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    Former Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson was indicted in September for obstructing justice in the Ahmaud Arbery case, and faces five years in prison A former Georgia District Attorney is facing five years in prison for allegedly helping to protect Gregory McMichael after his son fatally shot 25-year-old black jogger Ahmaud Arbery.  A grand jury on Thursday indicted former Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson for allegedly violating her oath of office and obstructing law enforcement following the deadly shooting in February 2020. The indictment, which was first filed back in September, alleges that after his son, Travis, fatally shot Arbery, Greg McMichael called Johnson's cellphone - having worked in her office as an investigator until he retired in 2019 - and said: 'Jackie this is Greg. Could you call me as soon as you possibly can. 'My [inaudible] and I have been involved in a shooting and I need some advice right away,' he continued in the 39-second call. Officers with the Glynn County Police Department investigating the killing also reportedly called Johnson for advice on what to doin the...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An Edgewater man who is a convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to accessing with intent to view child pornography, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Erek Barron’s office. William Carl Eikenberg, 51, previously pleaded in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in August 2016 to distributing child pornography, according to the statement. He admitted he used BitTorrent through a personal cell phone to download and trade child pornography and was required to register as a sex offender. BitTorrent is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing network that enables users to distribute electronic files over the internet. READ MORE: CNN Fires Chris Cuomo On SaturdayAccording to his plea Friday, Eikenberg between April 2017 and September 2017 knowingly possessed and accessed with intent to view child pornography, including content depicting the exploitation of prepubescent minors being used to engage in sexual conduct. This included at least 94 video files and 80 images of child pornography.  He admitted he knew the production of the depictions involved minors engaged in sexual activity, according to the statement. On July 3,...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton man has been sentenced for sex trafficking a 16-year-old victim, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Angel Jesus Sanchez-Manriquez, 22, was sentenced this week to 11 years and three months in prison. Between October and December of 2020, Sanchez-Manriquez posted dozens of ads of the child on a prostitution website. Prosecutors said he paid for motel rooms around Stockton where the victim could perform sex acts for adult customers. Multiple search warrants led investigators to Sanchez-Manriquez’s phone, where they discovered he had used the device to record videos and take photos of the 16-year-old performing the acts on adult customers and himself.
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man accused of putting razor blades and screws in pizza dough at supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison. The sentencing of Nicholas Mitchell, 39, of Dover, New Hampshire, followed an agreement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty in June to one of two counts of tampering with a consumer product. He also must pay nearly $230,000 in restitution to Hannaford Supermarkets. The hearing proceeded even though Mitchell was recovering from a recent bout of COVID-19 contracted in jail. Nicholas Mitchell (Photo credit: Dover NH police) Although no one was injured, the crime was dangerous and spread fear in the community, the judge said. Mitchell tearfully apologized for his actions. He said he did it to get back at the pizza dough company that fired him, not to hurt anybody. Surveillance video from last year showed him handling pizza dough and loitering around a refrigerated case before exiting the store without buying anything. Mitchell was arrested in October 2020 after razor blades were...
    JOSH Duggar's trial on child molestation charges is nearing its second week, and life has changed for him in the last couple of years. The former 19 Kids and Counting On star is fighting for his freedom against a litany of charges, years after he was also accused of inappropriately touching underage girls - including some of his sisters. 11Josh Duggar was arrested on child pornography charges back in AprilCredit: AP 11His wife, Anna Duggar, has been by his side through it allCredit: SWNS 11Counting On was axed by TLC following the shocking allegationsCredit: Counting On/TLC It's a tragic tale for the ultra-religious Duggar family, who are devout Baptists, and frequently include conversations of purity, modesty and faith in God. So where did Josh go wrong? A look back at his troubled life paints a bigger picture. Josh was born in Tontitown in Washington County in Northwestern Arkansas, on March 3, 1988. He was the first of 19 children born to Jim Bob and Michelle, and was an original member of the family's reality show, even allowing cameras to...
    PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — A court imposed Panama’s maximum sentence of 50 years in prison Friday on seven members of a cult who killed a woman and six children in a religious rite in a remote part of the Central American nation. The court in Bocas del Toro province sentenced two other members of the New Light of God cult to 47 years in prison each. The cult had operated for about three years in the Ngabe Bugle hamlet of El Terron on Panama’s Caribbean coast, but villagers said it had changed after one member had a vision telling the lay preachers they had been “annointed” to exterminate unbelievers. On Jan. 13, 2020, the group summoned a number of villagers to its improvised church in a long wooden shed. One of the 14 people rescued from the church the next day, Dina Blanco, said she had gone with her 9-year-old daughter, who had epilepsy, her 15-year-old son and her father. When they arrived, they were told not to open their eyes, and to grab each others’ hands and pray....
