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Suburban St. Louis man convicted of defrauding investors
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of fraud charges for a scheme that cost investors nearly $300,000. A federal jury on Thursday found 45-year-old Robert S. Beyer of Kirkwood guilty of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Dec. 7. A message seeking comment ...
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Mom holding son's ashes: ‘This is what I'm left with'
Michael White’s mother brought an urn of the slain teen’s ashes to court Wednesday, telling his young killers “this is what I’m left with.”         
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A break-down of how a 10-year-old was charged with manslaughter

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Former school leader gets 40-year sentence for sex crimes
SAWYER, N.D. (AP) - Sawyer's former school superintendent and high school principal has been sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for sexually abusing three teenage boys and possessing child pornography. Charles Soper, 52, pleaded guilty in April to several felony and misdemeanor charges, and prosecutors dropped a human trafficking ...
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Prosecutor: Man stole $250K from Harley shop
Elliott is charged with embezzlement of more than $100,000. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.        
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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially a free man, but he paid a heavy price to get there. Federal prosecutors said Thursday they're moving to drop corruption charges against McDonnell in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the former governor's ...
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‘This is what I'm left with,’ mother holding son's ashes tells teen killers
Michael White’s mother brought an urn of the slain teen’s ashes to court Wednesday, telling his young killers “this is what I’m left with.”       
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Chicago police officer charged with felony after hitting man with baton, bending the truth
A Chicago police officer has been charged with assaulting a man with a baton in 2014. Falsely citing self-defense, the officer’s story’s inconsistency that triggered the charges was revealed only after a violent video of the incident surfaced online. Read Full Article at
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Defense group joins objection to ‘Las Vegas Law’
A group of defense attorneys asked the Nevada Supreme Court to join in a request to prevent the Clark County District Attorney’s television show from filming trials.
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Activists point fingers at police over suspicious death of Ferguson protester Darren Seals
The violent murder of Ferguson Uprising protester Darren Seals, who was found shot and burned in a charred car Tuesday near the US city of St Louis, has raised “a lot of red flags” for activists, who question the official version of events released by his “enemies,” the police. Read Full Article at
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Palatine man found not guilty of killing father, teen son
A Cook County jury has found a Palatine man not guilty of shooting and killing his 15-year-old former friend and the boy's father. The verdict was reached after about four hours of deliberations and a trial that lasted eight days. Before the case went to the jury at about 1 p.m. Thursday, prosecutors...
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U.S. Ends Corruption Case Against Former Virginia Governor
The Justice Department said Thursday that it would cease its prosecution of Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
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State attorney general will not file charges in Pasco case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state attorney general is closing his investigation into the shooting of a Mexican national by Pasco police. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that his office will not bring criminal charges in the 2015 death of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Three members of the Pasco Police ...
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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...
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Drug suspect must pay $175 to get back $171 seized by police
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who was arrested on drug charges with $171 in his pocket has been told he'll have to pay a $175 filing fee to try to get the money back.
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Brooklyn prosecutor slammed for seeking delay in cop assault case
Judge Danny Chun was furious that prosecutors weren't ready Thursday for the trial of two cops accused of beating up a suspect.
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Judge rejects challenge to case filed in suicide-pact crash
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A judge is upholding an adult murder case against a 16-year-old girl charged with killing two people in a high-speed crash on her way to carry out a suicide pact. Judge Brent West rejected defense arguments it's cruel and unusual for teenagers to face possible state ...
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2 soldiers’ injuries cited in Bergdahl arguments
The motion lays out how prosecutors plan to tie the injuries into arguments that Bergdahl is guilty of misbehavior        
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Ogg calls for special prosecutor in Precinct 4 evidence scandal
DA candidate Kim Ogg calls for special prosecutor in the Precinct 4 evidence scandal.
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Paris attack suspect invokes silence for 3rd time with judge
The only surviving suspect in last November's attack on Paris refused to speak to a judge Thursday for a third time, in frustration at 24-hour video surveillance of his prison cell. Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Frank Berton, said the judge repeatedly asked questions to no avail on Thursday. Berton...
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Paris attack suspect invokes silence for 3rd time
Salah Abdeslam is the only person suspected of directly participating in the attacks that killed 130 people        
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Stockbridge city councilwoman arrested for arson

