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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Member Of 'Swatting' Ring Pleads Guilty In Texas

Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts.


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5 hrs ago | KFVS12

Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states.


Related Topix: Prison, East St. Louis, IL, O'Fallon, IL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Man claims tampering in case over bombing videos

A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over his public records request for surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Tuesday that one of his witnesses backed out after being visited by government officials last week.


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Cleveland man gets 24 years for bank robbery

A Cleveland man has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison for an armed bank robbery in a suburb.


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Asbury Park Press

Couple get federal prison terms for mortgage fraudCouple get federal...

Couple get federal prison terms for mortgage fraud An NJ couple convicted of fraudulently obtaining $3.4M is now going to prison.


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The Orlando Sentinel

Car buyer finds phone, child-porn in vehicle once owned by sex offender

An unsuspecting car buyer made a gruesome discovery when he found child pornography on a cell phone left inside a Pontiac that once belonged to a sex offender, FBI agents said.


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Battle Creek Enquirer

Ex-Christian radio host in Grand Rapids admits to raping boy at motel

Former WCSG radio host John Richard Balyo admitted today that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused him and took nine photos during the April encounter.


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Knoxville News Sentinel

Man gets 121 months in prison for drugs, weapons A Jefferson County...

A Jefferson County man was sentenced Monday to more than a decade in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine and unlawful weapons possession, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Jefferson County, TN, Prison, Dandridge, TN, Greeneville, TN

KCBD-TV Lubbock

2 Texans get prison in nearly $2M food stamp fraud

The owner of a Dallas convenience store and the business manager must go to federal prison and repay nearly $2 million in a food stamp scam.


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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Ballwin woman sentenced in Medicare fraud

A St. Louis County business owner has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution for bank and Medicare fraud.


Related Topix: Ballwin, MO, St Louis County, MO, Prison, Ellisville, MO

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The News-Star

Criminal justice system has become caretaker for mentally ill, emotionally disturbed

Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, a 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.


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Ray Nagin's website,, taken over by prankster

The website Ray Nagin once used to hawk his book and post-mayoral career as a disaster recovery expert is now being used to mock the former mayor's legal woes.


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WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Accused In Robbery Has Bond Terms Modified

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia A man accused in a violent convenience store robbery tried on Monday to get a Kanawha County Circuit judge to reduce his bond.

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The Town Talk

Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

Jannie Covedale , who lost two grandchildren in the Oklahoma City bombing, hugs Courtney Jackson at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Friday.


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The Family Badge

Five jailed in Galveston on charges of methamphetamine distribution

The government presented evidence that Reyna served as a street-level distributor.


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Prison show breaks out at Young awards

Actors Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Alysia Reiner, Dascha Polanco and Matt McGorry speak onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.


Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Prison, The Fault In Our Stars

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Shiprock man pleads guilty to child sex assault

A 25-year-old Shiprock man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to engaging in a sexual act with a child, according to a U.S. Attorney's Office press release.


Related Topix: Shiprock, NM, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Navajo, NM

Prisons to test monitoring devices

High-risk offenders in Ontario and Quebec are among the inmates slated to take part in a federal prison service pilot project to test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring devices.


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The Globe and Mail

Prison service to test electronic monitoring devices on high-risk inmates

A Personal Identification Device that is worn around an ankle and a cellular enabled monitoring unit.


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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption trial to be a no-holds-barred battle

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption charges begins Monday.


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