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Illinois bookkeeper sentenced for years-long fraud

Oct. 23, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

O'FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding a book-keeping client out of more than $1 million. Kathleen Dvorak pleaded guilty in May to wire and bank fraud and was sentenced Thursday in federal court in...

Mom has lost 25 years with son to non-unanimous conviction

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Brandon Jackson, 49, was convicted of armed robbery in 1997. He is serving a life sentence for a crime he says he didn’t commit. To this day, he denies that he was involved in the holdup of Applebee’s in Bossier City. Two...

Kentuckians get probation in connection with Capitol riots

Oct. 22, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

A Kentucky couple who pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol were sentenced to five years of probation Friday and fined $5,000 each. Lori Vinson and Roy Vinson of Morganfield were also ordered to perform 120 hours of...

Man gets 2 years for lying about hurricane damage for money

Oct. 22, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for lying about damage caused by Hurricane Irma in order to receive disaster relief money. Deontre Javan Taylor, 27, was sentenced Friday in Jacksonville federal court, according...

Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes

Oct. 22, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who helped Rudy Giuliani’s effort to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine was convicted Friday of campaign finance crimes, including funneling a Russian entrepreneur's money to U.S. politicians. Lev Parnas was on trial for more...

Court won't revive death sentence for South Carolina inmate

Oct. 22, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea from South Carolina to reimpose the death penalty on a South Carolina inmate whose death sentence stood for two decades until a federal appeals court threw it out in August. Chief Justice John Roberts did not...

Ex-State Fair finance head gets jail, probation for theft

Oct. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — The former finance director of the Nebraska State Fair was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and 15 years' probation for stealing more than $150,000 from the fair. Patrick Kopke, 30, received the sentence Friday and was ordered to pay...

Ex-Wisconsin teacher gets 12 years for secret videotapes

Oct. 22, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin high school teacher accused of secretly videotaping undressed students during field trips was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors. David Kruchten, 39, of Cottage Grove,...

Day care owner gets 6 years for hiding 26 kids in basement

Oct. 22, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado day care owner convicted of keeping 26 children hidden in the basement of her business two years ago has been sentenced to six years in prison after parents said some of the children suffered trauma including sleeping problems and anxiety. ...

Alabama parents sentenced to prison in boy's hot car death

Oct. 22, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A mother and father from Alabama were both sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the death of their 2-year-old son, who died in a hot car outside their home in 2019. Robert Patrick King, 36, pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter on Thursday...