HLN’s Nancy Grace takes a look at the case of a death row inmate who claims he is too obese to be executed. The Crime Convicted murderer Ronald Post says he is too obese to be executed, weighing in at an incredible 486 lbs. The convicted man shot and killed northern Ohio hotel clerk Helen Vantz nearly […]
Appeals court rules AdWords doesn’t infringe bidding patent Bid for Position has lost an appeal to a ruling that its bidding system patent was not infringed by Google’s or AOL’s search advertising purchasing system. The decision of the lower court was affirmed by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit this week. Bid […]
Cancer question complicates 9/11 deal Linking disease to exposure to toxic dust from WTC site proves elusive NEW YORK – Of all the illnesses people fear might be caused by toxic dust from the World Trade Center, nothing scares people like cancer. Hundreds of people are suing New York City over cancer diagnoses they received […]
An African-American man has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student. Dyron L
In early 2006, a young man named DeJarion Echols stood in a federal courtroom in Waco, Texas, and pleaded for leniency. After police found about 40 grams of crack cocaine, cash and an assault rifle in his bedroom, the promising athlete and father pleaded guilty to crack distribution and gun charges.
Bernard Madoff has decided not to appeal the 150-year prison sentence he received for operating the biggest investment fraud in history. “We are not going to appeal,” Madoff attorney Ira Lee Sorkin told CNN on Thursday. Sorkin said he met with Madoff this week at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.
As prosecutors asked to jail Bernard Madoff for 150 years, a U.S. District Court judge Friday entered a preliminary order calling on the convicted Ponzi schemer to forfeit more than $170 billion in assets, prosecutors announced. Madoff’s wife, Ruth, will be allowed to keep $2.5 million in funds “in settlement of the claims she would have otherwise brought against the property,” acting U.S.
The U.S. government cannot collectively seal its records in more than 100 cases involving the indefinite detention of suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, a federal judge ruled Monday
If the victims of Bernard Madoff were looking for catharsis in the court of U.S. District Judge Denny Chin, they got nothing close to it. Several of them had gathered in the large, packed courtroom in Lower Manhattan for Madoff’s hearing Thursday morning, but Chin issued instructions that victims could speak only if they wanted to object to Madoff’s pleading guilty to 11 counts of fraud
Accused investment swindler Bernard L. Madoff will plead guilty later this week to 11 counts that could bring a sentence of 150 years in prison, one of his attorneys told CNN. Prosecutors stressed that there is no plea deal and that Madoff, 70, will have to forfeit any money he made from his crimes.