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Sentinel named in 14th civil rights lawsuit

...rights lawsuit has been filed against the private probation company Sen tinel Offender Services, this time in the U.S. District Court's Brunswick Division.The federal lawsuit seeks class-action status for all those who have paid Sentinel monthly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-22/sentinel-named-14th-ci
Child sex crime indictments issued in federal court

...distribution of child pornography.The suspects are scheduled for their first appearance and arraignment June 4 in U.S. District Court in Augusta.According to the warrant for McMillian's arrest, McMillian became a target of an investigation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-20/child-sex-crime-indict
ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle Peter Pan peanut butter salmonella case

...filed a single misdemeanor charge against the Omaha, Nebraska, based company along with a plea deal Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Georgia. No company executives were charged. Instead, ConAgra was charged as a company with one count of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/conagra-pay-112m-settle-pe
Judge refuses to return funds to jailed ex-paralegal

...was back 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-11/judge-refuses-return-f
Blackhawks take 3-0 series lead against Wild

...2-0.CONCUSSIONS: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman can be deposed to give testimony in a concussion lawsuit, a U.S. District Court ruled Tuesday.Former players suing the NHL over concussion-related problems have accused the league of blocking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-05/blackhawks-take-3-0-series
2 plead guilty to conspiracy in auto parts theft scheme

...parts estimated at $120,000 to $200,000.Joseph Battaglia, 38, and Jamaal Bradley, 27, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court. Sentencing dates will be set once pre-sentencing investigations are completed.Battaglia and Bradley were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-14/2-plead-guilty-conspir
Con job at law firm to end criminal career

...con artist, one who honed his criminal skills for 45 years.In March, the 68-year-old Owen stood trial in U.S. District Court in Augusta on a 253-count indictment outlining his thefts of nearly $600,000 from Vic Hawk Law Group and its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-18/con-job-law-firm-end-c
Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...fraud and extortion.The Southern Center for Human Rights filed its first legal action in the battle Friday in the U.S. District Court in Albany. The lawsuit contends in Pelham and Bainbridge courts, poor people who cannot make payments on the day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/legal-challenge-privat
Lawsuit filed over Augusta State Medical Prison inmate's death

...in a civil rights lawsuit that accuses them of failing to help a mentally ill inmate.The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Eda Quinones Julbe whose son, Gustava Julbe, was found dead, hanging by his neck in an isolation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-14/lawsuit-filed-over-aug
Feds want quarter of former Savannah police chief's pension

...Prosecutors have filed a legal motion asking a U.S. District Court judge to garnish 25 percent of ex-chief Willie...487-a-year before taxes.Prosecutors are asking U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. to garnish Lovett's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-03/feds-want-quarter-former-savannah-p