How to get your criminal record sealed in Michigan  Detroit Free PressProject Clean Slate lead attorney Stephani LaBelle gives John Pippen, 50 of Detroit the news that his record is eligible for expungement at the Samaritan Center ...

U.S. appeals court reinstates Nomura bond trader's conviction  ReutersA U.S. appeals court reinstated the conspiracy conviction of a former Nomura Holdings Inc trader accused of lying to customers about mortgage bond ...

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free PressA "clean slate" bill with bipartisan support proposes that certain criminal offenses be automatically expunged.

Michigan bills would make more ex-offenders eligible to have criminal records expunged  Detroit Free PressProposed changes to Michigan's expungement process would expand who can get their criminal record wiped clean.

Public Record — 28th Circuit Court | News  Cadillac NewsCADILLAC — The following are arraignments, pleas or sentences occurring in 28th Circuit Court in Wexford County on the date of Sept. 16:

Convicted wife-killer wants case overturned | Local News  Oneonta Daily StarAttorneys for a South New Berlin man serving a 25-year sentence for the 2012 murder of his wife argued last week in Chenango County Court that his conviction ...

Train terror plot convictions set aside by Canadian court  BBC NewsA Canadian court has ordered a new trial for two men convicted of terror charges over a plot to attack a train from New York to Toronto. Raed Jaser and Chiheb ...

Federal magistrate recommends federal judge set aside Don Blankenship's conviction  WCHS-TV8A federal magistrate has recommended that U. S. District Judge Irene Berger set aside Don Blankenship's misdemeanor conviction on a single count of ...

Bills would make more Michiganders eligible for expungement  Michigan RadioA bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers says it's time to change state law and let more people expunge their criminal records. Current state law only.

Shivam Kapoor murder case: Delhi HC sets aside conviction of Mahima Dewan for murder  India LegalThe Delhi High Court has set aside the conviction of one of the accused Mahima Dewan under Section 302 (Murder) of the IPC in the high profile Shivam ...

‘Conviction’ aside, Utah Supreme Court says sex offender must register  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake CitySALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court has ruled a man must register as a sex offender, despite his conviction ultimately being set aside in another state.

Kahle helps unveil plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws  Monroe Evening NewsThousands of Michigan residents with old, low-level criminal convictions could start *fresh* if new legislation is passed. State Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian, one of ...

Attorney for convicted child murderer says Memphis defense team made grievous errors at trial  WMCMEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Germantown father convicted in the murder of his 17-month-old son is asking a judge to throw out that conviction. Curtis Morris says ...

Worcester man, found guilty in 2010 schoolgirl assaults, pleads guilty after conviction overturned  Worcester TelegramWORCESTER — A Worcester man whose convictions in a series of knife point assaults on schoolgirls were set aside four year's ago by the state's highest court ...

Judge OKs secret deal for convicted killer George Thomas in Christian-Newsom slayings  GoVolsXtraConvicted killer George Thomas on Monday begrudgingly admitted he's a "violent offender," forced the label "rapist" removed from his criminal dossier and ...

Conviction Quashed For Man Who Set Girlfriend Alight  10 dailyA Queensland man jailed for setting his girlfriend alight outside their home has been given a retrial and had his conviction set aside.

At Issue: Justice — A need for criminal record clearance  Traverse City Record EagleOur governor is pledging to clear marijuana-related convictions, but the problem with criminal convictions goes beyond marijuana. Criminal records can make us ...

Defense attorneys for ‘Junior’ killers file strategic legal motions in hopes of cutting their prison time  PIX11 New YorkThe BRONX — Twenty-five years to life is better than 40 years to life. That's part of the legal thinking behind a recent move by the attorney for convicted "Junior" ...

Deal in doubt for George Thomas in Christian/Newsom torture slayings case  Knoxville News SentinelGeorge Thomas' sweetheart deal – a 77-year sentencing break for testifying against a fellow suspect in the torture slayings of a Knox County couple – turned ...

State representatives unveil bipartisan plan to improve Michigan’s expungement laws  The Hillsdale Daily NewsLANSING — A bipartisan plan announced today would expand Michigan's expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, low-level ...

