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Woman who held disabled people captive gets life in prison

...racketeering, hate crimes, sex trafficking and fraud. Two women she held captive later died.In exchange, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a life term. Her lawyers have said she wanted to plead guilty in the interest of her children...
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Former House speaker Hastert to plead guilty

...not included in the plea deal, in sentencing memos or in any other court document, said Jeff Cramer, a former federal prosecutor in Chicago.The question of how to address motive is probably another sticking point, he added. Plea deals typically...
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Wrangell father, son plead guilty to fishing violation

...which prohibits the illegal take and trafficking of plants, animals and fish) for falsifying IFQ records.Federal prosecutors said the commercial fishermen lied on federal forms and Alaska Department of Fish and Game paperwork - IFQ landing...
APNewsBreak: Former Subway pitchman's victims get $1 million

...1.4 million in restitution to the law firm representing him, which in turn placed it in a trust account that federal prosecutors are tapping to pay his victims, DeBrota said.Fogle attorney Jeremy Margolis said in an August statement after...
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Under GOP grilling, Clinton seeks to close book on Benghazi

...4.5 million and, after 17 months, lasted longer than the 1970s Watergate investigation.Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, said the Republicans' efforts were not a prosecution.Contradicting him, Rep. Adam Smith, a Democrat from...
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Cable news pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Maryland man who offered national-security commentary on Fox News has been charged with fraud for falsely claiming a CIA...
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Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release

...thousands of additional inmates to seek an early release. Two years ago, then-Attorney General Eric Holder directed federal prosecutors to avoid seeking mandatory minimum sentences - which limit the discretion of judges to impose shorter sentences...
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Ketchikan residents sentenced for trafficking narcotics

...residents were sentenced Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin into Alaska's first city, according to federal prosecutors.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced Robert Duane Moriarty, 36, to five years in prison...
Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

...including 12 calves, were reported dead near Cape Lisburne. The causes of death have not been disclosed but federal prosecutors have taken the case. Some had been beheaded, an indication of poaching for ivory tusks or skulls. A second group...
Dead walruses found on northwest beach of the animals to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Heads and tusks were removed from some of the animals. Federal prosecutors said this week they cannot comment on the case.The fate of the walrus has become a cause for concern as climate...


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