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Bill Cosby’s Mugshot Released After Being Sentenced to 3-10 Years

Bill Cosby was led in handcuffs after a judge sentenced him to 3-10 years in state prison for sexual assault. Cosby looks downcast in his mugshot.

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case has sentenced the famed entertainer to 3-10 years in state prison.

The judge also called the 81-year-old a “sexually violent predator,” and it was determined that his name will be on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools, and victims.

Bill Cosby arrived at the courthouse in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for his sentencing hearing for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Cosby was convicted on three aggravated indecent sexual assault charges in April, with each charge carrying a sentence of up to 10 years. Cosby has said he vows to appeal.

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Texas Prison Finds $18 Million of Cocaine in “Donated” Bananas

Officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were presented with what had to be one of the most surreal predicaments of each of their professional careers when they came into the possession of nearly $18,000,000 worth of cocaine on Friday, September 21. What was most shocking about the experience is how it came to unfold – with the donation of a shipment of bananas that had been used to move the drugs.

In the body of a Facebook post that the TDCJ put up on its page hours after the ordeal went down, it was explained that two sergeants from the department’s Scott Unit had been sent to retrieve a couple of pallets filled with the fruit, upon it being offered to them from Ports of America in Freeport. According to the official who fielded the call, the port was looking to get rid of the shipment because its contents had already begun to over-ripen.

When the sergeants arrived they were led to the two pallets and the 45 boxes stacked on top of them. However, before taking off, one of the sergeants noticed how much heavier a particular box was in comparison to the others, he saw reason to investigate. Sure enough, upon digging to the bottom of the first box he re-opened, and then moving on to a second and third – the sergeant realized that the bananas had been resting over bundles of the white powdery stimulant.

All-in-all there were reportedly 540 packages bearing $17,820,000 on the pallets. The finding led to the TDCJ involving the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the investigation into where the narcotics could have come from.

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Prison Photo of DMX with BMF Co-Founder Surfaces

Previously, a photo of DMX in prison surfaced, and it seemed that the rapper was healthy and well. Now, another picture of the rapper has popped up, this time with him and two other men.

For those unaware, the man on the left is Southwest T, a co-founder the Black Mafia Family, also widely known as BMF. Take a look above.

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First Photo of DMX in Prison Surfaces Since Being Incarcerated for Tax Fraud

Previously, DMX was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to $1.7 million in tax fraud. Now, a photo of a rapper during his sentence has surfaced.

In the photo, X looks as if he put on some weight. He can be seen posing with another inmate as well. According to reports, this is one of the first photos that have popped up since the 47-year-old rapper was incarcerated.

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Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Facing 305 Years in Prison

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort chose to avoid a guilty plea that would have forced him to concede to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian government’s possible interference on the President’s behalf in the 2016 elections. Thus, Manafort will go to trial to fight a bevy of charges that could get him a 300+ year prison sentence for illegal business dealings he had with pro-Russia foreign nationals in Ukraine.

Two separate trials await Manafort, with one scheduled to begin in Virginia in July and one set for September in Washington, D.C. If convicted on multiple bank fraud, conspiracy, and tax violations he’s facing he could be slammed with a maximum of 305 years by a Virginia court alone.

Then conspiracy and foreign lobbying violations could potentially give him an additional 20 years if found guilty in D.C. The defense will be faced with the task of disproving that Manafort hid earnings he made off of Ukrainian politicians (while working as a U.S. official) in shell companies and offshore accounts. He is accused of then using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle and purchase property.

Due to the nature of Manafort’s crimes and fear that he may have built an elaborate enough network of international connects to flee and go missing, he is being restricted to house arrest with a pair of GPS monitors and must request permission to leave his home for anything other than religious services, meetings with his attorneys, or medical emergencies. His bail has been set at an unsecured $10 million.

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Aly Raisman Suing U.S. Olympic Committee

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman filed suit against the U.S. Olympic Committee for failing to take action to prevent former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team doctor Larry Nassar from molesting hundreds of young athletes, according to news reports.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California but announced Friday, accuses the committee of bungling its response to sexual abuse allegations against Nassar, who is now serving a long prison term for sex crimes.

“After all this time, they remain unwilling to conduct a full investigation, and without a solid understanding of how this happened, it is delusional to think sufficient changes can be implemented,” Raisman said in a statement, according to NBC. “I refuse to wait any longer for these organizations to do the right thing. It is my hope that the legal process will hold them accountable and enable the change that is so desperately needed.”

A USA Gymnastics trainer was sometimes present during treatment sessions where Nassar abused young athletes at the Karolyi Ranch, Raisman alleges in the suit, according to NBC News.

Raisman, in recent interviews, has accused the USOC of ignoring allegations against Nassar and threatening her not to tell how he molested her under the guise of treatment.

“I was told [by USA Gymnastics] to be quiet,” Raisman told ESPN in January. “And I think that when somebody in high power is telling you to be quiet, right when they realized you are abused, I think that that is a threat. USA Gymnastics just said, ‘We’re handling this. We got this. Like, stop asking us questions.’”

Raisman, a gold medalist who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, was among more than 100 women who alleged Nassar sexually abused them. He pleaded guilty to child pornography and sexual assault charges and was sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

The USOC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The group’s CEO, Scott Blackmun, resigned on Wednesday after a cancer diagnosis.

“Under his leadership, USOC has focused nearly all its efforts on money and medals while the safety of our athletes has taken a back seat,” attorney John Manly, who represents many of Nassar’s victims, including Raisman, said in a statement.

 

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C-Murder Joins Hunger Strike Due to ‘Deplorable’ Conditions at Angola Prison

C-Murder, aka Corey Miller, was a prominent rapper in the 90’s until a murder charge derailed his career. C-Murder was a part of his brother Master P’s No Limit label, which captured the hip-hop game and introduced the world to Louisiana rap music. Miller was convicted of second-degree murder charges in 2009 and has spent the last decade behind bars.

Angola Prison, which is located in Louisianna, is infamous for its harsh living conditions, and this month C-Murder decided to stand up against the tyranny of the prison staff. According to his Publicist Tammy Ty Page, “C-Murder has chosen to use his platform to voice dire conditions going on at Angola.”

The inmates cite several reasons for the hunger strike at Angola Prison. Visitor treatment, water quality, sanitation, and proper medical treatment are said to be the main factors driving the strike. Visitors have been subjected to strip-searches by guards who have open cases pending against them for various sexual assault crimes, while inmates have to deal with the sex offenders day in and day out.

The Assistant Warden, Barrett Boeker, was charged with raping a woman at his home in Angola Prison two years ago. He currently has several charges pending against him stemming from incidents with various inmates. Warden Darrel Vannoy and James LeBlanc, the Secretary of DOC, have also been implicated in the corruption.

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