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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department in Bismarck, N.D. shows Lavrick Willocks, of Jamaica. Willocks, the mastermind of a a Jamaican lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 of mostly elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, was sentenced Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in federal court in Bismarck, N.D., to six years in federal prison. (Burleigh County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 4:54 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Lavrick Willocks, 29, operated the scam out of a Jamaica mansion where he lived with his...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 file photo, Lam Luong is escorted into Mobile County District Court Judge Charles McKnight's court room at Mobile Government Plaza in Mobile, Ala. Lam Luong, convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge, had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 to life imprisonment, after tests showed he had an IQ of 51. (Bill Starling/Press-Register via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday to life imprisonment, after tests showed the man had an IQ of 51. The state attorney general's office and defense lawyers jointly asked the judge to...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2011 file photo, 3 Doors Down' bassist Todd Harrell performs before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Harrell, the founding member and former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down has been sentenced to 10 years in Mississippi state prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. News outlets report Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs gave Todd Harrell the maximum penalty during a hearing Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File)
October 12, 2018 - 8:08 pm
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The founding member and former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down has been sentenced to 10 years in Mississippi state prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. News outlets report Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs gave Todd Harrell the maximum penalty...
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Gov. Jay Inslee, left, addresses a news conference with Attorney General Bob Ferguson following an earlier announcement that Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Olympia, Wash. Washington has had a moratorium on executions since 2014, but the ruling makes it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment by legislative act or court decree. The court converted the sentences of the eight people on Washington's death row to life in prison. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
October 11, 2018 - 6:51 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already extremely rare in Washington, with five prisoners put to death in recent...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge in one of Paul Manafort's criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller's plans for the former Trump campaign chairman's cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said in a new order that Manafort's plea deal cut last month set a...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018 file photo, Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in New York. A federal judge has given McFarland a six-year prison term. McFarland was sentenced Thursday, Oct. 11 in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 11, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of the Fyre Festival, a highly publicized and famously failed music bash in the Bahamas, was ordered Thursday to spend six years in prison by a judge who called him a "serial fraudster." Billy McFarland, 26, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. He had...
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October 08, 2018 - 11:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Bulgarian police are investigating the rape, beating and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria. Authorities discovered the body of 30-year-old...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino arrives at the "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" premiere in Los Angeles. Sorrentino is seeking probation when he’s sentenced Friday on tax charges, while prosecutors want a sentence of 14 months. Sorrentino pleaded guilty in January to concealing his income in 2011 by making cash deposits that wouldn't trigger federal reporting requirements. He and his brother were charged in 2014 with multiple tax offenses related to nearly $9 million in income. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
October 05, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, whose abs became famous on the hit reality show "Jersey Shore," was sentenced Friday to eight months in prison for cheating on his taxes. A federal judge sentenced the star shortly after his brother, Marc Sorrentino, received a two-year...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday, Oct. 5, after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 05, 2018 - 5:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country's first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country's economic rise. Lee's...
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Marion "Suge" Knight, left, and his defense attorney Albert DeBlanc Jr. appear in court in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. A judge sentenced him to 28 years in prison for the 2015 death of man he ran over outside a Compton burger stand. (David McNew/Pool Photo via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 3:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday sentenced former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a man whose loved ones in court described him as a deeply devoted family man and peacemaker in his community. The courtroom was filled by nearly two dozen...
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