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  • Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to stealing over $200,000

    July 1, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former healthcare executive from Gonzales pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $200,000 from nursing homes throughout Louisiana and Arkansas. The Department of Justice says 36-year-old Travis Templet was convicted of engaging in a wire fraud scheme to defraud a non-profit health care organization. ... more »
  • Submarine sailor owns up to video

    June 29, 2015 9:10 PM

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, FLORIDA- A sailor accused of videotaping female officers in a shower area aboard a U.S. Navy submarine pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ten months in the brig. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Secrest admits he made the video and lied to investigators. Secrest is one... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman admits stealing social security numbers

    June 24, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee of the Ascension Parish Health Unit has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 400 Social Security numbers from an internal database and selling them to a Baton Rouge tax return preparer. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 26-year-old Ta'Sha Thomas, of Donaldsonville,... more »
  • Former NOPD officer pleads guilty to high-speed chase

    June 23, 2015 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -- A former veteran of the New Orleans Police Department pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to a high-speed chase over the Causeway Bridge, according to a WWLTV.com report . Causeway police in 2013 attempted to pull over a car driven by Gary Calico after an officer... more »
  • Baton Rouge man pleads guilty to child porn charges, lying to FBI

    June 19, 2015 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man admitted to the possession of child pornography and to lying to the FBI about his plans to force a young girl to have sex with him. 46-year-old Pierre A. Moosebroker, Jr. pleaded guility Thursday to possession of child pornography and making false... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

    June 18, 2015 3:25 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- A former University of Mississippi student has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a noose placed on a statue of civil rights activist James Meredith. Graeme Phillip Harris pleaded guilty Thursday to using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students and employees at the university.... more »
  • Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader pleads guilty to rape

    June 16, 2015 3:48 PM

    GEORGETOWN - A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the ex-wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has pleaded guilty after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Forty-eight-year-old Molly Shattuck pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of fourth-degree rape, a felony that can carry up to 15... more »
  • Parker guilty of second-degree murder in child beating

    June 11, 2015 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge found Randy Parker guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for beating his ex-girlfriend's son to death four years ago. Judge Trudy White presided over Parker's bench trial and handed down her verdict in Baton Rouge. Parker was originally accused of first-degree murder in the 2011... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to fatal shooting at construction company check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2015 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Slaughter man who went on a shooting rampage at Grady Crawford Construction Co. in 2009, several months after the Baton Rouge firm fired him, has pleaded guilty to killing two workers and wounding a third. Richard Matthews' guilty pleas came three months after state District Judge... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans school official pleads guilty

    May 13, 2015 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans school board member has changed his plea to guilty in a federal bribery case. Ira Thomas pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. The hearing comes more than two months after U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET')... more »
  • Hammond doctor pleads guilty in Medicare fraud scheme

    April 23, 2015 3:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The U.S. Justice Department says a doctor from Hammond has pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme. Sixty-two-year-old Winston Murray, the operator of a Hammond clinic, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance in New Orleans. Murray admitted writing home health care referrals for... more »
  • Ex-pro Hernandez gets life sentence without parole

    April 15, 2015 9:38 AM

    FALL RIVER, MA - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder. Hernandez stood impassively as the court officer announced the sentence Wednesday. It came shortly after he was found guilty on all charges in... more »
  • Jury finds Denham Springs man guilty of 2014 murder

    April 9, 2015 3:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A Denham Springs man accused of shooting and killing his roommate last May was found guilty guilty of second degree murder Thursday, according to District Attorney Scott M. Perriloux. Witnesses said 25-year-old Jason Holcomb became angry with Joshua Thomasson on May 10, 2014 when Thomasson asked Holcomb... more »
  • Plea allows teacher to avoid prison, sex-offender registry

    April 9, 2015 12:58 PM

    HAHNVILLE, La. - One of two former Destrehan High School teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, has agreed to a plea deal in St. Charles Parish that will allow her to avoid prison time or having to register as a sex offender. The deal was announced in... more »
  • Deep-sea treasure hunter pleads guilty to contempt of court

