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Lawyer Gets 30 Days in Prison for Lying to Mueller Investigators
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Lawyer Gets 30 Days in Prison for Lying to Mueller Investigators

WASHINGTON—A lawyer who admitted to lying to federal investigators probing alleged Russian election interference was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison, the first punishment to be imposed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging probe. Alex van der Zwaan admitted in

No tampons in prison? #MeToo helps shine light on issue
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No tampons in prison? #MeToo helps shine light on issue

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Kimberly Haven couldn't get the feminine hygiene products she needed in Maryland's only prison for women while serving a 15-month sentence, so she made her own using toilet paper. She said that after her release in 2015, she suffered toxic shock syndrome and needed an emergency hysterectomy. "Toxic shock, emergency hysterectomies…

Prison death highlights challenges of assigning cellmates
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Prison death highlights challenges of assigning cellmates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Glenn Cox went before the parole board with a plan and a bandage on his forehead. He had already been accepted into a live-in substance abuse treatment center. For the first time in a long time, he was hopeful about the future. And the bandage? He'd slipped on a freshly mopped…

It’s 7 years in prison for Martin Shkreli, convicted of fraud
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It’s 7 years in prison for Martin Shkreli, convicted of fraud

NEPA Scene/Flickr/AurichA federal judge sentenced former pharmaceutical executive and hedge-fund manager Martin Shkreli to seven years in prison Friday following his earlier conviction on three of eight counts of securities and wire fraud charges. According to reporters present in the Brooklyn courtroom, Shkreli gave an emotional and tearful speech prior to his sentencing, taking blame…

Developer gets prison after admitting backdoor was made for malice
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Developer gets prison after admitting backdoor was made for malice

An Arkansas man has been sentenced to serve almost three years in federal prison for developing advanced malware that he knew would be used to steal passwords, surreptitiously turn on webcams, and conduct other unlawful actions on infected computers. Taylor Huddleston, 27, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, admitted in July that he was the developer of…