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Big Peanut Gets Cracked

Blayne Davis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Crime
Blayne Davis

On Monday, September 17, twenty-eight years - essentially a life sentence ¬- was given to 61-year old disgraced peanut executive Stewart Parnell for his role in a salmonella cover-up linked to nine deaths between 2008 and 2009.

Former Apprentice Star Gets Flicker of Hope

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Blayne Davis

Prosecutors will either dismiss or retry disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on five of eighteen counts stemming from his corruption trial. Blagojevich will remain in Bureau of Prison custody while serving his 14-year prison term, while his attorneys petition the Seventh Circuit for en banc.

Maine Woman Gets 50-Year Sentence For 'Monstrous' Murder Of Husband

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A judge has imposed a 50-year sentence on a Maine woman convicted of killing her husband using pliers, a box cutter and a plasti...

U.S. Attorney General Endorses Reduced Sentences for Drug Crimes

The 420 Times | Posted 05.17.2014 | Crime
The 420 Times

On Thursday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in front of the United States Sentencing Commission to endorse a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for people convicted of dealing drugs.

5 Pieces Of Advice Lauryn Hill Should Have Taken From Her Own Music

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2013 | Celebrity

On Monday, R&B singer Lauryn Hill began a three-month sentence at a Danbury, Conn., federal jail. The Grammy winner pled guilty to failing to pay taxe...

80-Year-Old Child Molester Told Young Boys He Needed Their Semen To Live

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 06.22.2012 | Crime

In a disgusting ploy to lure young boys in to molest them, Charles Lee Bergeron Sr. told them he "needed their semen to live," prosecutors said. B...

Father-In-Law Of Missing Woman To Be Sentenced For Videotaping Young Girls

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

TACOMA, Wash. — The father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for recording images of two n...

Brothers In Alleged NC Terror Ring To Learn Their Fate

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 02.19.2012 | Crime

NEW BERN, N.C. — Two brothers who watched as their father transformed their rural North Carolina family home into a base camp to launch violent ...

Husband Who Killed Mentally Ill Wife With Flashlight Sentenced

AP | By LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime

BRENTWOOD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire man was sentenced Friday to 15 to 30 years in prison for beating his mentally ill wife to death with a flashlight a...

Mother Who Punished Boy With Hot Sauce To Be Sentenced

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.29.2011 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska woman convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth was spared immediate ja...

Cocaine Sentencing Injustice Slightly Lessened

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In true incrementalist fashion, Democrats have now made things slightly less unfair, but fell far short of actual fairness. It's as if, right after the Civil War, Congress announced that black people would now count as four-fifths of a person.

Mayumi Heene, Balloon Boy's Mom, Begins Community Service

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado mother who, along with her husband, told authorities that her son had flown away in a runaway balloon will be...

New Republic Editor Martin Peretz Blasts Someone For Something, Sort Of

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Barrett Brown

Not that I'm bothered by Peretz's or anyone else's racism, which is directed only towards mere people. But why his perpetual assault on grammar? Grammar isn't an Arab, Marty. You're thinking of algebra.

This Week in Cheating: Madoff Sentenced

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Bernie Madoff got 150 years in prison, though he told investors it was 175 years... and they each told two investors it was 190 years... and so on and so on and so on...

Palin's Sentences Lack Transparency And Accountability

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

When I hear Sarah Palin consistently fail to answer who is doing what to whom, it makes me suspicious that a) she doesn't know; b) she doesn't want to say; or c) she simply doesn't think in terms of cause and effect.