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Los Angeles art dealer gets jail for bilking clients out of $1 million

FILE PHOTO: Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency and former Walt Disney Company president arrives for the the annual Allen and Co. media conference Sun Valley, Idaho July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo A former Los Angeles art dealer who prosecutors say embezzled more than $ 1 million from clients including former Walt Disney Co President Michael Ovitz was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail. Perry Rubenstein, 63, was also ordered to pay $ 1.1 million in restitution to Ovitz and a second victim, Michael Salke, according ...

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FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and eight for 12 years. She was investigated after the authorities received a tip-off. If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. FGM was made illegal in the US in 1996. In a voluntary interview with ...

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Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief

Paedophiles who view indecent images but go no further should not be jailed but rehabilitated, a leading child protection police officer has said. Police forces “cannot cope” with the “huge” rise in reports, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, told the BBC. Figures show the number of child abuse reports is up by 80% in three years. The Home Office said “viewing child abuse images is a terrible crime and should be treated as such”. Chief Constable Bailey, the head of Operation Hydrant, which is investigating ...

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Swaleside Prison: Inmates take over jail wing

Prisoners have taken control of part of a wing at a prison in Kent with up to 60 inmates involved. The Prison Officers Association (POA) said there was an “ongoing disturbance” at the category B training prison HMP Swaleside. The Prison Service said it was dealing with “an incident” contained to a landing on the jail’s A Wing. POA chairman Mike Rolfe said the extent of the disturbance was unclear but fires had been lit. He said: “Some fires have been lit, apparently, and basically we know that it’s an ...

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Bosses could face jail for failure to prevent fraud

Company bosses could be prosecuted for failing to stop their staff committing fraud under new laws being considered by ministers. The plans, which have yet to be officially unveiled, follow similar plans to make company boards liable if staff facilitate tax evasion. Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to end “boardroom excess” and make tackling corporate crime a key focus. Downing Street said the government would announce its bill in due course. A new criminal finance bill will extend legislation and make employers responsible for preventing money-laundering, false accounting and ...

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Tech CEO Chahal sentenced to a year in jail in domestic violence case

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal was sentenced to a year in county jail on Friday, after violating his probation in a domestic violence case by committing a second act of domestic violence. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Tracie Brown said the sentence can be delayed pending the likely appeal from Chahal’s lawyers. In 2013, Chahal was arrested for beating his then girlfriend inside his San Francisco apartment. Prosecutors had surveillance footage they say showed Chahal repeatedly kicking the woman and attempting to smother her with a pillow. The judge did ...

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Ai Weiwei puts himself back in a jail cell in new Spanish show

Artist Ai Weiwei has reproduced scenes of his incarceration for a new art installation, a series of almost life-size dioramas – encased in steel boxes – showing his life in jail. Visitors to the exhibition, in a cathedral in central Spain, have to peer through peep-holes in the stark, gray boxes to see the 3D scenes, which show Ai watched by two uniformed guards as he eats, sleeps, showers and uses the toilet in his tiny cell. Ai, one of China’s most high-profile artists and political activists, was jailed for ...

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Ex-Cards exec sentenced to jail for Astros hack

4:13 PM ET Associated Press HOUSTON — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros‘ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Christopher Correa had pleaded guilty in January to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013 to at least 2014, the same year he was promoted to director of baseball development in St. Louis. He was ...

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Briton faces jail over Malaysia abuse

A British man is facing multiple life sentences for numerous sex crimes against Malaysian children which he boasted about on the “dark web”. Richard Huckle, 30, from Ashford in Kent, admitted the offences against victims aged between six months and 12 years, from 2006 to 2014. It is believed Huckle abused up to 200 children. His sentencing hearing began at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, and is expected to conclude on Friday. The 91 charges related to 23 children from mainly poor communities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. ...

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Pompeii, Bourbon jail, to gain from $1 billion culture handout in Italy

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, an island jail built by the Bourbons and the home of Botticelli’s Venus are among dozens of cultural sites due to share in a 1 billion euro ($ 1.15 billion) cash injection, Italy’s culture ministry said on Monday. Caring for centuries worth of art and architecture has caused headaches for successive Italian governments as economic stagnation squeezed funding for the arts and restoration projects were dogged by bureaucracy and bad management. Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said the 33 projects constituted “the biggest operation on ...

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