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Lay, Skilling Found Guilty In Enron Case

Ex-Enron CEO Skilling Resentenced To 14 Years

Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been resentenced to 14 years as part of a court-ordered reduction that closes one of the country’s most notorious financial scandals.

06/21/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas Prisons Face More Lawsuits Over No A/C

An advocacy group has sued the Texas prison system blaming 13 inmate deaths since 2007 on hot conditions in units without air conditioning.

06/14/2013

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North Texan Pleads Guilty To Forcing Girl Into Sex Trade

A man charged with forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her services online has pleaded guilty in a North Texas sex trafficking case.

06/06/2013

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Jury Gives Armed Robber Nine Life Sentences

A 20-year-old Fort Worth man received nine life sentences on for committing multiple armed robberies during a two-week period in 2011.

05/09/2013

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Ex-Parole Officer Gets Prison For Taking Bribes

A former Texas parole officer has been sentenced to almost two years in federal prison for taking bribes from a man she supervised and not reporting his alleged financial violations.

05/02/2013

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Texas Inmate Executed

A Texas inmate was executed Thursday evening for fatally shooting one of three people he and a partner abducted during a convenience store robbery nearly 11 years ago. Richard Cobb, 29, didn’t deny using a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Kenneth Vandever in an East Texas field where two women also were shot and one was raped. He was convicted of capital murder.

04/25/2013

X-Ray showing cell phone inside of an inmate.  (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General)

I-Team: Texas Fighting Back Against Smuggled Prison Cell Phones

Cell phones can fetch more than a thousand dollars inside Texas prisons and have become the most sought after contraband among inmates.

CBS 11–04/01/2013

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Texas Prisons Aim To Eliminate Cellphones

he nation’s largest state prison system is turning to electronic weaponry to combat the persistent headache of illegal cellphones smuggled to inmates.

03/15/2013

A 2008 photo of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court for sentencing. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

North Texan & Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Convicted, Jailed Until Sentence

Jurors in a city buffeted by financial crisis convicted former Detroit Mayor and current Grand Prairie resident Kwame Kilpatrick on corruption charges Monday.

03/11/2013

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Ex-Computer Game Retailer VP Sentenced To Prison

The former corporate spokesman for computer game retailer Gamestop has been sentenced to prison after admitting to defrauding the company out of almost $2 million.

03/07/2013

Mugshot of Luis Alfredo Perez. (credit: Tarrant Co. District Attorney's Office)

Man Gets 50 Years For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom

A judge has sentenced a North Texas man to 50 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s mother.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2013

Ryan Leaf, Dallas Cowboys

Leaf Could Serve Texas Time In Montana Prison

The Texas prosecutor who brokered a 10-year probationary sentence for former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf in 2010 says he is working on a plea deal that would allow the Montana native to serve his sentence in his home state.

02/05/2013

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