    A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years state prison in connection with a Jersey Shore stabbing death, authorities said. Kendrick Coley of Little Egg Harbor previously entered a guilty plea on an aggravated manslaughter charge, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. Coley pleaded guilty to the charge before Superior Court Judge Guy P. Ryan on Oct. 1. On May 16, 2018, at approximately 8:15 p.m.,  Little Egg Harbor police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a stabbing at a residence on Maplewood Drive, Billhimer said. Police found Richard Pone in an upstairs bedroom with multiple stab wounds, Billhimer said.. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 8:40 p.m., the prosecutor said. A subsequent investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Little Egg Harbor Police Department Detective Bureau determined that Coley had stabbed Pone during a physical altercation at the residence, according to Billhimer. Coley was apprehended at the scene and taken into custody without incident.  He has been held at the Ocean County Jail ever since his arrest. Chief Trial Attorney Michael Weatherstone and Assistant Prosecutor Kimberly Carr handled...
    SAN JOSE — A Santa Cruz man was sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after being convicted of a hate crime, officials said. Ole Hougen, 45, was sentenced to 82 months in prison for in connection to attacking a Black man on the street with a knife, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release on Friday. Hougen was convicted on April 9. Hougen confronted a 29-year-old Black man in Santa Cruz and shouted racial slurs at him, according to evidence at the trial. Hougen also slashed at the man’s head, chest and stomach with a nine-inch knife while screaming slurs, officials said. A witness said that Hougen stabbed and slashed at the man’s chest and head 10 to 20 times, according to the news release. Hougen was on probation after pleading no contest to charges that he “committed a racially motivated assault on a different Black man in 2018,” according to federal officials. There was other evidence presented at the trial of Hougen allegedly threatening or committing violence while screaming slurs, according to the release. The...
    Former Hacienda nurse Nathan Sutherland has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and impregnating a vegetated woman, 29, in 2018 A former Arizona nurse who raped and impregnated a 29-year-old woman in a vegetative state has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.  Nathan Sutherland, 38, was handed down his punishment Thursday, which includes a lifetime probation once he's out of prison, after pleading guilty to sexual abuse and vulnerable adult abuse charges back in September. The pregnancy was discovered in December 2018 when an employee at the Hacienda Healthcare facility in Phoenix was changing the garments of the now 32-year-old victim and noticed the patient was in the process of delivering a child. Employees told police that they had no idea the woman was pregnant.    'I didn't realize I was capable of such an evil and disturbing act,' Sutherland said Thursday in court.  Sutherland blamed being sexually assaulted at an orphanage and neglected by his mother, which he said caused him to 'act inappropriately' and 'commit that evil act.'  The former Hacienda nurse was given the...
    A nurse in Arizona was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman and impregnating her. Nathan Sutherland, a former nurse at a long-term care facility, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the Associated Press. Sutherland also received lifetime probation for abuse of a vulnerable adult. JUST IN: Nathan Sutherland, a man who sexually assaulted an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix, has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for the crime. https://t.co/Bsai0HuCPv — FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) December 2, 2021 Sutherland cared for the woman from 2012 to 2018 despite the state of Arizona telling the victim’s family that only women workers would care for the victim, reported AP. “It’s hard to imagine a more vulnerable adult than the victim in this case,” Superior Court Judge Margaret LaBianca said, AP reported. Workers at the Hacienda Healthcare facility discovered the victim was pregnant in December 2018 when a worker was changing her garments while giving birth, reported AP. A DNA test allegedly confirmed Sutherland was the...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A 45-year-old Santa Cruz man has been sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for committing a federal hate crime in connection with stabbing a Black man 10-20 times while yelling the racial slurs during a vicious assault with a knife on a city street in 2020. Ole Hougen was convicted of the crime on April 9 and was sentenced on Thursday. READ MORE: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 5 SoughtAccording to evidence presented at trial, Hougen confronted a 29-year-old Black man who was crossing the street in Santa Cruz. Hougen began screaming racial slurs at him and then brandished a nine-inch knife and slashed multiple times at the man’s head, chest and stomach, while yelling the racial slurs. A witness testified that Hougen slashed and stabbed at the victim’s head and chest approximately 10-20 times. At the time of the attack, Hougen was on probation after pleading no contest to state charges that he committed a racially motivated assault on a different Black man in 2018. The trial also included...
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Prosecutors brought terror charges Friday against an ethnic Albanian man from Kosovo who allegedly joined an extremist group in Syria and brought his family there. A statement from the prosecutor’s office in Kosovo said the suspect, identified only as N. L., joined the Jabhat al-Nusra group along his son. Authorities allege he trained as a fighter and participated in attacks in Syria. The statement said the man returned to Kosovo in April 2013 to bring to his wife, two daughters and a daughter-in-law to Syria. He allegedly rejoined his son and the al-Nusra group and was eventually handed over to Syrian forces and repatriated to Kosovo, according to the statement, which did not give the whereabouts of his relatives. If convicted, the man faces up to 10 years in prison. Authorities say that fewer than 90 Kosovo citizens remain in Syria, most of them the widows of former fighters. Kosovo repatriated 110 of its citizens, mostly women and children, from Syria two years ago. Many of the adults have been charged with...
