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U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday said the multiplatinum R&B singer R. Kelly deserves to spend more than 25 years in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking. In a filing in Brooklyn federal court, prosecutors said Kelly exploited his stardom and wealth over a quarter century to lure women and underage girls for sex, demonstrating a […]

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ALEXANDER ARGUEDAS, a/k/a “Reckless,” was sentenced today to 32 years and 6 months in prison in connection with his leadership of the Black Stone Gorilla Gang, a violent street gang that operated in New York City and elsewhere, including for […]

PHILADELPHIA — A former United States Golf Association employee who sold millions of dollars’ worth of illegal U.S. Open tickets to local brokers was sentenced to 14 months in prison Wednesday, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams. Robert Fryer, 40, of Perkasie, was also given three years of supervised release, and […]

The wealthy political activist and Democratic donor Ed Buck was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges that he supplied and personally injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and multiple other overdoses. Buck, 67, was found guilty in July by a federal jury on all nine counts, […]

“Inside Out” by Keri Blakinger is a partnership between NBC News and The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system. The column draws on Blakinger’s unique perspective as an investigative journalist and formerly incarcerated person.

April 4 (Reuters) – Trevor Reed, a former U.S. Marine jailed in Russia, has ended a hunger strike and is being treated in his prison’s medical centre, Russian news agencies reported on Monday, citing the prison service and his lawyers. Reed, 30, from Texas, is serving a nine-year term after being convicted of endangering the […]

Trevor Reed’s parents say he is protesting not receiving proper medical care despite fears that he has tuberculosis. Trevor Reed, a former US Marine jailed in Russia, has been transferred to the prison’s medical facility after beginning a hunger strike last month, according to his lawyers. The 30-year-old Texan is serving a nine-year jail term […]

In the late summer of 2020, Bruce Bartman went to Pennsylvania’s voter registration website and signed up his mother and mother-in-law to vote. Both women were dead. A few months later, Bartman, who is white, requested a mail-in ballot for his late mother and cast her vote for Donald Trump. Bartman was arrested that December […]

CINCINNATI (Enquirer) – Congressman Steve Chabot’s former campaign manager has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for stealing $1.42 million from the campaign over many years. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black handed down the sentence Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Cincinnati, according to our partners at the Enquirer. Federal prosecutors . . .

In mid-January, without explanation, the Libyan government officially shut down Al Mabani, the country’s most notorious prison for the detention of migrants. The prison, which first opened in January of 2021, had previously held several thousand people under ghastly conditions in a set of makeshift warehouses in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. Al Mabani, which means “The […]

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