Former Trump Lawyer Gets 3 Years in Prison

Ken Bredemeier Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, after telling a New York judge that his "blind loyalty" to the U.S. leader led him to "cover up his
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Son of Russian Lawmaker Convicted of Fraud in US

VOA The son of a Russian lawmaker was found guilty in the United States on charges of organizing a global hacking ring, in what a prosecutor called one of the most prolific credit card trafficking schemes in history. Roman Seleznev, son of Russian lawmaker and Vladimir Putin ally Valery Seleznev, was
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2 Prisoners Manage ‘Extraordinary” Breakout From NY Prison

VOA News Authorities in New York state have launched a manhunt for two prisoners who broke out of maximum security at the Clinton Correctional Facility — the first escape from there in its history. New York State Police posted pictures of the escapees, Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, on Facebook (more...)

Medicare Beneficiary Pleads Guilty to Receiving Kickbacks & Making False Statements

Craig Brown, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks and making false statements in a health care matter, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $1.25 million fine, a $500 (more...)

Former Non-Profit Executive Pleads Guilty To Stealing Funds Intended To Help The Homeles

Nathaniel E. Robinson, 62, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to charges that he used funds intended to help the homeless to pay for his own personal and living expenses.  The case was initiated by a tip to the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General and was also investigated by the FBI. (more...)

Secretary Kerry on Release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

We welcome the pardon and release from prison of Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. We have repeatedly expressed our concerns about due process violations and selective prosecution in Russia, including against Khodorkovskiy and his business partner Platon Lebedev, who remains in prison. The United States strongly encourages Russia to pursue (more...)

George Zimmerman Was Found Not Guilty

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watchman, was found not guilty of murdering  black teenager 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Media reported, that "Zimmerman, who was legally armed with a pistol, had been sitting in his vehicle on a dark street in Sanford, Florida, when he saw Martin. He telephoned police to (more...)

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Was Sentenced to Life In Prison

Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia abortion doctor, was convicted on May 14, 2013. As part of a deal with prosecutors in which Gosnell waived his rights to appeal his conviction, the court sentenced Gosnell to life in prison without the possibility of parole for (more...)

Bucks County Man Killed His Ex-wife and Injured Her Daughter

Bucks County man shot to his ex-wife, injured the woman’s daughter and shot a police officer in the chest in a shooting spree in Lower Southampton and Northampton on Thursday night, local media reported. Then he sped away. He was identified as Kenneth Philipp, (more...)

Civil War Comes to Life at Fort Mifflin

The Third Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops will present the 5th annual Civil War Weekend at Fort Mifflin on Saturday and Sunday April 6 & 7, 2013.  This extraordinary living history event presents extensive programming highlighting both military and civilian life during the Civil War years, with a special (more...)

Justices Who Change

By Linda Greenhouse Linda Greenhouse is Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. From 1978 to 2008, she covered the Supreme Court for the New York Times. The Supreme Court’s outlook is much more than the (more...)

U.S. Sanctions Major Mexican Drug Traffickers

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) April 12 designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as “Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers” pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, (more...)

Anniversary of Russian Lawyer Magnitskiy’s Death

STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON Statement on the Anniversary of the Death of Sergei Magnitskiy Today we honor the memory of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitskiy, who died of abuse and neglect two years ago in a Moscow prison after bringing corruption allegations against senior officials. Despite widely-publicized credible (more...)

“20 Years Of Terror Behind the Walls”

Eastern State Penitentiary, a grim, 172-year-old former state prison, was once home to famous inmates Al Capone and Willie Sutton. Pained former prisoners are said to haunt Eastern State’s dark Gothic halls. The massive Eastern State Penitentiary — a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood (more...)

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And They All Lived Happily Ever…. Well…

Sure there are May December romances (anyone who dates Hue Heffner).  There are unions that make us cringe (Woody Allen marrying his step-daughter).  But some, well some are just downright bizarre. Curtis Allgier, most likely not the apple of his parents’ eyes, has been behind bars since 2008.  He is being (more...)

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