United States

Theft of $1.2M in fajitas results in 50-year prison sentence

A former juvenile justice department employee from Texas was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas with county funds.

United States

Ex-officer sentenced for sex assault of woman in his custody

A former police officer in southeastern Oklahoma has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.

United States

Ex-Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' gets 30 years in U.S. prison

(Reuters) - A former Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for gaining U.S. asylum by lying about his role in the civil war in his homeland and atrocities he committed, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

United States

Lawsuit says Georgia prison guards beat 2 handcuffed inmates

A federal civil rights lawsuit says several guards at a southeast Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates.

United States

Liberian rebel commander sentenced to 30 years in prison

A Liberian man convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

World

YouTube star faces prison time after feeding homeless man Oreo with toothpaste as cruel prank

A Chinese YouTube star faces up to two years in prison after a cruel prank involving an Oreo cookie, toothpaste and a homeless man went wrong.

United States

Woman faces upgraded charges in Missouri officer's death

A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.

Politics

Man 'venting with a buzz' gets prison for phone threats to Rep. McSally of Arizona

An Arizona man "venting with a buzz" was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in federal prison, plus three years’ probation, after being convicted of leaving threatening phone messages for U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.

United States

Judge could release man who admitted to string of killings

A man who confessed to killing three people and now wants to be released from an Ohio prison under a plea deal is due back in court.

United States

Inmate pleads not guilty in slaying of 2 prison guards

A Georgia inmate has pleaded not guilty to killing two prison guards during a 2017 escape.

United Kingdom

Concerns surface over number of pregnant women being given short-term prison sentences in Scotland

'The fact that 37 expectant mothers have been given destructive short-term sentences in recent years should have alarm bells ringing,' says Scottish Liberal Democrats' justice spokesman Liam McArthur

United States

Cop killer's plea deal angers officer's family

The family of a Massachusetts police officer who was fatally shot in 2007 found out Thursday that the convicted killer has taken a plea deal that will spring him from prison in 2021.

United States

Texas woman gets prison; abandoned newborn covered with ants

A 22-year-old suburban Houston woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for abandoning her newborn daughter in an apartment complex flower bed where the child was found covered with ants.

United States

More prison time for ex-Army mother in child abuse case

The wife of an ex-Army major convicted with her husband of abusing their three foster children in New Jersey has been sentenced to additional prison time.

United States

'Soup Nazi' company's ex-CFO gets nine months prison for tax evasion

(Reuters) - The former chief financial officer of a company that licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired the tyrannical “Soup Nazi” character on the TV comedy “Seinfeld” was sentenced to nine months in prison on Thursday for tax eva

United States

Man sentenced to 13 years for 3 grams of marijuana is freed

A New Orleans man whose 13-year sentence for possessing a small amount of marijuana drew nationwide attention has been released from prison.

United States

Bank robber sentenced for 4 heists in 3 states

A New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing four banks in three states last year.

United States

Man who stole dog tags of fallen servicemen gets prison time

A man has been sentenced to 364 days in prison for stealing hundreds of World War II war relics, including the dog tags of fallen servicemen, from the National Archives in Maryland and peddling them to unwitting buyers.

Football

Barry Bennell appeals against 30-year prison sentence for sexual offences

• Former football coach seeks lighter punishment• 64-year-old faces complaints from around 90 former playersBarry Bennell, the former football coach who was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” after subjecting junior footballers fro

United States

Teen in viral courtroom video gets 11 years for carjackings

A woman's whose initial 20-year prison sentence for two carjackings went viral after her mother was seen wailing in a Florida courtroom was given 11 years.

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