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Handerhand asks court to set side prison sentence

Former Mount Carmel Borough Police Lieutenant Blaine Handerhan has once again asked a federal court to set aside his prison sentence on a child pornography charge.


Related Topix: Prison, Fort Dix, NJ, Pension, Personal Finance

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Escape Plan

Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a seasoned escape artist, who works for the government going undercover in prisons to test their security by breaking out of them.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Sylvester Stallone, Prison, Movies, Entertainment


Former Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Passes Away at Age 76

Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose career was cut short by a wrongful murder conviction that caused him to spend nearly two decades in federal prison, died Sunday following a battle with prostate cancer, the Associated Press reported: Carter had been battling terminal cancer since 2011.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, The Hurricane, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, Prison


American Muslims: Ostracized and Isolated

News agency Inter Press Service offers an eerie report on the treatment of Muslims imprisoned for alleged involvement in "terror-related activity."


Related Topix: Prison, Terre Haute, IN

Chapel Hill News

ACLU checking jails for compliance with rape-prevention law

A U.S. Dept. of Justice survey was conducted in 2011-12 by RTI International of 92,449 inmates, including 1,738 interviews of juveniles ages 16 and 17 in jails and prisons and other detention facilities across the country.


Related Topix: Prison, ACLU, Wake County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Berkeley Man Sentenced to Prison for Alameda Bank Robbery

Two East Bay men have been sentenced to federal prison terms for robbing a bank in Alameda last August, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.


Related Topix: Prison, Alameda, CA, Oakland, CA

Washington Times

Fla. tax execs get prison for fraud, ID theft

Former executives at a Broward County tax preparation firm have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a $2 million tax fraud and identity theft operation.


Related Topix: Prison

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Jocelyn Kirsch back in Philly prison

Right now, she's holed up in a prison cell at the Federal Detention Center at 7th and Arch streets in Center City, across from the federal courthouse, where she has a date before a magistrate judge on Monday.


Related Topix: Prison, Federal Detention Center, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University

Williamson Daily News Online

McCormick resigns as mayor ahead of federal charges

Less than 24 hours after Darrin McCormick tendered his resignation as mayor of Williamson, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin Tuesday charged McCormick, 50, with making a materially false statement in a federal matter.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Aracoma, WV

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Former NC airport manager gets prison delay

The former manager of a regional airport near Morganton has been given more time to report to prison for charges including embezzlement.


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WTOC-TV Savannah

3 sentenced in burglary firearms case

James Seyfried, 55, of Palm Coast; FL; Finlandia Pineda, 56, of Palm Coast, FL; and Elaine Taylor, 61, from Alma, were sentenced by Senior U. S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia.


Related Topix: Palm Coast, FL, Prison

News Times

Gupta agrees to surrender to prison authorities on June 17

Rajat Gupta , the former Goldman Sachs Group director convicted in a 2012 insider trading scheme tied to the Galleon Group hedge fund, agreed to surrender to prison authorities on June 17 to begin a two-year sentence, a federal judge in Manhattan said.


Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Energy, Westport Resources, Oil & Gas, Prison, Otisville, NY

Prosecutor: Farmer 'in the management circle' of Crisp & Cole

Julie Farmer was intimately involved in the fraudulent actions of Crisp & Cole Real Estate, the prosecution charged in its closing argument Friday morning at her trial, and was part of a scheme requiring "extreme orchestration" and "sophisticated and elaborate" teamwork.


Related Topix: Prison, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Ball Cap Bandit tells his story

The serial bank robber known as the Ball Cap Bandit said he's sorry, and asked for a lighter prison sentence.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Albertville, AL, Priceville, AL

KVAL-TV Eugene

Federal judge sentences man to 14 years for 2011 Eugene bank robbery

A Multnomah County man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 14 years and 4 months in a federal prison Thursday for robbing the Bank of America in downtown Eugene .


Related Topix: Eugene, OR, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Multnomah County, OR, Prison

WALB-TV Albany

Former Albany CNA gets federal prison for tax scheme

Kimberly Banks, Donalene Mosley and Arneshia Austin were sentenced Thursday in Albany to serve 192 months, 37 months and 21 months in prison, respectively, for crimes relating to filing fraudulent income tax returns using stolen identities.


Related Topix: Prison, Albany, GA, Tax

The Orlando Sentinel

DeBary man who traded AR-15 rifle for cocaine sentenced to federal prison

A DeBary man who traded a semi-automatic rifle and other guns for cocaine - while he was under a court-order not to possess firearms - was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Thursday, prosecutors said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Deseret News

Man charged in brutal attacks on girlfriend sent to prison for beer mug assault

Rupert James Duncan, 29, will serve nearly three years in federal prison for striking his girlfriend in the face with a large ceramic beer mug.


Related Topix: Prison, Fort Duchesne, UT, Duchesne, UT, Uintah, UT, Roosevelt, UT


Autopsies of 7 deceased infants completed

But it may still be awhile before any of the outstanding questions surrounding the bizarre and horrific case of Megan Huntsman, 39, are answered.


Related Topix: Utah County, UT, Pleasant Grove, UT, Prison, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Man Sentenced for Providing Fatal Heroin

A Harrisonburg man, who was found guilty by a jury in May 2013, was sentenced Thursday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg on heroin distribution charges.


Related Topix: Drugs, Harrisonburg, VA, Prison, Non-Profit