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Trump to escalate blame on trial judge Juan Merchan if sentenced to prison | Donald Trump

Trump to escalate blame on trial judge Juan Merchan if sentenced to prison | Donald Trump

[ad_1] Donald Trump is determined to avoid jail, but if he does get handed a prison sentence after his conviction on 34 felony counts in New York last week, the former president’s inner circle is certain he will lay the blame squarely at the judge’s feet, sources familiar with the matter said. The precise way Trump might blame the judge, Juan Merchan, remains unclear because Trump has been avoidant of the issue and the matter was not resolved when he huddled with his top advisers at a Trump Tower meeting immediately after the verdict on Thursday, the sources said. But Trump is likely to double down on his attacks against Merchan, directing his supporters at rallies and in Truth Social posts to take up their grievances with the judge, one of the sources added. The consequences of Trump’s likely rhetoric are difficult to predict. Trump has been railing against Merchan for months as being unfair and in conspiracy cahoots with the Biden administration to prevent him from campaigning – and nothing concrete has happened. Still, …

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to eight years in prison and flogging | World cinema

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to eight years in prison and flogging | World cinema

[ad_1] The Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof has been sentenced to eight years in prison, flogging, a fine and the confiscation of property, his lawyer has confirmed. Writing on X, Babak Paknia, a human rights lawyer representing Rasoulof, said that the judgment was confirmed in a court of appeal and the case had now been sent for enforcement. He continued by saying the chief reasons given for the punishment were Rasoulof’s public statements, as well as his continued involvement in making films and documentaries which the court described as “examples of collusion with the intention of committing a crime against the country’s security”. Rasoulof, 52, is one of Iran’s leading directors, whose latest film, The Seed of the Sacred Fig, is due to premiere at the Cannes film festival next week. Since its inclusion was announced last month, the director and the festival had come under considerable pressure from Iranian authorities to pull the film from competition. Producers on the film reported harassment by the state police, Paknia has previously reported on X, and actors were …

Former MGM Grand casino president to be sentenced over illegal bets

Former MGM Grand casino president to be sentenced over illegal bets

[ad_1] Resorts World Las Vegas President Scott Sibella speaks during the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas on June 24, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Ethan Miller | Getty Images The former president of the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas is set to be sentenced Wednesday afternoon on a federal criminal charge related to his failure to report millions of dollars in wagers by an illegal bookmaker at his casino. Scott Sibella, the ex-MGM executive, pleaded guilty in January to one count of failure to file reports of suspicious transactions required to be made by casinos under the Bank Secrecy Act. Sibella’s lawyers have asked that he be sentenced to probation, as have prosecutors. Sibella admitted knowing that a patron of his casino, Wayne Nix, ran an illegal bookmaking business, according to the Department of Justice. “Despite this knowledge, Sibella allowed Nix to gamble at MGM Grand and affiliated properties with illicit proceeds generated from the illegal gambling business without notifying the casino’s compliance department,” the DOJ said in a press release in January. …

Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to 4 Years for Using Excessive Force

Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to 4 Years for Using Excessive Force

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee Department of Corrections officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for using excessive force on an inmate and trying to cover it up, the Justice Department said. Javian Griffin, 38, received the sentence Monday, the agency said in a statement. The former tactical officer at Northwest Correctional Complex pleaded guilty in October to punching the inmate in the head without justification and breaking his jaw. The inmate did not resist or pose a threat and Griffin wrote a false report about it, court documents said. “No correctional officer is above the law,” U.S. Attorney Kevin G. Ritz said. “This office’s National Security and Civil Rights Unit will continue to prioritize the prosecution of public employees who violate the civil rights of others.” A co-defendant was sentenced in February to 15 months in prison for assisting with the cover-up by writing a false report, the agency said. Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Photos You …

Boy, 16, sentenced to life for murder of teenager Mikey Roynon in Bath | Knife crime

Boy, 16, sentenced to life for murder of teenager Mikey Roynon in Bath | Knife crime

[ad_1] A 16-year-old boy has been detained for life for murder after stabbing a talented teenage rapper in the back of the neck with a “zombie” knife at a house party in Bath. Two of the murderer’s 16-year-old friends, who were also carrying zombie knives, were detained for nine years and nine years and six months after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Mikey Roynon, 16. During his sentencing remarks, Mr Justice Saini said the killing was an example of the “plague of knife crime” that was blighting Bristol and surrounding areas. He said: “The lives of young boys who carry knives continue to be taken at the hands of other boys who carry knives.” He said Mikey, from Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, was still a child but had a “bright musical career ahead of him”. Mikey’s mother, Hayley Ryall, said: “Every morning I wake up and it hurts as much as the last morning. I keep having awful dreams that Mikey is lost and I’m looking for him, but even the awful dreams are …

Prolific egg thief Daniel Lingham sentenced for third time for stealing thousands of wild bird eggs in Norfolk | UK News

Prolific egg thief Daniel Lingham sentenced for third time for stealing thousands of wild bird eggs in Norfolk | UK News

