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Political consultant, hit man admit to murder-for-hire

Jan. 26, 2022 18:26 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a stunning revelation even for the rough-and-tumble arena of northern New Jersey politics, a longtime political consultant has admitted he engineered the killing of another political operative nearly eight years ago. Sean Caddle, a political consultant in...

QAnon follower who attacked police at Capitol gets prison

Jan. 26, 2022 17:05 PM EST

A man who identified himself as a believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory was sentenced on Wednesday to three years and eight months in prison for assaulting police officers at the Capitol during last year's riot. Nicholas Languerand called himself a patriot, but the judge who...

Prison for man who tried to breach cockpit, jumped from jet

Jan. 26, 2022 16:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican national was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to breach the cockpit of United Airlines plane and then jumped from the airliner taxiing at Los Angeles International Airport, federal prosecutors said. Luis Armando...

N. Carolina inmate gets over 10 years for assaulting officer

Jan. 26, 2022 16:28 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jail inmate who assaulted a detention officer in 2021 will serve at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty charges stemming from the attack, according to a local district attorney's office. Guilford County Assistant District Attorney...

Mississippi pharmacist gets 5 years for $180M health fraud

Jan. 26, 2022 15:26 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pharmacist was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud private insurance companies and a healthcare program for military members, retirees and their families. David Rutland, 42, of Bolton, pleaded...

Man who raped child in Oregon and Washington gets 27 years

Jan. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who repeatedly raped and abused a child in Oregon and Washington state and placed a hidden camera to capture video of another child using a bathroom has been sentenced to 27 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut sentenced...

Prosecutors slam Colorado trucker’s reduced prison sentence

Jan. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The reduction of a 110-year prison sentence to 10 years by Colorado's governor for a trucker convicted of killing four people in a fiery interstate crash is hurting prosecutors’ efforts to negotiate sentences in other cases, according to two district attorneys. The...

Man gets 10 years in prison for 11th, 12th DWI convictions

Jan. 26, 2022 13:42 PM EST

A 44-year-old Gallup man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to DWI and other charges in two cases that resulted in his 11th and 12th DWI convictions. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Maynard Miller pleaded guilty to DWI in each of the two latest...

Ex-Nevada assistant principal to prison for child porn

Jan. 26, 2022 13:37 PM EST

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A former assistant principal at a middle school in rural Lyon County has been sentenced to one to five years in prison on child pornography charges. Scott Darrington, 55, of Fallon, was arrested after investigators received a tip in June 2020 that he had...

Man sentenced for bid to illegally ship lizards to Hong Kong

Jan. 26, 2022 07:56 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who illegally tried to send 10 live lizards to Hong Kong has been sentenced to three years of probation, including with six months of home confinement. Jason Ksepka, 44, of Farmingdale, had pleaded guilty last September to falsely labeling an...