    (CNN)A man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled woman in an Arizona long-term health care facility was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, according to prosecutors.Nathan D. Sutherland, formerly a licensed practical nurse who was caring for the woman, was accused of impregnating her in 2018 while she was in a vegetative state at the facility, prosecutors said. She shocked employees by giving birth at the facility in December 2018, with one telling a 911 dispatcher, "We had no idea she was pregnant." In January 2019, Sutherland was arrested after a sample of his DNA matched the baby's, police said.Former nurse pleads guilty to sexual abuse of intellectually disabled woman at long-term care facility Sutherland pleaded guilty in September to sexual assault and abusing a vulnerable adult, court records show, at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, where the victim had been living for years. The woman had been a patient at Hacienda since 1992 due to significant intellectual disabilities as a result of childhood seizures, her family told CNN, and has since left the facility....
    A Houston man who scammed $1.6 million in COVID relief funds and blew it on a Lamborghini and strippers was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday. Lee Price III, 30, had spent the money from the relief fund on luxury items such as a Lamborghini, a Ford F-350 pickup truck, a Rolex watch and even at a strip club.  Price had pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering in September after he applied for loans with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Federal authorities have since seized $700,000 worth of Price's money and expensive goods. 'Mr. Price hopes that others will learn from his reckoning that there is no easy money,' Price's attorney Tom Berg said in an email to the Washington Post.  'He has the balance of the 110-month sentence to reflect, repent and rebuild his misspent life.' Houston man Lee Price III, 30, has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he scammed $1.6 million from COVID relief funds Price had used the funds to spend on luxury vehicles such as a $233,000...
    (CNN)Author Alice Sebold apologized to a man who last week was exonerated of her rape, a crime she wrote about in her memoir "Lucky," but the writer also appeared to place as much blame on a "flawed legal system" as she did on the role she played in his conviction. "First, I want to say that I am truly sorry to Anthony Broadwater and I deeply regret what you have been through," Sebold, the author of "The Lovely Bones," wrote in a statement posted on Medium.com.Broadwater, who has always maintained his innocence, was convicted of the rape in 1982 and spent 16 years in prison. He was denied parole at least five times because he wouldn't admit to a crime he didn't commit, according to his attorneys. He tried at least five times to get the sentence overturned, he told CNN.Last week, a New York State Supreme Court judge exonerated Broadwater and vacated his conviction and other counts related to it. The Onondaga County district attorney joined in the motion to vacate the conviction.He spent years in prison for the...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A Houston businessman was sentenced to nine years in prison for a scheme in which he obtained and laundered more than $1.6 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.According to the U.S. Attorney's office, 30-year-old Lee Price III, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges, submitted fraudulent PPP applications to banks and other lenders on behalf of three entities: 713 Construction LLC, Price Enterprises Holdings LLC, and Price Logistic Services LLC.Through the applications, Price sought over $2.6 million and obtained $1.6 million.SEE ALSO: Man accused of stealing $1.6 million in CARES Act money to buy cars and take tripsThe applications allegedly stated each entity had numerous employees and significant payroll expenses. In addition, Price put down the name of a person who died shortly before the application was submitted.After receiving the money, Price used the money on a Lamborghini Urus, a Ford F-350 truck, a Rolex watch, and to pay off a loan on a residential property....
    By Lindsay Whitehurst | Associated Press The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro also helped her husband plan a dramatic escape through a tunnel dug underneath a prison in Mexico in 2015 by smuggling a GPS watch to him disguised as a food item, prosecutors said during a hearing in federal court in Washington. That helped those digging the tunnel pinpoint his location and reach him. The leader of the Sinaloa cartel was recaptured the following year. Prosecutors had asked for four years in prison, but U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras imposed a shorter term, saying her role was a small piece of a much larger organization. Her arrest doesn’t seem to have reduced the harm caused by the cartel, he said. “There appears to be no shortage of willing participants,” he said. She had faced a minimum of 10 years in prison, but was subject to a so-called “safety valve” provision because she...
    Kevin Strickland speaks to reporters on Tuesday after his conviction in a triple murder was vacated after 43 years in prison. Kevin Strickland, a Black man convicted of triple homicide in 1978, was exonerated this month after spending 43 years in prison. But the state of Missouri does not have to pay him one cent for forever changing the course of his life, thanks to state law. That's where his supporters come in, Strickland's attorney Tricia Rojo Bushnell told The Washington Post Friday in a phone interview. A GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Strickland has led to $1.65 million in donations, just short of a $1.75 million goal. “Missouri is not going to pay Mr. Strickland a dime, but the whole world is going to make sure he’s compensated,” Bushnell, executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project, told the Post. Judge James Welsh issued the ruling that freed Strickland, 62, on Tuesday after determining no actual evidence tied him to the scene of the crime. Sherrie Black, 22, Larry Ingram, 21, and John Walker, 20, were killed in a shooting that other people admitted to...
