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  • Two people indicted on murder charges after lying about child's death

    September 12, 2015 2:13 PM

    MONROE, La. - A man and woman have been indicted on second degree murder charges after authorities say they lied about a child's death. Ouachita Parish grand jurors indicted Russell Flowers and Clarissa Kristen Hector on Thursday. Police say that Brooklyn Scout Brister died of heat exposure July 3 after.... more »
  • Police cite woman for lying about dogs

    July 12, 2013 11:04 PM

    WALKER- Police issued a woman who reported finding ten puppies in an ice chest a misdemeanor summons. Investigators believe the woman lied about the dogs' situation to get them taken by the city's animal shelter. Police said they issued the citation for one count of animal cruelty. "This... more »
  • Obama signs bill on lying about military medals

    June 3, 2013 2:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal. The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last month. The White House says Obama signed it Monday. The measure revives a law struck down... more »
  • BP executive charged with lying to authorities

    November 15, 2012 1:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two men who worked for BP during the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster have been charged with manslaughter and a third with lying to federal investigators, according to indictments made public Thursday, hours after BP announced it was paying $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S.... more »
  • Lying on the internet legal in Rhode Island

    June 26, 2012 8:11 PM

    It may be wrong to lie but it's legal if you do it on the internet in Rhode Island. State lawmakers repealed an obscure law from 1989 that made lying on the internet a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to a year in prison. It made... more »
  • Roger Clemens acquitted on all charges

    June 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Jurors returned their verdict Monday after close to 10 hours of deliberation. The outcome brings an end to a 10-week trial that capped an... more »
  • Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying

    June 4, 2012 1:37 PM

    NEW YORK - Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age. Now, the company is testing out ways to allow younger kids on its site without needing to lie. It would be under parental supervision, such as by connecting... more »
  • N.O. cop gets 20 months for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance sentenced Ronald Mitchell on Wednesday. Mitchell's attorney, Kerry Cuccia, had said federal... more »
  • Rig manager pleads guilty to lying about tests

    April 6, 2012 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about testing on a key safety device. Forty-nine-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his guilty... more »
  • Caylee's law

    February 14, 2012 10:41 AM

    TALLAHASSEE - A bill inspired by the death of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony is a step closer to approval by the Florida Legislature. Lawmakers crafted the bill last year after Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of murdering her child. She was however found guilty on four misdemeanor counts... more »
  • 1 cop guilty of lying about post-Katrina shooting

    December 9, 2011 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department has suspended an officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Officer Ronald Mitchell had been reassigned to desk duty following his indictment last year on federal charges of obstruction of justice... more »
  • Man sentenced for lying about Katrina shootings

    September 14, 2011 2:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A man who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about what he saw near a New Orleans bridge where police shot unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to 8 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Wednesday also sentenced Marion David Ryder... more »
  • Security Chief Indicted in Mine Disaster Investigation

    February 28, 2011 7:11 PM

    The security chief of a Massey Energy Company subsidiary is charged with lying in the investigation of the explosion last year that killed 29 miners at the company's Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia. Hughie Stover was indicted for obstructing the investigation by lying and ordering the disposal of... more »

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