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Defense attorney arrested after telling rape victim Trump would deport her if she testified

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Defense attorney arrested after telling rape victim Trump would deport her if she testified

- A defense attorney in Baltimore has been arrested after he allegedly told a rape victim that the Trump administration would have her deported if she testified against his client. that attorney Christos Vasiliades and his associate Edgar Ivan Rodriquez were recorded telling the victim’s husband that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was likely to pick up his wife if she testified in court and then have her deported

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UAF named its bird lab after this man. Now he’s guilty of bird smuggling.

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UAF named its bird lab after this man. Now he’s guilty of bird smuggling.

- A renowned bird collector whose name was adopted by the University of Alaska for its ornithology lab in Fairbanks pleaded guilty in federal court last week to smuggling bird carcasses into the United States. Heinrich "Henry" Springer, a longtime research associate with the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, helped smuggle the bird specimens into the country for his own collection and for a Florida friend between May 2010 and October 2014, according to court documents filed by the U

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New guilty plea in U.S. bribery probe into FIFA - Football

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New guilty plea in U.S. bribery probe into FIFA - Football

- NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge arising from the U.S. probe into bribery involving the world football governing body FIFA. Costas Takkas, a 60-year-old British citizen, entered his plea on Wednesday at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Brooklyn, New York

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Fourth-grade teacher pleads guilty to kissing boy for gummy bears

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Fourth-grade teacher pleads guilty to kissing boy for gummy bears

- A Florida elementary school teacher was caught on surveillance footage trading gummy bears in exchange for a kiss from a 10-year-old male student, cops said. Fourth-grade teacher Brian Kornbluth, 28, pleaded guilty to a charge of battery last week. The teacher at the Boca Raton charter school Somerset Academy was arrested back in February after another teacher reported “unusual requests” to the principal, cops said

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Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

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Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape

- COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail. Online court records say 24-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty filed the written pleas Tuesday to charges of murder, attempted murder, escape, kidnapping and other crimes. His trial in western Iowa's Pottawattamie County is scheduled to begin July 25

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Baltimore attorney arrested for allegedly offering rape victim $3K to not testify, saying Trump will deport her

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Baltimore attorney arrested for allegedly offering rape victim $3K to not testify, saying Trump will deport her

- A Baltimore defense attorney was arrested in the downtown courthouse Tuesday and charged with obstruction of justice and witness intimidation for allegedly telling a rape victim she risked deportation by the Trump administration in an effort to dissuade her from testifying against his client. In a recorded conversation, Christos Vasiliades, 38, and another man charged in the case, Edgar Ivan Rodriguez, told the victim's husband about the "current environment for immigrants in this country" and offered $3,000 cash if the victim did not show up to court, which would force prosecutors to drop the case, the indictment alleges

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Prosecutors: Hinsdale defendant used GPS, bought ammo before man's slaying

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Prosecutors: Hinsdale defendant used GPS, bought ammo before man's slaying

- Before resting their case Tuesday against a Hinsdale man accused of killing a perceived romantic rival, prosecutors presented a day of testimony showing the electronic trail the man left before and after the alleged crime. The DuPage County trial of Jeffrey Keller will resume Thursday with the defense scheduled to present evidence supporting Keller's contention that he killed Nate Fox either accidentally or in self-defense

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Texas man guilty of stabbing girlfriend 27 times with screwdriver

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Texas man guilty of stabbing girlfriend 27 times with screwdriver

- AUSTIN, Texas An Austin man, who stabbed his girlfriend 27 times with a screwdriver when she was recovering from surgery, pleaded guilty Tuesday on the opening day of his aggravated assault trial. Willie Lee Brady Jr., 40, accepted a 25-year prison sentence, the low end of his punishment range, rather than continuing with the trial and risking up to a life sentence from a Travis County judge

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Dentist acquitted of inappropriately touching patient

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Dentist acquitted of inappropriately touching patient

