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Police find drugs, drunk driver after police chases in Cedar Rapids

by Jeff Raasch Two men were jailed after separate high-speed police chases Thursday in Cedar Rapids. Terrell McBride, 23, of Cedar Rapids, faces six criminal charges after police found three…

Autopsy rules hazing trauma killed FAMU drum major

By Jeff Weiner ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion died as a result of blunt-force trauma suffered in a hazing attack, according to the results of…

Prosecutor: Archdiocese lawyers could be stifling witnesses

By John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — A prosecutor said Friday that new criminal lawyers hired by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia could be stifling priests and other church…

Iraqi National Pleads Guilty to 23-Count Terrorism Indictment in Kentucky

Defendant Participated in Numerous Efforts to Kill U.S Troops in Iraq with IEDs BOWLING GREEN, KY — Iraqi citizen Waad Ramadan Alwan pleaded guilty to federal terrorism charges today in…

Judge sentences Bonds to probation, 30 days home confinement in obstruction case

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge sentenced baseball slugger Barry Bonds to probation, 30 days confinement in his Beverly Hills home and community service…

McQueary’s testimony: ‘there were severe sexual acts going on’

McQueary’s testimony: ‘there were severe sexual acts going on’

By Jeremy Roebuck and Amy Worden, The Philadelphia Inquirer HARRISBURG, Pa. — Mike McQueary was unequivocal: When he stumbled upon former Pennsylvania State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and a…

Two men sentenced for robbing Minnesota gas station

MINNEAPOLIS — Yesterday in federal court in St. Paul, two Twin Cities metro area men were sentenced for committing the armed robbery of a New Brighton gas station on January…

Missouri Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nixa, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing child pornography.…

Did Penn State violate civil rights laws? Groups urge inquiry

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Department of Education investigates whether Penn State University might have broken federal law in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse…

Alleged Child Rapist Caught After 9 Years on the Run

Sacramento, CA – U.S. Marshals have arrested Pasquale Patrick Senatore a 45 year old male in New Jersey for a 2002 warrant out of El Dorado County. In 1998 Senatore…

Operation SOCC Brought 628 Sex Offenders into Compliance

Greenville, SC – The U.S. Marshals from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia along with Greenville, Spartanburg, and Pickens County Sheriff’s Deputies, Greenville and Mauldin Police Officers, and the South…

Couple Charged with Conspiracy to Steal Military Jet Fuel

OKLAHOMA CITY—A federal grand jury has indicted DOYLE LATIMER, 55, and his wife, CYNTHIA LATIMER, 59, both from Elgin, Oklahoma, for conspiracy to steal jet fuel and defraud the United…

Illegal Alien Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Entice and Coerce a Minor

NEW ORLEANS, LA—DENNIS SORTO-ENAMORADO, age 30, an illegal alien from Honduras and most recently living in Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to 121…

Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Robert S. Mueller, III, Director, Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Good morning, Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear…

Former Waterloo Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge

A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced December 12, 2011, to seven months in federal prison. Martin Weeks, age 43, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, and now of New York,…

Combative Mason City man bites officer

Combative Mason City man bites officer

Shortly after 9 pm on Wednesday, December 14th, officers were called to the 700 block of 4th Street SW to talk to 29 year-old Jon Ramon of Mason City who…

Alleged Sex Offender In Cedar Rapids Charged With Failing To Register

Earnest Twaite, age 55, from Cedar Rapids, has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. The charge is contained in an Indictment filed December 7, 2011, in…

Iowa Insurance Agent To Pay US To Resolve False Claims Allegations On The Federal Crop Insurance Program

WASHINGTON – Russell Hawley and Hawley Insurance Inc. of Vail, Iowa, have agreed to pay the United States $834,897.50 to settle allegations that they caused false claims to be submitted…

Two Iowa Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Illegal Re-Entry As Felons

Two men who illegally re-entered the United States from Mexico and Guatemala were sentenced on December 6, 2011, to federal prison. Alfredo Guerrero-Chavez, age 34, from Mexico, and Cristobal Velasquez-Lopez,…

