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She Insulted Michelle Obama. Now, a Guilty Plea

February 18, 2019 |

“The flood was a natural disaster. Stealing from FEMA is a manmade disaster.” Per a DOJ release , that’s US Attorney Mike Stuart speaking on the case of Pamela Taylor, a 57-year-old from West Virginia who made headlines in 2016 for calling then-first lady Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” in…
Newser

He Asked Young Fans to ‘Prove’ Themselves. Now, a Guilty Plea

February 4, 2019 |

A YouTube star indicted in 2017 on child pornography charges pleaded guilty to one count Friday, admitting he lured six young teens into making and sending him explicit videos in which they danced provocatively, talked about how old they were, and showed their genitals, breasts, and anuses to him at…
Newser

Guilty plea in death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin gets man 27-year prison term

January 16, 2019 |

The Chicago suspect who was charged with fatally shooting a cousin of pro basketball star Dwyane Wade in 2016 pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday and received a 27-year prison sentence.
FOX News

Uber Driver Who Shot 8 Makes Surprise Guilty Plea

January 8, 2019 |

A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial. Jason Dalton’s surprise move came about three years after the shootings, which occurred over the course of a few…
Newser

Manafort faces midnight deadline to respond to Mueller claims he lied after plea deal

January 8, 2019 |

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is facing a deadline of midnight Monday to reply to Special Counsel Mueller’s allegations that he lied to federal agents after agreeing to a plea deal.
FOX News

Her Baby Was Stillborn. She Has a Heartbreaking Plea for Tech Companies

December 16, 2018 |

When Gillian Brockell got pregnant, tech company algorithms easily figured it out—thanks to her use of hashtags like #babybump, social media posts about her baby shower, and an Amazon registry featuring her due date, among other things—and quickly started serving her ads for maternity clothes and nursery decor….
Newser

Michael Cohen’s Lawyers Ask for No Prison Time After Plea

December 2, 2018 |

Lawyers for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, asked a federal judge in a memorandum filed late Friday night to impose no prison time for Mr. Cohen at his scheduled sentencing later this month, citing Mr. Cohen’s contrition and his cooperation with law enforcement.
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NBA Star Responds After Girl’s Plea About His Shoes

November 30, 2018 |

Riley Morrison knew which shoes she wanted on her feet as she kicked off her basketball season. Unfortunately, she appeared not to have the right feet. “Girls want to rock the Curry 5s too,” the 9-year-old Golden State Warriors fan from Napa, Calif., wrote in a letter to superstar point…
Newser

Mueller: After His Plea Deal, Manafort Lied to Us

November 27, 2018 |

The Robert Mueller investigation just lost an important witness—and Paul Manafort may have lost additional years of freedom. In a court filing Monday, the special counsel’s team said President Trump’s former campaign chairman had violated a plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators. The team said Manafort had…
Newser

Mueller: Manafort has lied to FBI, special counsel’s office since plea deal

November 27, 2018 |

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office “on a variety of subject matters” since his plea deal thereby violating the agreement, Mueller said in a court filing submitted Monday night, while adding that Manafort claims he’s been truthful.
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