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  • Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced

    August 30, 2014 9:38 PM

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars. Jamie Lee Chaffin was sentenced to 14 months Friday in Kitsap County Superior... more »
  • 2 ex-New Orleans cops sentenced in fraud case

    July 18, 2014 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says two former police officers have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in theft and fraud conspiracies. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a Thursday news release that 39-year-old Rafael Dobard and 33-year-old Quincy Jones... more »
  • Former pet cemetery worker sentenced in slaying

    July 12, 2014 3:36 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of the owner of the pet cemetery where he worked in 1985 - the year her body was found in the Mississippi River, tied in heavy steel chains. more »
  • Baton Rouge man sentenced for killing 2

    June 14, 2014 2:18 PM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been given two life sentences for killing two men in 2012. Harry Prather was convicted in May. He was sentenced Friday. The Advocate reports the 31-year-old Prater will serve the life sentences consecutively without parole. The victims were 38-year-old Ronald A.... more »
  • Hospital administrator, businessmen sentenced

    February 5, 2014 6:03 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A former Madison Parish Hospital administrator and two of its vendors have been sentenced for health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Robert G. James sentenced 71-year-old Charles W. Alford, of Newellton, to 37 months in prison and ordered... more »
  • Tax preparer sentenced to 18 months in fraud case

    February 3, 2014 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches tax preparer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her part in a scheme in which she received kickbacks for helping customers prepare false returns so they would get inflated refunds. Lashanda E. Harris was sentenced Friday to the prison term and... more »
  • NO postal employee sentenced for embezzling mail

    August 23, 2013 8:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans postal employee has been sentenced to a year of probation for embezzling mail. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 28-year-old Chanel M. McGinnis stole $450 in cash that was inside a letter addressed to a Metairie resident on or about Feb. 7, 2011. She... more »
  • Natchitoches escapee sentenced

    August 21, 2013 9:22 AM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches Parish Detention Center inmate serving a 20-year sentence for attempted manslaughter and possession of firearm by a convicted felon will serve an extra five years after pleading guilty to a charge of simple escape. The Town Talk reports 29-year-old Derrick Leray Evans escaped from... more »
  • Metairie man sentenced in rape of girl, 13

    August 2, 2013 9:19 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old Metairie man has been sentenced to life in prison plus another 99 years for raping and molesting a girl in his apartment. Michael Wilmot was sentenced Thursday on charges of aggravated rape and sexual battery of a child under age 13. Assistant District Attorney... more »
  • Home-elevation consultant sentenced to 10 years

    July 23, 2013 10:34 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A consultant already serving federal and state prison sentences for bribing state officials in the home-elevation grant program, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft, for taking money from people but not doing the work. The Times-Picayune reports 45-year-old Rickey Davis, of Avondale, was sentenced to... more »
  • Woman sentenced for tax refund fraud

    July 19, 2013 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Baton Rouge woman to 11 years in prison for filing false claims for tax refunds using the names and Social Security numbers of identity theft victims. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service say Angela Myers... more »
  • Webster Parish accountant sentenced for fraud

    July 19, 2013 8:27 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced an accountant to three years in prison for fraud after stealing more than half a million dollars from the Webster Parish business where he worked. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Thursday that U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter of Shreveport... more »
  • Alexandria man sentenced in fatal shooting

    June 25, 2013 8:33 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An Alexandria man has been sentenced to 61 years in prison in the 2012 death of an Alexandria woman. The Town Talk reports 35-year-old Derrick Dewayne Pickens pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted murder charges in the death of 33-year-old Erika Davis. Pickens was sentenced last... more »
  • Ball man sentenced for growing, selling marijuana

    June 21, 2013 8:40 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says a 33-year-old man from Ball has been sentenced to two years in prison for growing and selling marijuana. She said Thursday that Sidney Earl Wheeler III, of Ball, pleaded guilty to manufacture of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. Finley... more »
  • Ex-bookkeeper admits theft, sentenced to 30 months

    May 23, 2013 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former bookkeeper for a Baton Rouge firm has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after admitting she stole over $217,000 from her employer and an insurance company. The Advocate reports 49-year-old Cynthia D. Windham pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of bank... more »
  • New Iberia woman sentenced in tax refund scheme

