Sentencing

August 01, 2017 - 8:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 93-year-old pain management doctor was sentenced Tuesday in Las Vegas to 10 years in prison for illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers. Dr. Henri Wetselaar, who was also fined $2.5 million, was...
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August 01, 2017 - 3:40 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Public defenders are pleading for leniency for a 78-year-old, lifelong criminal who admitted robbing a Reno bank with a steak knife so he could return to prison instead of spending his last years homeless, cold and sick. Tommy Ray McAdoo faces 25 years in prison or more when he's...
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July 30, 2017 - 3:40 pm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte will work off his sentence for assaulting a reporter by volunteering for an organization that builds custom wheelchairs for children. The Republican was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service as part of his sentence for attacking...
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July 30, 2017 - 11:40 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that an appeals court has approved the jail sentences for 10 people charged with attacking Saudi diplomatic missions. The Sunday report says that a lawyer associated with the case said the prison sentences for the 10 attackers,...
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July 30, 2017 - 11:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Sunday upheld the 18-month sentence of a soldier convicted of fatally shooting a Palestinian attacker who lay on the ground wounded after stabbing and wounding another soldier, in a case that divided the country where military service is mandatory. Sgt...
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FILE -- In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, parole agents Andrew Correa, left, and Clint Cooley, right, talk with a sex-offender parolee they located by tracking the global positioning device he wears, in Sacramento, There are as many homeless sex offenders in California now as 2½ years ago when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they can live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 29, 2017 - 10:57 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2½ years ago, when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they could live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them. Sex offenders...
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July 29, 2017 - 8:30 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court has preliminarily sentenced eight people to death over charges of murder during an attack on a police station in a Cairo suburb in 2013. Saturday's ruling referred the case to the Grand Mufti — the country's top theological authority — to solicit his non-...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted killer being sued by the mother of a teenage girl he stabbed to death at their Connecticut high school plans to have a psychiatrist testify he was mentally ill and couldn't control himself, if the civil case goes to trial. Christopher Plaskon's lawyer filed a...
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July 27, 2017 - 10:48 am
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman who embezzled about $1 million from the Jazzercise company has been sentenced to more than seven-and-a-half years in prison. The San Diego Union-Tribune says ( http://bit.ly/2h3MkWv ) Sherri Potts was sentenced Tuesday. Potts was finance director of...
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July 27, 2017 - 2:59 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges in a 2016 hit-and-run that left a cyclist in a coma for about two months. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a judge sentenced 28-year-old Joseph Tyler Henry to serve 19 months minimum to...
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