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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
Across Georgia

...Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands told several dozen people called for jury duty that prosecutors alone might need eight weeks to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/across-georgia
Initial attempt to dismiss serial killer's appeal falls short

...Supreme Court's ruling that affirmed his 2004 conviction and death sentence.In an order filed Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall wrote that Rivera had not missed the deadline because an attorney filed a state habeas corpus petition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-17/initital-attempt-dismi
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
Jury to resume deliberations in Donnan fraud trial

...The jury of five men and seven women deliberated for about three hours Wednesday afternoon before sending U.S. District Court Judge Ashley Royal a request to go home early.Federal prosecutors have lodged 41 criminal charges against him.Donnan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/uga/2014-05-14/jury-resume-deliberations-don
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
Plaintiffs in election date lawsuit file response to city of Augusta

...offices filed their response Wednesday to the city's motion to dismiss the lawsuit.It will now be up to U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to decide how to proceed with the lawsuit that contends the election date change for local elections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-07/plaintiffs-election-da
Former Augusta businesswoman gets lengthy federal prison sentence for real estate fraud scheme

...dream into a nightmare that has yet to end for many people was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in prison.U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall sentenced Regina Preetorius, 47, to the near maximum possible because of the extent of the financial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-16/former-augusta-busines