    April 8, 2015 4:08 PM

    COLUMBUS, OH - A deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive after refusing to testify about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck has pleaded guilty to contempt of court. Sixty-two-year-old Tommy Thompson pleaded guilty to the criminal contempt charge Wednesday in federal court in Columbus. Thompson went... more »
  • Zachary man pleads guilty in sex trafficking case

    April 8, 2015 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal officials say the leader of a sex trafficking ring in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his interstate prostitution enterprise. U.S. Attorney Walter Green says 33-year-old Jeremie J. Tate, of Zachary, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick to conspiracy to... more »
  • Casino killing

    March 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- A woman was convicted of killing a gambler she followed out of a casino after he won $10,000 and ran him over with a car. Barbara Ann Hamel originally pleaded guilty and faced 15-years to life but rolled the dice and changed her plea to not... more »
  • Saddam Hussein guns

    March 25, 2015 8:00 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man admitted he tried to sell some guns believed to have been owned by Saddam Hussein's family and he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen firearms in federal court. David Philip Ryan of Miami faces up to five years in prison and will be... more »
  • Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case

    March 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles court to charges of drugging and raping two women. The pleas Monday are part of an agreement with prosecutors to resolve cases against the former all-pro player in four states. Earlier in the day... more »
  • Report: Sharper to plead guilty in rape case deal

    March 20, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints player Darren Sharper agreed to a plea deal that will cover wide-ranging rape and drug cases in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada, according to WWL-TV. The happened the same day Sharper was charged with rape in a case out of Las Vegas.... more »
  • Man admits handcuffing boy, putting dead chicken around neck

    March 18, 2015 10:18 AM

    MONROE, NC - A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to handcuffing an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment. Dorian Harper pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felonies, including child abuse, assault and maiming. The 58-year-old Harper pleaded just as... more »
  • Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

    March 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold infants' and children's liquid medications that contained metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, acknowledged producing adulterated bottles of Infants' and Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin. The company agreed... more »
  • Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

    March 9, 2015 11:55 AM

    JESUP, GA - The director of a movie about musician Gregg Allman has pleaded guilty in a train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six film workers. Director Randall Miller pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing as part of a plea deal. Under the deal,... more »
  • Grave ransacked for "real will"

    March 2, 2015 7:49 PM

    LANCASTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE- A woman who dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" pleaded guilty after she told police she only found vodka and cigarettes. A prosecutor compared the scene to an Edgar Allen Poe story after Melanie Nash and three others were accused of... more »
  • Mommy blogger found guilty of poisoning son to death

    March 2, 2015 1:07 PM

    WHITE PLAINS, NY - A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes has been convicted in New York of poisoning him to death with salt. A jury on Monday found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.... more »
  • Former Kinder police chief pleads guilty to malfeasance

    February 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    OBERLIN - The former police chief of Kinder has pleaded guilty to malfeasance in office and theft over $1,500 for allegedly using town credit cards to buy fuel for personal use. The American Press reports that Gary Pelican, 53, pleaded guilty Monday just before his trial was scheduled to begin.... more »
  • Businessman who testified against ex-Mayor Nagin gets 1 year

    February 11, 2015 2:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A businessman whose testimony helped put former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in prison has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty in Nagin's bribery case and in a separate securities fraud matter. Frank Fradella was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District... more »
  • Man gets 40 years for slaying of elderly man

    February 7, 2015 1:30 PM

    MANSFIELD - A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the slaying of a 79-year-old DeSoto Parish resident. 22-year-old Martavia King of Gloster was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to manslaughter. George Winston, an assistant district attorney, says King agreed to testify against two others charged in... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in 2 kids' exorcism deaths

