December 12, 2018

Prosecutors outline death penalty review in synagogue case

Federal prosecutors are outlining the steps they will take as they decide whether to seek the death penalty against the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. In a court filing, the U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh provided details of the...

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December 12, 2018

Ex-SUNY Poly Head Gets 42 Months in Bid-Rigging Case

Reiterating her desire to send a message to New York’s capital, a federal judge sentenced the former president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute to 42 months in prison Tuesday. Kaloyeros had been on shaky ground with...

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December 12, 2018

Feds Want Two Years for Senate Staffer Who Lied to FBI

Prosecutors asked a federal judge to sentence a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer to two years in prison for lying to federal investigators about his interactions with reporters. In a 35-page memo filed Tuesday, prosecutors say even though James Wolfe...

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December 12, 2018

Manhattan nanny found guilty of trying to kill infant boy by stuffing baby wipe down his throat

Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, was found guilty on all counts including attempted murder, assault and strangulation after one day of deliberations in Manhattan Supreme Court. Benjamin-Williams forced a baby wipe down the windpipe of little Maxwell Blutreich on May 18, 2017,...

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December 11, 2018

After Disappearing From Airwaves, Court TV Will Get Another Trial

One of the most iconic brands in television history will return when Katz Networks, part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), relaunches Court TV – a new network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the...

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December 11, 2018

‘Arsenio’ Music Director Faces Embezzlement Charge

The former musical director of “The Arsenio Hall Show” 2013 reboot was arrested Monday for allegedly embezzling $750,000 from a charity for children displaced by conflicts across the globe, according to federal prosecutors. Robin DiMaggio, 47, is said to have...

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December 11, 2018

Two Ohioans Accused in Separate Terror Plots

Federal prosecutors charged an Ohio man with planning a mass shooting in a Jewish synagogue in Toledo, and also said Monday that a woman faces charges for buying explosives for another suspected terror plot. Damon Joseph, 21, of Holland, Ohio,...

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December 11, 2018

Another Texas County Faces Challenge to Bail System

The ACLU claims the use by Galveston County, Texas, of a schedule to set bail based on the charges and failure to provide defense counsel for arrestees at bail hearings is an unconstitutional “wealth-based imprisonment” system. Read the source article...

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December 10, 2018

For First Time, Prosecutors Connect Trump to a Federal Crime

The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. Read the...

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December 10, 2018

Probe of alleged price-fixing of generic drugs expands to 300 medications

Executives at more than a dozen generic-drug companies had a form of shorthand to describe how they conducted business, insider lingo worked out over steak dinners, cocktail receptions and rounds of golf. The “sandbox,” according to investigators, was the market...

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