman Ruth Ann Young, who lives on Doris Circle, says the house has been vacant for about four years, since the owner died...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Property English-language films Tax Lien Property law Legal terms The Council Tax lien
Fraud lawsuit against Bronx Dems won’t halt election
Fraud allegations won’t stop the Democratic Party primaries from rolling on in the Bronx — at least for now.
52 points by Daily News | Pleading Plaintiff Cause of action Elections Allegation Jurisdiction Candidate Legal terms
Second heroin bust in as many weeks nabs six in Staten Island
Talk about bad vibrations. Six suspects tied to a Staten Island heroin ring were arrested, authorities said Tuesday.
44 points by Daily News | Drug addiction Staten Island Railway Brooklyn Drugs Staten Island Legal terms Addiction Opioid
Houston man sentenced for Crosby bank robbery
Dominic Renard Lindsey, 32, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison for a May 18 Crosby bank robbery. 
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Criminal law BBVA Compass Bank robbery Bank Federal government of the United States Cartridge Legal terms Bank of America
Feds in Michigan charge co-pilot in alcohol case
Sean Fitzgerald was in cockpit of Massachusetts-bound plane before he was removed at Traverse City airport       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Michigan Legal terms Boca Raton Resort & Club Ethanol Boca Raton Florida Traverse City Michigan Lawyer Addison Mizner
Hinds DA indicted on felonies after misdemeanor case dropped
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has been indicted on felony charges that he hindered prosecution of a criminal defendant. Attorney General Jim Hood made the announcement Wednesday, a day after his office dropped similar misdemeanor charges against Smith. A defense lawyer argued Smith could ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Jury Criminal law Legal terms Lawyer Indictment Grand jury Complaint Prosecution
Police: Animal shelter director forged rabies certificate
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - The director of a Connecticut animal shelter has been charged with forging a rabies certificate. The Meriden Police Department says Marlena DiBianco turned herself in on Wednesday. She is charged with forgery in the second degree. Police launched an investigation in April 2015 after allegations of ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Vaccination Connecticut Louis Pasteur Rabies Rob Schneider Adam Sandler Police Legal terms
Feds in Michigan charge airline co-pilot in alcohol case
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A charter airline co-pilot accused of being drunk before a flight in northern Michigan has been charged in federal court. Federal prosecutors in Grand Rapids filed a criminal complaint Tuesday, charging Sean Fitzgerald with trying to fly while under the influence of alcohol, a felony. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Michigan Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton Florida Traverse City Michigan Ethanol Legal terms Addison Mizner Lawyer
South Chicago man charged with attempted murder of teen
A man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old boy in January in the South Shore neighborhood.
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Police Murder Assault Cook County Illinois Legal terms Crimes Northwestern University
Jury rehears testimony in Penn St. ex-president’s trial
The panel on Friday reheard the testimony of Jack Raykovitz, who headed the charity for at-risk children        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University Graham Spanier Legal terms Associated Press Copyright All rights reserved Crimes
Man, 29, charged in February killing in Northwest Baltimore
A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged in a killing in the Park Circle neighborhood on the northwest side of the city last month, police said Tuesday. Richard Jones, 29, of the 3400 block of Park Heights Ave., faces first- and second-degree murder and an array of handgun and assault charges...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Murder Criminal law Police Homicide Detective Criminal Investigation Department English-language films Legal terms
Queens man throws pet pug off balcony after arguing with ex
A cold-hearted Queens man has been charged with senselessly killing his dog after throwing it off a seventh-floor balcony.
-1 points by Daily News | Legal terms Queens Judge The Balcony Cruelty to animals Criminal law Magistrate
Warren man charged with trafficking minors
Woodall's alleged human trafficking operation involved at least two young victims, including a 17-year-old        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Victim Prostitution Crime The Victim Warren Michigan Human trafficking Crimes Legal terms
Man charged in chaotic Harrison Twp. home invasion
Erik Niedzwiecki allegedly forced his way into a home early Wednesday morning and fought with the homeowners        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Sheriff Assault English-language films American films Macomb County Michigan Legal terms Female Gender
Federal judge weighs temporary halt to Houston's controversial money bail system
The call by two civil rights groups for an immediate fix to Harris County's bail system is now in the hands of a federal judge who will decide whether it violates the U.S. Constitution. 
