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Ex-utility employee gets prison for California fraud scheme

Jan. 25, 2021 8:39 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Pacific Gas & Electric employee was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme to secure PG&E contracts for his cousin's business, federal prosecutors said. Ronald S. Schoenfeld, 65, was also ordered to pay nearly $1.5...

Ex-VA doctor sentenced to 25 years over molesting patients

Jan. 25, 2021 6:14 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights. U.S. District Judge Frank Volk sentenced Jonathan Yates, 52,...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Elizabeth Jo Shirley. Shirley was sentenced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, to more than eight years in federal prison for unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and three years for committing international parental kidnapping. Prosecutors said that Shirley, who previously served in the Air Force, planned to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government.(West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

Woman sentenced in scheme to offer information to Russia

Jan. 25, 2021 6:03 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman who once served in the Air Force was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Monday for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government. Elizabeth Jo Shirley, 47, pleaded guilty last year as part...

Ex-Fish and Wildlife employee gets jail for fuel theft

Jan. 25, 2021 5:24 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former employee of the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife who stole tens of thousands of dollars of fuel was sentenced to three months in jail and must pay nearly $57,000 in restitution. Bob Woodard had worked for the department for about 25 years and was an IT...

Former KC fire captain sentenced for illegal drugs

Jan. 25, 2021 4:37 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former fire department captain in Kansas City, Missouri, has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for illegally selling guns, including to convicted felons. James Samuels, 55, was sentenced Monday. He will be required to serve three years of supervised released once he...

US Supreme Court won't hear rabbi's appeal of $22M case

Jan. 25, 2021 1:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a Connecticut rabbi's appeal of a $21.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit that accused him of sexually abusing a teenage boy. The court provided no comments in its decision to let stand a federal appeals court ruling last year that...

FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. Tony DeDolph, a U.S. Navy SEAL, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, for his role in the hazing-related death of Melgar.  (U.S. Army via AP, File)

Navy SEAL gets 10 years for his role in Green Beret's death

Jan. 25, 2021 1:18 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men served together in Africa. The SEAL's attorney said he plans to appeal the punishment. Tony DeDolph received the sentence Saturday from a jury of fellow...

Ex-officer gets 6 years on child pornography conviction

Jan. 25, 2021 12:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts police officer was sentenced Monday to six years in prison on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors said. Paul Hodson, 44, a former New Bedford officer, was also sentenced to five years of probation. The Acushnet resident pleaded guilty in December 2019 to...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019 file photo provided by the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department, Robert Levy is pictured in a booking photo. Levy, a former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, after pleading guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient he'd misdiagnosed. (Washington County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

Ex-VA doctor who misdiagnosed patient sentenced to prison

Jan. 25, 2021 11:39 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient he misdiagnosed. Robert Morris Levy, 54, of Fayetteville was sentenced Friday in federal...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Samsung scion Lee will not appeal a court ruling that sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for bribing South Korea's then-president for business favors. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Samsung scion Lee won't appeal prison sentence for bribery

Jan. 25, 2021 4:06 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong and prosecutors have decided not to appeal a court ruling that convicted him for bribing South Korea’s former president for business favors, confirming a prison term of two and a half years for the country’s most influential corporate...