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Algerian court convicts 2 ex-prime ministers of corruption

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two former prime ministers of Algeria were convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for corruption-related charges in a landmark trial, unleashing cheers of joy from pro-democracy activists who want an overhaul of the gas-rich country's political system. The verdict came amid high...

Egyptian whistleblower gets 5-year sentence in absentia

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A self-exiled Egyptian businessman whose allegations of corruption against the country's military sparked rare protests has been sentenced in absentia to five years in prison for tax evasion. Mohamed Ali had released a series of viral videos from Spain earlier this year, pitching himself as a...

Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

Dec. 9, 2019 2:24 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday by an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a new sentencing trial, arguing the horrific physical abuse that he suffered as a child wasn’t fully considered when he was first sentenced. The appeal of James Erin McKinney could...

Court weighs whether Boston Marathon bomber got a fair trial

Dec. 8, 2019 12:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Boston will consider whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial in the city where the bombs exploded. Oral arguments before the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are scheduled for Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. Tsarnaev was...

Driver gets 16 years for striking pregnant woman in Gresham

Dec. 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man on methamphetamine was driving his Jeep with a suspended license in 2010 when he crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a sedan, causing catastrophic injuries to the pregnant woman inside, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

Islamic State sympathizer sentenced to 22 years in prison

Dec. 6, 2019 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Albanian turned U.S. citizen who kept an Islamic State group flag in his apartment was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to terror charges. Sajmir Alimehmeti, 26, of the Bronx was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who called him a...

Decades-old jean theft complicates commuted lifer's release

Dec. 6, 2019 5:52 PM EST

The debate over criminal justice reform and second chances grew heated Friday when a lifer freed by the Pennsylvania governor remained jailed over a lame-duck prosecutor's efforts to hold him on a 1992 shoplifting charge involving stolen jeans. David Sheppard, 54, had served nearly 30 years for his role in a...

Ex-TV station bookkeeper gets prison for embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 5:30 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A longtime bookkeeper was sentenced to prison after admitting she embezzled over half a million dollars from a Southern Oregon television station, along with thousands from a relative with Alzheimer’s disease. The Mail Tribune reports Anne Knifong of Gold Hill was sentenced...

Russian student given suspended sentence for protest calls

Dec. 6, 2019 3:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Friday handed a suspended sentence to a student vlogger on charges — widely seen as politically motivated — of inciting protests. Yegor Zhukov, 21, was arrested in August on accusations of making extremist calls on his YouTube vlog. He is among several dozen...

Owners of Thai restaurant chain get prison for tax fraud

Dec. 5, 2019 6:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A couple that used software to hide more than $1 million in revenue at the Thai restaurant chain they owned have each been sentenced to several months in prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle said Thursday that Chadillada Lapangkura...