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Crooked Researcher Avoids Jail, but Must Play the Piano

October 11, 2018 |

A former prominent neurological researcher at Yale and New York University avoided prison time Wednesday for stealing research funds, but a judge said he must play piano for indigent elderly people in Connecticut to make amends, per the AP . The unusual sentence for Dr. Alexander Neumeister was handed out Wednesday…
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Katt Williams Gets Out of Jail in Oregon, Dodges Extradition to Georgia

October 10, 2018 |

Katt Williams is a free man again — and it looks like it’ll stay that way for the short-term, ’cause he got a pass from prosecutors in Georgia … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement in Multnomah County, Oregon tells us Katt was released from…

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16-Year-Old Gets 4.5 Years in Jail for Kissing 13-Year-Old

October 2, 2018 |

An expert report cites the “impulse of puberty” for a teen’s actions that brought him to trial, but that excuse didn’t get the 16-year-old off the hook for a sexual assault charge. The boy’s crime of apparent passion, per Gulf News , was kissing a 13-year-old girl, whom SBS News identifies…
Newser

These Critters Just Landed Man in Jail With $1.5M Fine

October 1, 2018 |

The owner of a Washington-state seafood company will spend two years in prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers and pay $ 1.5 million in restitution—the second such big bust in the West in just over a year. Hoon Namkoong, 62, was also sentenced Friday to three years of post-prison supervision….
Newser

Putin Critic Freed From Jail. Then Arrested on His Way Out

September 24, 2018 |

President Vladimir Putin’s most visible critic was released from a Russian jail on Monday only to be immediately arrested again and thrown back in. Alexei Navalny served a 30-day sentence on charges he staged an unsanctioned protest before being re-arrested on charges he staged a rally that caused bodily harm…
Newser

Owner of company that wrote fake TripAdvisor reviews may be first to get jail time

September 16, 2018 |

TripAdvisor, one of the world’s biggest travel review sites, wants the world to know that it won’t turn a blind eye to fake reviews.

To get that point across, the Needham, Mass.-based site commended the nine-month jail sentence and $ 9,300 fine imposed on the owner of an Italian company who provided…


L.A. Times – Business

For First Time Ever, Fake Reviews Get Guy Sent to Jail

September 13, 2018 |

For what is believed to be the first time, a person has been sent to jail for writing fake reviews online. The Italian man ran a company called PromoSalento, which sold hotels fake reviews, and in what’s being widely hailed as a landmark ruling this week a court in the…
Newser

‘First Domino’ in Mueller Probe Pleads for No Jail Time

September 1, 2018 |

Lawyers for George Papadopoulos describe their client as the “first domino” to fall in the Robert Mueller investigation, but they say their client doesn’t deserve to go to jail next week when he’s sentenced for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. The filing submitted by attorneys for the…
Newser

Penalty for Taunting Bison: 130 Days in Jail

August 24, 2018 |

An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a “last hurrah” tour through national parks before he entered alcohol treatment was sentenced Thursday to 130 days in jail for his drunken behavior—including harassing a bison that had stopped traffic in Yellowstone National Park, per the AP…
Newser

TMZ

Kodak Black’s a Free Man After Early Jail Release

August 18, 2018 |

Kodak Black is a free man, which means the time has come for the life of Bill K. Kapri to begin anew. The Florida rapper was released from the Broward County Jail early Saturday morning after serving 7 months. As you’ll recall … he was doing time…

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