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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor is scheduled to be sentenced in Boston's federal court Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, after he was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Ex-pharmaceutical exec to be sentenced for pushing opioid

Jan. 23, 2020 6:03 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company is expected to be sentenced in Boston's federal court Thursday for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found...

Florida man sentenced for device fraud, identity theft

Jan. 23, 2020 5:06 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to four years in prison nearly a year after pleading guilty to charges that he made fraudulent withdrawals from automated teller machines and used skimmers to get money from other ATMs, a federal prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon Jr. said in...

Nevada man sentenced for trafficking in endangered species

Jan. 23, 2020 12:38 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 51-year-old Nevada man who admitted illegally trafficking endangered African lion and leopard parts has been ordered to serve a total of 60 days in federal custody and complete 100 hours of community service for a wildlife conservation group. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones...

Peoria man gets prison for sexual exploitation of a minor

Jan. 23, 2020 12:06 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor. State prosecutors also said Wednesday that 51-year-old Joseph Charles Nolan will be on lifetime probation after serving his prison term and will be required to register as a sex offender. They say...

Former Utah university employee sentenced for stealing $380K

Jan. 22, 2020 8:05 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A former Utah Valley University employee was sentenced to four months in county jail after she pleaded guilty to stealing more than $380,000 from the university to pay for travel expenses and a private theater business, a judge said. Jennifer Clegg, 43, pleaded guilty to communications...

Ex-pharma CEO gets over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme

Jan. 22, 2020 8:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a drug company was sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis. Michael Babich, a Scottsdale, Arizona, resident who was CEO of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced Wednesday...

This photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Jonathan Watson. A second convicted child molester has died after he was beaten with a walking cane by Watson,  last week at a central California prison, officials said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

2nd California child molester dies after beating with cane

Jan. 22, 2020 6:14 PM EST

CORCORAN, Calif. (AP) — A second convicted child molester has died after he was beaten with a walking cane by another inmate last week at a central California prison, officials said Wednesday. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, was pronounced dead on Sunday at a hospital, three days after authorities said he was...

This undated booking photo from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office shows Reginald Dean Miller. Miller, 39, who pleaded guilty in Reno, Nev., to drug trafficking and threatening a witness, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Miller, of Stockton, Calif., pleaded guilty in November to preventing or dissuading a witness from testifying at his pending trial on a charge of trafficking methamphetamine and heroin. Washoe County District Judge Lynne Simons said at last week's sentencing he must serve at least four years in prison before he's eligible for parole. (Washoe County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Drug-trafficker in Reno who threatened witness gets 10 years

Jan. 22, 2020 5:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 39-year-old California man who pleaded guilty in Reno to drug trafficking and threatening a witness has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Reginald Miller of Stockton pleaded guilty in November to preventing or dissuading a witness from testifying at his pending trial on a charge of...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage. Maldonado-Passage, a former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor has been sentenced in a murder-for-hire plot. A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced 56-year-old Maldonado-Passage, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, for his role in the failed plot and for violating federal wildlife laws. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jan. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. A federal judge in Oklahoma City sentenced 56-year-old Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — who...

Missouri lawmakers push long prison sentences for fentanyl

Jan. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday moved to enact strict penalties for people caught with the highly lethal opioid fentanyl. The House gave the bill initial approval in a voice vote. If passed, the bill would add fentanyl and two substances sometimes used to commit rape to...