    May 21, 2013 8:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 40-year-old New Iberia woman has been sentenced to 26 months in prison in a tax refund scheme that netted $77,349 that the woman used for gambling expenses. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Veta Thompson was accused of receiving the money as a refund after submitting... more »
  • Doctor sentenced for health care fraud

    February 22, 2013 9:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A doctor who bilked Medicaid and Medicare as part of a phony billing scheme has been sentenced to 32 months in federal prison. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Lance Africk also ordered Yelena Ivanova to pay the federal government almost $2.5 million in restitution. Prosecutors... more »
  • Man sentenced for shooting man in wheelchair

    January 24, 2013 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 23-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for gunning down a man in a wheelchair during a drive-by shooting in October 2010. The Times-Picayune reports Derrick Allen was sentenced Wednesday to 15-year in prison and avoided a March trial on a charge of... more »
  • Calcasieu man sentenced in waste tire burning case

    December 21, 2012 10:48 AM

    A Sulphur man pled guilty Monday to one felony count of illegally disposing a substance that could endanger human health. Dwayne Conner, 22, pled guilty to knowingly burning a large pile of waste tires in the Town of Evangeline within Acadia Parish. The tire burning incident took place in May... more »
  • Moderator of Child Porn Site Sentenced to 38 Years

    August 4, 2012 2:11 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say the moderator of an online exploitation network has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in an international child pornography ring. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says in a news release that seven other people were also sentenced in the... more »
  • Louisiana Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

    July 29, 2012 4:05 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the shooting death of a Marine during a 2009 party in Lake Charles. The American Press reports that Bryce Perkins was sentenced for second-degree murder this past week in the death of... more »
  • Arkansas Man Sentenced to Death in Officer's Death

    July 28, 2012 2:55 PM

    PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - A judge has sentenced an Arkansas man to death for killing a police officer who was pleading for his life. Prosecutor Scott Ellington says a Greene County judge on Saturday read the sentence for 38-year-old Jerry Lard. The jury had recommended the death sentence. Lard was... more »
  • Doctors' former employee sentenced in fraud case

    July 27, 2012 8:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mandeville woman has been sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Thursday that U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also ordered 41-year-old Jacqueline Evans Segura to repay $703,263 in restitution... more »
  • Zachary woman sentenced in Medicare fraud case

    July 25, 2012 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Zachary woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $10.9 million for frauds committed against Medicare. The Advocate reports Chikenna Jones and her attorney, Michael A. Fiser, told U.S. District Judge James J. Brady Tuesday that the... more »
  • Woman sentenced to 40 years in fatal stabbing

    July 18, 2012 7:06 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a Kentwood motel manager. District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said Tuesday that state District Judge Ray Chutz sentenced 36-year-old Joyce Stinson Myers, who pleaded guilty July 10 to... more »
  • Ex-N.O. pastor to be sentenced for stealing $1M

    July 12, 2012 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans church pastor is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for stealing nearly $1 million in disaster loan payments meant to rebuild the church after Hurricane Katrina. Toris Young faces a maximum of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District... more »
  • Hammond man sentenced in drug case

    June 29, 2012 7:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 34-year-old Hammond man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing more than 100 grams of crack cocaine in Ponchatoula. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Kenyatte D. Pea pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act on Aug. 31,... more »
  • Woman sentenced for forging checks

    June 28, 2012 7:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a 54-year-old woman to more than four years in prison for forging checks from her employer to help buy a boat and pay off her personal vehicles. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt handed down the... more »
  • Man sentenced for possession of illegal silencer

    June 22, 2012 6:26 AM

    ELM GROVE, La. (AP) - A 52-year-pld Elm Grove man has been sentenced to two years in jail for possession of an illegal silencer. A news release says U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg on Wednesday accepted Brett Roberts' guilty plea for possessing a homemade silencer. Louisiana Wildlife and fisheries Enforcement... more »
  • Man sentenced for defrauding Social Security

    June 15, 2012 8:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a 59-year-old man to a year in prison for defrauding the Social Security Administration. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Herman Smith, of Keatchie, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Thomas Stagg, who also ordered him to serve three years... more »
  • La. man sentenced for not paying child support

