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1 hr ago | Courier News

Land of Make Believe perv admits child porn chargesLand of Make...

Land of Make Believe perv admits child porn charges After 1988 conviction, child sex offender from Watchung strikes again Check out this story on A borough man with a decades-long history of molesting children and creating child pornography now faces up to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to transporting child pornography across state lines. Patrick T. Deck, 54, was arrested August 2012 by State Police at the Land of Make Believe amusement park in Hope, where he allegedly was caught taking pictures of children in the men's restroom.


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2 hrs ago | Channel3000

DOJ: Mt. Horeb man sentenced to federal prison for gun crimes

A Mount Horeb man was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison on a gun crime charge, according to a state Department of Justice release. Stewart J. Hollfelder, 26, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for possessing a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, officials said.


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3 hrs ago | Post and Courier

'Dateline' episode to profile Latham murder-for-hire case

Chris Latham and girlfriend Wendy Moore will appear on NBC's "Dateline" program Friday as the show profiles the murder-for-hire plot against Latham's estranged wife that landed the couple in federal prison. The murder-for-hire case that gripped the Charleston area for months will get a national audience Friday when NBC's "Dateline" devotes a full two hours to the scandalous saga of former banker Chris Latham and the plot to kill his estranged wife.


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4 hrs ago | Federal Bureau of Investigation

Murder-for-Hire Plot Uncovered: Man sentenced for attempting to...

It's a novel way to have your debt forgiven - hire a hit man to kill your creditor. However, it's also illegal.


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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Defense tries to show ex-governor did real work

A nursing home company executive testified Tuesday that former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland did legitimate consulting work for him and that he did not believe that Rowland's contract with his company was a sham. But Brian Bedard, the executive vice president of Apple Health Care Inc., also acknowledged that the company and a congressional campaign for which Rowland worked had an "incestuous" relationship.


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4 hrs ago | O-R Online

Former E. Washington police chief to receive sentence reduction for a druga sting

Former East Washington police chief Donald Solomon, foreground, is shown entering federal court in Pittsburgh for his sentencing in May 2013.


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6 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

Former Lorain official pleads guilty to corruption charge

Former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff pleaded guilty today to a corruption charge in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. He was sentenced to three years in prison, although he won't actually serve any time behind bars because he has already served two years in a federal prison.


Related Topix: Lorain, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH, Prison, Cleveland, OH

7 hrs ago |

Elyria man pleads guilty to federal drug charges involving death of woman; faces 20 years in prison

An Elyria man faces a likely sentence of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing heroin and fentanyl, which caused the death of an Elyria woman last year. Siarres R. Noble, 29, struck an agreement with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to four counts of distribution of fentanyl, two counts of distribution of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.


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11 hrs ago | The Family Badge

Dallas Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor Child

A Dallas man who met a 15-year-old female run-away at a bus station, took her, and made her engage in sex acts for money, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 15 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaa of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement today.


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13 hrs ago | WHDH


New recordings are being released that show how two local men used to hide their conversations when talking about terrorist activities. Tarek Mehanna from Sudbury, Ahmad Abousamra from Stoughton and other men were apparently nervous about agents watching their online conversation and phone calls so they spoke in a strict coded language.


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17 hrs ago |

Man gets 5 years in Barrington bank robbery

A 34-year-old Providence man has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for robbing a bank armed with a BB gun. The U.S. attorney's office on Monday announced Pierre Rheau's sentence for the 2013 robbery of a Barrington Bank of America.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Duluth man sentenced for distribution of child porn

Mark John Branovan, 54, has been sentenced to more than five and a half years in federal prison on one count of distribution of child pornography. An indictment against Branovan claimed that he knowingly distributed pictures and video of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct that was mailed in interstate and foreign commerce.


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Nathan Jacobson, businessman with Conservative ties, succeeds in withdrawing guilty plea

Canadian businessman Nathan Jacobson has resolved a legal issue in the U.S., as a judge has withdrawn his guilty plea. Nathan Jacobson, the self-described "radioactive" businessman close to senior Conservatives, cleared his name Monday in a San Diego courtroom.


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Imprisoned Rapper Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault

A rapper already serving time in federal prison on weapons charges has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for a 2013 incident where he struck a man over the head with a vodka bottle in an Atlanta nightclub, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Radric Davis, better known as Gucci Mane, was at Harlem Nights on March 16, 2013, when he was approached by a U.S. Army staff sergeant who was on leave.


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Dallas Morning News

Dallas man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling 15-year-old girl into prostitution

A 33-year-old man was sentenced Monday morning to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of sex trafficking of children. U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey also sentenced Johnson to supervised release for life at the end of the sentence.


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The Globe and Mail

Canadian prisons crack down on clandestine cellphone problem

Federal prison officials are grappling with how to keep illicit cellphones out of institutions and stop inmates from using the devices that do slip behind bars. Federal prison officials are grappling with how to keep illicit cellphones out of institutions and stop inmates from using the devices that do slip behind bars.


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Contractors Get Jail in Tax, DOT Fraud

Two Ohio construction executives will spend 21 months in federal prison after admitting to tax evasion and falsifying federal documents, authorities announced . Scott Bonamase, owner of A. Bonamase Contracting Inc., and David Bonamase, a project engineer for the company, were sentenced Sept.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Ga. Wow Houses: Elegant Interiors, Cathedral Ceilings, Waterfronts

With Sandy Hook on her mind, Dacula Middle School's Celisa Edwards' steel cable device prevents an intruder from opening the door. 2 people filled the balls with marijuana, tobacco and cell phone, then tossed them over fence at federal prison in Jesup, Ga.


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Federal prison guard accused of taking bribes

Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.


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The Day

Westerly man faces 25 years in prison for fraud

A Westerly man faces up to 25 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence to fraudently collecting $82,346 from three federally funded public assistance programs since January of 2008. Donald S. Gingerella, 53, who pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government funds and one count of Social Security fraud, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11. According to a press release Sunday from the office of U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, Gingerella admitted in court Friday that he applied for and collected the money based on fraudulent statements he made to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, the Social Security Administration and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


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