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Sandy Hook Shooting Victims’ Parents Win Defamation Suit Against Conspiracy Authors

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking …

Pennsylvania Woman’s Son Pleads Guilty, Gets Probation in Mansion Fire Fraud Case

The son of a suburban Philadelphia woman convicted in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property has been sentenced to four years’ probation. Forty-seven-year-old Carl Risoldi of Doylestown, Penn., pleaded guilty Friday to three related …

Former New Jersey Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Sandy Fraud

A former police officer has been sentenced to prison for his role in stealing $187,000 in federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds to repair a vacation home on the New Jersey shore. The Asbury Park Press reports 45-year-old Nikola Lulaj was …

New Jersey Chiropractor Gets Prison Term for Medical Fraud Ring Role

A chiropractor involved in a medical fraud ring that bilked nearly $4 million overall from several insurers is now headed to prison. John Langeraap received a three-year sentence Friday. The 39-year-old Sparta, N.J., man had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to …

Penn State Frat Video Shows Pledges Being Plied with Alcohol

Security video shot in the basement of a Penn State fraternity house the night a pledge was fatally injured during an evening of hazing and drinking was played in court on Monday and shows fraternity members plying pledges with alcohol. …

Doctor Says Penn State Pledge May Have Lived If Help Was Called Sooner

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly. Dr. Harry Kamerow took the stand in a preliminary hearing to …

Trial Nears for Final Defendant in Delaware Murder-For-Hire Case

A judge is holding a final case review for the last of four defendants charged in the murder-for-hire killings of a Delaware couple. Monday’s court proceeding comes as a trial looms for Dominique Benson in the 2013 deaths of Joseph …

Massachusetts Prosecutors Seek $13M in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Boston federal prosecutors are seeking more than $13 million from a Massachusetts pharmacy co-founder who was sentenced to prison in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more. The Boston Globe reports that the U.S. Attorney’s …

Trial Date Nears for Two Defendants in Delaware Murder-For-Hire Case

A judge is meeting with attorneys as the trial date nears for two men charged in the murder-for-hire killings of a Delaware couple. Tuesday’s pretrial conference involved Dominque Benson and Aaron Thompson, who are charged in the 2013 deaths of …

Pennsylvania Doctor Admits to Selling $5M Worth of Prescriptions to Addicts

A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia, Penn., that specialized in helping drug addicts. Seventy-eighty-year-old Dr. Alan Summers pleaded guilty in federal court to charges including conspiracy, drug distribution, money laundering and …