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Sentencing in slavery case: 140 months in prison, denaturalization, deportation

Georgia Woman Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Human Trafficking of Two Young Women from Nigeria Bidemi Bello Also Loses Her U.S. Citizenship ATLANTA- Bidemi Bello, 42, formerly of Suwanee, Ga., was sentenced today in Atlanta by U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey Jr. on human...

Arizona Business Owner Sentenced, Fined for Unlawful Hires

ICE, Apr. 4, 2012 : "The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed the...

Man Who Operated Charity As Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

A federal judge handed down an eight-year prison term to a man who duped investors out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme that masqueraded as a charitable organization. Joseph Angelo Sivigliano, 80, received the sentence from United States District Judge David Russell after a federal jury convicted...

Alaska Ct. App. on Preemption: State v. Silvera

"This consolidated case raises the question of whether the statewide three-judge sentencing panel has the authority to impose a sentence below the presumptive range to lessen, or eliminate, the risk that a defendant will be deported. The State argues that federal law prohibits state courts from...

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Insurance Fraud “Chutzpah” – No Mercy for Insurance Criminal

This case concerns the criminal conduct of the owner of an insurance business, formerly known as Associates Insurance Agency, Inc., owned and operated by the Defendant-Appellant, Tina Woods Butler , in Dyersburg, Tennessee. On February 13, 2012, the Dyer County Grand Jury returned a seventeen-count indictment...

Colorado Attorney Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Ripping Off Immigrant Clients

"Boulder immigration attorney Emily Cohen — who was convicted last year of scamming immigrant families out of tens of thousands of dollars — was sentenced Friday to six years in prison and 10 years of probation for what a Boulder judge called an act of “unspeakable betrayal.”...

Creative Sentence For Ontario Concrete Company

A Sudbury ready mix concrete company, Rainbow Concrete Industries Ltd ., pleaded guilty to one count under s. 30 of the Ontario Water Resources Act , for discharging concrete waste water into a Sudbury creek, and received a creative sentence plus a fine. This is good news. Creative sentences, i.e...