    May 16, 2012 5:47 AM

    BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been sentenced to serve eight months in prison for failing to pay support for his child in Mississippi. Attorney General Jim Hood says 49-year-old Mark Bushnell, of Alexandria, La., pleaded guilty Monday in Rankin County Circuit Court. Bushnell was sentenced to five... more »
  • Former nurse to be sentenced for sexual battery

    May 3, 2012 10:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A former Rapides Regional Medical Center nurse who was found guilty last month in the sexual battery of a sleeping patient will be sentenced Friday in state court in Alexandria. The Town Talk reports Phillip Wayne Raines of Deville faces up to 10 years in prison... more »
  • Railroad's ex-general manager sentenced

    April 19, 2012 7:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has been sentenced to two years of probation after admitting misusing the agency's money. Fifty-six-year-old James Bridger pleaded guilty last August to a federal charge that he used his agency credit card to spend more... more »
  • Holden couple sentenced in cruelty case

    April 11, 2012 8:21 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A state judge has sentenced a Holden couple to prison terms following their convictions on cruelty charges such as forcing a child to sleep while shackled to a desk. Livingston Parish prosecutor Charlotte Herbert tells The Advocate 35-year-old Donald E. Miller III and 34-year-old Lisa Stogner... more »
  • N.O. cop to be sentenced for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer is facing prison time when a judge sentences him for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance. Mitchell's... more »
  • Couple sentenced for attempted manslaughter

    March 27, 2012 8:49 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A couple accused in the beating and stabbing of a Silverwood man has been sentenced on attempted manslaughter charges. The American Press reports 19-year-old Tiffany Saucier of Welsh was sentenced to 15 years for attempted second-degree manslaughter in state court Monday. Her co-defendant, 33-yar-old Christopher Marshall... more »
  • 2 in B.R. sentenced for Medicare fraud

    March 23, 2012 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two women involved in a Medicare fraud scheme that included false claims and illegal kickbacks have been sentenced to prison. Stephanie B. Williams and Mary H. Griffin were sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady. Williams was sentenced to four years in prison... more »
  • Man sentenced in counterfeit case

    March 21, 2012 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Gonzales man must report to federal prison April 23 to begin a one-year sentence for using a counterfeit court document to obtain a fortune from members of his wife's family. The document bore the forged signature of deceased Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E.... more »
  • La. couple sentenced for housing voucher plot

    March 8, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A husband and wife from Waggaman have been sentenced for their roles in a plot to steal more than $43,000 in funds associated with a federal housing voucher program. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Peggy Boudreaux Wilson to one year and one... more »
  • State's ex-abstinence program director sentenced

    March 2, 2012 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former director of the Louisiana Governor's Program on Abstinence has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison following her conviction last year on two counts of mail fraud. U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said Thursday that U.S. District Judge James J. Brady... more »
  • Man sentenced to 30 years for deadly punch

    February 28, 2012 9:31 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport mechanic has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a fatal punch. KTBS-TV reports that state District Judge Ramona Emanuel sentenced Carlton Church on Monday. Shreveport police say that after Robert Hall III either bumped into or poked him, Church turned around and... more »
  • Man sentenced to 46 months for fraud

    February 10, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 42-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after admitting he defrauded Fidelity Bank of more than $1.2 million. The Advocate report Steve Harold Loga was ordered by U.S. District Judge Frank J. Polozola to begin serving a... more »
  • Pharmacy tech sentenced in embezzlement

    February 7, 2012 10:47 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to three years and a month in prison for embezzling more than $200,000 from his employer. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 44-year-old Michael A. Wallace, of Crossett, was sentenced Monday for charges of bank fraud and obstructing justice and... more »
  • Former school counselor sentenced in drug case

    February 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A former Carencro Middle School guidance counselor has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for possession of cocaine in a school zone. On May 24, 2010, Kenrard Broussard was caught in a school zone in New Iberia while picking up a package of cocaine.... more »
  • Woman sentenced for fraud after Katrina

    January 27, 2012 9:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 37-year-old New Orleans woman has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for mail fraud and identity theft committed after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office said Thursday that Shantell Moses was also ordered to pay $16,915 in restitution to the American Red... more »
  • Man sentenced for selling Dow secrets to China

