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Attorney General Calls For Lower Drug Sentences 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 …

Sister Megan Rice, A Nun Facing Life In Prison 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 …

Alabama Terrorism: Two Men Receive Maximum Sentence Alabama Terrorism: Two Men Receive Maximum Sentence
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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 …

Dolce & Gabbana Sentencing: Taxes Too Expensive 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 …

‘Bishop’ Gets 37 Years For Pipe Bombs ‘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 …

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

Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail
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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 …

Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail Post This To Facebook, Or Do 60 Days In Jail
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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 …

Spammers Sentenced, Ordered To Pay AOL

It makes one wonder how convicted spammers are treated in prison. The most recent pair of spammers prosecuted saw witnesses from five states come to testify against them and co-spammers turned on them for (presumably) lighter sentences.

Mystery Surrounds Spammer Sentencing

A New York man accused of sending over nine million spam messages within MySpace.com was sentenced, but details are unknown.