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A blow against free speech

...in the run-up to the 2012 elections.Despite the acknowledgement of illegal wrongdoing in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled the case is moot because the IRS eventually granted the plaintiffs tax-exempt status...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-27/blow-against-free-spe
Distributing illegal pesticides results in prison term

...months in prison for illegally repackaging pesticides to distribute to restaurants across the country.U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall also imposed an additional five months of home confinement after 47-year-old Zong Geng Chen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-17/distributing-illegal-p
Sex trafficking of minor ends with lengthy prison terms

...recommended under federal sentencing guidelines, but they still will spend years in federal prison.Senior U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. agreed with the defense attorneys and prosecutor that the defendants deserved what is called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-19/sex-trafficking-minor-
Former sheriff's deputy sentenced to prison for identity theft

...encountered on the job was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday.Sean Lydell Street, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to 24 months in prison for stealing personal identification information to be used as part of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-13/former-sheriffs-deputy
Federal judge from Alabama accused of hitting his wife after she accused him of infidelity

...from an Atlanta jail Monday after he was accused of hitting his wife when she accused him of infidelity.U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, posted a $5,000 bond after a hearing in Fulton County Magistrate Court. He is charged with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-11/federal-judge-alabama-accused-hitti
Child pornographer given maximum prison term

...of the federal prison sentence and will be under supervision for an additional 10 years once released.U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall imposed the sentence Thursday. James pleaded guilty earlier this year to sexual exploitation of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-12/child-pornographer-giv
Oklahoma linebacker ejected for targeting

...school is trying to suspend him for a year for what it calls a violation of its rules against sexual assault.A district court judge did not allow Oklahoma to suspend Shan non, and the school is challenging that in the Oklahoma Supreme Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-30/oklahoma-linebacker-eject
Across the region

...battery charge dismissed if he completes a court program that includes domestic violence intervention.U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller will spend up to 24 weeks in the pre-trial diversion program, which includes an alcohol and substance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-05/across-region
City wins lawsuit over change in election date for local offices

U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall on Tuesday ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit filed over the election date for local, nonpartisan races...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-13/city-wins-laws
Ex-UGA Coach Donnan not guilty

...Athens jury decided Friday after two days of deliberations.Family members and Donnan himself teared up as U.S. District Court Judge Ashley Royal announced the verdict to conclude the two-week trial."Certainly I was relieved," a more composed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-16/ex-uga-coach-donnan-no