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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sentencing’

Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder today testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and endorsed less strict sentencing for most drug offenders. A proposal by the commission outlined in January and would lower the base offense matched to drug trafficking quantities by two levels. The commission is expected to vote on the proposal sometime in April. The commission estimates that the proposal …

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Sister Megan Rice, A Nun Facing Life In Prison

Sister Megan Rice is an 83-year-old Catholic nun who will likely be spending the rest of her life in prison. Her and two other peace activists were protesting a nuclear power plant when they took it a little further than just holding signs. The three are accused of breaking into the Oak Ridge nuclear facility in Tennessee. According to the …

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Alabama Terrorism: Two Men Receive Maximum Sentence

Alabama seems an unlikely place for overseas terrorism, but this case proves that you never know where it can occur. Reuters tells us that Randy “Rasheed” Wilson and Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair were each sentenced to 15 years in prison today by U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose for “conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.” The two met online in …

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Dolce & Gabbana Sentencing: Taxes Too Expensive

A $193 tank top? A $795 belt? A $298 foulard? (For what it’s worth, “foulard” is hoity-toity for “scarf.”) All that money had to end up someplace. But as far as the Italian government is concerned, it didn’t go to the right place. Fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been convicted of evading over $1.3bn dollars in taxes …

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‘Bishop’ Gets 37 Years For Pipe Bombs

A letter carrier whose calling card was “The Bishop” was sentenced this week for mailing pipe bombs to investment firms. According to an Associated Press report, John Tomkins of Iowa was sentenced to 37 years in prison this week for mailing “dud” pipe bombs to investment firms and investment advisers. The 48-year-old mail carrier had mailed the ineffective pipe bombs …

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Shooter T.J. Lane Wears ‘Killer’ T-shirt to Court, Flips Off Victims’ Families

Note: This post contains strong language. Convicted murderer T.J. Lane was sentenced to life in prison for the 2012 murder of three high school students in the Ohio town of Chardon. According to an Associated Press report, the 17-year-old Lane, who attended an alternative school, walked into the Chardon High School cafeteria on the morning of February 27, 2012 and …

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Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi, 20, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, along with 3 years probation, for his use of a webcam in spying on his former roommate, which resulted in his suicide. Ravi was found guilty in March on 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, and was also sentenced to 300 hours …

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Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail

While it may not be surprising that something you post on your Facebook wall could get you in legal trouble, it may surprise you that a judge has ordered a man to post something on his wall or to face jail time. Should the court hold such power? Tell us what you think in the comments. According to court records …

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