Delays in evidence gathering slow VA medical records trial

...court proceedings for a former hospital bureaucrat.Cathedral Henderson, of Martinez, has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court, where he faces a 50-count indictment that accuses him of making false statements relating to health care matters...

Company smuggled police badges, feds say

ATLANTA - A German company that smuggled realistic-looking police badges into the U.S. in an online sales operation is now facing criminal charges after an undercover FBI investigation, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Georgia peanut plant managers who helped convict their boss in salmonella case face sentencing

...prospect of going to prison themselves.Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore were scheduled to return Thursday to U.S. District Court for sentencing by the same judge who sent their ex-employer, former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart...

Appeals court upholds Regina Preetorius' conviction in real estate scam

...entitled to disbelieve Preetorius' claims of innocence, the court stated.The appeals court also found that U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall was correct in increasing Preetorius' punishment range because she was the leader of a criminal...

Man sentenced to nearly 13 years for bank robbery

...robbery in July was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison Wednesday.Damien Bernard Osborne, 24, was tried in U.S. District Court on charges of armed bank robbery, and a federal weapon charge that carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of...

Veteran's wife files malpractice suit against Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

...Veterans Affairs Medical Center has filed a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice.Janice L. Allen filed the suit in U.S. District Court on Sept. 15 on behalf of her husband, Lional Allen, 51, who died Feb. 4. The lawsuit alleges that the medical...

Gold Cross settles lawsuit with Alabama hospital

...to a $9 million payment to the guardians of a paralyzed toddler.The case had been set for trial this week in U.S. District Court. The terms of the settlement will not be disclosed.Gold Cross contended in the suit that the Children's Hospital...

Georgia peanut plant owner faces possible life sentence in salmonella outbreak

...today in Albany, Ga., for the 61-year-old former owner of Peanut Corporation of America. Due to appear in U.S. District Court with Parnell are two co-defendants ? his brother and a plant manager ? also found guilty in what experts called...

Ex-coroner gets 3-year sentence for theft

...Tuten spent decades in public service, but he also repeatedly violated the public trust and because of that, U.S. District Court Judge J. Randall Hall sentenced him to 36 months in prison Tuesday.The prison term is exceptional because Hall...

Civil suit will proceed against GRU officers

...electricity during a traffic stop by a Georgia Regents University police officer has survived its first challenge in U.S. District Court.In an order filed Aug. 21, U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall dismissed a number of claims against the...