Activist Gets Two Months for Blocking DC Beltway During Protest
Activist Gets Two Months for Blocking DC Beltway During Protest
2022-12-02 18:43:52
by Tom Ramstack

The 60-day jail sentence a Montgomery County, Maryland, judge imposed this week on a climate activist appears to be part of a trend among courts to get tough on environmental protesters as they become more aggressive. William Regan, 43, received... Read More

Criminal Justice
Theranos Founder Sentenced to 11 Years for Fraud With Blood Testing Technology
2022-11-19 14:58:52
by Tom Ramstack

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A judge in San Jose, California, on Friday sentenced former Theranos, Inc., Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison for defrauding investors with phony blood-testing technology. "I regret my failings with every... Read More

Washington Reacts to ‘Brazen,’ ‘Unacceptable’ Russian Sentence for Brittney Griner
2022-08-04 18:24:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Brittney Griner, the American WNBA player who was tried in Russian court for drug smuggling after bringing cannabis oil into the country, was sentenced to nine years in prison on Thursday, inspiring sharp rebukes in the nation’s capital.... Read More

Criminal Justice
Attorney Who Arranged Hush Money From Trump Sentenced to Prison
2021-07-09 21:10:48
by Tom Ramstack

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who pressured former President Donald Trump to pay a settlement to a stripper, was sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday for trying to extort millions of dollars from sportswear company Nike Inc. He is scheduled... Read More

Criminal Justice
Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years for Murder of George Floyd
2021-06-25 21:06:04
by Dan McCue

MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison on Friday for the widely publicized murder of George Floyd outside a Minneapolis bodega. The sentence, delivered by Judge Peter Cahill of... Read More

State News
Virginia’s New Sentencing Procedure Catches Up with Other States
2020-10-26 17:28:27
by Tom Ramstack

RICHMOND, Va, - Virginia’s General Assembly passed a jury sentencing reform bill this week that is revolutionary for the state but is already being done nearly everywhere else. The bill allows juries to decide whether a criminal defendant is guilty... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case
2019-10-15 19:59:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Do a pair of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court require the resentencing of Lee Boyd Malvo, the surviving assailant in the D.C. sniper case? That's the question the justices will consider when it convenes Wednesday to hear... Read More

In The News
Activist Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Role in Russian Influence Campaign
2019-04-26 20:02:26
by Dan McCue

Maria Butina, the Russian gun rights activist who pleaded guilty in December to conspiring to influence U.S. government policy in the run-up to the 2016 election, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in federal court in Washington for failing to... Read More

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