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Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years for corruption


December 8th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- Former Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Wednesday after being convicted of numerous counts of corruption, prosecutors said.Blagojevich, who ... Read more...

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Former US governor sentenced to 14 years in prison


December 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Dec 8 (IANS) Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday, after being found guilty on 18 counts of corruption.The lengthy prison sentence ... Read more...

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Indian American jailed for sexual abuse on plane


August 16th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A 65-year-old Indian American has been sentenced to a year in federal prison and fined $10,000 for sexually abusing a woman while she slept on ... Read more...

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Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton sentenced to over 10 years in prison


June 24th, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by BNO News
TAMPA, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton on Thursday was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for cocaine trafficking, prosecutors said.Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark ... Read more...

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Buju Banton sentenced for 10 years in prison for cocaine trafficking


June 24th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to ten years in federal jail following his conviction on three counts of related cocaine trafficking charges. Banton whose ... Read more...

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Three brothers face hangman’s noose in Malaysia


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Malaysia's high court Thursday threw out the motion for dismissal of the charges against three Mexican brothers accused of drug trafficking, a crime punishable by ... Read more...

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British stiff upper lip caused Catherine Zeta-Jones’ break down: Michael Douglas


April 27th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Actor Michael Douglas has claimed that his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones broke down under the stress of his cancer battle because of her British stiff upper lip.Douglas, 66, ... Read more...

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Actress sent to jail for Green Card marriage


April 27th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Fernanda Romero, who was charged with fraudulently getting married to obtain legal status in the US, will have to spend a month in ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas: ‘Media outed Catherine Zeta-Jones Bipolar Disorder’


April 27th, 2011 - 2:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Apr 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Douglas spoke in a very candid fashion to Oprah Winfrey on her show about the ongoing struggles that their family is currently facing. It ought ... Read more...

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Indian running online dating scam gets 42 months’ jail in US


April 8th, 2011 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) An Indian accused of meeting women on dating websites, pretending to be a high-powered financier and then seducing them, has been sentenced to a maximum of ... Read more...

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Sex-starved female guards at Rikers Island get promiscuous with inmates


March 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 21 (ANI): A former guard at Rikers Island, US, has said that the female officers at the prison are so sex-starved that they get promiscuous with the prisoners.Yolanda Dickinson, ... Read more...

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Blow-by-blow account of how US pressure on Pakistan led to release of Raymond Davis


March 17th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17(ANI): The United States' pressure on Pakistan to release double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis has finally paid off as the US official was freed on Wednesday, reportedly ... Read more...

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US showing ‘no leniency’ on Pak terror-suspect Aafia Siddiqui to end Davis’ detention


March 1st, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): Despite the US-Pakistan standoff on double murder-accused Raymond Davis' detention issue that threatens to derail their partnership in the war against terror, the Americans are showing no leniency ... Read more...

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US turns down Pak Govt’s offer to trade terror-suspect Aafia for CIA contractor Davis


March 1st, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): The Pakistan Government offered to trade double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis with Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who is suspected by US intelligence to be an al Qaeda operative ... Read more...

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Pitcher Mark Buehrle rooted for Michael Vick injury


February 10th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Vick should now know that not everyone in the stands is there to just watch a game; some will root for his injury.Pitcher and dog ... Read more...

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Michael Vick has a confrontation with dog owners in Dallas


February 9th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dallas, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Michael Vick, was given the key to the city of Dallas. Well as it later turned out, that was not the real key to ... Read more...

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Gold burglar targeting South Asians gets 46 months


January 29th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) The leader of a gang of picky New York City burglars, who targeted the homes of Indian and South Asian residents around Washington for their gold ... Read more...

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Former ‘Big Brother’ winner Adam Jasinski sentenced to four years in prison


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- Adam Jasinski, the season nine winner of the CBS reality television show 'Big Brother', was sentenced to four years in federal prison on Friday. Jasinksi had earlier pled ... Read more...

