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Grand jury indicts 30 ‘Nine Trey Gangster’ blood members on murder, drug charges

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Caldwell lawmaker faces criminal investigation

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Records: Suspect in Harford Co., Delaware shootings has criminal record, history of workplace violence

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Chinese nationals indicted on fentanyl and other illegal drug manufacturing

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Birmingham Southern College holds lecture 'Surviving Criminal Justice in America'

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Rape allegation makes Muslim teen’s death a capital case

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Grand jury indicts 30 ‘Nine Trey Gangster’ blood members on murder, drug charges
Federal agents arrested 17 members and associates of the “Trey Nine” blood gangsters on RICO, murder and drug charges stemming from an Oct. 12 indictment against dozens tied to the gang, officials said. A jury indicted 30 members and associates of the gang on charges, Unites States District Attorney spokesman Bob Page said in a news release. “The alleged crimes relate to drug distribution in the Atlanta area and acts of violence perpetrated largely against the gang’s own members,” U   Read More ...
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“It’s a crime problem,” AG Sessions talks criminal justice reform in Midwest City 
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at Rose State in Midwest City on Thursday. Sessions was the keynote speaker at an Oklahoma Sheriff's Association meeting. Several groups protesting a variety of Trump and Sessions' views gathered outside of the meeting, which was held in the student center. Inside, local leaders took the stage addressing criminal justice reform before Sessions' arrival   Read More ...
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Idaho lawmaker involved in criminal investigation resigns
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho state lawmaker involved in an active criminal investigation has resigned. Boise attorney Gabe McCarthy confirmed in a text message that Republican Rep. Brandon Hixon had resigned from the Idaho House on Thursday. McCarthy, Hixon's attorney, did not immediately respond to follow up questions. House Speaker Scott Bedke, an Oakley Republican, says Hixon's resignation is effective immediately   Read More ...
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Idaho lawmaker involved in criminal investigation resigns
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho state lawmaker involved in an active criminal investigation has resigned. Boise attorney Gabe McCarthy confirmed in a text message that Republican Rep. Brandon Hixon had resigned from the Idaho House on Thursday. McCarthy, Hixon's attorney, did not immediately respond to follow up questions. House Speaker Scott Bedke, an Oakley Republican, has not responded to repeated requests for comment from The Associated Press   Read More ...
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13 indicted over Philadelphia crack cocaine sales, shootings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors say 13 members of rival Philadelphia drug dealing groups have been indicted on various counts of murder and drug trafficking. Acting U.S. Attorney Louis D. Lappen said Thursday that the groups sold crack cocaine out of two nearby playgrounds referred to as "the Grounds" and "the Pit" in a west Philadelphia neighborhood. Lappen says violence broke out in 2013 when a member of "the Pit" crew killed a rival in an effort to expand his drug dealing territory   Read More ...
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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf was sentenced to probation Thursday after the "Transformers" star pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction stemming from his attempt to elude police following a vulgar public outburst in Georgia. LaBeouf, 31, received a year on probation from a Recorder's Court judge in Savannah, where he was arrested July 8 while in coastal Georgia to film the movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon   Read More ...
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Harvey Weinstein, Target in LAPD Criminal Rape Investigation
A woman filed a police report with LAPD Thursday claiming Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2013, and the Department has launched a criminal investigation. The woman is an Italian model/actress who claims she attended the Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival in February, 2013. She claims she had met Weinstein before, and in fact she says at the time he asked her up to his room but she declined   Read More ...
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Eight Mount Vernon Goonies gangsters indicted on racketeering charges
Eight suspected members of the Mount Vernon Goonies gang peddled drugs to expand their criminal empire, the feds said Thursday. The alleged gangsters, who also called their crew the Goon Squad, were indicted Tuesday in White Plains Federal Court on racketeering charges related to drug, gun and attempted murder offenses. According to the indictment, the Goonies have had "long-standing and violent" beefs with rival gangs including the Boss Playa Family, Get Money Gangstas, the Gunnas and the Much Better Gang   Read More ...
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13 Involved in Rival Mill Creek Drug Distribution Organizations Indicted
Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced today the indictment of thirteen individuals on charges including murder, drug trafficking, and unlawful possession and use of firearms.   Read More ...
