Ex-Judge Charged With Stealing Cocaine From Cases
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pennsylvania State Police have charged a western Pennsylvania judge with stealing cocaine from evidence in cases he presided over before he abruptly resigned last year.
According to police, the charges against former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky will be prosecuted in Washington County by Senior Deputy Attorney General Michael Ahwesh.
Former DA convicted in corruption trial
BROWNSVILLE — A jury on Friday night found former Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos guilty on all but two corruption charges after two weeks of testimony that he took bribes to influence cases before him.
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The Houston Chronicle has a great blog on the legal scene there:
Houston Chronicle Narco Confidential blog
Man avoids murder charge due to double jeopardy
DALLAS (AP) — Six days after Sharone Sylvester Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, authorities learned she had died. They arrested Brown and wanted to try him for murder.
But police ended up letting Brown go due to "double jeopardy."
Police and prosecutors lament the oversight that allowed Brown's case to fall into a legal loophole: Since he had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after the death of Sherry Whitacre, he couldn't be tried on a more serious charge for the same crime, The Dallas Morning News (http://dallasne.ws/11l2Ts9) reported.
Had the 61-year-ol
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Officials: Gunman in Texas rampage was Marine
EDEN, Texas (AP) — A man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday.
The rampage Sunday morning ended when Esteban J. Smith, 23, of the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., died in a gunfight with an agency trooper and a state game warden, said Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Six others were shot, one fatally, in the pre-dawn rampage across West Texas' rolling plains, Vinger said in a statement issued Monday.
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