[ad_1] A prolific egg collector has avoided a prison sentence after he stole almost 3,000 wild bird eggs from their nests. Daniel Lingham, 71, of Norfolk, was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail – suspended for 18 months – today, after a police raid of his home on 25 July last year uncovered 2,995 wild bird eggs – with some hidden behind a bath panel and others hoarded in his bedroom. He previously pleaded guilty to five offences at Norwich Magistrates Court on 20 February. Read more:The wildlife crimes you can be arrested for Lingham was also ordered to comply with a 12-month mental health treatment requirement including 15 rehabilitation activity days. He was also told to pay £183 in compensation to the British Trust for Ornithology, £145 in court costs and a £154 victim surcharge. He covered his face with his coat hood as he left the court building, and told reporters “no comment”. Image: Bodycam footage from Lingham’s latest arrest. Pic: PA This is the third time Lingham has been sentenced for egg …

Captain sentenced to 4 years in fiery deaths of 34 aboard scuba boat

Captain sentenced to 4 years in fiery deaths of 34 aboard scuba boat

[ad_1] Defendant Jerry Boylan, captain of the Conception, leaves federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Vogel/AP Defendant Jerry Boylan, captain of the Conception, leaves federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday. Richard Vogel/AP LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday sentenced a scuba dive boat captain to four years in prison and three years supervised release for criminal negligence after 34 people died in a fire aboard the vessel. The Sept. 2, 2019, blaze was the deadliest maritime disaster in recent U.S. history, and prompted changes to maritime regulations, congressional reform and several ongoing lawsuits. Captain Jerry Boylan was found guilty of one count of misconduct or neglect of ship officer last year. The charge is a pre-Civil War statute colloquially known as seaman’s manslaughter. It was designed to hold steamboat captains and crew responsible for maritime disasters. Family members pleaded with U.S. District Judge George Wu to give Boylan the maximum 10-year sentence in an impassioned hearing. Many cried, and Robert Kurtz, …

Captain sentenced to 4 years for criminal negligence in fiery deaths of 34 aboard California scuba boat

Captain sentenced to 4 years for criminal negligence in fiery deaths of 34 aboard California scuba boat

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday sentenced a scuba dive boat captain to four years in prison and three years supervised release for criminal negligence after 34 people died in a fire aboard the vessel. The Sept. 2, 2019, blaze was the deadliest maritime disaster in recent U.S. history, and prompted changes to maritime regulations, congressional reform and several ongoing lawsuits. Captain Jerry Boylan was found guilty of one count of misconduct or neglect of ship officer last year. The charge is a pre-Civil War statute colloquially known as seaman’s manslaughter. It was designed to hold steamboat captains and crew responsible for maritime disasters. Family members pleaded with U.S. District Judge George Wu to give Boylan the maximum 10-year sentence in an impassioned hearing. Many cried, and Robert Kurtz, father of the sole deckhand killed, Alexandra Kurtz, brought a small container with him up to the lectern to address Boylan and the court. “This is all I have of my daughter,” he said. Yadira Alvarez is the mother of 16-year-old Berenice …

A North Dakota Man Is Sentenced to 15 Years in Connection With Shooting at Officers

A North Dakota Man Is Sentenced to 15 Years in Connection With Shooting at Officers

[ad_1] U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor sentenced Eric Obregon Jr., 32, on Thursday to the federal prison term and three years of supervised release, according to prosecutors. He pleaded guilty in December 2023 to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. Obregon was indicted in early 2023. A complaint’s affidavit says Williston Police Officers Tyler Iwen and Jordan Patton approached him about his parked vehicle partially blocking an intersection. It continues that Patton recognized Obregon as having several warrants for arrest and asked him to exit the vehicle. The affidavit alleges Obregon got out, pushed Patton, ran and fired at Patton several times as the officers pursued him on foot. The officers also fired at Obregon, and Patton shot and wounded Obregon in his leg, according to the court documents. “This is a just sentence for someone who violently put law enforcement lives at risk,” North Dakota U.S. Attorney Mac Schneider said in a statement. “Thanks to the courage and skill of the Williston Police Department, this individual was neutralized and brought …

First responders were sentenced in Elijah McClain’s death. But has justice been done?

First responders were sentenced in Elijah McClain’s death. But has justice been done?

[ad_1] All first responders charged in the fatal botched arrest of Elijah McClain have been sentenced, but questions remain about whether it’s changed how Black people are treated by police and paramedics. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: All five police officers and paramedics criminally charged in the death of Elijah McClain have now had their days in court in Colorado. McClain’s death drew attention in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. Colorado Public Radio’s Allison Sherry reports the case has inspired police reform in Colorado, but not everyone feels justice has been done. ALLISON SHERRY, BYLINE: I’m standing in Aurora, Colo., on the corner of Evergreen and Boeing. Almost five years ago, a 23-year-old massage therapist named Elijah McClain was walking home from a convenience store after buying iced tea in this neighborhood. McClain, who was Black, didn’t know that someone had reported a suspicious person. And despite never being suspected of committing any crime, police took him down here. He was unarmed but given two carotid holds anyway and thrown to the grass several times. …