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Man tied to more than $300,000 in stolen cars sentenced to 18 months in prison

Andrew W. Smith, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude police and two counts of motor vehicle theft, according to court records.


Forgiveness, anger after ex-Dallas cop sentenced to 10 years

A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a neighbor’s apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room was sentenced to a decade in prison …


UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Russian Maria Butina gets 18 months for being Kremlin agent

In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency Friday as she awaited sentencing on charges of being a secret agent for Russia. She cast herself as an innocent caught …


Mexican Mafia drug suspect sentenced in North Dakota

A man authorities say is affiliated with the Mexican Mafia has been sentenced in North Dakota to 15 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.


Idaho woman to serve up to 16 years for child ‘torture’

A Canyon County, Idaho, woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for child abuse. She was accused of strangling, kicking, biting, stepping on, force-feeding and throwing the children …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Man sentenced 14 years to life in prison or 2017 rape in Spokane Valley’s Mission Park

A man convicted of first-degree rape has been sentenced to at least 14 years in prison almost a year and a half after he was arrested for forcing a prostitute …


Woman sentenced for three years for vehicular homicide

A woman on was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for hitting and killing two people with her car in 2017.


Clemency granted to woman sentenced to life at age 16

A woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 was granted clemency Monday by Tennessee’s governor and will be released from …


Boise priest who lived in ‘world of Satanism and pornography’ sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole

The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, a longtime priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise who pleaded guilty to five felony crimes, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018

Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing Tuesday for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

‘Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’ alleged …


Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

A jury recommended life plus 419 years on Tuesday for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white …


Man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors said Monday as a judge imposed a sentence …


Former school district employee sentenced to probation

A former Lewiston School District employee convicted of secretly recording a 10-year-old girl in his bathroom was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years of probation.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

Bill Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming …


Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a “sexually violent predator” – a scarlet letter that would make him subject …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018

Fort Hall man sentenced to prison for assault that left woman with broken jaw, nasal and eye socket fractures

Jonathan Jacob Ish, 37, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced recently to 57 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.


Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec gets 5.5 years in union bribery case

A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis sentenced to 7-year prison term for rape

Former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison for the rape of another officer.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018

Idaho courts identify an outdated sentencing law that could be helping spur prison growth

As state lawmakers face a pricey proposal for a $500 million prison expansion, Idaho judges have been studying the state’s felony sentencing laws and processes with an eye to reforms.


Ex-Argentina VP Boudou sentenced to prison for corruption

A court in Argentina has sentenced former Vice President Amado Boudou to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office.


Man receives concurrent 30-year sentences for role in murder

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing and murdering a Coeur d’Alene resident in October 2016 will spend at least 30 years in prison.


Flynn ‘eager’ for sentencing in lying case, attorney says

An attorney for Michael Flynn said Tuesday that the former national security adviser is “eager” to proceed to sentencing and put his criminal case behind him.


The Latest: Tough prison term for Mexican drug cartel leader

A former Texas high school football player who authorities say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel has been sentenced to serve nearly 50 years in federal …


Blanchard man sentenced to prison for shooting deputies

A delusional Blanchard man who ambushed two Bonner County sheriff’s deputies in a shooting last year was sentenced Tuesday to up to 50 years in prison.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Meridian man who murdered wife’s friend gets life in prison with possibility of parole

A man who broke into his estranged wife’s house in Nampa last year and fatally shot another man there was sentenced Monday to life in prison.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018

Teen sentenced for shooting near Graham-Kapowsin High School

A teenager who


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be sentenced in June in rape case

A new sentencing date is set for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, who was convicted in March of raping a fellow police officer.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

Russian opposition leader Navalny gets 30-day jail sentence

A court in Moscow has sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail for staging an unsanctioned protest in the capital.


Nanny who killed 2 kids gets life in prison without parole

A nanny who was convicted of brutally murdering two small children in her care while their parents were out was sentenced on Monday to life in prison without parole during …