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Cardiologist Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail For Diet Drug-Linked Fraud

A federal judge sentenced a 79-year-old Florida cardiologist to six years in prison for fraud linked to the infamous fen-phen diet drugs and national settlement funds.


Officials In Cumberland, Gloucester Counties Approve Jail Merger

Officials in southern New Jersey’s Cumberland and Gloucester Counties have agreed to merge their jail systems despite protests from corrections officers.


Criminal Cop Known As ‘Fat Face’ Sentenced To Jail Time For Drug-Stealing Scheme

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Jason Stetser for his role in a scheme to steal drugs and money and plant evidence in a scandal that resulted in 200 drug charges being dropped because of possibly tainted evidence.


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Dykstra To Be Sentenced In Bankruptcy Fraud Case

Lenny Dykstra could be sentenced to up to 20 years in his bankruptcy fraud case.


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Sandusky Transferred To Prison In Southwestern Pa.

The Corrections Department announced Wednesday that Sandusky was transferred to Greene State Prison after being evaluated at a facility outside Harrisburg.


Egg Harbor Township Man Gets 35 Years For A Decades Old Murder

Jarrod Stevens was 15 when he admitted to holding up a local sporting goods store in 1991, and killing
49-year-old employee Walter Lee.


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Man Faces Trial In Pennsylvania For 9th DUI Arrest

A man has been jailed in central Pennsylvania after being ordered to stand trial on his ninth drunken-driving arrest, because prosecutors say the man has seven aliases—with seven different birth dates—and two Social Security numbers that he’s used after his arrests in several other states.


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Man Goes To Jail For Pushing An Umpire

A California man has been sentenced to roughly five months in jail for pushing an umpire against a fence after being ejected from a softball game.


New Jersey Man Gets Prison For Posing As Teen On Facebook

A New Jersey man who posed as a teen on Facebook and stalked and sexually assault two 14-year-old girls is going to prison.


Fugitive Safe Surrender Program To Conduct Its Final Operation In New Jersey

The Fugitive Safe Surrender program will conduct its fourth and final operation in New Jersey in a few weeks. It’ll be based in Atlantic City, but will welcome non-violent offenders from just about anywhere who want to put their violations behind them.


Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Grand Theft Auto

Lenny Dykstra is going back to jail on a grand theft auto charge.



New Jersey Governor To Expand State Drug Court

Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey’s 15-year-old drug court program will be expanded as part of a plan to ease inmates’ transitions back to broader society and to get help for addicts who are involved in many crimes.


Police: Pennsylvania Man Hangs Self In Cell After Arrest

Police say a central Pennsylvania man hanged himself in a police station holding cell after being arrested on a theft charge.


Two American Hikers Jailed In Iran Head Back To Court In Tehran

Twenty-nine-year old American hikers Josh Fattal, whose family lives in Elkins Park, Montgomery County and Shane Bauer have been in jail in Iran for two years.


Study Finds Philadelphia Prison Population On Decline

A new study says Philadelphia’s jail population decreased dramatically last year, mainly because of new procedures designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient.





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