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Aid to Islamic State ends with maximum penalty for Augusta man

...there is no parole, Leon Nathan Davis III, 37, will remain on supervised release the rest of his life, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall ordered.Davis pleaded guilty May 27. He has been in custody since his arrest Nov. 24 at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-28/aid-islamic-state-ends
Augusta Commission confused over who is invited to legal meetings

...to show why he shouldn't be banned from practicing in the federal court of the Southern District of Georgia.District Court judges set the hearing after learning that Moses faces possible disciplinary action by the South Carolina Supreme Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-18/augusta-commiss
Prison for North Augusta man, 46

...and found him.On his return to court, Benjamin pleaded guilty and his probation was revoked.United States District Court Judge Randal Hall said the lengthy sentence is in part due to Benjamin's attempted escape.Benjamin also will have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-04/prison-north-augusta-m
Judge refuses to return funds to jailed ex-paralegal

...in court Monday to press his claim that the judge was wrong to seize $6,500 from his jail account.U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. agreed with Richard Owen that except in rare circumstances Social Security benefits are not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-11/judge-refuses-return-f
Former paralegal who stole nearly $600,000 gets 20 years in prison

...300,000 in Owen's coin collection could be recovered, but that doesn't seem likely now, he said.U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. delayed finalizing the order of restitution payments in order to get a complete list of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-12/former-paralegal-who-s
Paralegal convicted of theft delays sentencing with request for attorney

...on representing himself.At the end of the second day of Owen's trial, he decided to plead guilty.U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. pointed out Thursday that Owen was once again making a last-minute change that could be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-28/paralegal-convicted-th
Clamor for your privacy

...affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled in 2013 that the program was likely unconstitutional, saying:"I cannot imagine a more 'indiscriminate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-28/clamor-your-privacy
Ex-Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleads guilty

...burial, and that half of the cash was in his office desk drawer when he was arrested.If that was true, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall said he could not accept Tuten's guilty plea because he would not have acted with the intention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-27/ex-richmond-county-cor
Judge finds no juror misconduct in salmonella trial convictions

...deaths that had been blamed on the outbreak. Deaths were not part of the trial evidence.In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Louis Sands revealed that he had called all jurors back to court and interviewed them in closed-door sessions with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-28/judge-finds-no-juror-miscondu
Man who ran gets twice the prison term

...that morning he cut off his GPS monitoring leg bracelet and bolted.Defense attorney Victor Hawk asked U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to see the move as a display of panic. Benjamin, he said, did not have any prior experience with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-26/man-who-ran-gets-twice