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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sentenced to 2 years

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the flamboyant Brooklyn rapper who carried out a series of violent crimes before informing on his former gang associates, was sentenced to 2 years in prison on Wednesday.

Former Trump aide Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in jail

Rick Gates, one of the most significant former Trump campaign advisers who flipped on President Donald Trump in the Mueller investigation, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and three years probation by a federal judge Tuesday morning.

Ousted Sudan President gets 2 years

Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a correctional facility after being found guilty of corruption and illegitimate possession of foreign currency.

Michael Cohen asks judge to cut his prison sentence

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, on Wednesday asked a federal judge to reduce his three-year prison term while claiming that Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department are biased against him.

Pharmaceutical executive convictions overturned

The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.

Prosecutors want to move Flynn sentencing

Prosecutors from the US attorney's office in Washington and Michael Flynn's lawyers want to suspend Flynn's long-awaited sentencing hearing in December because they won't be fully prepared for it until the Justice Department inspector general's report regarding FBI surveillance as part of its early Russia probe is published.

Jerry Sandusky resentenced to same prison term

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was resentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison, the same penalty that was previously overturned, according to Kendra Miknis, court administrator for Centre County in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Former 'American Idol' contestant sentenced in fentanyl case

Former American Idol contestant Antonella Maria Barba has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of the substance, the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia announced.

Ohio woman sentenced for plotting two terrorist attacks

An Ohio woman who wrote letters to Dylann Roof and admired the Columbine High School shooters was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for her role in planning two terrorist attacks, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

Outcry to stop execution of Rodney Reed grows

The outcry is growing from an army of supporters, including celebrities, clergy and state lawmakers, trying to stop the execution of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is set to die in less than two weeks.