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June 24, 2013
He’s Guilty: On Monday, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty of paying for sex with a minor and then using his position to try and cover-up his crime. Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years behind bars, along with a lifetime ban from Italian politics, but will be allowed to exhaust all of his appeal options before serving his sentence. His lawyers have already announced plans for the first appeal, calling Monday’s verdict “completely illogical.” (Photo via Colombo Telegraph) source

He’s Guilty: On Monday, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty of paying for sex with a minor and then using his position to try and cover-up his crime. Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years behind bars, along with a lifetime ban from Italian politics, but will be allowed to exhaust all of his appeal options before serving his sentence. His lawyers have already announced plans for the first appeal, calling Monday’s verdict “completely illogical.” (Photo via Colombo Telegraphsource

13:28 // 1 year ago
February 20, 2013

Two widely differing pleas came from former politicians facing criminal charges today

  • Guilty Former Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from his apparent misuse of more than $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson and his wife made a variety of high-dollar purchases with the money, along with paying for expensive vacations and club memberships, and is expected to be sentenced to somwhere between 47 and 56 months in prison. source
  • Not Guilty Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and other gifts during his time in office, many from contractors hoping to land major city contracts. Several former city officials are set to testify against Nagin, who is currently out of jail on a $100,000 bond. source
19:11 // 1 year ago
October 12, 2011
10:36 // 3 years ago
March 24, 2011

Rapid legal response to Der Spiegel’s Afghan photos

  • 24 year sentence for Jeremy Morlock in Afghan murders source

» “The plan was to kill people.” So says the man himself, in pleading guilty to three counts of murder, and one count each of conspiracy to commit assault and battery, illegal drug use, and obstructing justice. He’s expected to testify against fellow soldiers who are allegedly party to the plot, all this legal brew-ha-ha unfolding after German newspaper Der Spiegel published pictures (warning: the images are graphic and terrible … you can go find them yourself) of Morlock and his cohorts posing with the corpses of Afghan civilians.

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12:57 // 3 years ago
February 1, 2011

Colleen LaRose pleads guilty to terrorism conspiracy

  • YES Colleen LaRose conspired with terrorist groups source

» Jihad Jane fesses up: The 47-year-old Michigan woman widely known as “Jihad Jane” plead guilty today.  She was charged with contacting an Islamic terrorist group and pledging to aid them in murdering Danish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who suffered attempts on his life after penning a newspaper comic featuring the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

15:48 // 3 years ago