    The wife of notorious drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to three years in prison for helping to run the Sinaloa Cartel. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras sentenced Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32, to three years in prison followed by four years supervised release and fined her $1.5 million as part of her plea deal with federal prosecutors. Coronel pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges, but prosecutors sought a four-year sentence and fine due to her clean record and show of remorse. CHINESE NATIONALS PLEAD GUILTY IN MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME CONNECTED TO EL CHAPO'S CARTEL “We’re pleased with the result, and we’re pleased with the court recognizing her very minimal role,” said Jeffrey Lichtman, Coronel’s lawyer. At the Tuesday sentencing hearing, she asked the judge to show her mercy. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrives to federal court in New York, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Seth Wenig/AP "With all due respect, I address you today to express my true regret for any...
    A Texas man was sentenced to 9 years in prison for fraudulently using $1.6 Million Payment Protection Progam (PPP) loans, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. Thirty-year-old Lee Price III of Houston pleaded guilty in September to fraudulently acquiring more than $1.6 million from the U.S. government’s COVID-19 relief aid, the Department of Justice (DOJ) stated. Price purchased, among other things, a Lamborghini and Rolex watch with the money, and visited a strip club, as well, according to the DOJ. After attempting to obtain more than $2.6 million with fraudulent loan applications, Price managed to collect more than $1.6 million by submitting false applications about the number of employees and payroll expenses for three different businesses, the DOJ said. Texas Man Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in COVID-19 Fraud and Money Laundering Schemehttps://t.co/nxXZYdhmNM — Criminal Division (@DOJCrimDiv) November 29, 2021 According to a criminal complaint, Price claimed in one application that he had 50 employees and an average monthly payroll of $375,000 for a small business named Price Enterprise, which does not exist. (RELATED: Man Sentenced After Buying Lamborghini...
    GREAT BEND, Kansas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for her role in the deaths of a Kansas couple who were killed on the orders of a carnival worker as part of a fictitious “ carnival mafia” initiation. Kimberley Stacey Younger, 55, of Aransas Pass, Texas, was sentenced Monday, Nov. 29 for capital murder in the deaths of Alfred Carpenter, 78, and his 79-year-old wife, Pauline, the Kansas Attorney General’s office announced. Younger was one of four people convicted for their roles in the couple’s deaths in July 2018. Kimberley Stacey Younger Investigators said one of the suspects ordered others to kill the Carpenters as part of an initiation rite into a “carnival mafia,” which didn’t exist. The Carpenters were killed after working at the Barton County Fair. Their bodies were found in a national forest near Van Buren, Arkansas. Younger was also sentenced to just over 20 years for conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit murder and theft. The sentences will be served consecutively. Rusty Frasier, 37, of Aransas Pass,...
    By Karen Matthews | Associated Press NEW YORK — Author Alice Sebold apologized Tuesday to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky” and said she was struggling with the role she played “within a system that sent an innocent man to jail.” Anthony Broadwater, 61, was convicted in 1982 of raping Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University. He served 16 years in prison. His conviction was overturned on Nov. 22 after prosecutors reexamined the case and determined there were serious flaws in his arrest and trial. In a statement released to The Associated Press and later posted on Medium, Sebold, the author of the novels “The Lovely Bones” and “The Almost Moon,” said that as a “traumatized 18-year-old rape victim” she chose to put her faith in the American legal system. “My goal in 1982 was justice – not to perpetuate injustice,” Sebold said. “And certainly not to forever, and irreparably, alter a young man’s life by the very crime that had altered mine.” Melissa...
    Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, wife of the notorious drug lord El Chapo, leaves Brooklyn Federal Court surrounded by body guards after her husband was sentenced to life plus 30 years in New York on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.Jesse Ward | Tribune News Service | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in federal prison and four years of supervised release for drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32, agreed in June to plead guilty to federal charges of helping her husband run his expansive drug cartel. The former beauty queen has twin daughters with the notorious Sinaloa cartel boss. Coronel, a dual U.S. and Mexican citizen, was arrested in February at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the United States.Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as "El Chapo" is transported to Maximum Security Prison of El Altiplano in Mexico City, Mexico on January 8, 2016.Daniel Cardenas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images"She also conspired...
    (CNN)A Houston man was sentenced to nine years in prison for using money he got from Covid-19 relief funds to buy cars, a watch and a pay off a home loan, the Justice Department announced.Lee Price III, 30, was sentenced Monday on charges of wire fraud and money laundering for submitting fake Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications to two different lenders on behalf of three different businesses, according to the Department of Justice. Price pleaded guilty to the charges in September, the DOJ said.PPP loans were introduced to help keep small businesses afloat and their workers employed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The program ended May 31, 2021.Federal investigators have identified more than half a billion dollars in fraud and charged 474 people with crimes related to theft of money from US Covid relief programs, the Justice Department announced in March.Through loan applications, Price tried to get more than $2.6 million, and successfully received more than $1.6 million in PPP loan funds, the DOJ said.Read MoreHe applied for and received two PPP loans, one month apart and spent the funds...
