A man who used the identities of dead people to claim tax refunds was sentenced in federal court Thursday for his role in what authorities say was a $2.7 million tax fraud scheme.
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A judge on Thursday afternoon found Javier Righetti, charged with killing a 15-year-old girl, mentally capable of facing the death penalty.
A former Lutheran church treasurer who swindled as much as $1.4 million from his congregation and drove his church into foreclosure was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday during a contentious two-day hearing.
Lawyers for Javier Righetti say he suffers from an intellectual disability and should not face the death penalty for the rape and killing of a 15-year-old Arbor View High School freshman.
Lawyers for Kirstin Lobato, a woman serving a lengthy prison sentence for a killing she claims she did not commit, have asked for an analysis from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office newly formed conviction review unit.
After multiple delays, a trial is set to begin next week for ex-MMA fighter War Machine, who is accused of beating and sexually assaulting his girlfriend in 2014.
Three teenagers appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday to face murder charges more than two years after a 41-year-old woman was killed.
Lawyers claim a suspended psychologist accused of killing his wife has been funding his criminal defense and feeding his “drug-addicted lifestyle” with the nearly $2 million he collected after she died.
Metro officers’s constitutional rights were violated when they faced termination for refusing to cooperate with internal investigations, a police union lawsuit against the department alleged this week.
After the verdict Friday, Jerry Earl Johnson, who was acquitted of a second charge, was taken into custody without bail. He faces 10 years to life in prison at an April sentencing for the 2009 incident at Wyndham Grand Desert hotel.
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