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Indonesian cleric gets 4 years for concealing COVID-19 test

Jun. 24, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An influential firebrand cleric was sentenced to another four years in prison in Indonesia on Thursday for concealing information about his coronavirus test result. The three-judge panel at East Jakarta District Court, which was under heavy...

Ex-Mexican governor sentenced to 3 years in US prison

Jun. 23, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A U.S. judge in Texas on Wednesday sentenced a former governor of a northern state in Mexico to three years in prison following his guilty plea last year in a money laundering scheme, prosecutors said. Former Coahuila state Gov. Jorge Juan...

Parole board shakeup comes amid dispute over new rule

Jun. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has replaced the Kentucky Parole Board's chairwoman after a backlash against its recent policy change, which would have given dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences. ...

Probation for ex-VA hospital doc who admitted fondling women

Jun. 23, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former physician at a West Virginia's veterans hospital was sentenced to probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to touching two female staffer's breasts without permission. The sentencing of Dr. Kenneth C. Ramdat, 65, of Silver Spring,...

30 years for man who used child to make sexual abuse videos

Jun. 23, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Coos Bay man has been sentenced to three decades in federal prison after he admitted to using a 3-year-old child to make videos of sexual abuse and disseminated them online. Keith James Atherton, 33, pleaded guilty to using a minor to produce a...

Man gets year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

Jun. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for buying parts of dead endangered animals. Steven Phillip Griffin II, 36, was sentenced last week in Tampa federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in...

No jail time in 1st riot sentence; Oath Keeper pleads guilty

Jun. 23, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

An Indiana woman on Wednesday became the first defendant to be sentenced in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and avoided time behind bars, while a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty in a conspiracy case and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step...

Kansas man sentenced for stealing from Kansas Medical Center

Jun. 23, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Lenexa man has been sentenced to two years in prison after stealing more than $556,000 from the University of Kansas Medical Center and other institutions, the U.S. Attorney's office in Kansas announced Wednesday. Michael Tae Kim Ahlers, 50,...

1st defendant sentenced for Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol avoids time behind bars after pleading guilty to misdemeanor

Jun. 23, 2021 15:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — 1st defendant sentenced for Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol avoids time behind bars after pleading guilty to misdemeanor.

Ivory Coast court sentences former PM to life in prison

Jun. 23, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — An Ivory Coast court has sentenced prominent opposition figure and former prime minister Guillaume Soro to life in prison for “undermining the security of the state.” The criminal court in the West African country's largest city, Abidjan,...