    A federal judge sentenced Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, to three years in prison and 48 months of supervised release. Coronel pleaded guilty earlier this year to assisting her husband's cartel, the Sinaloa cartel, in its drug distribution process while her husband was imprisoned, according to court documents. "The defendant's actual role was a minimal one," prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi said. "The defendant acted primarily in support of her husband. The defendant acted upon his orders, which, in turn, furthered the interests of the criminal cartel. The defendant was not an organizer, leader, boss or other type of manager. Rather, she was a cog in a very large wheel of a criminal organization." Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, arrives at the US Federal Courthouse on February 7, 2019, in Brooklyn, New York.  (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images) Because Coronel, a 32-year-old former beauty queen, has no prior criminal convictions, she was able to avoid a minimum 10-year sentence for her crimes. MEXICAN...
    CHICAGO -- With her infamous husband already locked up for life in the U.S. super-max prison, the wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday was herself sentenced to three years behind bars.Emma Coronel Aispuro, a former teenage beauty queen, had pleaded guilty to three federal counts, including conspiracy, that placed her at the heart of El Chapo's Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. For several decades the notorious drug lord's cartel was responsible for supplying at least 80% of all illicit drugs to metro Chicago streets, federal law enforcement officials have said. El Chapo was Chicago's Public Enemy Number One during his heyday.Aispuro was sentenced on Tuesday by DC District Judge Rudolph Contreras, who's court hearing began with Aispuro being identified by case number 21-255. However, it was a number in the billions that got Aispuro into legal trouble: the billions of dollars that investigators say their family drug trafficking organization handled by the distribution of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and fentanyl.The kingpin's spouse married El Chapo as a teenager. She is now 32 years old.Prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi noted on Tuesday...
    Senator Ted Cruz has branded Dr Anthony Fauci 'the most dangerous bureaucrat in American history' and suggested the COVID tsar could end up in prison.  Speaking on Fox News Monday night, the Texas lawmaker issued his latest salvo against Fauci after the White House's chief medical adviser lashed him Sunday. Cruz told Sean Hannity: 'I've got to say, Dr. Fauci, I think, is the most dangerous bureaucrat in the history of the country. He talked about hurting science but I don't think anyone has hurt science or hurt the credibility of doctors more than Dr. Fauci because throughout this pandemic, he has been dishonest, he's been political, he's been partisan.' Fauci has been accused of being ego-crazed because of the amount of TV interviews he undertakes, with his most recent CBS News appearance Sunday also seeing him blast Cruz and suggest the lawmaker was linked to the January 6 riots. Senator Ted Cruz hit back at Anthony Fauci again on Fox News Monday night, blasting his ego and saying he could face five years in jail for allegedly lying to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 20-year-old from Delano has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of criminal vehicular homicide stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash earlier this year. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Jack Blaschke was sentenced to 48 months for the April 28, 2021 incident that ended with the death of 65-year-old Greg Schneider and a dog belonging to him and his fiancee. Blaschke was accused of drag racing along the 45-mile-per-hour County Road 24 in Plymouth prior to the crash. Schneider died as a result of internal injuries sustained in the crash. Investigators reported that Blaschke initiated a drag race that evening, reaching speeds of over 70 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. He admitted to police that after the crash he returned to a friend’s house instead of his home. “He took everything that night. He took my future husband, he took my soulmate. Greg and I were soulmates,” fiancee Kary Sweeney said. The couple’s black lab was 18 months old. Schneider surprised Sweeney with the puppy just...
    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, Hakim Amal Archible has been sentenced for filing false liens against federal government officials, including former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. “Harassing federal officials through the filing of false liens is serious criminal conduct,” said U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine.  “Congress enacted the retaliatory lien statute to address the problem of frivolous retaliatory liens, too often used by tax defiers and sovereign citizens to obstruct the tax laws and harass government employees.” “TIGTA’s statutory mission includes investigating individuals who interfere with the lawful collection of taxes by filing frivolous liens against public officials,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.  “Attempts to interfere with IRS employees engaged in the performance of their official duties will be aggressively pursued.  We appreciate the efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in working with TIGTA to protect the integrity of Federal tax administration.” According to U.S. Attorney Erskine, the charges and other...
    Ghislaine Maxwell's highly-anticipated sex trafficking trial is set to begin on Monday in New York where she is facing 80 years in prison if she's found guilty. Maxwell, 59, is charged with recruiting and grooming four underage girls for billionaire pedophile and one-time boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein from 1994 to 2004.  Epstein died by suicide in 2019 in a Manhattan jail cell before he could be tried on sex abuse charges. Maxwell has been awaiting trial in a 'hell-hole' Brooklyn prison since her arrest last July.  The trial will stretch to mid-January with opening statements beginning on Monday.  Lawyers for the British socialite are expected to focus on undermining her accusers and distancing her from Epstein, according to legal experts and court filings.  Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial begins today in New York Maxwell, 59, who is accused of procuring underage girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is set to stand trial on sex trafficking charges on November 29. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges In what is being viewed as a risky strategy in the post-#MeToo era, the defense will question the...