    January 13, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A retired Dow Chemical Co. research scientist has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his conviction on charges that he stole trade secrets from Dow's Plaquemine plant and sold them to companies in China. The Advocate reports 75-year-old Wen Chyu Liu, also... more »
  • Ex-state worker sentenced child porn

    January 6, 2012 9:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former employee of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety has been sentenced to five years and four months in federal prison after admitting he possessed child pornography. 23-year-old Renga R. Selvaratnam signed a plea agreement Thursday in which he acknowledged that images on a... more »
  • City of Pineville sentenced in illegal discharge case

    January 4, 2012 12:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city of Pineville was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana in Alexandria, stemming from an illegal discharge from a pumping station that occurred in September 2008. The city entered a guilty plea back in October 2011. Following the heavy rainfall... more »
  • New Iberia man sentenced in bear killing

    December 22, 2011 11:21 AM

    A New Iberia man who pled guilty to illegally shooting and decapitating a black bear has now been sentenced. Cory R. Ronsonet, 39, went to Federal Western District Court in Lafayette on Dec. 21 being sentenced to three years of supervised probation, three years of no hunting privileges, a $3,000... more »
  • Former attorney sentenced in fraud case

    November 4, 2011 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Disbarred Baton Rouge lawyer Randy P. Zinna has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after admitting he defrauded government pension funds, an 83-year-old widow and others of more than $1.5 million. The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge James J. Brady sentenced Zinna on... more »
  • Freed inmate sentenced on battery charge

    September 28, 2011 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gene Bibbins, who spent more than 16 years in the state penitentiary for a 1980s rape before DNA exonerated him, has been sentenced to three years in prison on a second-degree battery conviction. The Advocate reports the 54-year-old Bibbins was accused of punching a woman... more »
  • N.O. cops to be sentenced in fatal beating

    September 15, 2011 6:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is set to sentence two New Orleans police officers who were convicted of charges stemming from the fatal beating of a 48-year-old handyman. In April, a jury convicted Officer Melvin Williams of violating Raymond Robair's constitutional rights by kicking and beating him with... more »
  • New Orleans man sentenced in 2 bank robberies

    July 29, 2011 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 44-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in two bank robberies and other crimes. A federal jury found Gerard A. Jackson Jr. guilty in April of a June 2009 armed robbery of a credit union branch, a... more »
  • Ex-Gueydan Fire Chief Sentenced in Child Porn Case

    April 16, 2011 3:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former fire chief for the town of Gueydan has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to receive child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Friday that U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced 43-year-old Lindsey Troy LeBlanc to 63 months in prison for his... more »
  • Ex-cops sentenced in killing of man after Katrina

    March 31, 2011 10:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced two former New Orleans police officers for their roles in the shooting death of a man and the burning of his body after Hurricane Katrina. David Warren was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was convicted of shooting 31-year-old... more »
  • Long Murder Suspect Sentenced

    March 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    Melissa Long is finding some closure after the youngest of three suspects in the murder of her father, Sidney Long, is sentenced. Akeem Evans entered a plea deal Tuesday. He plead to manslaughter instead of first degree murder. He was sentenced to 40 years hard labor. But, Melissa and... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge Worker Sentenced for Theft

    February 1, 2011 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former Baton Rouge City Constable's Office employee has admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 that was paid to the office's garnishment department. 37-year-old Catina Hayman of Zachary pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of felony theft and malfeasance. State District Judge Lou Daniel gave... more »
  • Ex-Mayor of Richwood to be Sentenced Monday

    January 23, 2011 1:55 PM

    RICHWOOD, La. (AP) - A former northeastern Louisiana mayor is scheduled for sentencing Monday after being convicted of malfeasance in office. Ed Harris was found guilty in October on a charge that stems from $90,000 the mayor allegedly paid himself and other town employees as he prepared to leave office... more »
  • Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Out of Vermilion Parish Sentenced

    January 21, 2011 6:50 PM

    Demetrio Regalado, AKA "Dee," leader of a drug trafficking organization based out of Vermilion Parish, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and five years supervised release following imprisonment. The 24-year-old man's sentence is a result of Regalado's plea of guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to... more »
  • Ex-Army sgt. sentenced in fuel theft plot

