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Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 2:57 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee was sentenced in federal court in Alexandria after his guilty plea earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty as before, for sexually abusing children. Sandusky, 75, was sentenced by Judge Maureen Skerda at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte. He wore a yellow...

St. Louis woman incriminated by diary sentenced to prison

Nov. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman whose diary entry detailed dumping a body along a highway has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge on Friday sentenced 39-year-old Joni Janis. She pleaded guilty in September to abandonment of a corpse and a drug charge. Authorities say 26-year-old Kierstin...

Ex-athlete charged with 6 sex assaults awaits rape sentence

Nov. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women awaits sentencing for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes is scheduled to sentence 23-year-old Clay Conaway on Friday for the...

NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

Nov. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Bayon last year left voicemails that authorities said crossed the line into threats against Reps. Steve...

The Latest: Atty: Man says messages weren’t meant as threats

Nov. 21, 2019 9:42 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two Republican members of Congress (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A lawyer assisting a western New York man sentenced to five years in prison for voicemails he left for two Republican members...

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

Parole approved for Illinois inmate in 1960 triple-killing

Nov. 21, 2019 2:26 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials granted parole on Thursday to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 to approve Chester...

Former border agent sentenced for striking migrant with car

Nov. 21, 2019 1:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent who called migrants “savages” and “subhuman” in text messages less than a month before he used his vehicle to knock over a fleeing Guatemalan migrant has been sentenced to three years’ probation. Matthew Bowen pleaded...

Woman gets 6 years for fatally stabbing her identical twin

Nov. 21, 2019 1:14 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed her identical twin during a drunken street fight is now headed to prison. Amanda Ramirez received a six-year sentence Thursday. The 27-year-old Camden resident had pleaded guilty in September to manslaughter. Ramirez initially denied stabbing her...