More Michigan residents could get criminal records expunged under House bills  MLive.comThousands more Michigan residents would be eligible to have their criminal histories expunged under a bipartisan package of bills.

Wayne County Prosecutors to Review 300 Cases Involving Claims of Innocence  WDETThe Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is collaborating with Western Michigan's Innocence Project and the City Planning Commission made changes to zoning ...

Ex-Coal Baron's Conviction Should Be Voided, US Judge Says (1)  Bloomberg LawFormer coal baron Donald Blankenship's conviction following a 2010 explosion that killed 29 workers for flouting mine-safety laws should be thrown out because ...

Court of Appeals Weighs New Murder Trial Based on Text Messages Received by Juror | New York Law Journal  Law.comJudges on the Court of Appeals suggested during arguments that affirming a lower court's decision to set aside his conviction could have broader implications ...

State police investigating prosecutor for inappropriate relationship with victim  Michigan RadioUpdated September 10, 6:45 p.m.: A state sex crimes prosecutor is now the one under criminal investigation. On Thursday, the Michigan State Police notified.

Witness: Victim appeared impaired the night of deadly 2014 crash  Bowling Green Daily NewsIn an effort to get his murder conviction set aside, the defense team for Michael “Drew” Hardy has uncovered a witness who claimed to observe Arthur “Jeremy” ...

Judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott: I stand by my verdict  The GuardianThe French judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott of assaulting his girlfriend has criticised the former England cricketer after he was knighted and says she ...

Sentence halved for Blackwater guard from NH convicted in 2007 shooting of Iraqi civilians  The Union LeaderWASHINGTON — A federal judge resentenced three former Blackwater Worldwide security guards Thursday, cutting by about half the prison terms imposed for ...

Georgia Supreme Court reverses habeas ruling on ineffective counsel in Hines case  News-Daily.comATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision, reinstating a 20-year sentence for a woman convicted for her and her 12-year-old ...

Opinion: New plan would help deserving people get back on their feet  The Detroit NewsThese bills will expand the number of people who are eligible to clear their records.

Court affirms Kansas man's child sex crime convictions  Hays PostTOPEKA, Kan. — In a decision published Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed Larry Laverne Toothman's seven convictions in Saline County for ...

S Korea ex-leader Park and Samsung heir Lee face bribery retrials  BBC NewsSouth Korea's top court has set aside part of jailed former President Park Geun-hye's conviction and ordered a retrial. The court said separate verdicts should ...

PHC sets aside 10 years conviction handed for terror financing  The News InternationalPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday set aside the 10 years conviction of a person on terrorism charges awarded to him in the alleged ...

SJC upholds conviction of John Odgren of Princeton, who murdered classmate in 2007  Worcester TelegramThe state's highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a Princeton man who is serving life in prison for killing a classmate at Lincoln-Sudbury High School ...

Supreme Court Weekly Round Up  Live LawNon Recovery Of Weapon Of Assault Not Always Fatal To Prosecution Case [Prabhash Kumar Singh vs. State of Bihar] The Supreme Court held that a ...

Not guilty: David and Collet Stephan acquitted of failing to provide the necessaries of life  Lethbridge News NowLETHBRIDGE, AB – Cheers immediately erupted in a Lethbridge Courtroom Thursday, Sept. 19, where Justice Terry D. Clackson took less than five minutes to ...

Montana Supreme Court reverses rape, burglary conviction of Deer Lodge man  Montana StandardThe Montana Supreme Court has reversed the rape, burglary and sexual assault conviction of a Deer Lodge man and sent the case back to Third District Court.

Judge allows DUI manslaughter suspect to withdraw no-contest plea  OcalaJackie Ramsey, 39, had entered the plea believing falsely that, if convicted at trial, he could be sentenced as a habitual felony offender. A circuit judge in Ocala ...

State will fight man’s attempt to vacate Darien murder conviction based on faulty forensics by Henry Lee  Hartford CourantThe state is acknowledging in court documents that new DNA testing done on a pair of Puma sneakers belonging to Wendall Hasan — convicted of murdering a ...

Attorneys appealing two rally convictions claim jury bias  Roanoke TimesRICHMOND — The Virginia Court of Appeals will soon decide whether there is merit to appeals from two men convicted of malicious wounding in the Aug.