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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Actor Shia LaBeouf was sentenced to probation Thursday after the "Transformers" star pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction stemming from his attempt to elude police following a vulgar public outburst in Georgia. LaBeouf, 31, received a year on probation from a Recorder's Court judge in Savannah, where he was arrested July 8 while in coastal Georgia to film the movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon   Read More ...
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Democrat facing felony charge quits House race
A Democratic candidate facing a felony charge of grand larceny has bowed out of the race to challenge Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y. Steven Brisee, 27, was arrested on Sept. 11 and accused of shoplifting almost $1,500 in merchandise from a Kohl's department store in Newburgh. He was arraigned and remanded to custody in lieu of $500 bail. ccording to the , Brisee also spent eight days in the Ulster County Jail last month after being charged with a misdemeanor count of trespassing   Read More ...
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More representation, less jail time: Lake County ready for state criminal justice reform, officials say
Criminal justice officials in Lake County are in agreement that the county is prepared for the state's new Bail Reform Act, which increases the rights of defendants in bond court, although a staffing issue might still need to be resolved. Officials with the county's Circuit Court, Public Defender's Office and State's Attorney's Office all said the county is ahead of the curve in the primary issues addressed by the reform law, including efforts to keep non-violent, low-risk defendants out of jail when possible   Read More ...
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Utah horse trainer accused of animal cruelty pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
A former employee of a Juab County lavender farm — who allegedly tied a horse to a truck and repeatedly dragged it across the ground by its neck — has resolved the criminal case against him by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct. Freeman A. Yoder, 39, of Nephi, was charged in last year in 4th District Court with one count of aggravated cruelty to an animal, a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail   Read More ...
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Felon charged with attempted murder in exchange of gunfire with Tuscaloosa police
A 39-year-old convicted felon is charged with three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he fired on three Tuscaloosa police officers over the weekend. Judvis Deshon Wallace was wounded in the exchange of gunfire Saturday night. He was released from the hospital late Wednesday and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail. In addition to the attempted murder charges, Wallace also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm   Read More ...
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Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf was sentenced to probation Thursday after the "Transformers" star pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction stemming from his attempt to elude police following a vulgar public outburst in Georgia. LaBeouf, 31, received a year on probation from a Recorder's Court judge in Savannah, where he was arrested July 8 while in coastal Georgia to film the movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon   Read More ...
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Ironton man faces death penalty over 4 slayings in Lawrence
IRONTON - Arron L. Lawson, also known as Aaron Lee Lawson, faces the death penalty after a Lawrence County grand jury returned a 13-count indictment Wednesday that includes charges of aggravated murder, rape, abuse of a corpse and kidnapping. Lawson, 23, of Township Road 1051, Ironton, was indicted on four counts of aggravated murder for fatally shooting Stacey Holston, 24, her son, Devin Holston, 8, Stacey's mother, Tammie L   Read More ...
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Physician is latest indicted in pharmacy fraud schemes
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast physician is the latest person indicted on health care fraud charges as part of a series of schemes that federal officials allege cost hundreds of millions. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says Dr. Albert Diaz of Gulfport was indicted Wednesday in federal court. Hurst says the 16-count indictment accuses Diaz of defrauding Tricare, a federal military health insurance program, by prescribing $2   Read More ...
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Convicted killer of 2 set to die next week gets reprieve
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The state's top criminal court has stopped next week's scheduled execution of an East Texas man convicted of killing two men during a 450-mile (724.17-kilometer) crime trek across the state nearly 16 years ago. Clinton Lee Young, from Ore City in Upshur County, was set for lethal injection Oct. 25 but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has sent his case back to his trial court in Midland for review   Read More ...
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Waitress accused of stealing $480K from 84-year-old restaurant patron
A New York City waitress stands accused of swindling nearly half a million dollars from an elderly patron who considered her a friend. Alicia Legall, 46, was arraigned on Tuesday on charges of grand larceny, identity theft and criminal possession of a forged instrument, with prosecutors saying she stole nearly $480,000 from an 84-year-old widow who frequented Legall’s diner in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn   Read More ...
