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Ex-Chicago-area officer found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow leaves a courthouse in Joliet, Ill., during a hearing in Drew Peterson's request for a new trial. On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, jurors in Chester, Ill., found Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill Glasgow, who helped to convict him in the killing of his third wife. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped to convict him in the killing of his third wife.


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Ex-Illinois police officer found guilty in murder-for-hire trial

Police booking mug of former police sergeant Drew PetersonPeterson, 62, was found guilty of solicitation of murder and solicitation of murder for hire. The jury deliberated for about an hour before finding Peterson guilty, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sentencing is scheduled for July 26 before Randolph County Judge Richard Brown.


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Kenya prosecutor says no crime found in use of eurobond funds

Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions Tobiko reacts after case against Kenya's white settler Cholmondeley at High Court in NairobiThe Kenyan prosecutor's office said on Tuesday it had found no evidence that proceeds of 250 billion shillings ($2.48 billion) raised from a eurobond had been stolen or misused and will not pursue criminal charges against any government officials. In January, Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko ordered the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to probe the use of the funds after opposition leader Raila Odinga said the government could not account for 140 billion shillings from the sovereign bond. "Upon independent review...I have found no evidence to support the allegation about the alleged misappropriation of 250 billion shillings or any part thereof," Tobiko said in a statement.


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Woman hit by officer pleads not guilty to resisting arrest
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose beating by a police officer while she was handcuffed was caught on video has pleaded not guilty to charges including resisting arrest with violence.
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Woman sentenced for posting teen's nude photos on Facebook
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who posted nude photos of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.
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I have been arrested twice so can I get a drug diversion sentence?

I have been arrested a second time for possession. Some people I know have told me that I cannot get a drug diversion program because it is my second arrest. Is that true?

The answer to your question is "maybe". Eligibility for a drug treatment program, instead of serving a jail sentence, depends upon both the crime you are currently charged with and your past criminal history. There are two schemes in the Penal Code which provide for drug treatment....

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Kirk Tarman discusses criminal case motions
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Motions are one of the most important aspects of a criminal case before getting to trial.  Kirk Tarman, criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino County CA, discusses suppression motions based upon the 4th Amendment, dismissal motions, discovery motions, and more... for a glimpse into the preparation of a criminal case. ….

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Andrew Dosa discusses restitution
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Andrew Dosa, a civil and criminal defense attorney located in Alameda County CA, when interviewed by Crime and Justice Online, explains everything you need to know about restitution in criminal cases.  What is restitution?  Is it to punish the guilty or help the victim? Is it always paid?  What happens if it is not paid?  Are all criminal charges associated with restitution?  Can you use restitution to bargain away a jail sentence?  Is it applied more in civil or criminal cases?  These questions and more are answered by our expert on restitution, Andrew Dosa….

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Wally Farrell, a criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, now deceased, discussed the Death Penalty in California with Ray Hrdlicka
Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Admin istrator

Here is an entertaining and informative interview with Wally Farrell, a premier criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, now deceased, who discussed the Death Penalty in California with Crime, Justice & America Talk Show Host Ray Hrdlicka.  Is it really a deterrent? Why represent defendants charged with this type of crime?  What is “special circumstances” in the crime?  Life without parole vs. the Death Penalty.  Why does this type of case last so long?  Is it a choice between Justice or a Political and Financial cost?  Does it demean life? Or does it demean the death of victims?

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