Conviction overturned for ex-sailor imprisoned for 8 years  Yahoo NewsThe Hawaii Innocence Project says a former U.S. Navy sailor's statutory rape conviction has been overturned. The University of Hawaii's law school, where the ...

Judge wants assurances he's got authority to approve sentencing break for torture-slaying convict  WBIR.comGeorge Thomas agreed this month to take the stand against Eric Boyd as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Suits Against City Fly in Wake of Cedeno Conviction  gaycitynews.nycNow that gay teen Abel Cedeno has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for manslaughter and assault for using a knife in a 2017 Bronx classroom fight that left ...

Haines City man, representing himself in trial, convicted of stealing deed to new home  The LedgerA jury found Stanley Dean Livingston guilty of grand theft in just 34 minutes Wednesday. He now faces up to 30 years in prison when sentenced for stealing the ...

To see red, just look at Silver still walking free  New York Post If you were looking to see red, the photo on Page 7 of Wednesday's Post should've done the job. There was Sheldon Silver, still a free man and wandering...

Botham Jean's mother to face cop who killed her son  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3(CNN) - Seven months after an off-duty Dallas police officer shot Allison Jean's son, Botham, dead in his apartment, her attorney called with a warning: the 911 ...

Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ 33-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs  Baltimore SunFrom a dazzling matchup between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes to growing worries about pass coverage, here are five things we learned from the ...

'We can move on with our lives:' Alberta parents acquitted in death of toddler  rdnewsnow.comLETHBRIDGE, Alta. — An Alberta mother and father who treated their ill son with herbal remedies rather than get him medical attention have been acquitted in ...

Former UAW Official Pleads Guilty in Federal Probe of Union Corruption  The Wall Street JournalA former top aide at the United Auto Workers union pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, the latest development in a federal investigation into corruption within ...

How Botham Jean’s mother is preparing to face the former police officer who killed her son  KFOR Oklahoma City(CNN) -- Seven months after an off-duty Dallas police officer shot Allison Jean's son, Botham, dead in his apartment, her attorney called with a warning: the 911 ...

Trudeau's 2001 'brown face' and moving Beyond Meat; In-The-News for Sept. 19  northeastNOWIn-The-News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on&...

$9.6 P&ID: We’re pursuing all options to set aside cash award ― Malami  VanguardAbubakar Malami said last night it would pursue all options available to it in its bid to set aside a monumental cash award to a shadowy Irish/Nigerian firm.

Toforest Johnson is on Alabama's death row for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit  The Washington PostThere's almost no evidence linking Toforest Johnson to the death of William Hardy. But prosecutors kept insisting the impossible.

Utah man deemed innocent and state will pay him $350K after his sons lied about being sexually abused  Salt Lake TribuneDavid Hawkins is all too familiar with hopelessness. He spent seven years in a prison cell, convicted of crimes he knew he didn't commit. But what did that matter ...

As marijuana legalization nears, those who left crime behind hope to clear their records  The State Journal-RegisterDriving downstate in 2010, Darius Ballinger was arrested with almost a pound of marijuana. He pleaded to a lesser felony, served jail time and was sentenced to ...

‘Doubt’ covered child abuse in the church a decade and a half ago. It’s still relevant.  The Washington PostWatching Studio Theatre's well-put-together revival of “Doubt,” you may be struck by the sensation of time having stood still. John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning ...

Oil Stocks, Housing, Drug-Price Plans: A Sampling of Advisory Opinion  Barron'sSept. 19: The sudden attack on Saudi Arabia's processing facility strikes us as a very important psychological turning point. Even though the initial impact on ...

Alphabet Is My Latest Conviction Buy  Seeking AlphaThe Other Bets segment makes GOOGL look less profitable than they really are. GOOGL is hiding profits in a similar fashion to AMZN. On a sum of the parts ...

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal  wpde.comVolkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions ...

Caraballo appeal rejected again  Brattleboro ReformerBURLINGTON — A federal judge issued a report recommending a man found responsible for the death of a Brattleboro woman in 2011 not be allowed to appeal ...

