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2008-10-15 13:00:00

A Florida judge ordered Casey Anthony held without bond Wednesday at her arraignment on murder charges in the disappearance last July of her daughter, Caylee. Anthony's appearance before Orange County Judge John Jordan lasted less than a minute as he read the charges against her, the Orlando Sentinel reported. "There's no bond of these charges," Jordan said. Though Caylee's body has not been found, an Orange County grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging the 22-year-old woman...

2008-09-16 21:00:16

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Florida producer has been charged by a federal grand jury in Billings, Mont., with distributing obscene DVDs through the mails, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Matthew Friedrich and U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana William Mercer announced today. In a sealed indictment returned by the grand jury on Aug. 20, 2008, and unsealed today in federal court in Billings, Miami resident Barry Goldman, 58, doing...

2008-08-26 09:00:49

By Ben Winslow Deseret News A judge in Kingman, Ariz., has declined to throw out an indictment against Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs. Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn released his ruling late Monday, denying a motion by Jeffs' attorneys to remand the case back to the grand jury. In a 14-page ruling, Conn noted the massive amounts of publicity coverage surrounding the case, but said there was nothing to show it deprived Jeffs of a fair and impartial grand...

2008-08-15 00:00:17

By Sarah Wienke The federal government is defending its use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to prosecute Lori Drew, the O'Fallon woman accused of harassing a teen by creating a fake online identity on MySpace. On Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark C. Krause filed three oppositions to objections made by the defense that Drew did not violate the law. Last month, Drew's attorney, H. Dean Steward, filed three documents in federal court in Los Angeles requesting that the indictment be...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, +1- 202-514-2007, TDD +1-202-514-1888 Fleet Management Ltd. Charged With Pollution and Cover-Up in San Francisco Bay Oil Discharge Case WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a second superseding indictment charging Fleet Management Limited, a Hong Kong ship management company, with negligently causing the discharge of 50,000 gallons of oil from...

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2008-07-22 09:00:00

ELDORADO, Texas -- A grand jury is expected to reconvene here today to continue investigating possible crimes by members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church. Some familiar with the grand-jury proceedings have said it is possible that indictments could be issued by the end of the day. However, those indictments may remain sealed until warrants and summons are issued. "There are a lot of issues to work through here. To the extent that they're relying on member witnesses, they've got to deal with...

2008-07-18 12:00:00

By Bob Gardinier, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 18--TROY -- A judge has thrown out nearly half of the 44 felony counts lodged in February against a town highway superintendent accused of purchasing gravel from an illegal mine and submitting forged documents to cover it up. Stephentown Highway Superintendent Neil Gardner, 52, was indicted Feb. 15 on 22 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, 10 counts of first-degree falsifying business records and 12 counts of...

2008-07-17 12:00:57

By Bob Gardinier, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 17--TROY -- A judge has thrown out nearly half of the 44 felony counts lodged in February against a town highway superintendent accused of purchasing gravel from an illegal mine and submitting forged documents to cover it up. Stephentown Highway Superintendent Neil Gardner, 52, was indicted Feb. 15 on 22 counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, 10 counts of first-degree falsifying business records and 12 counts of...

2008-07-03 12:00:28

By City News Service LOS ANGELES - Ten people - including a woman accused of running day-to-day activities for the Mexican Mafia while her husband was behind bars - pleaded not guilty Friday to charges stemming from an alleged gang murder plot. The grand jury indictment, handed up June 13 and unsealed last week, charges the 10 with two counts each of conspiracy to commit murder. The conspiracy charges involve two men who were "targeted," according to the indictment. Those indicted...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Ron Sylvester, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 3--The grand jury investigating Wichita abortion provider George Tiller adjourned Wednesday afternoon without a criminal indictment. Retired Sedgwick County District Judge Paul Buchanan, assigned to preside over the grand jury, said the panel returned a finding of "no true bill," meaning criminal charges would not be filed. The grand jury was convened in January through a petition drive by anti-abortion groups seeking an investigation...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.