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South Korea's Ex-Prez Found Guilty, Sentenced to 24 Years

'The defendant abused her presidential power entrusted by the people'

(Newser) - South Korea's former President Park Guen-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, less than 13 months after she was forced from office amid a corruption scandal. Park, who was found guilty on charges including abuse of power, was also fined $17 million in a verdict that was... More »

She Spewed Racist Remarks at Cops. Now She's Going to Jail

Vicky Momberg is South Africa's first person sentenced to up to 3 years of prison time for racism

(Newser) - Vicky Momberg didn't just say the slur one time to black police officers. She said it nearly 50 times, and that rant has now earned her a three-year prison sentence, with one year suspended. The BBC calls the South African ruling a "landmark" one, as it's the... More »

Unusual Sentence Greets YouTuber Who Killed Beau

Mother of 2 Monalisa Perez to serve 180 days in jail in 10-day increments

(Newser) - A woman who fired a handgun aimed at her boyfriend, whose only protection was a thick book , will serve just 180 days in jail following his June death. A Minnesota judge approved a deal in which 20-year-old mother of two Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in exchange for... More »

Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence

Given 40 to 125 years in prison over Twistars abuse

(Newser) - Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. He had pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was... More »

Judge Gives 'Nasty' Texter a Writing Assignment

Daren Young has to come up with 144 compliments for his former girlfriend

(Newser) - A judge on the Hawaiian island of Maui has handed down an unorthodox sentence to a man who pleaded no contest to violating a protection order preventing him from contacting his ex-girlfriend. Judge Rhonda Loo ordered Daren Young on Friday to write 144 compliments about his ex-girlfriend, in response to... More »

Pistorius Gets 6 Years for Murder

Judge goes easy on 'fallen hero'

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp , with the judge who decided the punishment calling the double-amputee Olympian a "fallen hero." South Africa's minimum sentence for murder is 15 years, but the judge said "substantial and... More »

Man Who Stole $460K in Quarters Must Return Only Half

Former NJ official Thomas Rica gets sentenced to probation, not jail

(Newser) - It's hard to say what's more surprising: Thomas Rica's crime, or his sentence. The former Ridgewood, NJ, public works inspector was sentenced yesterday to five years of probation for stealing more than a million quarters harvested from the city's parking meters. Over a period of several... More »

Woman Blasts Judge Who Told Her to Forgive Rapist

Ex-husband got no jail time for taped assaults

(Newser) - An Indiana woman is speaking out after a judge let her ex-husband off with no jail time even though he was convicted of repeatedly drugging her, raping her while she was unconscious, and recording the assaults. The sentence was a "sucker punch to the gut," Mandy Boardman tells... More »

Rapist's Sentence: Volunteer at Rape Crisis Center

Dallas center says 'no thanks'

(Newser) - Dallas County District Judge Jeanine Howard is known for handing out unusual sentences, but her latest "shocked and disturbed," reports WFAA . Sir Young, 20, pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl at Booker T. Washington High School; he was an 18-year-old student there at the time. He faced... More »

Judge Getting Threats After Rich Rapist Dodges Prison

Beau Biden thinks case against du Pont heir was weak to begin with

(Newser) - Delaware has had to provide a security detail for Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden, because she is getting threats over her not-exactly-harsh sentencing of du Pont heir Robert Richards IV, the News Journal reports. Since news broke earlier this week that Jurden gave Richards probation for the rape of his... More »

Veterans' Charity Scammer Gets 28 Years

Bobby Thompson's organization took in $100M

(Newser) - After just three hours of jury deliberation, an Ohio judge has sentenced one Bobby Thompson to 28 years over a fraudulent charity that took in some $100 million. John Donald Cody , a Harvard-educated lawyer, hid behind the name Bobby Thompson as he established the US Navy Veterans Association, the Cleveland ... More »

Man Sentenced for Firing AK-47 at Trick-or-Treater

12-year-old boy killed, stepfather and brother wounded in incident

(Newser) - A 27-year-old South Carolina man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a trick-or-treater who came to his door on Halloween 2008. Quentin Patrick was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to murder in the death of TJ Darrisaw. Prosecutors say the 12-year-old boy was shot at least... More »

Man Gets 20 Years in Teen Sex Slave Case

Victim gave emotional testimony at sentencing

(Newser) - A man received a 20-year federal prison sentence today for holding a young woman captive as a sex slave for six years. Edward Bagley, 46, was sentenced after a federal court judge in Kansas City accepted a plea agreement. He pleaded guilty in January to one count of using an... More »

Manning Not Guilty of Aiding Enemy, But...

...He's found guilty of most other charges against him

(Newser) - Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge leveled against him and the one that could have carried a life sentence. But the WikiLeaker isn't exactly off the hook; he was convicted on 17 other counts, including at least five counts of... More »

4 Relatives Headed to Jail for Attack on Gay Man

But attempt to use new federal hate crime law has mixed results

(Newser) - Four relatives were sentenced in federal court yesterday for kidnapping a gay man and attempting to beat him to death in a case that tried out the new federal hate crime provision covering crimes motivated by sexual orientation. Prosecutors say two women convinced Kevin Pennington to get into their truck... More »

Jodi Arias Stuck in Limbo: Jury Split on Sentence

Now a new jury must be selected

(Newser) - First Jodi Arias said she wanted the death penalty; then, she made a long case against it . Now, it seems, the jury can't make up its mind either: It split 8-4 in favor of the death penalty. That left the judge to declare a mistrial, with another effort set... More »

N. Korea Sentences US Man to 15 Years of Hard Labor

Kenneth Bae convicted of unspecified 'serious crimes'

(Newser) - Kenneth Bae was first accused of a takeover plot in North Korea; now the country's top court has sentenced him to 15 years' hard labor for "serious crimes," CNN reports, per the country's state news. The US State Department, which called for Bae's release "... More »

SocGen 'Rogue Trader' Gets 3 Years in Prison

And fined $6.36B

(Newser) - A Paris appeals court today sent Societe Generale "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel to prison for three years today and ordered him to repay his employers roughly $7 billion. The ruling upholds a lower court's sentence that according to the AP shocked many in France, where many bought into... More »

Judge Scoffs at Mayweather's 'Withering in Jail' Gripe

No water, bad food threatening his boxing career, attorneys argue

(Newser) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather's "get out of jail early" argument wasn't a TKO with a Las Vegas court. He pleaded with a judge to let him finish his domestic violence sentence at home. Being stuck behind bars is leaving him dehydrated and malnourished, threatening his boxing career, his... More »

Dharun Ravi Gets 30-Day Sentence

He declines to speak in sentencing hearing

(Newser) - After declining to speak on his own behalf, Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail today for spying on and allegedly outing gay roommate Tyler Clementi. Ravi "stared wide-eyed at the judge" as the sentence was read, but had no other reaction, according to the New Jersey ... More »

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