    January 16, 2015 11:47 AM

    ROCKVILLE, MD - One of two women charged with killing two children while performing what they thought was an exorcism has pleaded guilty in the case, but she won't be serving prison time. The Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office says 22-year-old Monifa Sanford of Germantown pleaded guilty Friday to two... more »
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star pleads not guilty in Livingston Parish

    January 15, 2015 2:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A former reality TV star has made his plea in a Livingston Parish courtroom. William Hayden pleaded "not guilty" to the rape charges he is facing there. The charges are connected to his arrest, where he's accused of sexually abusing an eleven year-old, and suspected attacks against... more »
  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    December 19, 2014 11:00 AM

    BALTIMORE - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District Court on Friday morning. He was sentenced to a year and... more »
  • Following guilty verdict in murder plot, star witness could get deal

    November 20, 2014 5:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A jury found Monique Kitts and Karl Howard guilty Thursday of conspiring to kill Kitts' husband in West Baton Rouge Parish. Investigators said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to kill her husband, Corey Kitts, at their Addis home. Defense attorneys had argued the state's case was... more »
  • Hammond man sentenced for stolen identity refund fraud

    November 20, 2014 2:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Hammond man accused of stealing identities to file bogus tax returns was sentenced to more than two year in prison on Thursday morning. 32-year-old Darrell Harland was ordered to pay more than $65,000 in restitution to the I.R.S. and sentenced to 32 months in prison... more »
  • Woman accused of embezzling $465K from employer

    November 20, 2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors accuse a former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm of embezzling $465,000 from the company. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Wednesday that 46-yeaer-old Lori Fry was indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud. Green says the indictment... more »
  • Restaurateur pleads guilty to serving whale meat

    November 18, 2014 12:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale. The Los Angeles Times reports that Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor each entered guilty pleas Monday to one count of unlawful sale of... more »
  • 2 men, 29 and 47, plead guilty in red snapper sale

    October 31, 2014 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two Bridge City men have been ordered to pay more than $3,000 for illegal red snapper sales in Jefferson Parish. Spokesman Adam Einck says wildlife agents bought a total of 655 pounds of red snapper from 29-year-old Yoan Hernandez... more »
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

    October 22, 2014 11:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... more »
  • Boston man pleads guilty to LA, GA drug charges

    October 19, 2014 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
  • Smoke shop owner makes deal, pleads guilty

    October 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A Lake Charles smoke shop owner is getting his 12,000 smoking pipes back but he can't sell them in Louisiana. The American Press reports that's the plea deal store owner Yossi Galimidi made Friday in district court. Galimidi pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of supplying products... more »
  • Sentencing Dec. 12 in fatal shooting case

    October 11, 2014 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a 10th-grade classmate in March has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Donte Veals entered the plea Friday during a pre-trial hearing. New Orleans police say 16-year-old Deion Robair was fatally shot March 19 at a house in the Desire neighborhood. Veals initially... more »
  • New Orleans traffic court accountant convicted

    October 10, 2014 3:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans traffic court accountant has been found guilty of 11 counts of stealing from the city. Forty-one-year-old Vandale Thomas was convicted Friday. WWL-TV reported that it took the jury just four hours to reach the verdict on all 11 counts. Charges included theft, money... more »
  • Phony fisherman netted $75,000 in spill claim

    October 10, 2014 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says a Slidell man has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with a claim he filed related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release that 55-year-old Darrell Morris pleaded guilty... more »
  • Peterson plans to plead not guilty to child abuse charges

    October 7, 2014 2:44 PM

    HOUSTON- A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month. Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of... more »
  • Man admits he ran illegal gambling operation

    September 25, 2014 8:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say an Abita Springs man charged with running an illegal gambling operation pleaded guilty to transmission of wagering information and money laundering. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office says 79-year-old Frank Frabbiele ran a gambling operation between January 2008 and April 9, 2014, in which he... more »
  • Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

    September 4, 2014 2:28 PM

    RICHMOND, VA - A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman. Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of "guilty" kept coming... more »
  • Former firefighter under heat for starting fires

