Somali Sentenced in D.C. for Armed Piracy Attack on Merchant Ship
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:15:00 -0500
Jama Idle Ibrahim, of Somalia, was sentenced in Washington, D.C. to 25 years in prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against a merchant vessel, the M/V CEC Future, that began in November 2008 and lasted for 71 days.
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Threatening U.S. Congressman
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:00:00 -0500
Norman LeBoon, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for threatening United States Congressman Eric Cantor (7th District Virginia) and a member of his family in connection with LeBoon's production and transmission of a YouTube video over the Internet that contained a threat to injure and kill.
Chicago Police Officers Face Civil Rights, Tax, and Murder-for-Hire Charges
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:25:00 -0500
One current and three former Chicago police officers who were members of the disbanded Special Operations Section, an elite city-wide unit, were charged with federal civil rights violations for allegedly presenting false information and testimony to conceal unlawful searches or arrests during which hordes of cash were often stolen between 2003 and 2006. Two of the former officers were also charged with federal tax offenses, and one of them is also facing a charge that was filed against him previously for allegedly planning the murder-for-hire of a former fellow officer who was a potential witness against him.