Sentencing

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
January 17, 2020 - 9:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Charles "Chase" Merritt sits in court during his pre-preliminary hearing in Victorville Court in Victorville, Calif. Merritt was convicted in June 2019 of the murders of his former business associate Joseph McStay, McStay's wife Summer, and their 4- and 3-year-old sons, Gianni and Joseph Jr. He will learn Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 whether he will face the death penalty. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 17, 2020 - 8:39 pm
Sentencing was delayed Friday for a man convicted of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the California desert after the defendant made a lengthy, unsuccessful bid to fire his attorney and have his conviction thrown out. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael Smith was...
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January 16, 2020 - 6:20 pm
A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children pleaded guilty Thursday in the 1981 death of an 11-month-old boy, receiving a life sentence that a prosecutor said should ensure she dies in prison. Genene Jones, 69, was imprisoned in 1984 for killing one child and giving an...
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January 13, 2020 - 7:29 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The man who shot several people, killing one, at a zombie-themed festival in Florida more than four years ago was sentenced on Monday to 30 years in prison. Jose Raul Bonilla, 24, was sentenced after pleading no contest to second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 15, 2013 file photo, Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf addresses his party supporters at his house in Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, a Pakistani court, overturned the death sentence given to the country's ailing former dictator, saying a special court that last month convicted and sentenced Musharraf had been formed in violation of the law. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
January 13, 2020 - 7:18 am
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Monday overturned the death sentence given to the country's ex-military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, a former close U.S. ally in the war against terror. The Lahore High Court ruled that the special tribunal formed to try the ex-president was not legal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and former top employees of the pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston to be sentenced by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 12, 2020 - 10:55 am
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who...
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January 11, 2020 - 2:37 pm
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Michelle Balogh, right, and Kelly Willis speak to reporters Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 following the sentencing of the Mexican man who killed their brother, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in December 2010, outside court in Tucson, Ariz. Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in a case that exposed a botched federal gun program known as "Fast and Furious" has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge sentenced Osorio-Arellanes in a Tucson courtroom after hearing tearful statements from the sisters of Brian Terry. (Astríd Galván)
January 08, 2020 - 12:53 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent nine years ago in a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. In reversal, US prosecutors no longer oppose prison time for former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 07, 2020 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn deserves up to six months behind bars, the Justice Department said Tuesday, reversing its earlier position that he was entitled to avoid prison time because of his extensive cooperation with prosecutors. The...
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January 07, 2020 - 10:48 am
TORONTO (AP) — A former Toronto pastor convicted in the death of his pregnant wife has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars. Philip Grandine was sentenced in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday nearly a year after jurors found him guilty of manslaughter in the drowning of his wife Anna Grandine...
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