    August 20, 2014 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson Wednesday. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Harris, 26, of Longville, in February after a month-long investigation by the district attorney's office and the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry. According to court... more »
  • Mannear enters guilty plea to child porn charges

    August 7, 2014 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney accused of receiving child porn over the course of three years pleaded guilty to the charges against him Thursday in Baton Rouge. Steven Mannear, 62, faced charges from both federal and state authorities in the investigation. A bill of information was filed against him... more »
  • Suspect gets suspended sentence in hit-and-run

    August 3, 2014 11:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A suspect in the death of New Orleans Police Officer Rodney Thomas has pleaded guilty to his role in covering up the incident. Bill Cager pleaded guilty Friday in criminal court to being an accessory to manslaughter and other counts. Thomas was killed early July 7, 2013.... more »
  • State trooper crash theft

    July 17, 2014 7:33 PM

    BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT- A state trooper in Connecticut pleaded guilty to robbing a dying crash victim of cash and jewelry. Aaron Huntsman admits larceny and tampering with evidence under a law that means he does not agree with the state's case but concedes there is enough evidence to convict him.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man found guilty of killing unborn child

    June 27, 2014 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge jury has found a man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his unborn child. Frank Atkins shot his estranged wife Kayla in June of 2012. Kayla was four months pregnant, the baby did not survive. Sentencing is set for October... more »
  • Another DCFS auditor pleads guilty

    June 20, 2014 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second auditor from the Louisiana Department of Children Family Services has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that bilked the department of thousands in federal funds. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Friday in a news release that 38-year-old Kaneasha Goston, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Thursday... more »
  • Man withdraws guilty plea in poison-letters case

    May 13, 2014 2:12 PM

    ABERDEEN, Miss. - A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters laced with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials now wants to withdraw the plea. James Everett Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to sending the tainted letters to Obama as well as Republican... more »
  • Shooter pleads guilty in teen's death

    May 13, 2014 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A teen charged as an adult in the murder of another Baton Rouge teen pleaded guilty to the charges against him Tuesday morning. Branikin Jones admitted in court he killed Daylon Wheeler, who was shot to death on Buttonwood Drive back in November 2011. Jones was... more »
  • In less than hour, jury finds man guilty of murder

    May 8, 2014 10:06 PM

    FRANKLIN, La. - A St. Mary Parish jury found a Morgan City man guilty for a murder where the victim's body was found in an ice chest. The jury found Darby Frickey guilty of the 2nd degree murder of Mark Berthelot after deliberating for less than an hour. ... more »
  • Parking spot argument leads to dog's death

    April 29, 2014 8:09 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A woman admits she killed her neighbor's dog by throwing it into traffic in an argument over a parking spot. Haniyyah Barnes pleaded guilty to burglarizing her neighbor's house, animal cruelty and theft. Barnes says she broke into the house, grabbed a two-year-old Shih Tzu... more »
  • Former Brusly Police Chief pleads guilty

    April 17, 2014 5:50 PM

    BRUSLY- Former Police Chief, Jamie Whaley, pleaded guilty to a felony malfeasance charge. Jamie Whaley is sentenced to 18-months supervised probation and $500 in fines. He admits using a town credit-card to put fuel in his personal vehicle and boat. Whaley paid back more than $1,000 and turned in... more »
  • Special meeting called to deal with chief's resignation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2014 2:59 PM

    BRUSLY- Town leaders will appoint an interim police chief next week after the current chief resigned then pleaded guilty to malfeasance charges today. Chief Jamie Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more than a thousand dollars on... more »
  • Whaley pleads guilty to malfeasance

    April 17, 2014 11:09 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Indicted Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley pleaded guilty today to malfeasance charges, admitting he used a town gas card to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat. Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more... more »
  • Pastor tried to peddle fake art