The Weak and Risky Case Against Andrew McCabe  POLITICOThe case federal prosecutors reportedly are preparing to bring against former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to his colleagues at the FBI is weak ...

Bombay HC Convicts Man Of Rape 22 Years Later But Refuses To Impose Sentence As He Was A Juvenile At The...  Live LawThe Bombay High Court on Thursday convicted Hemant Mittal, a 38-year-old man for rape, 22 years after the said crime was committed. However, the Court did ...

2 men jailed on Via Rail terror charges get new trial because of jury-selection mistake  CBC NewsOntario's highest court has granted a new trial for two men who were found guilty of terrorism charges after being accused of plotting to derail a Via Rail ...

'When They See Us' Nominations Called Into Question Because Of Unclear Emmy Qualification Rules  Showbiz Cheat SheetWhen They See Us, the Netflix Original that took a deep dive into the wrongful conviction of several men for the Central Park Jogger case has been nominated ...

Earl Cardigan starts legal battle over conviction  The Wiltshire Gazette and HeraldTHE Earl of Cardigan, David Brudenell-Bruce, has formally applied to have his recent conviction for careless driving, driving without insurance and…

Andrew McCabe cites Barr in bid to avoid charges  POLITICOQuestions are still swirling about whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be indicted on charges of lying to investigators about events just ...

'Horrific abuse of office': Wanda Greene gets 7 years for wide-ranging corruption  Asheville Citizen-TimesASHEVILLE - Calling her the "architect" of a culture of corruption in Buncombe County, a federal judge sentenced former top administrator Wanda Greene to ...

Are jailhouse lawyers beneficial or bad for the system?  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock.com. I remember Corbin Bernsen. I remember the saxophone intro. I remember the synthesizer crescendo reminding the audience that ...

Criticisms Illustrate Need for State Dept. Human Rights Panel  RealClearPoliticsIn early July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched the Commission on Unalienable Rights. “The commission's mission,” he explained in a Wall Street ...

Curtis Flowers murder conviction is overturned. Supreme Court cites bias against black defendant in Mississip  Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court on Friday overturned the murder conviction of a black defendant from Mississippi.

Timothy Madden Avoids Trial, Pleads Guilty in Gabbi Doolin Case  WKU Public RadioThe Allen County man charged in the heinous death of a seven-year-old girl will avoid going on trial. In a rare Saturday court hearing, Timothy Madden.

Stark County tipline would offer cash for crime leads  The-reviewCANTON A non-profit group overseen by volunteers wants to establish a countywide crime tipline and website that will offer cash rewards to anonymous tipsters ...

When people stand together to fight bigotry | Lowry  NorthJersey.comIf Paterson is trying to build a city open to all peoples, religion or creed, it cannot condone anti-Semitic outbursts from its public officials.

Oregon lawmakers allow clearing of old marijuana convictions  KTVZSALEM, Ore. (AP) - Those with outdated marijuana convictions will be able to have their records expunged faster under an Oregon bill approved by the House.

With his murder conviction overturned, Mark Carver walks out of Gaston County jail  Raleigh News & ObserverMark Carver's conviction for the murder of UNC Charlotte student and Chapel Hill High School graduate Ira Yarmolenko was overturned by a judge. He walked ...

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill  LeaflyAnyone with a New Jersey cannabis conviction could be in for good news if state lawmakers decide to enact criminal justice reforms suggested by Gov.

Suspect Lawrence Timmons Nabbed With Help Of Oxygen's 'Cold Justice' Team | Crime Time  OxygenAuthorities are reportedly now also investigating Lawrence Timmons for an 11-year-old girl's drowning and the murder of his first wife. By Erik Hawkins.

2 PSs spared jail, convictions in Tractorgate set aside: To respond to claims - Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi  Nyasa TimesA conviction against two principal secretaries (PSs) has been rescinded by the High Court in Lilongwe following an application by their lawyer Chancy Gondwe ...

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Weed-Infused Spa And Restaurant From Former Alderman And Fifty/50 Crew Coming To West Town  Block Club ChicagoWEST TOWN — Fifty/50, the group behind a handful of West Town bars and restaurants, is partnering with former 47th Ward Ald. Ameya Pawar on a project that ...