Iowa Woman Receives 20 Years For Distributing Methamphetamine

A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and aided and abetted in the distribution of methamphetamine was sentenced November 30, 2011, to 20 years’ in federal prison. Shelle…

Milford, Iowa, Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth Conviction

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced December 1, 2011, to more than five years in federal prison. Benjamin MacMillan, 36, from Milford, Iowa, received the prison term…

Judge recommends Colorado low-security prison for Blagojevich

By Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — If Rod Blagojevich gets his choice, he will spend more than the next decade at a Colorado federal prison framed by lakes, golf…

Observers note that Sandusky defense attorney not going by the book

By Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Mondics, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Let the critics say what they may, Joseph Amendola — the outspoken and often unorthodox lawyer representing former Penn…

Attorney says Sandusky faces ‘the game of his life’

Attorney says Sandusky faces ‘the game of his life’

By Mike Dawson, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky now will have to build the most important defense strategy of his…

Sandusky waives hearing; is a plea deal in the future?

By John L. Micek, Peter Hall and Andrew McGill, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) BELLEFONTE, Pa. — To hear his lawyer tell it, Jerry Sandusky’s decision to waive a preliminary…

Former Penn State administrators to appear at preliminary hearing on Friday

By Peter Hall, The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) The next act in the Penn State child sex abuse saga has the potential for high drama as inconsistencies have emerged in…

Conviction in 20-year-old murder wiped from books

Brian Slodysko, Chicago Tribune A man who served 10 years in prison after confessing to the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Dixmoor girl, a crime in which four other…

Man with HIV convicted of having sex with 14-year-old girl

Mark Bowes, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. A 52-year-old Richmond man could spend more than 10 years behind bars for his conviction Monday of having sex with a 14-year-old girl without telling…

Couple charged in St. Paul shooting death

Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, Minneapolis A St. Paul man and his girlfriend have been charged in connection with the shooting death last September of a 24-year-old man in the city’s…

Slain man was federal defendant in drug conspiracy case

By Jeremy Gorner, Annie Sweeney and Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A man found shot and killed last week in Woodridge, Ill., was a federal defendant in a drug…

Music executive shot while driving through Hollywood intersection dies

By Richard Winton and Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A music executive critically wounded by a gunman who opened fire Friday in Hollywood died Monday of his…

Manhattan U.S. Attorney and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Announce Arrest of Bronx Man for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office of the Federal…

Former Clinton Community School District Accounting Supervisor Sentenced for Theft of Federal Funds

DAVENPORT, IA—On December 7, 2011, Denisa Babcock, age 37, of Camanche, Iowa, was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison, having previously pleaded guilty to theft from a local government…

Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,”…

Lucchese Organized Crime Family Member and Associate Among 13 Arrested, Charged for Racketeering and Other Offenses, Including Illegal Takeover of Publicly Traded Company

WASHINGTON—Thirteen individuals, including an alleged member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family, are charged with racketeering and related offenses in an indictment unsealed this morning in conjunction…

Trinitarios gang members arrested in New York

NEW YORK – Fifty members and associates of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG) have been charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses. BTG allegedly operated as a Racketeer Influenced and…

Komisarjevsky sentenced to death for fatal home invasion

By Alaine Griffin, The Hartford Courant NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Jurors decided on the death penalty Friday for home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky, rejecting weeks of defense evidence that portrayed…

Motive behind latest Virginia Tech shooting remains unknown

By Stephen Ceasar and Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times The motive behind a puzzling murder-suicide on the campus of Virginia Tech was still unknown Friday, as investigators continued to piece…

1 of 2 suspects pleads guilty in plot against Seattle military facility

By Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — One of two men accused of conspiring to attack a military-processing station in Seattle in July pleaded guilty to three federal charges…

Former Rutgers student rejects no-jail deal in secret taping case

By George Anastasia, The Philadelphia Inquirer NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student charged with invading the privacy of his roommate by secretly taping him in an intimate…