January 22, 2010 |
An Illinois man was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for helping to lead an identity theft ring that counted Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his wife, Anna, among its victims. Leonardo Darnell Zanders, 49, of Dolton, Ill., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee in Alexandria, Va., to 200 months in prison for his role in the ring that caused about $1.5 million in losses for at least 10 financial institutions, the Justice Department said in a statement.
August 4, 1999 |
The sentencing of presidential friend Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie on campaign finance violations was postponed Tuesday until Nov. 1. Trie's sentencing had been set for Aug. 12, but prosecutors said they need more time to assess his cooperation as part of his plea agreement.
November 24, 2009 |
An activist who was investigating the role shoddy school construction played in the deaths of more than 5,000 children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake was given a three-year prison sentence Monday on charges of possessing state secrets. Huang Qi, 46, a veteran activist and blogger, is the most prominent of more than a dozen people who were arrested for demanding investigations into construction standards after the magnitude 7.9 temblor. Others included prominent artists, former teachers and parents who lost their only children in the earthquake.
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January 15, 2010 |
A Los Angeles prosecutor urged a judge today to deny Roman Polanski's request to be sentenced in a three-decade-old child sex case without surrendering to U.S. authorities. In papers filed in Superior Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren wrote that sentencing in absentia was "absolutely inappropriate" given Polanski's continued refusal to return to the U.S. Polanski "as a fugitive and convicted child rapist, must not be permitted to instruct this court how to proceed." "Mr. Polanski must surrender," the prosecutor wrote in the filing submitted to Judge Peter Espinoza in advance of a Jan. 22 hearing.
December 9, 2004 |
A judge postponed the sentencing of Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy on fraud and conspiracy charges until Feb. 23 so attorneys can try to reach a restitution agreement. U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand in New York moved the sentencing from Jan. 5 at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys. John Rigas, 80, and Timothy, 48, face dozens of years in prison for their convictions in July on charges of looting the No.
June 20, 1989 |
The federal judge in Oliver L. North's case today delayed Friday's sentencing of the fired Ronald Reagan White House aide until July 5 to hear defense misconduct complaints about one of North's jurors, court papers showed. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell put off North's sentencing so that he can hold a June 28 hearing at defense lawyers' request. The hearing apparently concerns juror Tara King, who told reporters after the trial that she had once used cocaine. She said she did not use cocaine during the eight-week trial.
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September 6, 1997
As two Mexican Mafia members were sentenced to life in prison, a defense attorney criticized the prosecution of the prison gang Friday, contending that it won't help stem violence in Los Angeles. "Will this sentence or the others you have imposed deter crime?" Deputy Federal Public Defender Ellen Barry asked a Los Angeles judge before he passed judgment on her client. "No," she said, answering her own question. "This prosecution and these life sentences will not stop . . .
June 26, 2004 |
The judge presiding over Martha Stewart's obstruction-of-justice case has postponed her sentencing for eight days so defense attorneys can file court papers, prosecutors said. Stewart, who was scheduled to be sentenced July 8, will come before U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum on July 16. Stewart faces 10 to 16 months in federal prison for obstructing a federal investigation into why she sold stock in ImClone Systems Inc. in December 2001.
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December 19, 2002 |
The sentencing of a Ventura woman convicted of murder for participating in the 1998 slaying of a teenage girl has been delayed to allow defense attorneys time to prepare a motion for a new trial. Bridget Callahan, 30, fired her former attorney this week, days before her scheduled sentencing. She is facing a life prison term. Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill Jr. agreed to postpone the hearing to Feb.