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Baltimore Sun reporterJulius Salsbury, a major gambling figure on The Block, jumped bail and apparently fled the state yesterday only hours before a federal judge struck down his appeal and ordered him to start a 15-year prison term. FBI agents rushed to Salsbury's...
Tribune staff reporterOn what would have been Lori Roscetti`s 25th birthday, the third person convicted of her 1986 rape and murder was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus a consecutive 60-year term. ``You`re the last chapter in a book of horrors,`` Cook County Criminal...
Tags: Rape, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes, Assault
Tribune staff reportersThe murder investigation lasted six months, during which authorities explored exotic theories involving Irish terrorists, South American drug dealers and possible mob ties. But on Thursday it took 12 jurors only two hours to decide who had killed Nancy...
Tribune staff reporterDavid Biro, the Winnetka teen convicted last month of killing Richard and Nancy Langert in their townhouse in the North Shore suburb, was sentenced Friday to spend his life in prison for the murders. Seated comfortably, his fingers laced together and...
Tags: Gaming, Family, Crime, Law and Justice, Social Issues, Crimes
The Hartford CourantThirteen members of the Genovese crime family from Connecticut and Massachusetts have been indicted on racketeering charges of running illegal gambling and loan- sharking operations in the Hartford area. Among those indicted was Anthony Volpe, 62, of...
Sun StaffA dangerous truth confronted John Dimitri Negroponte as he prepared to take over as U.S. ambassador to Honduras late in 1981. The military in Honduras -- the country from which the Reagan administration had decided to run the battle for democracy in...
South Florida Sun-SentinelCommentary What we have here is not just another petnapping. What we have is the makings of a No. 1 country music hit. Something like, "Doggone, my doggie's on Death Row, and I'm stuck at home with the fleas." The subject of this hit-song-in-the-making...
Tribune staff reportersOn his first day as a prosecutor assigned to a trial courtroom at the Criminal Courts Building, Michael Goggin slid into the chair next to the judge's chambers and his shoes struck a most unusual object--a bathroom scale. "What's this?" Goggin recalls...
Tags: Richard M. Daley, Rape, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes
Tribune staff reporterWith little national fanfare, a most extraordinary trial is scheduled to open next week in the DuPage County courthouse. Though it has none of the star appeal of the O.J. Simpson case, the trial of three former prosecutors and four current sheriff's...
Tribune staff reportersOn a weekday afternoon one year ago, in a conference room 39 floors above LaSalle Street, two men sat at opposite ends of a long oval table ringed by a dozen lawyers and a court reporter. At one end was Dennis Williams, a man who had spent much of his...
Tags: Richard M. Daley, Drunk Driving, Science, Markham, Rape
The contrast is astonishing. Last year, Boston (population 558,000) recorded 35 homicides; Baltimore (population 675,000) had 314. Even New York, with 10 times more people, had just 629 homicides. These numbers tell a powerful story. Starting nine years...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCORDOVA, Alaska -- A year after the Exxon Valdez ground onto a reef in the middle of a frigid March night in 1989, unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S history, a striking thing happened. Amid oil-blinded sea otters and beached whales and...
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