    January 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on... more »
  • Former Opelousas Council Member/Teacher Sentenced for Child Porn

    December 1, 2010 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After receiving a 14-year prison sentence on a child pornography charge, Larry Caillier II told a federal judge that he was innocent and that his attorneys had persuaded him to accept a plea deal. Caillier, a former Opelousas High School teacher, was accused of receiving a... more »
  • Chiropractor Sentenced To Three Years For Fraudulent Claims

    September 30, 2010 9:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A licensed chiropractor and former owner of Scott Oaks Chiropractic Clinic located in Scott, La., was sentenced today to three years in prison, for submitting fraudulent claims to health insurers for services that were never performed, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Richard Montalbano, 64, of... more »
  • Man Sentenced for making Bomb Threat

    September 24, 2010 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old White Castle man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making a false bomb threat at a petroleum refinery. Michael Miller pleaded guilty in June to phoning in the threat to security workers at the Marathon refinery in Garyville last year. Miller was... more »
  • Former Police Who Helped Cover Up Deadly Bridge Shooting Sentenced To 3 Years

    September 22, 2010 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jeffrey Lehrmann, one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's... more »
  • Former Eunice Officer Sentenced

    September 21, 2010 5:03 PM

    A former Eunice police officer charged with malfeasance in office is sentenced. Micah Arsenault left the department last year after accusations stemming from arrests in early 2009. Arsenault faced charges related to the arrest of Joshua Andrus. He was also accused of aggravated battery and simple battery involving the arrest... more »
  • Leesville Man Sentenced to 1 Year Prison for Starting Forest Fires

    September 3, 2010 11:46 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge in Vernon Parish has ordered a 66-year-old Leesville man to spend a year in jail and repay nearly $21,000 to owners of timber he was convicted of burning. The Daily Leader reports that Judge Vernon B. Clark sentenced Darrell Wayne Westmoreland to... more »
  • Mother Sentenced in Death of Son

    August 27, 2010 9:41 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - Holly A. Brewer has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleaded guilty in June to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. State District Judge C. Kerry Anderson sentenced the 21-year-old Brewer on Thursday. Her son, 18-month-old John Thomas Anthony Brewer, died from injuries inflicted by... more »

    August 26, 2010 5:36 PM

    Shreveport, La.: Sharay K. Johnson, 41, of Shreveport, La., was sentenced to 36 months in a federal prison, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley. Johnson pleaded guilty in April to aiding and assisting in the preparation or presentation of a fraudulent tax return. Thursday's sentence was imposed by United States... more »
  • Former Officer Sentenced in Civil Rights Case

    August 19, 2010 9:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal magistrate judge has sentenced a former Patterson police officer, convicted in September 2009 of a misdemeanor civil rights violation, to one year in federal prison. A jury convicted 23-year-old Jeffrey Jermaine Prince for sexually assaulting a woman in May 2008 when she arrived at... more »
  • First sentenced in Mobile steroid conspiracy case

    August 13, 2010 9:33 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A pharmacist convicted of participating in a nationwide conspiracy to illegally sell anabolic steroids made in Mobile has been sentenced to four years in prison. J. Michael Bennett, who was the supervising pharmacist at Applied Pharmacy Services, was the first to be sentenced from a group... more »
  • Woman Sentenced for Fatal Wreck in Lake Charles

    August 5, 2010 8:44 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A state judge has sentenced a 45-year-old woman to 12 1/2 years in prison in connection with a 2008 wreck on the Interstate 210 bridge in Lake Charles that killed a 5-year-old boy. District Judge Wilford Carter sentenced Angela Lee Osipuk Wednesday. Osipuk pleaded guilty... more »
  • Lindsay Lohan Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail

    July 6, 2010 7:29 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail Tuesday after ruling she violated probation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes. Lohan burst into tears after the sentencing by Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel. Lohan was not... more »
  • 2 Members of Lousiana Cocaine Ring Sentenced

    July 2, 2010 9:41 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two members of a Lafayette-area cocaine trafficking group have been sentenced to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Roderick G. Aaron, of Opelousas, to 20 years in prison and 29-year-old Monique J. Roberts, of Opelousas, to four years and nine months.... more »
  • RANT- Utah convicted killers sentenced to death can choose form of execution. Should they have this freedom?

