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Jack Donson, president of New York-based My Federal Prison Consultant and a retired federal Bureau of Prisons employee, outside federal court and Manhattan Correctional Center, right, where he's consulted with inmate clients, Friday March 1, 2019, in New York. Donson welcomes recent criminal indictments exposing shady dealings in the largely unregulated industry of "prison consultants." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 11, 2019 - 12:03 am
It's a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a year off your sentence. Federal prosecutors have long suspected abuses in the program, which has enrolled...
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This 2016 booking photo released by the Sedgwick County, Kan., Jail shows Steven R. Henson. The Kansas doctor convicted of over-prescribing medication blamed in one patient's death has been sentenced to life in prison for unlawfully prescribing medication blamed for an overdose death. Henson was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs outside the course of medical practice, unlawfully distributing various prescription drugs, presenting false patient records to investigators, obstruction of justice and money laundering. (Sedgwick County Jail via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor was sentenced to life in prison Friday for unlawfully prescribing medication blamed for an overdose death, the latest prosecution in a government crackdown on physicians amid an opioid epidemic. Steven R. Henson was immediately taken into custody following...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. The 69-year-old Manafort is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could get 20 years under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence. Manafort was convicted of hiding from the IRS millions of dollars he earned from his work advising Ukrainian politicians. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 08, 2019 - 5:35 pm
A judge's decision to sentence former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and...
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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 4:40 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he...
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March 08, 2019 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The first woman in Britain to be convicted of female genital mutilation has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. She received 11 years for the genital mutilation of her three-year-old daughter and two years for possession of extreme pornography. The 37-year-old Ugandan woman is not...
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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 12:47 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. But that was much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a...
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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 11:38 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair, had no...
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This courtroom sketch depicts former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, center in a wheelchair, during his sentencing hearing in federal court before judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Manafort was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 8:47 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court in Washington. The 69-year-old Manafort is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could get 20 years under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence. Manafort was convicted of hiding from the IRS millions of dollars he earned from his work advising Ukrainian politicians. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 07, 2019 - 6:03 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. Judge T.S. Ellis...
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A 57-year old defendant hides his face at the courtroom in Bielefeld, Germany, Thursday, March 7, 2019. A judge in Germany has found the man guilty of poisoning his co-workers' sandwiches with mercury, lead acetate and other chemicals over several years and sentenced him to life in prison. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
March 07, 2019 - 4:11 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning his co-workers' sandwiches with mercury and other substances over several years, leaving one in a coma and two others with serious kidney damage. A judge at the regional court in Bielefeld, about 330 kilometers (205 miles...
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