- The Telegram & Gazette reports that a jury deliberated for about 45 minutes Tuesday before finding Nikhilkumar Patel, of Shrewsbury, not guilty of a single count of indecent assault and battery. The 36-year-old woman testified that the 55-year-old Patel had touched her breast while performing a procedure at his office in August. Patel's lawyer said the patient had intended to sue the dentist and misinterpreted "some inadvertent touching

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Triple murder suspect pleads not guilty

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Triple murder suspect pleads not guilty

- DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI-TV) — A man accused of killing his mother, father and sister in their Bondurant home in April entered a not-guilty plea Monday, according to court documents obtained by KCCI. Chase Nicholson, 21, entered a written plea of not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 58-year-old Mark Nicholson, 56-year-old Charla Nicholson and 24-year-old Tawni Nicholson

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Juror says Wells trial was a 'tough job'

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Juror says Wells trial was a 'tough job'

- The jury foreperson in the Charleston Wells trial called the nearly week long deliberation a "tough job," but felt the jury did their duty in reaching a not guilty verdict for the first of four people accused in the January 2016 shooting of Iraq War veteran Mike Gilotti. "I try to distance myself from negative talk," Alving Pennington said. "We were there to do a job and came up with a verdict we thought was fair

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Austin man guilty of stabbing girlfriend 27 times with screwdriver

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Austin man guilty of stabbing girlfriend 27 times with screwdriver

- An Austin man who stabbed his girlfriend 27 times with a screwdriver when she was recovering from surgery pleaded guilty Tuesday on the opening day of his aggravated assault trial. Willie Lee Brady Jr., 40, accepted a 25-year prison sentence — the low end of his punishment range — rather than continuing with the trial and risking up to a life sentence from a Travis County judge

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Tuscaloosa Co. woman pleads guilty to lawn mower blade murders

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Tuscaloosa Co. woman pleads guilty to lawn mower blade murders

- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Tuscaloosa County woman, accused of killing two people with a lawn mower blade, entered a plea Tuesday afternoon. Angel Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and received two life sentences. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide said Jones used a lawn mower blade and a knife in the brutal murders. Angel Jones stabbed her boyfriend, Roger Gregg, and his ex-wife, Missy Hutchins, multiple times at Gregg's home in Buhl in May 2015

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9 of 12 protesters who blocked Downtown Expressway after Trump's election plead guilty

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9 of 12 protesters who blocked Downtown Expressway after Trump's election plead guilty

- Nine of the 12 people arrested during a protest that blocked the Downtown Expressway the day after President Donald Trump’s election pleaded guilty Tuesday. The nine defendants will each spend one day in lockup — a holding facility at the John Marshall courthouse rather than the jail — and complete 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing the free passage of others

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Man who killed Rockford lawyer sentenced to natural life in prison

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Man who killed Rockford lawyer sentenced to natural life in prison

- The man found guilty of shooting and killing his lawyer almost a decade ago will spend natural life in prison. Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato says Richard Wanke is sentenced to natural life in prison. He was found guilty of 30 counts of first degree murder by a jury back in March. The 55-year-old shot and killed Gregory Clark on Oak Forest Drive in February 2008

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Man accused of killing Dep. Mark Burbridge pleads not guilty

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Man accused of killing Dep. Mark Burbridge pleads not guilty

- Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 24, plead not guilty to 12 counts and asked for a speedy trial. Related Content He's accused shooting and killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge. The charges are: First-degree murder of Deputy Mark Burbridge, felony (life in prison) Second-degree kidnapping against Amy Kanger, felony (25 years) Attempted murder against Deputy Pat Morgan, felony (25 years) Attempted murder against Jerry Brittain, felony (25 years) First-degree robbery against Deputy Mark Burbridge and Deputy Pat Morgan, felony (25 years) First-degree robbery against Jerry Brittain, felony (25 years) First-degree robbery against Amy Kanger, felony (25 years) Intimidation with a dangerous weapon against Jerry Brittain and Kelsey Bridges, felony (10 years) Felon in possession of a firearm, felony (5 years) Felon in possession of a firearm, felony (5 years) Escape, felony (5 years) First-degree criminal mischief, felony (10 years) He's scheduled to face a jury on July 25 in Pottawattamie County Court