    June 9, 2010 12:31 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Barring a last-minute reprieve, Ronnie Lee Gardner will be strapped into a chair, a hood will be placed over his head and a small white target will be pinned over his heart. The order will come: "Ready, aim..." The 49-year-old convicted killer will be executed... more »
  • Ex-Claims Adjuster Sentenced

    June 3, 2010 7:27 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former claims adjuster to 46 months in prison for stealing nearly $300,000 from a worker's compensation group in Lafayette. The U.S. Attorney's Office charged 36-year-old Edward Paul Verdin, of Franklin, with mail fraud and money laundering in December 2009. He... more »
  • Nevada Man Sentenced to Death for Rape & Murder

    June 2, 2010 8:30 PM

    RENO, Nev. (AP) - A jury sentenced a Nevada man to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college coed after sexually assaulting two others in a string of attacks that had the city of Reno on edge for most of 2008. The same jury that convicted James Biela, 28,... more »
  • Man Sentenced to 8 years in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    May 25, 2010 9:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A 49-year-old Prairieville man received an eight-year sentence in a hit-and-run fatality. Assistant District Attorney David Guidry said Adam J. May pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run Monday and state District Judge Doug Hughes sentenced him to eight years at hard labor in the 2009 death of... more »
  • Woman Sentenced for False Rape Report

    May 19, 2010 10:20 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A former Lake Arthur woman has been sentenced for filing a false police report after she admitted to making up separate rape and armed-robbery claims in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports 43-year-old Jenny Thibodeaux of Pierre Part was placed on two years of supervised... more »
  • Lacombe Man Sentenced for Fraud Linked to Katrina

    May 13, 2010 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 53-year-old Lacombe man has been sentenced in connection with a disaster loan he and his wife applied for in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Keith Stobaugh was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and fined $1,500 following his guilty plea to misprision of a... more »
  • Ex-prison Enterprises Official Sentenced

    May 13, 2010 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former director of Louisiana Prison Enterprises has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for witness tampering in a prison corruption investigation. James H. Leslie, 58, also was sentenced Wednesday to five months of home detention and fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Lafayette Man Sentenced 15 Years For Killing 3

    May 11, 2010 12:40 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a mother and her daughters with his vehicle. Justin Paul Brouillete, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of JoAnn Issac and her two daughters, Brittany Isaac... more »
  • Prairieville Man Sentenced in Double Manslaughter

    April 26, 2010 10:59 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old Prairieville man has been sentenced to two concurrent 28-year jail terms after pleading guilty March 2 to two counts of manslaughter. Blake Cannon Reine was sentenced on Thursday. The Daily World reports the charges stemmed from a May 16 crash on La. Highway 182... more »
  • Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Sentenced To Death

    March 30, 2010 4:03 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A judge on Tuesday sentenced serial killer Rodney Alcala to death for the strangling and beating deaths of four women and a 12-year-old girl in the 1970s. The sentence was announced three weeks after a jury recommended death for the 66-year-old amateur photographer who was... more »
  • Guillory Sentenced to 50 Years

    March 15, 2010 12:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Jeffery Lee Guillory has been sentenced to 50 years hard labor without the benefit of parole or pardon for the attempted second-degree murder in 2007 of Johnnie Rose Martinez of Lafayette. Guillory was also sentenced Monday to 40 years on a... more »
  • Amelia man sentenced to 20 years hard labor

    October 23, 2009 2:18 PM

    Harold Anthony Holly (age 32, of Friendship Alley, Amelia) has been sentenced to 20 Years at Hard Labor and a $20,000 Fine for Distribution of Cocaine. On February 20, 2008, in Amelia, Harold Anthony Holly and another individual sold cocaine to an undercover agent of the St. Mary Parish Narcotics... more »
  • Champagne scheduled to be sentenced

    October 20, 2009 8:56 AM

    The Breaux Bridge man who was convicted of video voyeurism, will learn his fate today (Tuesday, October 20th). 44-year-old Duane Champagne is scheduled to be sentenced. Champagne admitted to taking pictures of young bikini-clad girls at Blue Bayou Water Park in Baton Rouge. He faces up to two years in... more »

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