Sentencing

This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 11:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor at Princeton University said on Monday. Xiyue Wang's...
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This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang, shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 8:30 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his advising professor at Princeton University said on Monday...
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In this picture taken on Monday, July 3, 2017, Hossein Fereidoun, brother and top aide of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sits in a conference in Tehran, Iran. The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday, July 16, that Hossein Fereidoun has been detained over financial matters. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 17, 2017 - 2:23 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has imprisoned a Chinese-American man for 10 years after accusing him of "infiltrating" the country and detained President Hassan Rouhani's brother over allegations of financial misconduct, authorities said Sunday. News of the detentions comes less than two months after...
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July 14, 2017 - 6:03 am
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing her baby moments after the girl was born. Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor David Wagner says 25-year-old Joanie Faith Holcombe pleaded guilty Thursday to homicide by child abuse...
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Demonstrators celebrate the decision by Judge Sergio Moro to convict former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 13, 2017 - 12:13 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The former president who brought Brazil to prominence on the world stage has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering — a historic judgment underscoring that no one is out of reach of this Latin American country's sprawling graft investigation. Former President...
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This screen grab of a video recorded on May 10, 2017, released by the Parana Federal Justice department, shows Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva testifying in the Car Wash investigation in Curitiba, Brazil. A federal judge convicted the ex-president of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and sentenced him to nine and a half years in jail. Silva will remain free while an appeal is heard. (Parana Federal Justice department via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 7:35 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison, the highest-profile conviction yet in the sprawling graft investigation that has jailed dozens of Brazil's elite. The...
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FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2016, file photo, David Wildstein arrives for a hearing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Wildstein faces 21 to 27 months in prison at his Wednesday, July 12, 2017, sentencing for orchestrating George Washington Bridge lane closures in 2013 to punish Fort Lee, N.J., Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat who didn't endorse Republican Gov. Chris Christie's re-election. Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to allow Wildstein to avoid prison because his testimony helped convict two of Christie's former aides. Wildstein, appointed to The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey by Christie in 2010, pleaded guilty May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
July 12, 2017 - 9:57 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One was a high school baseball player in the late 1970s who dreamed of playing for the New York Mets but went on to become a federal prosecutor and, ultimately, governor. Less athletically inclined, the other was the baseball team's statistician who became a behind-the-scenes...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 1, 2016 file photo, a Turkish journalist shows his press card as he covers his mouth with a black ribbon before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Many feel the full force of the Turkish government's wrath against press critical of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, particularly after July 2016's failed coup attempt and ensuing crackdown. About 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down, leaving thousands unemployed. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:59 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor in chief of Turkey's Nokta magazine, fled while out on bail late last year, smuggling his family out of a country he...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 1, 2016 file photo, a Turkish journalist shows his press card as he covers his mouth with a black ribbon before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Many feel the full force of the Turkish government's wrath against press critical of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, particularly after July 2016's failed coup attempt and ensuing crackdown. About 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down, leaving thousands unemployed. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor in chief of Turkey's Nokta magazine, fled while out on bail late last year, smuggling his family out of a country he...
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Shannon Kepler walks with his wife, Gina, while his attorney, Richard O'Carroll, puts his arm around him after a hung jury verdict was announced at the Tulsa Country Courthouse, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. A third mistrial was declared Friday in the murder case of Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 11:30 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the third time in less than a year a jury deadlocked on Friday and forced a mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend, astonishing prosecutors and frustrating the boyfriend's family. Judge Sharon...
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