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  • Martinsville adult group home owner found guilty of abuse

    Martinsville adult group home owner found guilty of abuse
    A jury says the owner of an adult group home in Martinsville is guilty of abuse.   Richard Wagoner ran The Claye Corporation.  Investigators say in February 2011, one of the residents, Joseph Tuggle, was forced under a faucet with scalding hot water.  ...
  • Woman convicted of killing 5 teens in DUI crash seeks new hearing

    Woman convicted of killing 5 teens in DUI crash seeks new hearing
    An Aurora woman convicted of killing five teens in a drunken driving accident should get a new sentencing hearing because of vague language in Illinois DUI laws, her attorney told an appellate court panel Monday. The three justices from the 2nd Appellate...
  • Durham attorney calls client's recommended sentence 'absurd'

    Durham attorney calls client's recommended sentence 'absurd'
    The attorney for disgraced financier Tim Durham says the proposed sentence for his client is “absurd.” A presentencing report recommends that Durham—convicted in a Ponzi scam that bilked $200 million from victims—spend around...
  • Woman held captive in Philadelphia basement for a decade sues city

    Woman held captive in Philadelphia basement for a decade sues city
    (CNN) -- A 20-year-old woman whose aunt allegedly beat her and held her captive for a decade in the basement of a Philadelphia apartment building has sued the city, claiming her ordeal could have been avoided if officials had acted appropriately....
  • Prosecutors Spared Further Grilling In Death Penalty Bias Case

    Prosecutors Spared Further Grilling In Death Penalty Bias Case
    At the prison where he sent one of the state's most notorious killers to death row, the state's top prosecutor testified on a makeshift witness stand Wednesday in an unusual and long-awaited trial challenging the fairness of Connecticut's death penalty....
  • Ask a real estate pro: Foreclosure on primary home jeopardizes rental properties

    Board-certified real estate attorney Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market in this space each Friday. To ask him a question about short sales, mortgages, refinancing, homeowner's associations or any other residential real estate topic. Q: I...
  • Foreclosures continue despite bankruptcy filing

    Foreclosures continue despite bankruptcy filing
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, go to SunSentinel.com/askpro Q: I filed for bankruptcy over two years ago and included my primary and...
  • Bronx Police Officer And Wife Charged With Hiring 'Hit' Man

    Bronx Police Officer And Wife Charged With Hiring 'Hit' Man
    A grand jury charged police officer Jose Ramos and his wife Wanda Abreu with conspiring to hire a hit man to murder a witness in a criminal case against Ramos, according to Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson and New York City Police Commissioner...
  • Elder financial abuse in Illinois on rise

    Elder financial abuse in Illinois on rise
    Downers Grove retiree Robert Govenat was on the computer every day, watching prices of his stocks go down. It was November 2007, and a bear market was threatening. "He was about to have a nervous breakdown or a heart attack," recalls his wife, Jan, a...
  • Ask a real estate pro: What to do when a bank-owned condo isn't being maintained

    Ask a real estate pro: What to do when a bank-owned condo isn't being maintained
    Board-certified real estate lawyer Gary M. Singer writes about the housing market at SunSentinel.com/housekeys each Friday. To ask him a question, click here. Q: The empty condominium next to mine is now owned by a lender. I don't have a contact...
  • Panel calls for review of failed fairgrounds sale

    A special committee charged with independently examining the proposed sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds called for an audit, additional review of the failed deal and greater overall transparency. Among the Fair Sale Review Committee's nine principal...
  • Judge Candidate Emerges As Key Figure In 'Gifting Table' Fraud Trial

    Judge Candidate Emerges As Key Figure In 'Gifting Table' Fraud Trial
    A lawyer nominated for a judgeship by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy became a central figure Friday in the federal fraud trial of two women charged with operating a "gifting table club" pyramid scheme. Internal Revenue Service agent Eric Wethje testified that...