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Chicago man sentenced to prison for music concert schemes

Oct. 26, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced in Iowa to federal prison for running a scheme in which he collected deposits and money for other expenses related to music concerts that never took place. Romel Murphy, 43, was sentenced last week to more than...

Disgruntled neighbor who killed 9 by arson gets life term

Oct. 26, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing nine people in arson fires in his neighborhood was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for each death. Judge Christine Croce also ordered that Stanley Ford, of Akron, serve the terms consecutively. ...

Woman gets 7 years in prison for DUI fatal crash

Oct. 26, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed one person and injured two others, according to Attorney General Peter Neronha. Barbara Trojan, 63, of North Kingstown, was sentenced in...

Port Townsend man sentenced for raping 6-year-old child

Oct. 26, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 63-year-old Port Townsend, Washington, man was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for raping a 6-year-old child while on a vacation in Canada. John Timothy Whicher pleaded guilty to engaging in...

Judge to sentence neo-Nazi group members under terrorism law

Oct. 25, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members intended to engage in terrorist activity before FBI agents arrested them ahead of a pro-gun rally in Virginia, a federal judge concluded Monday. U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang’s decision to apply a “terrorism...

German court sentences IS woman to 10 years in prison

Oct. 25, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German convert to Islam was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday on charges that, as a member of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq, she allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun. The...

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...