Three men who local prosecutors say were part of a foreign burglary crew that broke into a Carlsbad home were sentenced Monday to state prison terms. Prosecutors say the defendants, who hail from Chile and Italy, operated much like other foreign theft groups . . .

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Four Missouri prison guards were charged Friday with murder, and a fifth with accessory to involuntary manslaughter, in the December death of a Black man who was pepper sprayed, had his face covered with a mask and was left in a position that caused him to suffocate while in custody at a correctional facility, […]

Four Missouri prison guards were charged with murder on Friday and a fifth with involuntary manslaughter for their roles in the death of a Black man who died last year after they pepper sprayed him, covered his face with a mask and left him in a restraint chair, the authorities said. The man, Othel Moore […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant former Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced in New York Wednesday to 45 years in prison for teaming up with some bribe-paying drug traffickers for over a decade to ensure over 400 tons of cocaine made it to the United States. Judge P. Kevin Castel sentenced Hernández to […]

Sentence expands list of US citizens detained in Russia as Moscow says awaiting response on prisoner swap proposals. A Russian court has handed a United States soldier a jail sentence as Moscow said it is awaiting Washington’s response to prisoner swap proposals. The Pervomaisky District Court of Vladivostok sentenced US staff sergeant Gordon Black to […]

Staff Sergeant Gordon Black, 34, was arrested in the Pacific port city earlier this year after his girlfriend accused him of stealing from her. ADVERTISEMENT A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday sentenced a US soldier arrested earlier this year to three years and nine months in prison on charges of […]

U.S. soldier Gordon Black sentenced to nearly 4 years in Russian prison  NBC News Source link

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday convicted a visiting American soldier of stealing and making threats of murder, and it sentenced him to three years and nine months in prison. Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, 34, flew to the Pacific port city to see his girlfriend and was […]

U.S. Army spokesperson Cynthia Smith earlier confirmed to POLITICO that Russian authorities had detained a soldier in Vladivostok on charges of “criminal misconduct.” The Army had notified the soldier’s family, she said. Melody Jones, Black’s mother, told American broadcaster NBC that Black and his girlfriend had been seeing each other in South Korea for over […]

A Russian court sentenced a U.S. Army sergeant to nearly four years in jail on Wednesday for stealing the equivalent of about $100 from a woman with whom he was romantically involved and for making death threats against her. Staff Sgt. Gordon Black, 34, was arrested in the Pacific port of Vladivostok last month after […]

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