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Fake heiress jailed for scamming New York

New York - A German-Russian fraudster who tricked New York high society into believing she was a wealthy heiress and stealing more than $200,000 was jailed Thursday for up to 12 years.

Hong Kong activists defiant in face of possible jail term

Hong Kong - A defiant Joshua Wong, who became the face of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement, said Wednesday he had no regrets as he prepared for a possible prison sentence for his leading role in the mass pro-democracy protests.

Outrage: Judge calls rapist he's sentencing 'a good man'

Provo - A Utah judge has angered a victim and others after he referred to the former Mormon bishop he was sentencing for rape and sexual abuse as “an extraordinarily good man.” This was not the first time Judge Thomas Low angered people during the trial.

Hungary mulls stiff penalties for border jumpers, people smugglers

Budapest - Hungary moved Friday to stiffen penalties for illegal border crossing in a new bid to deter the wave of migrants surging into the country in record numbers.

US judge jails Silk Road mastermind for life

New York - The American convicted of masterminding the criminal website Silk Road was sentenced in court Friday to life in prison over the online enterprise that sold $200 million in drugs to customers worldwide.

Silk Road website mastermind faces lengthy jail term

New York - The American convicted of masterminding criminal website Silk Road, which sold $200 million worth of drugs to customers all over the world using digital currency Bitcoin, will be jailed Friday.

Man collapses and dies outside courtroom after 60-day verdict

Cleveland - A man sentenced for inappropriate conduct with a minor collapsed and died outside of a courtroom in Ohio. His cause of death is not yet available leaving many to speculate on what could have happened.

Nick Brooks to be sentenced in girlfriend's murder Monday

New York - Nicholas Brooks is facing 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of strangling his girlfriend, fashion designer Sylvie Cachay to death in 2010.

Grammy-winning Lauryn Hill has two weeks to pay $500,000 tax bill

Newark - Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has two weeks to pay $504,000 in back taxes, if she doesn't she faces a potential three years in prison for tax evasion, a federal judge in Newark, New Jersey said Monday afternoon.

Judge weeps at sentencing of 'Dating Game' killer Rodney Alcala

Rodney Alcala, a one-time contestant on the popular show "The Dating Game" has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for murdering two 23-year-old women in New York in the 1970s. The judge cried as she handed down the sentence.

First defendant sentenced in Florida A&M hazing case

Orlando - Brian Jones, the first of a dozen defendants waiting to be sentenced in the hazing death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion, will avoid jail time. Judge Marc Lubet ruled Monday that Jones will spend over two years under "close supervision."

Penn State's Jerry Sandusky gets 30 - 60 yrs for child sex abuse

Bellefonte - Serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State University football coach, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 30 - 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 young, at-risk boys over a 15-year period.

Teenager sentenced to prison for pitbull attack

Decatur - A teenager from central Illinois will spend five years in prison for ordering his pitbull terrier to attack a 75-year-old man. The sentence was handed down Tuesday in Decatur, just about an hour from Chicago.

Second teen convicted of killing sentenced to 120 years

Chicago - The second defendant in the murder of a local Chicago television talk show host’s parents was sentenced today to 120 years in prison. This is just days after his co-defendant, Gregory Brooks, was sentenced to the same amount of time.

Teen gets sentenced to 120 years for murder

Chicago - During the course of the sentencing hearing he was referred to by his parents as a “sweet kid”. But a 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty to abducting and killing the parents of a local cable talk show host was sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Mehserle sentence for killing Oscar Grant: two years

Oakland - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry today, 11.05.2010, sentenced Johannes Mesherle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) policeman who fatally shot Oscar Grant, a 21-year-old African American, to two years prison time for involuntary manslaughter.

Woman who urinated on war memorial escapes jail sentence

Blackpool - Wendy Lewis, the woman who urinated on a war memorial and was jeered by veterans last week, has today avoided jail but was given a 15 week sentence suspended for one year.

Canada Introduces Legislation Restricting Credit for Time Served

Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,has introduced legislation to clearly limit the amount of credit that the courts may grant to convicted criminals for the time they served in custody prior to their sentencing.

Teens who beat young girl unconscious see their day in court

After posting the horrific beating of a young cheerleader on YouTube last spring, those charged in the case are finally getting their day in court. Two were sentenced this week, while the remaining three will be sentenced later this month.

Former Congressional Candidate & Story Teller Sentenced for Staged Crash

A Rye, NH man and former congressional candidate will serve 20 days in jail and a year on house confinement after allegedly faking a motor vehicle crash and subsequent disappearance two years ago. Prosecutors say it was an attempt to boost his campaign.

Sentence In On Edmondton Child Abuse Case

Justice was handed out today in the Edmonton child abuse case. The case concerned a four year old girl who experienced abuse and sexual torture for most of her young life. Her mother and her mother's boyfriend were both found guilty of several charges.

Sentencing in child's STD case reset for Friday

A 21 year old is awaiting sentencing for giving a 7 year old an a sexually-transmitted disease.

Can you believe this?

This guy is about to be sentenced for the drunk driving death of an old man 3 years ago and he still blames everyone else!

Judge says released pedophile poses risk; Schumacher man may move to London, Ont. to avoid scrutiny

A Superior Court Justice fears a recently released Schumacher pedophile will re-offend. Warning, the details are pretty graphic, but the point is, why isn't this guy declared a dangerous offender--keep him locked up
 

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Levi Aron   Butcher of Brooklyn  was sentenced at Brooklyn s court to at least 40 years in prison
Levi Aron, 'Butcher of Brooklyn' was sentenced at Brooklyn's court to at least 40 years in prison
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