From the archives: Judge tosses Central Park 5 convictions  amNewYorkEditor's note: This article originally ran in Newsday on Dec. 20, 2002. Twelve years after they were found guilty, a judge yesterday tossed out the convictions of ...

Judge sets aside conviction of Malaysian man who stayed illegally in Singapore for 23 years  CNASINGAPORE: A Malaysian man set to be sentenced for illegally staying in Singapore since 1995 had his conviction set aside by a judge on Friday ...

Supreme Court appears set to overturn Mississippi murder case based on racial bias  Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court justices sounded ready on Wednesday to overturn a Mississippi murder conviction because of racial bias in selecting jurors. It marked the ...

A Racial Pattern So Obvious, Even the Supreme Court Might See It  The AtlanticFlowers v. Mississippi reveals a rickety American legal system.

Manslaughter conviction overturned in shaken baby case  nbc25news.comDETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has overturned the manslaughter conviction of a Battle Creek man who was accused of causing fatal injuries by ...

They were wrongfully convicted, freed from prison. California treats them as guilty anyway  Los Angeles TimesDespite courts overturning their convictions, some exonerated people in California are denied restitution by the state because they can't prove innocence.

How a 1937 mafia hit led to the wrongful conviction that inspired Gov. Gavin Newsom to end the death penalty in California  Washington PostThe story begins in a smoke-filled beer parlor in October 1937, when a woman stood up to put a coin in the jukebox half past midnight. That was the moment two ...

Father jailed for 'confirming daughter virginity' wants to be acquitted  Standard DigitalMan says what he did was incest offence, not defilement, therefore, deserve a *fresh* hearing.

Windham County murderers seek post-conviction relief  Brattleboro ReformerNEWFANE — Two Windham County convicted murderers are challenging their convictions that go back to the early 1990s.Christopher Bacon, who was ...

Loophole lets convicted military rapists walk free; victim shares her story  Knoe.comAlmost 17 years later, Allen would come face to face with her rapist in a military courtroom. He would be tried, found guilty of rape and jailed. Then, a 2018 ...

High Court nullifies Bulawayo deputy mayor's election over theft conviction  ZimLive.comBULAWAYO – A court has nullified the election of Bulawayo's deputy mayor as a councillor, effectively disqualifying him from holding public office over a past ...

P & ID Fraud Conviction, EFCC And Malami's Legacy  Leadership NewspaperThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, introduced an interesting twist to the relationship between Nigeria and Process and Industrial ...

Christchurch Civic Creche accused Peter Ellis dies while appealing conviction  Stuff.co.nzA long-time supporter of Peter Ellis says his case will not be allowed to die with him. Ellis, 61, died at a hospice about noon on Wednesday after battling ...

Judge orders new trial for man convicted of killing UNCC student in 2008  WSOC CharlotteMOUNT HOLLY, N.C. - A judge has ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing a University of North Carolina at Charlotte student more than a decade ...

Judge to decide if Morales' 2014 conviction should be set aside  Temple Daily TelegramBELTON — A Court at Law judge is considering a writ of habeas corpus to determine whether to set aside Temple Mayor Pro Tem Judy Morales' 2014 ...

Prosecutor: Chris Tapp ‘convicted of a crime he did not commit’ in Angie Dodge case  Idaho StatesmanAfter spending nearly half of his life in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, and then getting released early from prison but still tagged with a ...

'Shocking,' says rape victim advocate: jury finds CMU student 'guilty of sexual assault' but Judge Bicket tosses out verdict  WTAE PittsburghA Carnegie-Mellon University student was a convicted sex assaulter for nearly three months but when he showed up to be sentenced, Allegheny County ...

Convicted drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks new trial  ReutersLawyers for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo, on Tuesday said his drug smuggling conviction should be set aside and a new trial ...

Expungement fair gives Jackson residents second chance at finding work, housing  MLive.comExpungement allows those with criminal records to make their record invisible to the public.

Federal judge recommends appeal of York County convicted killer should be denied  PennLiveU.S. Middle District Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carson Monday rejected claims of Paul N. Hansen that he was the victim of an unfair trial or ineffective counsel.