Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused’s Garmin Forerunner. An expert inspecting the watch’s info discovered that Fellows had […]

Court bans Brazil’s ex-President Lula, convicted of corruption, from running for office again

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has his presidential bid stalled after the Latin American country’s top electoral court ruled on Friday the veteran politician is ineligible to run due to his corruption conviction. Four judges out of a seven-member panel denied Lula the right to stand for the election following a tedious […]

Saudi Arabia beheads & crucifies convicted criminal in Mecca

An execution in Saudi Arabia has again caused a media stir after a man was beheaded and crucified in Mecca for murder, robbery and rape. It comes amid a human rights spat between the ultra-conservative kingdom and Canada. The Myanmar man was convicted of killing a woman and other crimes, the state-run Saudi Press Agency […]

Uber driver who struck, killed young girl is convicted of vehicular manslaughter

Enlarge / A woman walks into the Uber Corporate Headquarters building in San Francisco, California on February 05, 2018. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) A now-former Uber driver who struck a San Francisco family with his car on December 31, 2013—killing a six-year-old girl named Sophia Liu in the process—was convicted of vehicular manslaughter on August […]

Jordanian immigrant convicted for ‘honor killings’ in Texas may be put to death

A Houston court has found a Jordanian immigrant guilty of the ‘honor killing’ of his daughter’s husband and masterminding the murder of her friend in 2012. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan now faces life imprisonment or the death penalty. Read more Furious that his daughter Nesreen had chosen to convert from Islam to Christianity and marry an […]

Convicted turtle trafficker goes international while on probation, gets caught again

A South Carolina man previously convicted of turtle trafficking is facing jail time again for the same crime after pleading guilty to charges of smuggling up to $ 400,000 worth of protected reptiles from Hong Kong to the US. Federal prosecutors said that Steven Verren Baker, 38, of Holly Hill, South Carolina, pleaded guilty on […]

Woman Convicted of Charging $500K to Boss’ Business Cards

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Danish citizen convicted under Malaysia’s fake news law, will spend a month in jail for YouTube video

A Malaysian court convicted a Danish citizen on Monday for inaccurate criticism of police on social media, the first person to be prosecuted under a new law against fake news. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, was charged with spreading false news after he posted a video on YouTube accusing police of taking 50 minutes to […]

It’s 7 years in prison for Martin Shkreli, convicted of fraud

Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. (credit: NEPA Scene/Flickr) A federal judge sentenced former pharmaceutical executive and hedge-fund manager Martin Shkreli to seven years in prison Friday following his earlier conviction on three of eight counts of securities and wire fraud charges. According to reporters present in the Brooklyn courtroom, Shkreli gave an emotional […]