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Man accused of killing Iowa deputy in jail escape pleads not guilty

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Man accused of killing Iowa deputy in jail escape pleads not guilty

- OMAHA, Neb. (KETV) — A man accused of killing an Iowa deputy pleaded not guilty to 12 counts Tuesday and asked for a speedy trial, according to KETV. Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 24, is accused shooting and killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge during an attempted jailbreak. Police said Correa-Carmenaty, who had just been sentenced to 45 years in prison, shot the Burbridge and Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Pat Morgan and used a stolen transport van to crash through a garage door at the Pottawattamie County Jail at around 11 a

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Baltimore lawyer told rape victim Trump would deport her: prosecutors
A defense attorney was arrested in a Baltimore courthouse after he told an alleged rape victim she risked being deported by the Trump administration if she testified against his client, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The lawyer, Christos Vasiliades, 38, also offered the woman and her husband a $3,000 bribe to stay away from court in order to get his client's 2016 felony rape charges dismissed, according to a grand jury indictment   Read More ...
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Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape
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Baltimore attorney arrested for allegedly offering rape victim $3K to not testify, saying Trump will deport her
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Prosecutors: Hinsdale defendant used GPS, bought ammo before man's slaying
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Texas man guilty of stabbing girlfriend 27 times with screwdriver
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‘Absolutely shocking to my conscience’: Man gets probation for drugging, raping sister
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Convicted embezzler pleads not guilty to new theft charge
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Man pleads not guilty in shooting deaths of parents, sister
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man accused of fatally shooting his mother, father and sister has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 21-year-old Chase Nicholson filed written pleas Tuesday in Polk County to charges of first-degree murder. The records don't indicate if a trial date has been set. Authorities say Nicholson used a shotgun that was recovered at the family home in Bondurant, where the bodies were found April 6   Read More ...
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Man pleads not guilty in shooting deaths of parents, sister
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man accused of fatally shooting his mother, father and sister has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 21-year-old Chase Nicholson filed written pleas Tuesday in Polk County to charges of first-degree murder. The records don't indicate if a trial date has been set. Authorities say Nicholson used a shotgun that was recovered at the family home in Bondurant, where the bodies were found April 6   Read More ...
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Barcelona soccer player Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial
MADRID Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed. Messi was found guilty by a Catalan court last July on three counts of tax fraud between 2007 and 2009. Messi's lawyer was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting By Raquel Castillo; Editing by Sonya Dowsett) Long dominated by youth, women's tennis pushed the boundaries of experience at the Australian Open in January when the combined age of the two finalists, Serena and Venus Williams, topped 70 for the first time   Read More ...
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Man pleads not guilty in deadly Iowa jail escape
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded another while escaping from an Iowa jail. Online court records say 24-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty filed the written pleas Tuesday to charges of murder, attempted murder, escape, kidnapping and other crimes. His trial in western Iowa's Pottawattamie County is scheduled to begin July 25   Read More ...
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Dentist acquitted of inappropriately touching patient
Dentist acquitted of inappropriately touching patient The Telegram & Gazette reports that a jury deliberated for about 45 minutes Tuesday before finding Nikhilkumar Patel, of Shrewsbury, not guilty of a single count of indecent assault and battery. The 36-year-old woman testified that the 55-year-old Patel had touched her breast while performing a procedure at his office in August. Patel's lawyer said the patient had intended to sue the dentist and misinterpreted "some inadvertent touching   Read More ...
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Man accused of killing parents, sister, pleads not guilty
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man accused of killing his mother, father and sister has pleaded not guilty. Court records say 21-year-old Chase Nicholson filed written pleas Tuesday in Polk County to charges of first-degree murder. The records don't show that a trial starting has been set. Authorities say Nicholson used a shotgun that was recovered at the family home in Bondurant, where the bodies were found April 6   Read More ...
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Pentagon Admits: No Actual Evidence Russia Gave Arms to Taliban