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Bail Prison Law Legal terms Criminal justice Civil and political rights Poverty Magistrate
HISD tech worker impregnated 13-year-old student, prosecutors say
A tech worker at a Houston middle school accused of impregnating a 13-year-old student has been arrested on a charge of child molestation. Mauricio Orlando Mendoza, 37, an information technology worker, faces the possibility of life in prison after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Rape Human sexual behavior Legal terms Judge The Unborn Houston Prison Criminal law
Texas school worker accused of impregnating 13-year-old
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston middle school staff member is facing charges after he was accused of impregnating a 13-year-old student.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Sexual intercourse Legal terms Human sexual behavior Rape Criminal law Family Marriage Pregnancy
Jury convicts 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor of drug, money laundering charges
Dr. Henri Wetselaar, 93, was convicted by a federal jury Thursday of drug and money laundering charges.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | World War II Jury Indictment Criminal law Legal terms Not proven Medical prescription Pharmacology
Man charged in death of woman found in Detroit garage
DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say a 44-year-old Detroit man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found in a garage. Antenidus Collier was arraigned Friday afternoon on first-degree and felony murder charges. He's accused of assaulting and smothering 36-year-old Carissa Oakman of Detroit ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Murder English-language films Assault Legal terms Transgender The Washington Times Man Felony murder rule
Man accused of dismembering his wife with a saw is held without bail
The Brooklyn man who allegedly pummeled his wife to death before slicing her up with a wooden saw and tossing her remains into a dumpster has been ordered held without bail. Phillip Martin, 42, was arrested Friday after confessing to the grisly killing of his wife Diana Rodriguez-Martin, 43, cops said. He was arraigned later...
523 points by New York Post | Legal terms
Donald Tsang found guilty of corruption
Donald Tsang, who faces up to seven years in prison, is the most senior official to be found guilty in a criminal trial.
743 points by Al Jazeera English | Donald Tsang Chief Executive of Hong Kong Hong Kong Not proven Politics of Hong Kong Legal terms Government House Hong Kong Executive Council of Hong Kong
Authorities: Attorney urged client to break law
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire attorney who previously pleaded guilty to calling in bomb threats to two elementary schools in Maine has now been charged with encouraging a client to break the law. Ragnar Huffmann, formerly known as Ronald Hoffman, was arrested on Wednesday on charges including witness ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Hampshire Portsmouth New Hampshire Legal terms The Portsmouth Herald The New Hampshire Gazette Domestic violence Rockingham County New Hampshire Criminal law
FBI: White supremacist bought gun for Dylann Roof-style attack
Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Burglary Felony Horry County South Carolina Complaint Federal Bureau of Investigation South Carolina Legal terms African Methodist Episcopal Church
State board to consider sanctions against Houston cancer doctor
The Texas Medical Board will decide next month whether to accept a staff recommendation to place a controversial Houston cancer doctor on probation and fine him $360,000 for violating state medical rules.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Physician Doctor-patient relationship Oncology Pleading Patient Legal terms Illness Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Police: Driver in fatal accident had 30 license suspensions
COPIAGUE, N.Y. (AP) - Police have arrested a Long Island man for driving with more than two dozen license suspensions after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian. Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Richard Turner of Massapequa was driving on Sunrise Highway in Copiague around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Nassau County New York Suffolk County New York New York Legal terms Long Island Automobile Criminal Investigation Department Suffolk County Community College
About those tax liens, potential DA candidate has just one answer

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lien Tax lien Tax Tax refund Federal Bureau of Investigation Taxation Legal terms Property law
Accused killer of jail officer tells on guard’s illegal activity
An NYC man indicted for the murder of a rookie correction officer allegedly told detectives she was involved in her own illegal activity.