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Hartford man pleads guilty in shooting death of friend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Hartford man who said he accidentally shot and killed a friend has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The Hartford Courant ( ) reports that 32-year-old Daniel Morales was about to go on trial on a murder charge but pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree manslaughter and criminal ...
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Deputy attorney general who handled 'Serial' case appeal for state leaving position
Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, a former top city prosecutor who represented the state in recent court proceedings in the "Serial" case, is leaving his post, the office confirmed. The Attorney General's Office said Vignarajah will stay with the office until next month and was...
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Judge dismisses insurance fraud case against Fallston resident, pharmacy owner
Citing missteps by prosecutors, a federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against a one-time Fallston resident, who had been accused of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers of millions of dollars through a chain of pharmacies he owned in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington,...
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Judge: Dover, other districts owed money for education
A judge ruled Tuesday that the city of Dover and dozens of other school districts growing in size were unconstitutionally deprived of education funding from the state.That figure is about $1.5 million for Dover, and as much as $11 million between 40 other districts.The lawsuit filed last year argue...
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Federal judge dismisses fraud case, blasts prosecutors' actions
A federal judge has dismissed fraud charges against the owner of a local pharmacy chain, accusing prosecutors of failing to disclose evidence, presenting "significant" false testimony at trial and destroying evidence.U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III called the actions of federal prosecutors...
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Jury selection begins in Salvation Army collapse civil trial
Sometime Tuesday morning, 120 Philadelphians will be led into City Hall's Courtroom 253, where a judge and lawyers will select 12 jurors to decide who - if anyone - should pay the victims and survivors of the most epic municipal disaster since the 1985 MOVE bombing.
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Prosecutor in major Chicago corruption and fraud trials leaving U.S. attorney's office
A federal prosecutor who played central roles in several high-profile fraud and corruption trials in Chicago is leaving to start her own law firm. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced Julie B. Porter's departure Wednesday following her 12 years in one of the nation's busiest judicial...
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Hattiesburg trial to resume as ex-grant manager testifies
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Testimony resumes Wednesday in the trial of a Hattiesburg pastor accused of skimming money from a federal housing program. The Rev. Kenneth Fairley, a political ally of Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, faces federal charges accusing him of conspiracy and theft of government money. Prosecutors dismissed three ...
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Judge denies bid to end suburban NYC chief's suspension
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request to lift the suspension of a suburban New York City police chief who oversaw an intelligence unit that prosecutors say engaged in unlawful surveillance practices, including racial profiling. Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan had been suspended in July ...
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Bronx terrorism suspect can only see evidence for an hour a week
Sajmir Alimehmeti — who used ISIS videos to "get motivated" during workouts — has a liking for beheading videos.
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Deal in works in guinea pig’s pre-game killing
Wednesday hearing rescheduled so talks can continue, assistant Wayne County prosecutor says        
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Father, stepmother get death for Rangpur murder of minor girl
A Rangpur court has awarded the death penalty to the father and stepmother for the 2007 murder of a 7-year-old girl.
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Potential jurors anonymous, still in court with alleged Hobos
A handful of retirees, a bartender, a college student and a longtime puppeteer were among the first 16 potential jurors questioned by a federal judge.
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Former South Street Headhouse District chairman pleads guilty to fraud
Daniel Christensen, former chairman of the South Street Headhouse District, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud for embezzling money meant to beautify and promote the entertainment corridor.
129 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Plea Prosecutor Supreme Court of the United States Fraud
Man convicted in 1993 massacre at Brown's Chicken claims new evidence, seeks hearing
A man convicted of one of the Chicago area's most infamous crimes — the 1993 massacre at a Brown's Chicken restaurant in Palatine — is seeking a court hearing into allegedly newly discovered evidence, saying a star prosecution witness repeatedly lied in order to obtain a reward worth tens of thousands...
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Federal judge calls out prosecutors in prison recording case
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — During a federal court hearing that mainly focused on recordings of attorney-client conversations by a Kansas prison, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson accused a federal prosecutor Wednesday of improperly trying to access her office last…
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Couple held after gas canisters found near Paris' Notre Dame
PARIS — A criminal terrorist investigation was opened in Paris on Wednesday following the discovery of a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral with seven gas canisters and pages written in Arabic inside, prosecutors said.The Paris prosecutor's office said a couple it described as radicalized —a 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman— was arrested a day earlier in a highway rest area near the southern town of Orange and transferred to Paris to be questioned in the case.
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Assistant DA eyed for possible coverup in 1993 murder case
In July 1998, Shawn Newton testified that Tasker Spruill was responsible for the October 1993 murder of Tracy Thomas in East New York. Newton was a suspect, but pinned the crime on Spruill.
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Camden man gets 30 years for stabbing to death woman, 38
A 27-year-old Camden man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of a woman in 2013, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Cosby lawyers seek access to Constand-Castor depositions
Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to let them sit in on depositions in Andrea Constand's defamation lawsuit against the former Montgomery County prosecutor who declined a decade ago to charge the entertainer.
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DPS principal gets 1 year for $27K in gift cards
Nina Graves-Hicks admitted she 'knowingly' received $27,385 in gift cards from crooked vendor Norman Shy.        
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Jury selection starts for Ammon Bundy trial in Portland
Jury selection has started for the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others charged with conspiracy after they occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will spend the next three days choosing 12 jurors and ...
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Joliet man gets life for murder of restaurant diner having breakfast with family
A Joliet man on Wednesday was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man nine times at point-blank range in a crowded restaurant while the victim was dining with his family, officials said. Will County Circuit Judge Dan Rozak sentenced Christopher Thompson, 33, of the 700 block of South...
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Germanwings crash pilot was ‘not depressive,’ father claims (VIDEO)
Exactly two years after the tragic Germanwings crash which killed all on board, the father of the co-pilot blamed for the incident has held a press conference to dispute claims that his son was depressed and plead his son’s innocence. Read Full Article at
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Man shot to death in 'personal' South Jersey killing
The shooter approached the home, saw Kenneth Mosley sitting in the living room, and fired several shots through the sliding glass door, hitting him multiple times, the county prosecutor said.
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Prosecutor: Officer justified in shooting South Jersey man during wild traffic stop
The driver crashed into a parked car and was shot as a Haddon Township officer then chased him on foot.
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Youth hockey coach charged with molesting children in 1990s in N.J. and Del.
Authorities believe there are more victims, and urged them to come forward.
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Philly judge rejects move to block retrial of Msgr. Lynn in church sex-abuse scandal

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