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NCAA hits USC basketball with 2 years' probation, fine

Apr. 15, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NCAA hit Southern California’s men's basketball program with two years’ probation on Thursday because a former assistant coach violated NCAA ethics rules when he accepted a bribe to steer players to a business management company. The Division...

Inmate found guilty in drug conspiracy case

Apr. 14, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 42-year-old man serving time in Louisiana's maximum security prison has been found guilty in a drug conspiracy case, federal authorities said Wednesday. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook said a federal jury found Damione Brock guilty...

Montenegrin crew member gets over 5 years in cocaine bust

Apr. 13, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A cargo ship crew member has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison in connection with nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine seized when the vessel arrived in Philadelphia almost two years ago. The...

Sentencing ends case of vandals who trespassed on naval base

Apr. 10, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The seventh and final defendant found guilty of illegal entry and vandalism of a Navy base in Georgia in 2018 has been sentenced in the case. U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood sentenced Mark Peter Colville, 59, of New Haven, Connecticut, on...

Long sentence for man accused of trying to aid Islamic State

Apr. 09, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man who believed he was giving phones to help the Islamic State group commit violence was sentenced Friday to 13 1/2 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood said Edward Schimenti was more culpable of the two men convicted by a...

US: California militia members tried to thwart killing probe

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four members of a California militia group associated with the anti-government “boogaloo” movement were indicted Friday on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with a scheme to destroy records related to last year’s killing in Oakland of a...

Man admits role in credit card scam targeting crafts chain

Apr. 08, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A California man who fled to Mexico after being charged in a widespread credit card scam involving arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, federal prosecutors in New Jersey announced Thursday. Jose...

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An organizer of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states has pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle. Cameron Shea was one of four members of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division charged earlier this year with...

Californians charged with runnng $6M home-selling scam

Apr. 07, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A brother and sister from Southern California have been charged with running a $6 million scheme in which they sold homes to buyers without the owners' consent. Adolfo Schoneke, 43, of Torrance, and Bianca Gonzalez, 38, of Walnut, were arrested...

Man gets 30 years in shooting deaths of 2 Colorado teens

Apr. 05, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in the shooting deaths of two Colorado Springs teenagers was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Marco Garcia-Bravo, 34, was sentenced during a tearful hearing after previously pleading guilty to...