Christie Thompson, and Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge, (c) 2018, The Marshall Project Published 10:14 am PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 John Rudd, who was diagnosed as early as 1992 with post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia by doctors at a psychiatric hospital, was denied proper mental-health care while incarcerated at a federal prison. Since his release, he meets biweekly with a counselor and takes several medications to help manage symptoms. less John Rudd, who was diagnosed as early as 1992 with post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia by doctors at a psychiatric hospital, was denied proper mental-health care while incarcerated at a federal prison. ... more Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Andre Chung Image 1 of / 1 Caption … [Read more...] about Federal prisons were told to improve inmates’ access to mental-health care. They’ve failed miserably.
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A $3.5 million international bribery scheme involving oil pipelines in Siberia has landed a Pennsylvania-based businessman in federal prison.And a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has just ruled that Dimitrij Harder should stay there.His 5-year prison sentence is justified, despite Harder’s claim that his graft had an economically beneficial result for residents of that part of the former Soviet Union, Judge Eugene E. Siler concluded in the circuit court’s opinion.This was wide-ranging case.For starters, Harder, 46, is a German citizen, a Russian émigré and a permanent U.S. resident. Investigators said he paid the bribes to an official of the multinational European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2008 and 2009.The bribes were to speed approval of financing for clients of Harder’s who wanted a piece of the pipeline projects, officials said. At the time, Harder was an international financial consultant and president of the … [Read more...] about Pa. businessman stuck with federal prison term in $3.5M international bribery case
By Michael P. Mayko Updated 5:29 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 George Garofano, right, of North Branford, keeps his eyes down as he walks into Federal Court in Bridgeport, Conn. for sentencing in the high profile nude photo hacking case dubbed "Celebgate" on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Nude photos of well known female celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and U.S. soccer player Hope Solo were stolen from personal accounts and posted online in 2014. less George Garofano, right, of North Branford, keeps his eyes down as he walks into Federal Court in Bridgeport, Conn. for sentencing in the high profile nude photo hacking case dubbed "Celebgate" on Wednesday, ... more Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Actress Jennifer Lawrence. Actress Jennifer Lawrence. Photo: Getty Images For Lionsgate Actress Mary Elizabeth … [Read more...] about Naked celebrity photo hacking lands Connecticut man in federal prison
Former state Treasurer Rob McCord's "avaricious obsession" to become Pennsylvania's governor will be leading him instead to a date with a federal prison cell. U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones III arranged that rendezvous Tuesday, sentencing the 59-year-old McCord to 2 1/2 years behind bars for extortion at the end of an at times emotional 2 1/2-hour hearing. McCord has no one but himself to blame for letting his pathological pursuit of the governor's office get out of hand, Jones said. He said McCord crossed the legal Rubicon when he used the power of his office to strong-arm donors to pony up for his failed 2014 gubernatorial campaign. "When an individual's ambition trumps an individual's good judgment and otherwise decent character, that's when crimes happen," Jones said. The judge imposed the prison term 3 1/2 years after McCord, a former Montgomery County Democrat, abruptly resigned as treasurer and then pleaded guilty to the federal charges. McCord then cooperated with the … [Read more...] about ‘I feel a horrible remorse,’ ex-Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord says as he’s sentenced to federal prison
Three and a half years after he pleaded guilty to corruption charges, former state Treasurer Rob McCord is about to face a reckoning. It will occur in a federal courtroom in Harrisburg on Tuesday when McCord, a one-time Democratic candidate for governor, will be sentenced by U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones III on his pleas to extortion charges. Then, McCord will learn whether he has a date with a federal prison cell. How much credit McCord will get for aiding federal investigators in the failed 2017 bribery prosecution of an eastern Pennsylvania businessman remains to be seen. That case against Richard Ireland crashed and burned last year when Jones abruptly ended the trial and dismissed the bribery charges after McCord testified for the prosecution. Jones found prosecutors hadn't made a case that a crime had in fact occurred. McCord himself pleaded guilty to the extortion charges in early 2015 soon after resigning as treasurer. He admitted trying strong-arm donors to get … [Read more...] about Ex-Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord finds out Tuesday if he’ll be going to federal prison