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Woman accused of killing homeless man, wounding his brother
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been charged with fatally shooting a homeless man and wounding his brother in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that 30-year-old Stephanie Sandstrom was charged Wednesday with one count each of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of armed criminal action. A warrant for Sandstrom's arrest was issued shortly after she was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court   Read More ...
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Pakistan’s ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm. A lawyer for the 67-year-old Sharif, who is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty. The former prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, and her husband, Mohammad Safdar, attended Thursday’s hearing at the Accountability Court and also pleaded not guilty   Read More ...
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Waitress accused of stealing $480K from 82-year-old restaurant patron
A New York City waitress stands accused of swindling nearly half a million dollars from an elderly patron who considered her a friend. Alicia Legall, 46, was arraigned on Tuesday on charges of grand larceny, identity theft and criminal possession of a forged instrument, with prosecutors saying she stole nearly $480,000 from an 84-year-old widow who frequented Legall’s diner in the Flatlands neighborhood of Brooklyn   Read More ...
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Pakistan’s ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers. An accountability court on Thursday indicted Sharif, as well as his daughter and son-in-law. A lawyer for Sharif, who is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty. The former prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, and his son, Mohammad Safdar, attended the hearing and also pleaded not guilty   Read More ...
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We failed Robert Pruett from childhood on. Then Texas executed him.
Our cruel system failed ruett on every level, from his His case is an indictment of the criminal The case is an indictment of our cruel indifference Last week, Texas executed Robert Pruett, who was already serving a for murder when he was convicted of stabbing a correctional officer with a makeshift weapon. Pruett maintained to his death that he had not killed the officer, and there was no physical evidence connecting him to the crime   Read More ...
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Prosecutors: Felony cases not affected by deadlines missed during Harvey
Nearly 60 felony suspects who spent Hurricane Harvey in jail after prosecutors missed the statutory deadline to indict them because of the storm will remain behind bars, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. "Not one single person has gotten out because of flood delay," said David Mitcham, the trial bureau chief for the DA's office. "There have been a couple who have pressed the issue and they've been rebuffed by the district courts   Read More ...
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More details released about Chris Tapp arrest
details released about Chris Tapp arrest IDAHO FALLS — Christopher Tapp was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail Monday on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge and misdemeanor interference with a telecommunication device charge. Lovell says deputies made contact with Tapp, who was the reporting party, and his wife, who had been in an altercation that had turned physical. During the altercation, Lovell says Mrs   Read More ...
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Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers. An accountability court on Thursday indicted Sharif, as well as his daughter and son-in-law. A lawyer for Sharif, who is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty. The former prime minister's daughter, Maryam Sharif, and his son, Mohammad Safdar, attended the hearing and also pleaded not guilty   Read More ...
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Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from leaked documents known as the Panama Papers. An accountability court on Thursday indicted Sharif, as well as his daughter and son-in-law. A lawyer for Sharif, who is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment, entered a plea of not guilty. The former prime minister's daughter, Maryam Sharif, and his son, Mohammad Safdar, attended the hearing and also pleaded not guilty   Read More ...
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Caldwell lawmaker faces criminal investigation
Rep. Brandon Hixon, R-Caldwell, is the subject of a criminal investigation, the Caldwell Police Department has confirmed. The investigation began Oct. 5, according to police spokesman Lt. Joey Hoadley. Hoadley would not describe what the investigation pertains to, but simply confirmed it was active. Hixon, who is in his third term, told the Statesman on Wednesday afternoon he has not been charged with anything and he has not resigned from the Idaho Legislature   Read More ...
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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension releases documents detailing Dai Thao investigation
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released hundreds of pages of interviews, text messages and reports Wednesday detailing the investigation of St. Paul City Council member and mayoral candidate Dai Thao. Lobbyist Sarah Clarke accused Thao of attempting to solicit a bribe earlier this year and her concerns were leaked to the news media, sparking the BCA investigation. The Scott County Attorney’s Office reviewed the materials and found there was insufficient information to prosecute   Read More ...