456 points by Daily News | Supreme Court of the United States Jury New Jersey New York City Prison William Howard Taft Brooklyn Legal terms
Attorney for Roger Ailes Accuser Says That U.S. Attorney is Investigating Fox News
An attorney representing former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros in her suit against the network and its former chieftan Roger Ailes told a New York court on Wednesday that Fox was being investigated by federal authorities. Judd Burstein said at a court hearing that he “was told by the U.S. Attorney’s office there is an ongoing... Read more »
437 points by Variety | Fox News Channel News Corporation Roger Ailes New York City Pleading Legal terms Fox Broadcasting Company 20th Century Fox
15-year-old charged as juvenile in alleged sexual assaults of Friends School of Baltimore
A 15-year-old boy is charged as a juvenile in three alleged sexual assaults on classmates at Friends School of Baltimore between November and January, police said. The suspect, who was not identified because he is charged as a juvenile, is accused of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls and...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Teacher Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Rape Crime Education Legal terms
'I deserve a second chance,' White Boy Rick says after parole meeting
Rick Wershe Jr., who is eligible for parole, said he takes full responsibility for selling drugs.        
634 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Parole Criminal law Parole board Illegal drug trade Drug Legal terms Life imprisonment
Top Allegheny County GOP staffer arrested in domestic violence case
The executive director of the Allegheny County Republican Committee was charged this past weekend with assaulting his girlfriend.
217 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Crime Assault Preliminary hearing Legal terms Allegheny County Pennsylvania Arraignment Allegheny River Battery
Attorney: White Boy Rick took full responsibility at parole meeting
Richard Wershe Jr.'s attorney attended the meeting with his client and told the Free Press: “It went very well.”        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Prison Criminal law Parole Drug Parole board Illegal drug trade Organized crime Legal terms
Jim Fogle, a murder exoneree, files suit against Indiana County, former prosecutors and state police
Attorneys for murder exoneree Lewis Jim Fogle have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages from Indiana County, two former prosecutors and seven state police troopers involved with the investigation and trial that wrongfully sent him to prison for 34 years until new DNA testing won his freedom in 2015.
56 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Criminal law DNA Tom Barnes DNA profiling Legal terms Exculpatory evidence Murder
2 Cortez pot shop employees face embezzlement charges
Two employees at a southwestern Colorado marijuana dispensary are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing from the store.
87 points by The Denver Post | Embezzlement Shamanism Crimes Legal terms Colorado Cortez Municipal Airport Felony
Man accused of attacking homeowner, killing small poodle
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque-area man faces multiple charges accusing him of going on a rampage in his neighborhood, including allegedly killing a small poodle by throwing it into a yard where two larger dogs killed it. The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department says deputies learned of the dog's death ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Dog Bodily harm Albuquerque New Mexico Legal terms New Mexico Albuquerque metropolitan area United Kingdom
Baltimore, DOJ consent decree timeline puts public hearing in April
A "public fairness hearing," where members of the Baltimore community will have a chance to comment on the proposed police reform agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice, has been scheduled for April 6, according to a timeline filed in the case late Friday. The timeline, filed...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Legal procedure Legal terms Court systems In open court Trial Appeal
SEC charges Chinese investor with insider trading in Comcast-DreamWorks Animation deal
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Chinese investor and his family members with illegally profiting from Comcast Corp.’s $3.8-billion acquisition last year of DreamWorks Animation. The government on Friday obtained an emergency court order to freeze brokerage accounts used in...
111 points by Los Angeles Times | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Stock market Stock DreamWorks Animation Legal terms Plaintiff Kung Fu Panda
Virginia judge blasts Trump travel ban, cites lack of evidence of any threats
Judge said there was a "startling" lack of evidence that travelers from the seven Muslim-majority countries represented a threat.       
15423 points by USA Today | President of the United States United States Legal terms Leonie Brinkema Federal government of the United States Appeal Law Court