    The man convicted of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 has insisted he did not kill her, and pointed the finger at Amanda Knox.  Rudy Guede, 34, was formally released on Tuesday, 14 years after the murder and sexual assault of 21-year-old Kercher in Perugia. Rudy Guede, pictured in December 2020, was freed from prison on November 23 Knox, Kercher's American housemate, spent four years in prison for the crime but was acquitted in 2015, and continues to insist she was wrongfully convicted. Guede told The Sun on Sunday: 'The court convicted me of being an accessory to murder purely because my DNA was there but the (legal) documents say others were there and that I did not inflict the fatal wounds.' Asked if he was speaking about Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaeele Sollecito, he told the paper: 'I don't want to say anything other than she should read the documents. 'As I told you, they say others were there and that I did not inflict the stab wounds.  'I know the truth and she knows the...
              more   A Racine County judge sentenced an arsonist to six years in prison who burned down buildings during the unrest following the death of George Floyd. Judge Robert Repischak said, “Racine don’t play.” Justin C. Hernandez committed the act of arson on May 31, 2020, when a protest in Racine turned into a riot with protesters throwing bricks and rocks at police officers. Hernandez was arrested for the arson along with three others, whose trials are all scheduled for the month of December. Repischak sentenced Hernandez to six years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release. Hernandez was one of the rioters arrested for the arson of the Thelma Orr Community Oriented Policing (COP) House. Hernandez’s redacted recording reportedly shows the Orr House on fire while he said, “On the boss, jut lit that (expletive) on fire, (expletive) the police! We done burnt this (expletive) down (expletive). (Expletive) these (expletive)! On the boss let that (expletive) burn! We went in there and destroyed all that (expletive)!” During the trial, Repishcak had strong words for Hernandez, saying.“You and...
    PARENTS of the Brit footballer who is locked up in Dubai have pleaded for his release on his 25th birthday. Outside Dubai's biggest Luxury Property Show in London today, Billy Hood's heartbroken mum Breda and dad Alexander gathered with supporters who called for the 24-year-old's freedom. 3Breda Hood outside the property expo in London today 3Billy was sentenced to 25 years in prisonCredit: Facebook "It’s Billy’s birthday," Breda told the crowd at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. "He’s 25 and he’s stuck in a prison in Dubai for 25 years. "We just want to wish him a happy birthday and there’s so much love for him and we’re always thinking of him." Billy's dad Alexander told the crowd that the family wanted "justice for all these people who are incarcerated in this place that is supposed to be a dream." He continued: "Dubai, the dreams of what? The dreams of hell, the place is. Get them all home, please. Please get him home." Supporters then released balloons as they sang happy birthday and called for Billy's release. Most read...
    Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. is being held on $5 million bail in a Wisconsin jail after allegedly mowing down dozens of people, including senior citizens and children, Sunday evening in a red Ford Escape. The 39-year-old career criminal faces life in prison if convicted on the charges prosecutors have already announced against him, and more are expected.  Similar carnage broke out six years ago last month when Adacia Chambers, now 31, plowed through the 2015 homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University. Adacia Chambers, inset, plowed through the 2015 homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University, killing four and wounded dozens. Like the Waukesha attack, her victims included children and senior citizens. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP/Stillwater Police Department/Handout via Reuters ) SHIVERING WAUKESHA SUSPECT DARRELL BROOKS HAD NO SHOES, JACKET ASKING FOR HELP AFTER HORROR, COUPLE SAYS Then-25-year-old Chambers drove a grey Hyundai Elantra through a red light and then a police barricade in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as spectators lined Main Street for the parade. An arrest affidavit states that once through the barricade, she sped into a parked police...
    (CNN)The phone connection between a Venezuelan prison cell and Houston, Texas, crackles and fades. Jorge Toledo sounds tired. He's been held for four years, one of six former executives of Venezuela's US-based oil refining company CITGO convicted of corruption. The sounds of prison life echo as he greets his wife, Carmen. Read More "Hola mi vida. I wanted to talk to you a little bit," he says. These calls are his only link to the outside world and his family back in the United States. Besides Toledo, the "CITGO 6" include Venezuelan-born American citizens Gustavo Cárdenas, José Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio José Zambran, as well as permanent US resident José Ángel Pereira. They have become pawns in the long-running confrontation between the United States and the Venezuelan regime of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, a CNN investigation has found. US government and private efforts to win their release have come to nothing, and they now face a fifth year incarcerated. Toledo's health has suffered during four years of deprivation, both his family and lawyers say. "When he left...
    A black man was cleared of a rape charge after spending 47 years behind bars after the white victim of the attack admitted she might have identified the wrong person. A judge vacated Tyrone Clark’s 1974 conviction for raping Anne Kane on Tuesday, just a day after another black man wrongly accused of raping author Alice Sebold was exonerated. Clark gave his first interview to DailyMail.com on Thursday, a day after leaving prison, saying: 'I’m so happy to be out. I can’t think about the past. I just have to try to move on and take it one day at a time. I thank God for answering my prayers that I got out, because I didn’t think I was going to get out.’ Clark also shared his sympathy for Anthony Broadwater, 61, who spent 16 years behind bars for the rape of The Lovely Bones author Sebold. Broadwater was exonerated by a court on Wednesday - the day after Clark was cleared - after he too was revealed to have been the victim of an identification mix-up.  Clark said of...
