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Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face jail time for funneling PAC funds?

Could Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face jail time for funneling PAC funds?Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff face allegations of funneling $ 1 million in donations to private businesses; reaction from Republican strategist Ned Ryun.



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Michael Cohen: How Trump's former lawyer will survive prison life, according to his jail guide

Michael Cohen: How Trump's former lawyer will survive prison life, according to his jail guideMichael Cohen will be stripped of most of his liberties when he enters the US prison system in May after pleading guilty to financial crimes, campaign violations and lying to congress. Cohen will likely serve his three-year sentence at the FCI Otisville after US district judge William Pauley said he would recommend the prison for him to the Bureau of Prisons – which determines where a prisoner will be held – in court last year. Considered one of “America’s 10 cushiest prisons” by Forbes Magazine, FCI Otisville is a medium-security correctional institution boasting basketball and tennis courts, a baseball field and an alternate, minimum-security satellite camp.



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Facing Jail in Caracas, Guaido Travels Across South America

Facing Jail in Caracas, Guaido Travels Across South AmericaPeru’s President Martin Viscarra has also invited Guaido to Lima, according to the deputy foreign minister. The opposition leader insists he’ll be home soon, but his lengthening regional tour raises questions about just how and when he intends to get back to Caracas. Guaido, head of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, risks not only being blocked from re-entering Venezuela, but being tossed into jail after violating a foreign-travel ban.



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With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate

With Top Investor in Jail, Putin Hits at Business Climate(Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said honest business people shouldn’t have to live under “constant fear of criminal prosecution,” days after the arrest of one of the country’s top foreign investors.



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Roger Stone Draws the Judge Who Threw Paul Manafort in Jail

Roger Stone Draws the Judge Who Threw Paul Manafort in JailThe no-nonsense judge assigned Stone’s case has already demonstrated that she’s got little patience for defendants who misbehave. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a gag order on Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and later revoked his bail and threw him in jail. “This is not middle school,” Jackson told Manafort’s lawyers before ordering him locked up in June for alleged witness tampering.



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Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jailA Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, was arrested alongside Alexander Kirillov, a self-styled sex guru, when the two arrived at Moscow’s main airport following their deportation from Thailand last Thursday. Vashukevich had been waiting to travel on to the Belarusian capital Minsk.



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FBI backflip agent who accidentally shot man in nightclub spared jail

FBI backflip agent who accidentally shot man in nightclub spared jailThe FBI agent who went viral when he accidentally shot someone as he performed a back flip on a dance floor will not be sent to jail, a court has ruled. Chase Bishop was on holiday when he visited the Mile High Spirits nightclub in Denver, Colorado one evening last June With a crowd of late night revellers cheering him on, the 30-year-old showed off the impressive gymnastic manoeuvre during which his loaded gun fell from the waistband of his trousers. As Bishop bent down to pick up the weapon from the floor, it discharged into the screaming crowd and hit Tom Reddington, a 24-year-old former Amazon warehouse worker, in the leg.  A video of the incident, which shows the agent walking off the dance floor with his hands in the air, subsequently went viral on social media. At the time, Mr Reddington told US media that he thought "some idiot had set off a fire cracker" before looking down at his leg and seeing  the blood. FBI agent Chase Bishop was spared a prison term Credit: REUTERS/File Photo He told the court hearing in Denver on Friday that he has since lost his job and may never be able to run again as a result of the injury. "I have done months of physical therapy,"  he said. "I have sought counselling. However, being in public, especially seeing law enforcement with guns, makes me very uncomfortable." However, he added that he does not hold a personal grudge against Bishop and didn’t think he deserved to spend years in jail. “I’ve done stupid things at bars to impress girls, too,” he said but that he hoped he would not be allowed to own a gun for a "long time". Under his deal with prosecutors, Bishop was sentenced to two years probation. He was also fined $ 1,200 and ordered to pay compensation to the victim.  Speaking in court, he said: “My whole goal in life is to care, protect and serve people,” the  agent told the judge  as he pleaded guilty to third degree assault. “I never expected the result of my actions to lead to something like this.” Kelsey Pietranton, an FBI spokeswoman,  declined to say if he would continue to work at the agency.



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Ex-Trump aide Flynn does not deserve jail, lawyers say

Ex-Trump aide Flynn does not deserve jail, lawyers sayUS President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn does not deserve jail for lying about his contacts with Russians after Trump’s 2016 election win, his lawyers argued in a memorandum on Tuesday. In a court filing before his December 18 sentencing in Washington, the lawyers asked that he be sentenced to a maximum of one year on probation, with minimal supervision conditions along with 200 hours of community service. The request is in line with a recommendation last week from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.



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Honduran women and children say they were threatened with denial of asylum and jail time

Honduran women and children say they were threatened with denial of asylum and jail timeOn Dec. 1, 2018, a group of Honduran women and children tried to cross the border between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. They were met by U.S. Border Patrol agents who, they said, urged them to return to Mexico, threatening them with jail time and denial of asylum if they proceeded to cross.



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Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her doorCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who had escaped minutes earlier from a county jail in South Carolina was shot and killed by a woman after he kicked in her back door, the local sheriff said.



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