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  • Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme. John Lazorchak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark, N.J. He also will have to serve two years of supervised release once he's freed from...

  • Poll: Indians view rape as big problem, laws lax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that Indians view rape as a big problem in their country and think the criminal justice system is inadequate to deal with it. The national survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center one year after the December 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old...

  • Bizarre behavior fuels questions in Va. killings

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria Police have never referred to Charles Severance as a suspect as they investigate three unsolved, possibly connected slayings in the city. But Severance has caught authorities' attention, and on Wednesday a West Virginia judge will hear arguments on whether...

  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in government reporting procedures and poor advice from agency...

  • Police seek person who set Puerto Rico man on fire

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they are looking for a person who set a homeless man on fire near the island's north coast. Police said Tuesday that 63-year-old Candido Ortiz Cano told them he was staying in an abandoned house in the northern town of Toa Baja when...

  • Police: Va. boy accidentally shoots, kills brother

    WIRTZ, Va. (AP) — Franklin County authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 7-year-old brother. Franklin County Sheriff's Lt. Phillip Young tells media outlets that the investigation indicates the children were playing at a neighbor's house when the older boy found a...

  • Feds charge 3 in counterfeiting cases

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three Alaskans have been charged in two separate counterfeiting cases, federal authorities announced Monday. Eugene David Downey Jr., 42, of Anchorage, faces four counts of passing counterfeit $50 bills at Anchorage-area stores, the U.S. attorney's office said in a...

  • 2 men shot near National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say two men were shot outside the National Zoo. Police Cmdr. Michael Reese said at a news conference that the shooting was reported about 5:15 p.m. Monday, across the street from one of the zoo's main entrances. Police say one man was shot in the hand, another...

  • Ex-Marine tells lawyers not to fight death penalty

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life. In the absence of any opposition, prosecutors pressed ahead with their case that Jorge Torrez, 25, deserves the...

  • Air Force officer pleads guilty to child porn

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Air Force officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Forty-four-year-old William Gazafi of Lusby is a non-commissioned officer at Andrews Air Force Base. He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography...

  • Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday. A judge delayed it while attorneys work out issues over testimony from Brown's bodyguard, who was convicted of assault in a separate trial. Both...

  • White House: Obama wants 'fair shot' for all under clemency system

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama wanted everyone to have a "fair shot" under the clemency system, as the Justice Department overhauls their guidelines for reviewing petitions for reduced sentences from federal prisoners.

  • What's wrong with victims' rights laws?

    Criminals are generally despised, and cops are not universally beloved. But one participant in the criminal justice system has no enemies: victims of crime. They're the Sara Lee of American politics. Everybody doesn't like someone, but nobody doesn't like victims. The movement to protect this...

  • Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital. During a brief court appearance Friday in which he wore a suit and tie, Brown turned to wave and salute supporters in the courtroom including his mother and the...

  • Judge refuses to toss sentence for ID theft

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a Richmond woman's 14-year prison sentence for helping illegal aliens obtain driver's licenses and other identification. In a four-paragraph opinion Thursday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson rejected Cynthia Salamanca's claim that...



From the Weekly Standard

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