    (CNN)Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.Kevin Strickland, 62, was exonerated Tuesday morning after serving decades at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Strickland was convicted in 1979 of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in a triple homicide. He received a 50-year life sentence without the possibility for parole for a crime that, over the years, he maintained he had not been involved in.Senior Judge James Welsh dismissed all criminal counts against Strickland. His release makes his confinement the longest wrongful imprisonment in Missouri history and one of the longest in the nation, according to The National Registry of Exonerations.The Midwest Innocence Project created a GoFundMe account to help Strickland restart his life, since he doesn't qualify for help from the state of Missouri.In Missouri, only those exonerated through DNA testing are eligible for a $50 per day of post-conviction confinement, according to the Innocence Project. That was not the case for Strickland.Read MoreAs of Thursday morning,...
    (CNN)For decades, throughout his years in prison and even after he was released, Anthony Broadwater insisted he was innocent of the rape of "The Lovely Bones" author Alice Sebold, a crime she described in her memoir, "Lucky."Convicted in 1982, Broadwater spent more than 16 years in prison. He was denied parole at least five times because he wouldn't admit to a crime he didn't commit, according to his attorneys. And he passed two lie detector tests.Broadwater, 61, tried five times to get the conviction overturned. And even after he was released, he didn't give up. But it didn't happen -- until Monday, when New York State Supreme Court Justice Gordon Cuffy vacated the rape conviction and other counts related to it. The Onondaga County District Attorney joined in the motion to vacate the conviction. Sebold described the rape, which happened when she was a freshman at Syracuse University in 1981, in painstaking detail in her memoir. It was published in 1999, the year after Broadwater's release from prison.Read MoreAlmost five months after she was raped, Sebold saw Broadwater on the...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — An Sonoma County man, who was found guilty of 11 counts of drugging and sexually assaulting three women including a 75-year-old suffering from dementia in 2019, was sentenced Wednesday to a maximum prison term of 90 years to life. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Shelly Averill handed down the sentence to Tirso Dejesus Guzman after emotional courtroom statements by two of his victims and an elderly victim’s daughter. He was convicted of the assaults by a jury on October 25. READ MORE: Video: Oakland Police Asks For Public’s Help Finding Dozens Of Suspects In Brazen Store Burglary“This predator has forfeited his freedom through the commission of these terrible crimes,” District Attorney Jill Ravitch said. “We hope that his sentence will bring some comfort to the victims.” On June 2, 2019 Guzman met his first victim, June Doe. That evening, after a casual dinner at her house, Guzman surreptitiously drugged June with methamphetamine. The drug rendered her incapable of resisting numerous sexual assaults by Guzman over a several hour period that night. The jury found...
    (CNN)The first thing Kevin Strickland did after being exonerated for a triple murder he didn't commit was visit his mother's grave."To know my mother was underneath that dirt and I hadn't gotten a chance to visit with her in the last years ... I revisited those tears that I did when they told me I was guilty of a crime I didn't commit," Strickland told CNN's Brianna Keilar Wednesday.At the age of 19, Strickland, who is now 62, was convicted in 1979 of one count of capital murder and two counts of second-degree murder in a triple homicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a 50-year life sentence without the possibility for parole and served 43 years of that sentence behind bars at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, -- until this Tuesday, when Senior Judge James Welsh filed his ruling to set aside Strickland's conviction.Strickland said he learned of his release through a breaking news report that interrupted the soap opera he was watching Tuesday.All criminal counts against Strickland were dismissed. His release makes his confinement the longest...
    An Amish man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation after he was convicted of molesting and raping his daughters. Michael A. Kauffman, 40, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, received his sentencing on Tuesday after reaching a plea deal in May. He was convicted of sexually abusing his three daughters over eight years, which the principle of silence in the family’s Amish community helped to cover up. “This all is nothing but a silent scream that will split my soul wide open,” his ex-wife, Audrey Kauffman, said at the sentencing hearing. “He is no father. He is a monster.” HUMAN REMAINS FOUND DURING SEARCH FOR MISSING AMISH WOMAN The victimized daughters told their mother about the abuse in 2019. The family was at the time part of the New Order Amish , and Audrey Kauffman was supposed to forgive her husband and resolve the matter within the community. She instead reported the allegations to law enforcement, leading to harassment from the Amish community. CLICK HERE TO READ...
