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6 hrs ago | TwinCities

John Walker, 77, led family spy ring

John Walker, an American who sold Navy secrets to the Soviets for 18 years in what has been described as one of the most damaging espionage operations of the Cold War, died Thursday in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina.

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9 hrs ago | Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida Divorce: Real Housewives Of Atlanta Season 7 To Show Final Split?

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are getting divorced - it's just a matter of when.

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13 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Hot pink rifle gets Wash. gang leader federal time

It's bright pink and packs only one shot, but it's powerful enough to send a reputed Washington state gang leader with a long rap sheet to federal prison, authorities say.

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17 hrs ago | WKYT

Inmate involved in terror plot being moved

An Iraqi man convicted of trying to ship arms and cash to Al-Qaida in Iraq is being moved to a new federal prison.

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20 hrs ago | NewsOne

RHOA's Apollo Nida Receives Details Of His Surrender

It has been a few weeks since "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star, Apollo Nida received his sentence of eight years in a federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering over $2.3 million via fake bank accounts.

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Yesterday | New York Daily News

Son of mob boss follows father to prison

He said he didn't want to "walk down the same path" as his father, but the son of mob boss Vincent Basciano is now following him to federal prison.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Driver of truck that killed Tampa toddler is barred from driving city vehicles

A Tampa water department employee who ran into and killed a toddler with a city truck Thursday night was visiting relatives on the job when the accident happened, a policy violation for which he has previously been disciplined, city officials said.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Two plead guilty to federal child porn charges

A 37-year-old man's photo editing skills gained him federal child pornography charges when he altered a picture of the son of a childhood friend to make it look like the boy was engaged in sexual activity.

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San Jose Mercury News

Oakland identity thief sentenced to 30 months for tax fraud scheme

A 33-year-old Oakland man was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme in which he filed tax returns under other people's identities, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Click2Houston

Convicted Cold War spy John Walker dies

John Walker, a former U.S. Navy officer convicted of spying decades ago for the Soviet Union, has died in federal prison, according to the U.S. government.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Prison, Butner, NC

Fox News

Chief of $800 million insurance fraud scheme sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

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WTKR-TV Norfolk

Notorious Navy spy John Walker dies in NC federal prison

John Anthony Walker, the former Senior Warrant Officer from Norfolk who supplied the Soviets with damaging tactical and military data, died in federal prison on Thursday in Butner, North Carolina at age 77. 29 years ago, in 1985, Walker's career as a spy came to an end in Norfolk Federal Court after his ex-wife Barbara alerted authorities.

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Nova News Now

Halifax Police issue warning about high-risk offender

Halifax Regional Police and RCMP are warning the public that a man with a long history of violent behaviour is moving to the city.

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Buenos Aires Herald

Foreigners make up 20% of federal prison population

Almost 20 percent of those behind bars in the federal prison system are foreigners, a percentage that falls to 3.9 percent in Buenos Aires province.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Connecticut Post

Shelton developer released from

A Shelton developer convicted of buying city officials' approval for his multimillion dollar Bridgeport Avenue project is out of federal prison and in a halfway house.

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Farmington Daily Times

Crownpoint man pleads guilty to sexually abusing child

A 34-year-old Crownpoint man pleaded guilty Wednesday to abusive sexual contact after he was accused in November 2012 of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child.

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WPDE

Former Conway pastor pleads not guilty to federal weapons charge

Archie Larue Evans, 42, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment hearing Thursday to a federal charge of Felon In Possession of a Firearm after he tried to take a gun inside the Federal Courthouse in Florence last month, according to Officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Park rapist sentenced to 27 years The man convicted earlier this year ...

The man convicted earlier this year in a June 2012 rape and stabbing of a woman hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison Thursday.

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Ruidoso News

Mescalero man sentenced for statutory rape

Norman Stan Chee, 22, a member of the Mescalero Apache Nation, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces to 30 months in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release for his statutory rape conviction.

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Business Journal

Galemmo receives sentence for Ponzi scheme

Former Cincinnati investment adviser Glen Galemmo has been sentenced for running a Ponzi scheme that may have topped $100 million.

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