Sentencing

Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bribery conspiracy. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 05, 2019 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California dropped his head in relief Wednesday when a judge announced he won't go to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a particular manager. Tony Bland was sentenced to 100 hours of community...
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Cardinal George Pell, center rear, arrives at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse has begun his appeal in an Australian court against his convictions of molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than 20 years ago. Cardinal George Pell appeared in court wearing a cleric's collar for the hearing being heard by three judges. Formerly the pope's finance minister, Pell had been sentenced in March to six years in prison. (Julian Smith/AAP Image via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 2:19 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse began his court appeal Wednesday against his convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral more than 20 years ago. Cardinal George Pell, 77, wore a cleric's collar as he...
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This May 30, 2019, photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Kenneth Oliver. The California man, has been freed from prison after serving 23 years of his life sentence on a joyriding conviction. It included eight years in solitary confinement for possessing a book written by the co-founder of a notorious prison gang. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 8:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man was freed from prison after serving 23 years of his life sentence on a joyriding conviction, including eight years in solitary confinement for possessing a book written by the co-founder of a notorious prison gang. His attorneys say it's unconscionable...
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In this Monday, June 3, 2019 photo, Timothy Jones Jr. sits during closing statements in his murder trial at the Lexington County Courthouse, in Lexington, Ky. Jurors are again deliberating whether the South Carolina father is guilty of murder in the deaths of his five children. (Jeff Blake/The State via AP, Pool)
June 04, 2019 - 8:37 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jury convicted a South Carolina father of murder Tuesday in the deaths of his five young children, allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty. The Lexington County jury considered the case for about six hours over two days before returning the five guilty verdicts for...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board's decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, marking the third time a governor has stopped the release of the youngest member of Manson's murderous cult. Van Houten, 69, is still a threat,...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. Attorneys for Noor, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017, plan to ask a sentencing judge for no prison time. If that's not granted, they're seeking less prison time than state sentencing guidelines recommend. Noor's lawyers filed a motion Thursday, May 30 asking for a "dispositional departure" when he is sentenced June 7 for third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond who had called 911 to report a possible crime. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File)
May 31, 2019 - 10:55 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017 plan to ask a sentencing judge for no prison time. If that's not granted, they're seeking less prison time than state sentencing guidelines recommend. Mohamed Noor's lawyers...
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May 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A new sentencing date has been set for former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident. The Des Moines Register reports Soules will be sentenced on Aug. 27 at the Buchanan County Courthouse in Independence, Iowa. A judge last week...
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FILE- In this Sunday, May 26, 2019, file photo Liviu Dragnea, the head of the ruling Social Democratic party leaves a voting station after casting his vote in the European Parliament elections, in Bucharest, Romania. The High Court for Cassation and Justice has sentenced Dragnea to serve 3 and a half years in prison for intervening from 2006-2012 to keep two women on the payroll of a family welfare agency, even though they were working for his party instead. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
May 27, 2019 - 11:14 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's most powerful politician was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for official misconduct in a graft case. The jail time for Liviu Dragnea, party leader of the ruling Social Democrats, came after a conviction last year for having two party members paid by a...
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Jake Patterson walked into court for his sentencing in the murder of James and Denise Closs at the Barron County Justice Center in Barron, Wis., on Friday, May 24, 2019. Barron County District Attorney Brian Wright told a judge during Jake Patterson's sentencing hearing Friday that Patterson would never stop trying to find and possibly kill Jayme Closs if he gets out of prison.(Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)
May 24, 2019 - 10:37 pm
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her. Jake Patterson, 21, pleaded guilty in March to two counts of...
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This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in 1984 that terrorized the Tampa Bay area. He was sentenced to 401 years in prison, 28 life sentences and one death sentence. His execution is for the murder of 22-year-old Michelle Simms. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 8:45 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A woman who survived an assault by convicted Florida serial killer Bobby Joe Long says his execution brought her peace. Lisa Noland sat in the front row at Thursday's execution of...
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