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Prosecutors Want Fyre Fest Promoter To Get Prison

October 4, 2018 |

Prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to sentence the promoter of a botched, highly publicized music festival in the Bahamas to over 15 years in prison, the AP reports. In a written filing in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said Billy McFarland was “far more interested in the fame and notoriety generated…
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Bill Cosby’s Prosecutors Want Him Immediately Locked Up Monday After Sentencing

September 22, 2018 |

Bill Cosby better enjoy what little freedom he’s got left, ’cause prosecutors in his sexual assault case want him locked behind bars Monday morning. Authorities connected to the case tell TMZ … prosecutors will push for the disgraced…

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Prosecutors Seek Footprint From Chris Watts

September 22, 2018 |

Prosecutors want inked footprints from Chris Watts, the Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters in August. The request came in the form of a motion filed on Wednesday, Denver7 reports. Investigators reportedly found barefoot impressions at the location where Chris Watts allegedly hid the…
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Manafort Cuts a Deal With Prosecutors

September 14, 2018 |

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a “cooperation agreement” with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian consulting work, the AP reports. The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington. Manafort was…
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Prosecutors: We May Have Misjudged Maria Butina

September 9, 2018 |

Prosecutors are walking back the most salacious–and headline grabbing–claim they previously made in the case against alleged Russian spy Maria Butina. Per the AP , a Justice Department filing indicates prosecutors are admitting they may have been wrong about the assertion that Butina peddled sex in exchange for a job or…
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Tekashi69 Asks Judge to Bar Prosecutors From Using Rap Name in Battery Trial

August 22, 2018 |

7:40 AM PT — Tekashi’s arraignment was pushed to September.  Tekashi69 does not want to be court shamed in his trial for allegedly choking someone at a mall … so he’s asking the judge to bar prosecutors from…

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Prosecutors: Boy Died in Exorcism-Like Ritual at Compound

August 14, 2018 |

A 3-year-old boy whose remains were found at a New Mexico compound where children were allegedly trained to conduct school shootings died during an exorcism-like ritual, prosecutors say. Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, allegedly taken from his Georgia home late last year, suffered from seizures, and his father believed he was possessed by…
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Prosecutors: Kids Trained to Kill at NM Compound

August 8, 2018 |

The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. Per the AP , the documents say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where…
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Manafort Judge Instructs Prosecutors Not to ‘Gild the Lily’

August 3, 2018 |

Paul Manafort’s bookkeeper took the stand on day three of the former Trump campaign chairman’s trial on bank and tax fraud charges, but the buzzier portion of the day saw the judge instructing prosecutors not to “gild the lily” when it came to Manafort’s luxurious lifestyle. Prosecutors have been painting…
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Prosecutors Describe Manafort’s ‘VIP’ Jail Treatment

July 11, 2018 |

A new court filing reveals that Paul Manafort’s life in prison apparently isn’t all that awful. Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that the financial crimes trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman should not be delayed, as Manafort’s lawyers have argued for. Despite his lawyers saying he spends nearly all of…
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