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Woman gets 3 years in bogus good Samaritan online fundraiser (access required)

A New Jersey woman who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend spread a feel-good story about a homeless veteran that garnered more than $400,000 in online donations has been sentenced to three years in prison on state theft charges. Burlington ...

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Lawyer for Alex Jones suspended 6 months over records release (access required)

A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from practicing law in Connecticut for six months for improperly giving Jones’ other attorneys in Texas confidential documents, including the medical records of relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook ...

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Fake teen doctor, now 25, sentenced to prison for new scam (access required)

A serial grifter who gained national infamy as a teenager when he impersonated a doctor to defraud a patient is heading back to prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $10,000 from his employer. Malachi Love-Robinson, 25, received a ...

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New trials for hundreds convicted by split juries (access required)

Hundreds of defendants in Oregon who were convicted of crimes by non-unanimous juries before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down such jury verdicts have a right to a new trial, under a decision issued by the Oregon Supreme Court on ...

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Federal judge blasts Miami prosecutors for spying on defense (access required)

A judge in Miami has admonished federal prosecutors for instructing a cooperating witness to spy on his co-defendants — and then lying to the court to cover up misconduct he said violated their constitutional right to a fair trial. In ...

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Philadelphia DA sues over lawmakers’ bid to remove him (access required)

Philadelphia’s elected prosecutor asked a state court on Dec. 2 to halt a Republican-led effort to remove him from office, arguing that the process ended when the Legislature’s two-year session ran out earlier in the week. District Attorney Larry Krasner, ...

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Michigan city pays to settle suit over tire marking (access required)

A Michigan city agreed to pay $1,000 to a driver to settle a lawsuit about marking tires to catch parking violators. The deal in Bay City followed a declaration in August that a similar practice in Saginaw was illegal. U.S. District ...

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Former judge’s law license revoked (access required)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked a law license from a former Milwaukee County juvenile court judge who had pleaded guilty to federal charges of transmitting child pornography. The state Supreme Court ruled on Nov. 25 that the seriousness of ...

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Ex-prosecutor’s age discrimination suit rejected by jury (access required)

A federal court jury has rejected a discrimination lawsuit by a veteran former Philadelphia homicide prosecutor over his 2018 termination by District Attorney Larry Krasner. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that jurors deliberated for less than two hours on Nov. 21 before ...

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School district to pay $15.75M over teen’s asthma death (access required)

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who died from an asthma attack at a Southern California school will receive $15.75 million from the school district, their lawyers announced. The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County agreed to ...

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