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FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, bundles of $20 bills are placed on a table as Jerred Kiloh, owner of the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary, prepares a trip to Los Angeles City Hall to pay his monthly tax payment in cash in Los Angeles. The leading cannabis industry group in California announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, it had reached an agreement with a state credit union that will provide access to checking and other banking services for marijuana companies, ending what had been a longstanding obstacle for many businesses. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Deal offers more banking services for California pot firms

Jan. 19, 2021 7:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California cannabis industry group announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with a state credit union that will provide checking, wire transfers and other banking services for more marijuana companies, helping ease what has been an obstacle for many businesses. Most Americans...

FILE - In this July 1, 2016 file photo, Russell Peeler Jr., speaks in Bridgeport Superior Court, in Bridgeport, Conn., where he was sentenced to two consecutive life terms without the possibility of release. Connecticut and federal prosecutors are fighting a proposed prison sentence reduction for Peeler, a former Bridgeport drug dealer convicted in the killing of an 8-year-old murder trial witness and the boy's mother. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

Prosecutors fight sentence reduction for murder convict

Jan. 11, 2021 12:01 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors believed justice was served nearly two decades ago when Adrian Peeler was sentenced to a combined 60 years in state and federal prisons for his roles in Bridgeport's cocaine trade and the 1999 killings of an 8-year-old murder trial witness and the boy's mother. Peeler,...

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

Dec. 24, 2020 12:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks of his presidency, giving full pardons to his former campaign chairman, his son-in-law’s father and another of his allies convicted in special counsel Robert...

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations

Dec. 23, 2020 11:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second night in a row, President Donald Trump issued a round of pardons and commutations in the final weeks of his presidency, giving full pardons to his former campaign chairman, his son-in-law’s father and another of his allies convicted in special counsel Robert...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his insider-trading case, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including Collins. Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Trump to be president, was sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had failed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

Dec. 23, 2020 1:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump has issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of Congress convicted of corruption charges, two people charged in the Russia investigation that shadowed his presidency and former government contractors convicted...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks to reporters as he leaves the courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his insider-trading case, in New York. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including Collins. Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse Trump to be president, was sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had failed. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A look at pardons, clemency in waning weeks of Trump tenure

Dec. 22, 2020 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the waning weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a slew of pardons and commutations, including former members of Congress convicted of corruption charges, two people charged in the Russia investigation that shadowed his presidency and former government contractors...

FILE - In this April 20, 2015, file photo, the Old Well is seen near the South Building on campus at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. Fraternity members at North Carolina's flagship school were part of a drug trafficking ring that for years funneled huge quantities of drugs into three college campuses, federal prosecutors said Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Feds: North Carolina frat members were part of drug ring

Dec. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Fraternity members at North Carolina's flagship school were part of a drug trafficking ring that for years funneled huge quantities of drugs into three college campuses, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Twenty-one people have been charged in connection to the ring following an...

Man jailed for life over $20 marijuana sale has been freed

Dec. 17, 2020 11:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who was arrested and sentenced to life for selling $20 in marijuana to undercover officers when he was homeless has been freed from prison. WWL-TV reported that Fate Winslow was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Wednesday and was on his way back home...

Texas man whose sentence was commuted by Obama arrested

Dec. 11, 2020 2:45 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas man released from prison after his sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama has again been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges, according to Department of Justice officials. Hilario Nieto, 41, of San Antonio, is among eight people indicted on charges of...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, McGregor Scott, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, answers questions at a news conference in Sacramento Calif. U.S. Attorney Scott said on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 that Samuel Keeton, 41, of Menifee, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and to conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Man with Aryan Brotherhood ties pleads guilty in drug case

Dec. 1, 2020 12:25 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man affiliated with the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood prison gang pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute heroin and methamphetamine inside and outside California's prisons, federal officials announced. Samuel Keeton, 41, of Menifee, pleaded guilty to conspiracy...