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Russian prisoners get tanning beds


January 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Inmates in a Russian jail have been giving the rare chance to live a luxurious life behind bars.The prison officials at the Butyrskaya Prison in Moscow have ... Read more...

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Incarcerated Madoff will not attend son’s funeral, says lawyer


December 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 14 (ANI): Ponzi king Bernie Madoff will not attend his son Mark's funeral.Instead Bernie, who is serving a 150-year prison sentence at a federal prison in North Carolina, will ... Read more...

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Wesley Snipes begins 3-yr prison term for tax evasion


December 10th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Actor Wesley Snipes will begin serving his three-year sentence for tax evasion at a federal prison in the US state of Pennsylvania.Snipes arrived shortly before a 1700 GMT ... Read more...

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Gold burglar targeting South Asian homes gets 3 years


December 4th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) A New York City woman who admitted being part of a ring of picky burglars which targeted dozens of South Asian homes in Washington suburbs has ... Read more...

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Wesley Snipes ordered to begin 3-yr prison term for tax evasion


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Actor Wesley Snipes has been ordered to begin serving a three-year jail term for tax evasion.He has been asked to surrender at a federal prison in the US ... Read more...

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Indian American woman embezzled $34 mn for ‘wild shopping sprees’


November 18th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian American Sujata "Sue" Sachdeva, a former executive of Koss Corp has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for embezzling $34 million from the Milwaukee ... Read more...

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Ponzie King Madoff’s possessions auctioned in New York


November 14th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.14 (ANI): Jaled Ponzie King Bernard Madoff's personal possessions have been sold at an auction in New York. From a pair of monogrammed black velveteen slippers through to a ... Read more...

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Prison In Russia To Install Sunbeds For Inmates


November 10th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of Russia's notorious prison, Butyrka, said that it was ready to improve the living conditions of the inmates with the help of some new ... Read more...

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Infamous ‘Butyrka’ Prison In Russia To Install Sunbeds For Enhancement Of Its Inmates’ Robustness


November 10th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The ‘Butyrka’ detention center located in the central area of Moscow is regarded as one of the most infamous prisons in Russian history. Prominent ... Read more...

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Arizona man sentenced to 30 years for distributing over 10 tons of marijuana


October 21st, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by BNO News
TUCSON, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- An Arizona man on Wednesday was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison for drug trafficking related offenses, prosecutors said.Miguel Eduardo Martinez, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, also ... Read more...

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Eugene Joseph Escalanti receives life sentence for massacring victim in Gila River Indian Community


October 6th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- An Arizona man was found guilty for a brutal murder he committed in an Indian community, prosecutors said on Tuesday.Eugene Joseph Escalanti, 34, of Tucson, Arizona and ... Read more...

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John McTiernan Sentenced to Twelve Months in Prison


October 5th, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The director of the “Die Hard” movies, John McTiernan has been sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of lying during the wiretapping investigation of ... Read more...

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Cancer helped bring together Douglas’ family


September 25th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Michael Douglas' ill health due to cancer helped bring his family together. The 65-year-old actor, who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment after doctors found a tumour ... Read more...

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Filthy Brooks ‘demanded woman employee wear short skirts with no undies’


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 23 (ANI): David Brooks, who was convicted last week for using 190 million dollars of company fund for his wife's face lift and hookers for his employees, is in ... Read more...

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721 inmates escape in Nigeria


September 8th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Sep 8 (DPA) Nigerian officials Wednesday said four people were killed as 721 prisoners escaped from a federal prison in Bauchi, northeastern Nigeria, the previous evening. Danlami Yar'adua, Bauchi state police commissioner, ... Read more...

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Indian American doctor gets jail for $13 mn insurance fraud


August 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Chicago, Aug 12 (IANS) An Indian American doctor has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for defrauding the government's Medicare and 30 other public and private health ... Read more...

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Serial bank robber “old man bandit” sentenced to 13 years in prison


July 31st, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – A serial bank robber known as the "old man bandit," was sentenced on Friday to 156 months (13 years) in federal prison for his conviction of six ... Read more...

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