Pentagon Admits: No Actual Evidence Russia Gave Arms to Taliban After months of top US generals insinuating, and sometimes flat out alleging, that Russia is “arming the Taliban,” the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has finally stepped forward and admitted to the Senate that there “is no physical evidence” to back up such a claim. Since Russia has been on bad terms with the Taliban for decades, the allegations never made any sense, but began being pushed by US officials with NATO ties roughly around that Russia offered to help broker peace talks, apparently based wholly on them having invited the Taliban to the talks   Read More ...
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Guilty plea in thefts from Marine One helicopter fleet
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $100,000 worth of military equipment used to support the Marine One helicopter fleet that transports the president. Thirty-four-year-old Branden Baker acknowledged Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria that he stole more than 50 image intensifiers and other night-vision equipment from Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which is headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia   Read More ...
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Guilty plea in thefts from Marine One helicopter fleet
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $100,000 worth of military equipment used to support the Marine One helicopter fleet that transports the president. Thirty-four-year-old Branden Baker acknowledged Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria that he stole more than 50 image intensifiers and other night-vision equipment from Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which is headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia   Read More ...
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Police: Man who shot himself in suicide try, killed girlfriend when bullet passed through his head
Police: Man who shot himself in suicide try, killed girlfriend when bullet passed through his head A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet struck the woman after passing through his head. Victor Sibson wore a helmet during his brief appearance in court Tuesday. He was scheduled for an Aug. 21 trial. Sibson has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in the April 19 death of Brittany-Mae Haag after she was shot at the couple's Anchorage apartment   Read More ...
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California Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Burglary
California Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Burglary The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office says a California man with a long criminal history has received the maximum sentence for vehicle burglary and theft charges. The Washoe County DA's Office says that 35-year-old Ryan Daniel Sikes from Pacheco, CA was sentenced to 20 years in prison, which is the maximum sentence for his crimes. A minimum of eight years must be served before Sikes is eligible for parole   Read More ...
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New York woman pleads guilty to stabbing baby's father
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old New York mother has admitted to fatally stabbing her child's father. Erie County prosecutors say Kearra Bailey of Buffalo pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court Tuesday to a charge of first-degree manslaughter. Bailey stabbed 19-year-old Shaundez Davis in the back in November as the two argued in her home. Bailey and Davis are the parents of a 1-year-old girl   Read More ...
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Western NY postal worker admits stealing $2,400 from mail
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 26-year-old mail carrier in western New York has pleaded guilty to stealing cash, gift cards and other items from hundreds of pieces of mail he was supposed to deliver. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Timothy Wadsworth of Rochester pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of mail before U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine   Read More ...
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Triple murder suspect pleads not guilty
Triple murder suspect pleads not guilty DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI-TV) — A man accused of killing his mother, father and sister in their Bondurant home in April entered a not-guilty plea Monday, according to court documents obtained by KCCI. Chase Nicholson, 21, entered a written plea of not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 58-year-old Mark Nicholson, 56-year-old Charla Nicholson and 24-year-old Tawni Nicholson   Read More ...
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Shuttle van driver to serve 20 years in hit-and-run killing of Petersburg man who walked everywhere
Shuttle van driver to serve 20 years in hit-and-run killing of Petersburg man who walked everywhere PETERSBURG — A Petersburg shuttle van driver who acknowledged having a daily drinking problem that began as a teen was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for the alcohol-related hit-and-run death of a beloved son who was cut down while walking to his elderly mother’s home. At the end of a 50-minute sentencing hearing in Petersburg Circuit Court, Judge Dennis M   Read More ...
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Man sentenced for firing at crowd during house party
ORTING, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of randomly shooting through a crowd at a house party has been sentenced. The News Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2qTCx90 ) Monday Judge G. Helen Whitener gave Isaiah Bickham seven years, nine months in prison for wounding a man at a party on Jan. 29, 2016. Prosecutors say one of the bullets Bickham indiscriminately fired went through another man's chest and into his arm   Read More ...
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