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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Virginia shows William Burgamy. Burgamy pleaded guilty Friday, July 10, 2020, to federal charges after he and another man plotted to firebomb a Nebraska pharmacy to benefit their own online black market drug dealing. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Video game pals admit to plot to firebomb Nebraska pharmacy

Jul. 10, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A pharmacist and a drug abuser who met while playing online video games pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges after they plotted to firebomb a Nebraska pharmacy to benefit their own online black market drug dealing. William Burgamy, 32, of Hanover, Maryland, ran a website called...

Reputed mobster sentenced for plot to distribute cocaine

Jul. 10, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A reputed mobster who admitted plotting to distribute cocaine has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison. Mario Galli III, 28, of Toms River, will also have to serve three years of supervised release once he's freed from prison under the sentence imposed Thursday. He...

Inmate who ran crack cocaine ring from behind bars sentenced

Jul. 8, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man convicted of continuing to run a crack cocaine trafficking ring while an inmate at the state prison with the help of his mother has been sentenced to more than six years in a federal prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Fellow inmates provided James Gomes, 33, of...

Shootout between bandanna-wearing suspects investigated

Jul. 8, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Police in southern Colorado are investigating a shootout between people in two cars who were all reportedly wearing bandannas. There were no known injuries in the shooting that happened at around 7 p.m. Tuesday on a main thoroughfare in a residential area in Fountain, about 10 miles...

Missouri brothers charged in death during planned drug deal

Jul. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the shooting death of a man in a south Kansas City park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday near Ruskin Way Park, Kansas City police...

French police unit disbanded amid drug deals probes

Jul. 2, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Paris police chief is disbanding a special police unit in a poor suburb of the French capital after four officers were brought before a judge on Thursday for “particularly serious” accusations involving theft, drug possession and extorting money from drug dealers. Paris...

FILE - In this Monday, June 22, 2020 file photo, people gather in front of a mural showing Adama Traore and George Floyd, who both died in police custody, in Stains, north of Paris. Pressure mounted Wednesday, July 1 to disband a special police unit in one of France’s poorest regions because it is facing at least 15 investigations into officers suspected of drug trafficking, violence, theft or falsifying police reports. News of the investigations has re-ignited French anger over police abuse, after weeks of protests in France demanding racial justice and accountability for police officers who overstep their authority. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

15 investigations into French police for abuse, drug deals

Jul. 1, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities came under mounting pressure Wednesday to disband a special police unit in one of the country's poorest regions because it is facing at least 15 investigations into officers suspected of drug trafficking, violence, theft or falsifying police reports. News of the...

Gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charges

Jul. 1, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

A man described by authorities as the former second in command of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin Kings gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug charges, federal prosecutors said. Jorge Rodriguez, 32, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, faces up to 25 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Oct. 16,...

Nebraska man faces sentencing for drone delivery to prison

Jun. 30, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man accused of using a drone to try to deliver marijuana and tobacco to Lincoln Correctional Center pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charges. Robert M. Kinser, 38, of Lincoln faces up to four years in prison at his August sentencing. He entered the pleas to charges of...

Dutch drug sellers get 5-year prison terms in Hungary

Jun. 29, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two Dutch men have been sentenced to five years in prison for selling drugs at a popular Budapest music festival last summer, a Hungarian court ruled Monday Prosecutors had recommended prison sentences of up to 10 years and appealed the court’s decision, seeking longer...