    April 8, 2014 7:25 PM

    NEW YORK- A pastor from Miami was convicted in New York for trying to sell faked works of art to an undercover cop. The works were by art star Damien Hirst. Kevin Sutherland tried to sell two bogus pieces of Hirst's circular "spin" paintings and three fake "spot" prints... more »
  • Guilty in webcam murder

    April 7, 2014 7:33 PM

    TORONTO- A Canadian man was found guilty of killing a female student while her boyfriend watched the murder via webcam in China. Qian Liu was found dead in her apartment a few hours after her boyfriend in China watched as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared... more »
  • Monterey man pleads guilty in black bear death

    April 4, 2014 10:43 AM

    VIDALIA - A Monterey man has entered a guilty plea in the killing of a 14-year-old Louisiana black bear. Authorities said the female bear had been killed and burned. A collar that wildlife authorities had placed on the bear had been removed. The Natchez Democrat reports that 24-year-old Duell Moreland... more »
  • Man gets 60 years for gas station slaying check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 31, 2014 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A killer pleaded guilty to his crime, and will spend the next sixty years in prison. Phillip Carter, 23, was set to stand trial in the murder of Bobby Nelson, 43, in 2012. Nelson, a fuel truck driver, was killed at a gas station in downtown. ... more »
  • Man sentenced for threatening Governor Jindal

    March 13, 2014 7:31 PM

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man from New Jersey got two years probation as his sentence for pleading guilty to making threatening phone calls to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal two-years ago. Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne left voice-mail messages to Jindal and other Republicans saying they would "get a bullet in... more »
  • Man involved in deadly 3-vehicle crash found guilty

    March 13, 2014 2:58 PM

    PRARIEVILLE- A man involved in a three-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish that claimed the life of a Prarieville woman, has been found guilty of vehicular homicide. In September of 2012, Ashton Claiborne of Gonzales, was traveling behind Carolyn Brouilette and tried to pass her in a no-passing zone. As... more »
  • Man guilty in triple murder shooting

    February 27, 2014 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A jury convicted a man Thursday night of killing three people more than two years ago. Courtney Williams was found guilty of killing his ex, Clarissa Cobbing, and Britney Lee along with Josephine Lathers, Lee's grandmother on Progress Street. Another man was wounded during the shooting. ... more »
  • Man wants mercy in hiring KKK hitman

    February 27, 2014 7:25 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A white man who tried to hire a Ku Klux Klan hitman to kill his black neighbor is seeking mercy by pleading guilty in Alabama. Lawyers for Allen Wayne Morgan describe him as troubled and a drug-addicted veteran of the war in Iraq. They say he shouldn't... more »
  • Malware whiz pleads guilty

    January 28, 2014 7:46 PM

    ATLANTA- A 24-year-old man from Russia who created a computer program to hack bank accounts pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud charges in federal court. Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, also known as "Gribodemon" is the main author of SpyEye, a computer program that's a Trojan. Prosecutors say it... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to sending ricin-tainted letters

    January 17, 2014 3:06 PM

    OXFORD, Miss.- A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. James Everett Dutschke entered the plea Friday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Mississippi. The 42-year-old previously pleaded not guilty and denied sending the letters. He also denied... more »
  • Congressman pleads guilty to cocaine posession

    November 20, 2013 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel has been sentenced to a year's probation after pleading guilty to cocaine posession. Radel says he wants to "come out of this stronger" and continue serving his country. He admitted to agreeing to buy cocaine for $250 from an undercover officer... more »
  • Woman who burned herself in hoax pleads guilty

    November 18, 2013 9:01 AM

    WINNSBORO- Sharmeka Moffitt, who set herself on fire and afterward claimed she was attacked by three men in white hoodies more than a year ago, pleaded guilty to one count of false swearing and one count of terrorizing in Winnsboro. Moffitt's attorney, Rob Kordish of Rayville, contacted District Attorney Mack... more »
  • Estrade pleads guilty to threatening Letten's life

