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Rapist Daniel Thompson goes on the run from Leyhill Prison

Daniel Thompson, 34, failed to report for roll call at 4.45pm on Friday at Leyhill PrisonA convict who forced his way into a woman’s flat then raped her has gone on the run after escaping from prison. Daniel Thompson, 34, failed to report for roll call at 4.45pm yesterday afternoon at Leyhill Prison, near Cheltenham.…

Charlottesville: Neo-nazi gets life in prison for 2017 car attack

The self-described neo-Nazi who killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer when he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters after a 2017 white supremacist rally was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday. James Alex Fields Jr, 22, had pleaded guilty in March to federal hate crimes connected to…

Dubbed the ‘American Taliban,’ John Walker Lindh released from prison

John Walker Lindh was released from prison Thursday after more than 17 years behind bars on charges of providing support to terrorists, a case that captivated Americans and earned him the nickname of the "American Taliban." Lindh, 38, was the first prisoner brought into a U.S. courtroom to face charges in the War on Terror,…

Oklahoma ex-oil executive sentenced to 6 years in prison

A former oil company executive in Oklahoma has been sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors say Kevin Wieck of Cromwell was sentenced Monday to 72 months after being convicted in September on 10 counts of wire fraud and five counts of money laundering. Prosecutors had sought a…

Jailed Reuters journalists freed from prison in Myanmar

Two Reuters news agency journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act have been freed after spending more than 500 days behind bars. The two reporters, Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, were convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail, in a case that…

Iran sentences president’s brother to prison for corruption

A court in Iran has sentenced President Hassan Rouhani's younger brother to an unspecified jail term in a corruption case that supporters of the Iranian leader allege is politically motivated. Hossein Fereydoun, who is also a close confidante of the president, has vowed to appeal the sentence, local media reported on Saturday. "This person [Hossein Fereydoun] was found…

Double-rape suspect may have been wrongly released from prison

Joseph McCann is wanted on suspicion of rape (Picture: Metropolitan Police)The ‘extremely dangerous’ suspect in a double rape and abduction may have been wrongly released from prison. It’s understood Joseph McCann, 34, was released on life-long licence from prison in February 2017 after serving 10 years of an indeterminate sentence for an aggravated burglary. He…

Maria Butina, accused Russian agent, sentenced to 18 months in prison,...

Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to act as a foreign agent, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday and will be subject to deportation upon her release. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on…

Queens jogger killer sentenced to life in prison

Chanel Lewis has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2016 murder of Karina Vetrano, who was beaten and strangled to death while out for a jog near her home in Queens. Seth Wenig/AP, FILE Phillip and Catherine Vetrano, parents of Karina Vetrano, arrive at court in New York,…

Rossi Lorathio Adams II faces 20 years in prison for planning...

A social media influencer from Iowa is facing 20 years in prison for planning a violent home invasion to hijack an internet domain name for his company. Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 26, was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence on Thursday, according to a statement released by the U.S.…

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