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Drugs suspected after U.S. Navy submariners found dead four days apart in same Georgia home
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – Investigators suspect drug overdoses killed two Navy submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same coastal Georgia house four days apart, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman said Wednesday. Navy criminal investigators and civilian police are awaiting results of toxicology tests following the strange back-to-back deaths at an off-base home near Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, said Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler, a spokeswoman for the Navy’s Submarine Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia   Read More ...
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Nippon Chemi-Con indicted over price-fixing -U.S. Justice Dept
WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted Japan’s Nippon Chemi-Con Corp for its role in a wide-ranging and long-running conspiracy to fix prices for electrolytic capacitors sold to customers in the United States and elsewhere, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. The felony charge, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, charges that Nippon Chemi-Con conspired to suppress and eliminate competition for electrolytic capacitors from as early as September 1997 until January 2014, the department said in a statement   Read More ...
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Records: Suspect in Harford Co., Delaware shootings has criminal record, history of workplace violence
Radee L. Prince, the 37-year-old man who allegedly killed three co-workers and wounded two others at his Harford County workplace before driving to Delaware and shooting a sixth victim Wednesday, has a long criminal history in both states and a record of workplace violence, according to court records and law enforcement officials. By sundown Wednesday, Prince, who has addresses in Elkton, in Cecil County, and Wilmington, Del   Read More ...
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Nippon Chemi-Con indicted over price-fixing -U.S. Justice Dept
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Court documents reveal disturbing details of toddler's murder - | WBTV Charlotte
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Disturbing new details about the New Orleans father who police say confessed to killing his 18-month-old daughter. We want to warn you the information you're about to read is extremely disturbing and graphic. According to the arrest warrant, Mark Hambrick told police he stabbed his little girl in the heart 4 times using a serrated kitchen knife   Read More ...
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ICE says officers didn't racially profile Latino man they mistook as a suspect
Two plainclothes immigration officers didn't racially profile a Latino man when they mistook him for a criminal suspect last month near the Washington County Courthouse, an ICE official says. The officers identified themselves as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents during the encounter and never tried to detain the man, said ICE Acting Field Office Director Elizabeth Godfrey of Portland. The confrontation between the officers and Isidro Andrade-Tafolla, a longtime Washington County road maintenance worker who was at the courthouse with his wife, was caught on video and prompted two members of Oregon's congressional delegation to demand that ICE apologize and investigate what happened   Read More ...
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Grand jury hands up watered-down indictment of ex-UTA board member Terry Diehl
A federal grand jury has handed up a new indictment of former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl that slashes the number of criminal charges the developer faces from 14 felonies to three. The new indictment strips out 11 counts alleging false declarations and concealment of assets from the bankruptcy fraud case filed in April and leaves Diehl facing three tax-related charges — counts of false declaration, tax evasion and filing a false return   Read More ...
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Reno Woman Pleads Guilty to Felony Welfare Fraud
The Nevada Attorney General's Office says a Reno woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The AG's Office says 35-year-old Nichole Ferrel pleaded guilty to welfare fraud, which is a felony. They say she was issued more than $20,000 in overpayments of SNAP benefits even though she lied about living with the father of two of her children, and she also had a job   Read More ...
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How a convicted murderer (and others) slipped past group home background checks
TRENTON -- Nearly eight percent of workers hired to take care of people with developmental disabilities have evaded a state law requiring they undergo a criminal background check, according to a report Tuesday by the Office of the State Auditor. Even some who complied and were flagged for having a criminal record sometimes got hired anyway, the audit found. State law leaves the hiring decisions up to the 570 group home and supervised housing providers in New Jersey, who could decide an individual "has affirmatively demonstrated clear and convincing evidence of   Read More ...
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Man charged in June triple homicide may have been at wrong house, indictment says
BRUNSWICK, GA. | A man arrested on murder charges in the June shooting deaths of a Brunswick couple and their adult grandson intended to burglarize the nearby home of a rival gang associate, according to an indictment returned Wednesday. Roger Lee Owens, 22, was originally charged with three counts of malice murder in the deaths of Carson Holliman, 64, his wife, Vondell Holliman, 63, and their grandson Christopher Holliman, 24, who were found dead June 18 inside their home at 220 Wolfe Street   Read More ...
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