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Disgraced comedian Cosby changes lawyer ahead of sentencing

Disgraced comedian Cosby changes lawyer ahead of sentencingDisgraced US comedian Bill Cosby, who was convicted of sexual assault in April, has changed his lawyer ahead of his sentencing, a spokesman said Thursday. “Mr. Cosby has replaced his legal team with Attorney Joseph P. Green Jr (Philadelphia),” a spokesman for Cosby said, without offering further details. Green will replace Tom Mesereau, who has represented numerous celebrities and was Cosby’s lawyer for his second trial which resulted in his conviction on three counts of sexual assault on April 26.



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Oklahoma man convicted in 5 killings awaits sentencing

Oklahoma man convicted in 5 killings awaits sentencingTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted in the fatal stabbings of five family members could learn Friday whether a jury thinks he should spend the rest of his life behind bars.



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Menendez Brothers Reunite in Prison, 22 Years After Sentencing in Parents’ Murders

Menendez Brothers Reunite in Prison, 22 Years After Sentencing in Parents’ MurdersErik Menendez, 47, has been transferred to 50-year-old Lyle Menendez’s designated section at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, online records show.



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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sheds tears at sentencing hearing, gets 7 years in prison

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sheds tears at sentencing hearing, gets 7 years in prisonMaligned "pharma bro" Marin Shkreli shed tears as he made a final plea to the judge who handed down his 7-year prison sentence in a New York courtroom on Friday afternoon for securities and wire fraud charges. SEE ALSO: Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli trolls journalists in the most menacing way Reporters for Vice,
Bloomberg, and WCBS reported Shkreli's remorse for his many, many actions that have led to one of the biggest examples of schadenfreude we've seen in quite some time.  shkreli is crying at his sentencing right now — allie conti (@allie_conti) March 9, 2018 #Shkreli: "There is so much more I want to do, and I will do it, the right way." Shkreli breaking down in tears as he says Brafman has mentored and advised him. — Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) March 9, 2018 Shkreli now sobbing: "Those who looked up to me… reassess my position. This is my fault." #PharmaBro #Shkreli @wcbs880 — Ethan Harp (@EthanHarpNews) March 9, 2018 The Associated Press also confirmed Shkreli's contrite sobs, reporting:  U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto, though saying she believed he was remorseful, mentioned some of his more recent misdeeds, referencing both Shkreli's harassment of journalist Lauren Duca (which got him banned from Twitter), and that time Shkreli offered people money for Hillary Clinton's hair, which Matsumoto previously called a "solicitation of assault."  Judge: During remand proceedings, Shkreli made statements about wanting to have non-consensual sex with a journalist, and had solicited violence against Hillary Clinton. #PharmaBro #Shkreli @wcbs880 — Ethan Harp (@EthanHarpNews) March 9, 2018 Ultimately, Shkreli's apology did little to deter Matsumoto from handing down the 7 year sentence, which was a little less than half of what prosecutors had recommended; he reportedly faced a maximum sentence of 45 years. Shkreli first came to incur the world's ire, and earned that derogatory "Pharma Bro" nickname, in 2015 when, as head of Turing Pharmaceuticals, he raised the cost of the drug Daraprim, used to treat parasitic infections in HIV patients, from $ 13.50-per-pill to $ 750-per-pill and showed little remorse for it. There's also Shkreli's long, twisted tale involving an extremely rare Wu-Tang Clan album and having a donation made to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign rejected by the candidate himself.  All that said, Judge Matsumoto said at the sentencing she did not take these into account when deciding Shkreli's sentence, focusing instead on the crimes he was found guilty of. Judge says case is not about his self-created personal, politics or culture, or statements about pricing #PharmaBro #Shkreli @wcbs880 — Ethan Harp (@EthanHarpNews) March 9, 2018 Still, Shkreli leaves a long trail of bad karma and angry people — including his own lawyer — in his wake that aren't sad to see him to go to prison for fraud. Whether or not he'll be changed by his time in prison, we'll just have to wait and see. WATCH: This space heater mines bitcoin while keeping your house warm



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'Every Corner' Of MSU Will Be Investigated Following Larry Nassar Sentencing

'Every Corner' Of MSU Will Be Investigated Following Larry Nassar SentencingMichigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office will conduct an “independent, thorough, transparent and prompt” investigation into Michigan State University in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.



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Read The Judge's Powerful Remarks In Larry Nassar's Sentencing

Read The Judge's Powerful Remarks In Larry Nassar's SentencingA Michigan judge on Wednesday excoriated former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar as a dangerous sexual predator and said it was her “honor and privilege” to sentence him to 40 to 175 years in prison for decades of crimes involving young girls.



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‘Your words will haunt him,’ judge tells victims during Nassar sentencing

‘Your words will haunt him,’ judge tells victims during Nassar sentencingJudge Rosemarie Aquilina allowed 156 victims to come forward a speak out against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. She sentenced him to 40-175 years in prison.



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Watch courtroom erupt in applause after Nassar sentencing

Watch courtroom erupt in applause after Nassar sentencingAs Larry Nassar is escorted out of the courtroom, following sentencing of up to 175 years in prison and days of victim-impact statements, applause and cheers fill the courtroom.



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Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing Hearing

Aly Raisman Tells Nassar 'You Are Pathetic' After He Complains About Sentencing HearingOlympian Aly Raisman addressed serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar in court Friday with a powerful statement, calling the former USA Gymnastics team doctor “pathetic” for complaining about the length of his sentencing hearing and “a monster” for abusing the trust of his young patients.



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Former Gymnastics Coach Tells Larry Nassar To 'Go To Hell' During Sentencing

Former Gymnastics Coach Tells Larry Nassar To 'Go To Hell' During SentencingA coach who sent more than 100 girls to Larry Nassar for medical treatment told the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team doctor to “go to hell” in court Wednesday.



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