    EX-JUVENTUS and Italy star Fabrizio Miccoli has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for ordering a mafia-style extortion. The former striker, 42, was found guilty of hiring the son of a mafia boss to help his friend recover a £10,000 debt. 3Former Juventus striker Fabrizio Miccoli, left, has been sentenced to prison for mafia-style extortionCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 3The ex-striker, pictured with Jose Mourinho in July, saw his lengthy jail term confirmed in Italy's Supreme Court He was first investigated in 2013 following the incident a decade ago. And Italy's Supreme Court has now upheld the lengthy jail term passed by Palermo's Court of Appeal for aggravated extortion, Sky Sport Italia reported. The trials heard Miccoli commissioned Mauro Lauricella, the son of Sicilian mob boss Antonino Lauricella, to make nightclub owner Andrea Graffagnini repay a debt. Lauricella Jr was jailed for seven years for extortion last month. Wiretaps monitored by investigators heard the footballer labelling prominent anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone as 'filth'. Miccoli won ten caps for the Azzurri between 2003 and 2004, scoring two goals -...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WILKINSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection to a woman’s death during a theft involving her tax return money in Wilkinsburg. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To Prison In Death Of 5-Month-Old SonIn August, a jury found Kaijin Scott guilty of second-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy and tampering in the 2018 death of Keiauna Davis. He was sentenced Monday to mandatory life in prison, plus an additional 12 to 24 years. In July 2019, Laya Whitley and Dane Taylor pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree murder and robbery in connection to the shooting. Both accepted a plea deal, with Whitley agreeing to a prison term of 20 to 50 years, and Taylor agreeing to a term of 30 to 60 years. Police said Davis received $3,000 cash from her income tax return that Davis’ grandmother brought her during her lunch break at a Dollar General store, where Davis worked. READ MORE: Charges Expected To Be Re-Filed Against Fayette County District Attorney's Son In DUI Crash CasePolice said Whitley saw...
    VACAVILLE (CBS SF) – A convicted felon from Hayward was sentenced to federal prison for weapons violations, after he was arrested following a high-speed chase in Vacaville last year. According to acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert’s office, 41-year-old Eligio Nunez received a nine-year prison term after being found guilty for firearms possession. Nunez had been prohibited from possessing firearms after 10 previous felony convictions, prosecutors said. READ MORE: UPDATE: Flash Mob Smash-and-Grab Robberies Dampen Holiday Spirit in San FranciscoOn August 7, 2020, Nunez led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen Lexus. He then abandoned the vehicle off Shelton Lane in Vacaville and ran to a nearby creek bed, where he was found by police. READ MORE: Oakland Museum of California's Great Hall Reopening After Storm Forced ClosureProsecutors said during the time of the arrest, the car caught fire, which caused ammunition inside the vehicle to explode. Investigators found three handguns following the fire. MORE NEWS: Police Respond to Double Shooting in East San JoseNunez had previous convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — The man convicted on federal gun charges after a 2020 high-speed chase that ended in Vacaville with his car catching fire – and the ammunition inside exploding – has been sentenced to nearly a decade in prison. Photo courtesy of the Vacaville Police Department from the arrest of Eligio Nunez, 41, who allegedly led officers on a chase in a stolen car that caught fire READ MORE: Woman Killed In Stockton Crash On N. California StreetEligio Nunez, now 42, was found guilty back in August of being a felon in possession of firearms. Prosecutors also noted that he had 10 previous felony convictions. His most recent incident that brought federal charges happened back on Aug. 7, 2020. Nunez led officers on a high-speed chase that day in a stolen car. READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Chase, Standoff That Closed Highway 99 North Of SacramentoNunez ditched the car off Shelton Lane in Vacaville – but that’s when the car caught fire, with the ammunition inside eventually exploding. Officers found Nunez hiding in a dry creek...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) – A St. Paul man has been sentenced to over 72 years in prison for killing a mother and her two children in late January. TeKeith Jones, 28, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in September. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to serve 72 years and 4 months in St. Cloud Prison. Jones told police he shot and killed D’Zondria Wallace, 30, La’Porsha Wallace, 14, and Ja’Corbie Wallace, 11, to “save them.” The criminal complaint states that Jones told police he was “going through a life experience he didn’t understand” and “was going to save someone so they wouldn’t have to go through what he did.” D’Zondria Wallace was two months pregnant when she was killed. Her family told police that she and Keith had at one point been dating. A relative said Jones had previously broken into D’Zondria’s home and sexually assaulted her, and she had started dating someone else in early January. There is a state domestic abuse hotline available 24 hours a day. The number is 866-223-1111.   More On WCCO.com:...
    ST. PAUL (WCCO) – A St. Paul man has been sentenced to over 21 years in prison for killing a mother and her two children in late January. TeKeith Jones, 28, pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree murder in September. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to serve 21 years and 9 months in St. Cloud Prison. Jones told police he shot and killed D’Zondria Wallace, 30, La’Porsha Wallace, 14, and Ja’Corbie Wallace, 11, to “save them.” The criminal complaint states that Jones told police he was”going through a life experience he didn’t understand” and “was going to save someone so they wouldn’t have to go through what he did.” D’Zondria Wallace was two months pregnant when she was killed. Her family told police that she had been dating a man named Keith. A relative said Jones had previously broken into D’Zondria’s home and sexually assaulted her, and she had started dating someone else in early January. There is a state domestic abuse hotline available 24 hours a day. The number is 866-223-1111.   More On WCCO.com: Thousands...