New trial set for retired naval officer, wife accused of stealing $330,000 from 9-11 fund

Couple accused of cheating 9-11 fund get new trial

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are going to try again to convict a former naval officer and his wife of defrauding a fund for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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New trial set for retired naval officer, wife accused of stealing $330,000 from 9-11 fund

New trial for couple accused of cheating 9-11 fund

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are going to try again to convict a former naval officer and his wife of defrauding a fund for the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Justice Department says Dutch airline executive to plead guilty in cargo price-fixing

Airline exec to plead guilty in price-fixing probe

WASHINGTON — A Dutch airline executive will plead guilty, serve jail time and pay a fine for conspiring to fix cargo rates on international air shipments, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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Seattle University study finds ‘massive waste’ in misdemeanor prosecutions nationwide

Study finds ‘massive waste’ in misdemeanor cases

SEATTLE — Treating petty, nonviolent misdemeanors as infractions rather than crimes would save millions of dollars and better protect defendants’ rights without hurting public safety, according to a study commissioned by criminal defense attorneys.

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Octomom may sue club owner over stripper lies

WASHINGTON - Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets, is drawing plans to file a lawsuit against a club owner who claims she had worked as a stripper.

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Ex-American Home Mortgage CEO settles SEC fraud charges for $2.45 million; other execs accused

Ex-American Home CEO settles with SEC for $2.45M

WASHINGTON — The former head of American Home Mortgage Investment Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $2.5 million to settle federal civil charges of accounting fraud and concealing the company’s deteriorating finances as the subprime mortgage crisis hit in 2007.

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US Supreme Court upholds ban on profanity on TV

WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court Tuesday ruled the government has the right to fine broadcasters for profanity on television.

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Supreme Court says Tenn. death row inmate gets new hearing because of concealed evidence

Court rules for Tenn. death-row inmate

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence for a Tennessee death row inmate who was deprived of key evidence at his trial.

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Attorneys: Case against suspect in Chandra Levy killing flawed because of ‘jailhouse snitches’

Attorneys attack case against Levy killing suspect

WASHINGTON — The case against the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy is flawed because it is largely based on the accounts of “jailhouse snitches” interviewed years after the slaying, defense attorneys said Thursday.

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Defense attorneys attack case against suspect in Chandra Levy case at initial court appearance

Suspect in Chandra Levy case to be held in DC

WASHINGTON — Defense attorneys say the case against the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy is flawed because it’s based largely on “jailhouse snitches.”

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