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Florida ex-mayor gets 4+ years in prison for charity fraud

Jan. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The former mayor of a Florida city has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding a United Way charity while he ran the organization. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe said in a news release Friday that ex-Milton mayor Guyland Thompson pleaded guilty in May to 20...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday 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...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Charles

Sentencing delayed for man convicted of killing family

Jan. 17, 2020 9:40 PM EST

Sentencing was delayed Friday for a man convicted of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the California desert after the defendant made a lengthy, unsuccessful bid to fire his attorney and have his conviction thrown out. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael Smith was scheduled to sentence...

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy. Brigham Yahir Mendez was charged as an adult in the 2018 shooting of Jacob Michael Clymer, 32, and pleaded guilty in October to...

With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

Jan. 17, 2020 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him a reprieve. Jeremy Ingram was released from Morgan County Correctional Complex on Friday, according Tennessee Department of...

Former US Rep. Christopher Collins is sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Former US Rep. Christopher Collins is sentenced to two years and two months in federal prison in insider trading case.

3 people get prison for Manhattan explosion that killed 2

Jan. 17, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2015 explosion in Manhattan's East Village that was caused by an illegally installed gas line and killed two men. Maria Hrynenko, a landlord; Athanasios Ioannidis, a plumber; and Dilber Kukic, a contractor, each received a term of four to...

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Clevelan Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. State Attorney General Chris Carr announced Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 that Lance, 66, is scheduled to die on Jan. 29, 2020, at the state prison in Jackson, Ga. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections)

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing 2 people

Jan. 17, 2020 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago is set to executed later this month. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is scheduled to die Jan. 29 at the state prison in Jackson, state Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Corrections Commissioner...

Missouri man sentenced for killing witness in a murder case

Jan. 17, 2020 3:08 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A man who is scheduled to go in trial for murder in August was sentenced Friday to 34 years in prison for killing a woman who was a witness in the case. Michael Dumas, 28, of Pleasant Hill, was sentenced in the Nov. 18, 2018, shooting death of Sarah Simms, 46, in Independence. A...

FILE - In this June 18, 2007, file photo, Ed and Elaine Brown talk to reporters during a news conference at their home in Plainfield, N.H. Years after they were imprisoned for amassing an arsenal of weapons at their fortress-like home, and holding U.S. marshals at bay after a tax evasion conviction, Elaine Brown said she is ashamed of her actions and seeks a divorce while awaiting re-sentencing in 2020 in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Imprisoned New Hampshire tax evader ashamed, wants divorce

Jan. 17, 2020 1:05 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed of her actions and is seeking a divorce. Elaine Brown, now 78, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after the standoff at the couple's...