    November 4, 2013 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before a jury could be selected for his trial, a Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he threatened to murder former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of Letten's family. 56-year-old Gerald P. Estrade entered the plea Monday before U.S. District Judge James... more »
  • Jury convicts man of child molestation

    October 28, 2013 7:45 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A 33-year-old Pine Grove man will be sentenced Nov. 12 following his conviction on child molestation charges. The jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before finding Charles Romero guilty. Livingston Parish sheriff's detectives arrested Romero in April 2012, on accusations of molesting an 8-year-old girl... more »
  • Ex-producer pleads guilty in tax credits scheme

    October 24, 2013 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge film producer has pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud. Gregory Walker admitted Wednesday he received over $971,000 for bogus Louisiana film tax credits. The 46-year-old could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, fined $250,000 and required... more »
  • Former Halliburton manager pleads guilty

    October 15, 2013 11:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former manager for Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 BP oil spill. Anthony Badalamenti's guilty plea in U.S District Court today comes with a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Sentencing will take place in January. Badalamenti... more »
  • Man found guilty of exploiting elderly

    October 9, 2013 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Sentencing has been set for December for a Livingston Parish man recently convicted of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia. A jury found 43-year-old Gary Gorman guilty of exploitation of the infirmed on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Gorman took advantage of a 75-year-old woman by making her... more »
  • Shreveport man found guilty of three murders

    October 2, 2013 11:41 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of three brothers over an X-Box gaming system. A Caddo Parish jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday before finding Marcus Donte Reed guilty on 3 counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Jarquis... more »
  • Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder indictment

    September 6, 2013 2:18 PM

    FALL RIVER, Mass.- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park. Hernandez spoke for himself at the brief arraignment Friday afternoon in... more »
  • Trevor Reese given life sentence in child's slaying

    August 22, 2013 4:31 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Trevor Reese was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Reese had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2010 killing of 8-year-old Jackson Attuso. Attuso's throat was slashed on a recreational trail in West Feliciana Parish.... more »
  • LSU DB Jefferson enters misdemeanor plea

    August 19, 2013 3:26 PM

    GRETNA - Freshman LSU defensive back Rickey Jefferson has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and has been sentenced to two years' probation in connection with his arrest along a Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie last February. The 18-year-old Jefferson, whose older brother is former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, Monday... more »
  • Guilty plea by officer in 2012 drug raid death

    August 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a drug raid that ended in the death of a 20-year-old unarmed man. The plea from Officer Joshua Colclough was accepted Friday in New Orleans criminal court.... more »
  • 'Whitey' Bulger guilty of gangland killings

    August 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    BOSTON - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes. The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and '80s while he led... more »
  • Hall found guilty in deadly road rage trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 9, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge found the woman accused of killing five people in a road rage wreck guilty of negligent homicide in a bench trial today in Baton Rouge. Judge Trudy White found Kelsye Hall guilty of five counts of negligent homicide in the 2011 wreck on I-10.... more »
  • 25 police found guilty in Brazil prison killings

    August 3, 2013 10:29 AM

    SAO PAULO - A jury has found 25 Brazilian police officers guilty of killing 52 inmates during the 1992 riot at Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison. Judge Rodrigo Tellini de Aguirre Camargo sentenced each of those convicted early Saturday to prison terms of 624 years, though no one can serve more... more »
  • Judge: Manning guilty, but not of aiding the enemy

    July 30, 2013 2:00 PM

    FORT MEADE, Md. - Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him -- aiding the enemy -- a charge that carried a potential life sentence. But he still faces up to 136 years in prison at a sentencing hearing that begins... more »
  • Mother sentenced in daughter's drowning death

    July 19, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge mother has been placed on probation for four years after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in the bathtub drowning of her 11-month-old daughter. The Advocate reports state District Judge Louis R. Daniel on Friday sentenced 23-year-old LaShay R. Bradley to five years in jail... more »

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