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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Three former Penn State officials accused of covering up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky are expected to argue in court this week that their right to legal representation was violated when they appeared before an investigative grand jury more than two years ago. The pretrial hearing, which starts Tuesday before Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover in Harrisburg, will address claims by the three that their charges should be dismissed as a result…

PSU ex-officials accused of cover-up set for court

A schizophrenic was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for hacking a psychotherapist to death with a meat cleaver, capping a criminal case confounded for years by questions about the attacker’s mental health. In a moving proceeding, David Tarloff described a constant battle in his mind and pleaded for mercy as he was sentenced on his first-degree murder conviction, a conclusion that came after repeated mistrials and findings that Tarloff was unfit for court. He apologized to…

Man Gets Life for Killing Therapist With Cleaver

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors building a sweeping disabilities-benefit fraud case got a trove of data from the Facebook accounts of more than 380 people, the social media giant said this week as it disclosed a nearly yearlong legal fight over the largest set of search warrants it has ever received. Facebook ultimately turned over the information but is appealing the court order that required it to do so, saying prosecutors intruded on users’ privacy. The Manhattan district attorney’s office…

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida attorney is facing a prison sentence after she was convicted for playing a role in Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s $1.2 billion fraud scam. A federal judge in West Palm Beach is set Tuesday to sentence Christina Kitterman. She was convicted in February by a jury on three wire fraud counts, each of which carries a potential 20-year prison sentence. Kitterman’s attorney is seeking a more lenient sentence. Trial testimony showed that Rothstein asked…

Lawyer faces prison in Rothstein Ponzi scam

WASHINGTON (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay nearly $1.5 million to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit that alleged the company created a hostile work environment for female mortgage bankers at its office outside Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the settlement money will be divided among 16 women who worked at the bank’s call center in its Polaris Park office. The lawsuit alleged that the office allowed sexually charged behavior and comments…

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired Navy officer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a worldwide scheme to bilk the Navy out of millions of dollars for port services. Federal prosecutors say Edmond Aruffo entered the plea Thursday in San Diego. He faces up to five years in prison. Aruffo retired from the Navy as a lieutenant commander in 2007. He became manager of Japan operations for Glenn Defense Marine Asia, a Singapore-based company that serviced Navy ships and submarines in the…

Ex-Navy officer pleads guilty in sweeping fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida investment adviser and onetime Oregon gubernatorial candidate has been sentenced to six years in prison in a $13 million securities fraud scheme that prosecutors say capitalized on enthusiasm for shares of Facebook and other Internet companies about to go public. Craig L. Berkman of Odessa, Fla., was sentenced Monday in federal court in Manhattan. He pleaded guilty in June to securities fraud and wire fraud and agreed to serve between eight and 10 years in prison…

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