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UK Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Death Threats Against 200 U.S. Citizens

A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US in posts he made under a false name on Facebook has been jailed for more than two years.

Reece Elliott

Reece Elliott, 24, of Foss Way, South Shields, made the threat in February on online memorial pages for two Tennessee girls


Woman Sentenced to Life for Cutting off Husbands Penis

A California woman who cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in a garbage disposal has been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole.

The Orange County district attorney’s office says Catherine Kieu was sentenced Friday for a July 2011 attack that mutilated her estranged spouse. Kieu, who’s 50, can seek


Pirate Bay Co-Founder Sentenced to 2 Years Jail

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of data sharing site The Pirate Bay, has been sentenced to two years in jail for hacking charges and illegal money transfers. Reuters quoted the Nacka district court saying “The hacking has been very extensive and technically advanced… The attacker has affected very sensitive systems.”


Photographed above Gottfrid


Judge Sentenced to 28yrs for Selling Kids to Prison System

In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state.

Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences. In one case, Ciavarella sentenced a 10-year-old to two years in a detention facility for accidentally bottoming out his mother’s car.

Mark Ciavarella Jr.



China: Men Sentenced for Grave Robbing, Selling Corpses for “Ghost Wedding”


Four men in northwest China have been sentenced to prison for the grisly crime of digging up the corpses of 10 women and selling them for “ghost marriages.”

The grotesque “brides” were sold for a total of 240,000 RMB, or $38,000, according to court reports. The grave robbers were sentenced to prison terms ranging


Iran: U.S. Pastor Sentenced to 8 years for Religious Beliefs

saeed abedini

An Iranian judge has sentenced an American Christian pastor to eight years in prison after he was tried for his religious beliefs, a U.S.-based religious group said Sunday.

Saeed Abedini is shown here with his 4-year-old son.

Saeed Abedini was swiftly sentenced by a member of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Court, according to the


Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced to 2 1/2 Years For Disclosing Fellow Agents Name

A former CIA officer who was among the first to go public with details about the agency’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Friday for disclosing a covert operative’s name to a reporter.

John Kiriakou, 48, of Arlington has portrayed himself as a


British Grandmother Sentenced to Death in Indonesia


An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death on Tuesday for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali — even though prosecutors had sought only a 15-year sentence.

Lindsay June Sandiford, 56, wept when judges handed down the sentence and declined to speak


Fake War Hero Busted, Sentenced

Paul Schroeder

A Woodlands man who claimed to be a Special Forces soldier with a chest full of medals while counseling traumatized combat troops will spend 30 days in federal prison after admitting he was a fraud.

Paul A. Schroeder, 41, was the former director of counseling at the PTSD Foundation of Texas, leading group


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