Inmate with tattoos covering his face escapes prison

Authorities in New Hampshire are seeking the public’s help in finding an escaped inmate with tattoos covering his shaved head, face, neck, chest, arm and hands.

 

The U.S. Marshals’ New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force says 42-year-old Eric Judkins was an inmate at a halfway house in Manchester. He failed to return to the facility on Monday night,Associated Press reports.

Judkins was serving part of a 27-month sentence for assault on a fellow inmate in federal prison.

Authorities say the assault happened while Judkins was serving a 17½-year sentence for a 1999 bank robbery.

Judge gets 8 years in prison for driving billionaire’s seized Porsche

A federal court in Rio de Janeiro sentenced a Brazilian judge to eight years imprisonment on Tuesday for driving confiscated luxury vehicles, local media reported.

Judge Flavio Souza, who was presiding over criminal proceedings against former billionaire Eike Batista, was removed from office in 2015 after he was caught driving Batista’s Porsche Cayenne in Rio.

 

The judge also kept another luxury car confiscated from Batista in his garage, as well as a piano and several Rolex watches.

They were seized by a court from Batista, once Brazil’s richest man, because of his high debts, the O Globo news portal reported.

In 2012, Batista had a net worth of 30 billion dollars, making him the seventh wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

His wealth plummeted due to strategic mistakes, a drop in oil prices, falling stock prices and criminal proceedings following corruption allegations.

(dpa/NAN)

Man gets prison for killing girlfriend’s pet fish

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in prison after he killed his girlfriend’s pet betta fish.

Juan Vega, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree breach of peace in Bristol Superior Court Tuesday. One count of animal cruelty against him was dropped as part of a plea deal.

 

Vega was arrested on April 27 after he showed up unannounced at his girlfriend’s home and began arguing with her, accusing her of being unfaithful in their relationship.Vega told his girlfriend, who was not identified, that he would gather his belongings and leave.

He then pushed her, and kicked and broke a TV, according to a police report.

He gathered his belongings and left the house. Vega’s girlfriend later found that other items in her home had been damaged, including picture frames, she told police.

An officer later spoke to the victim’s child, a 9-year-old boy, who said that the family’s fish had been cut in half.

Police say Vega admitted to damaging property and killing the fish, leaving his girlfriend’s child traumatized.

The prosecutor said the victim did not seek a conviction in the case and wants Vega to seek help.

Bristol Press

OJ Simpson finally granted parole after 9 years in prison

OJ Simpson has been granted parole after spending 9 years in prison for robbery and kidnapping charges. According to the conditions, Simpson’s not allowed to use any controlled substances without a prescription from a doctor  and the same goes for marijuana.

But, if he’s prescribed medicinal marijuana, he is allowed.

He must also obey all laws. One member of the parole board made it clear, even a small lapse could land him back in prison. Other conditions are not to associate with convicted felons, no weapons and make regular check-ins with his parole officer.

OJ was supposed to spend at least 24 years in jail.

 

Chelsea Manning shares first photo after release from prison

Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army intelligence analyst responsible one of the largest classified information leaks in US history, has shared her first picture since she was released from prison.

Manning who was released on Wednesday after seven years behind bars shared the photo via her Instagram page on Thursday and wrote: ‘Okay, so here I am everyone!!’

Chelsea Manning who was sentenced to 35 years in prison 2013 was granted clemency by former President Barrack Obama in January 2017.

Pigeon busted trying to smuggle a mobile phone into a Brazilian prison

Guards at a Brazilian prison caught a pigeon with a mobile phone attached to its body. Officials said the bird was trying to deliver the phone to prisoners. The guards intervened when they spotted an inmate trying to catch the pigeon. When they inspected more closely, one guard found a small pouch that contained a phone and battery. The incident occurred at the Franco da Rocha prison, in in the state of Sao Paulo. It is unclear who used the bird to try and smuggle the device in.

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Brazil’s overcrowded and dilapidated prisons have been the scene of deadly prison riots between criminal groups since the start of the year that have seen more than 140 people killed.
Experts say the violence is part of a war between drug gangs battling for control of one of the world’s most important cocaine markets and trafficking routes.
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Brazil shares borders with Colombia, Bolivia and Peru, the world’s three biggest cocaine producers. It is a key route for trafficking the drug to Europe.
Brazil has the fourth largest prison population in the world, with 600,000 inmates packed into a number of ramshackle jails.
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Bollywood Director Mahmood Farooqui convicted of rape, faces seven years to Life in prison

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Indian film-maker Mahmood Farooqui has been found guilty of raping an American research student at his Delhi home in March 2015.
Farooqui, who co-directed the 2010 release Peepli Live, with his wife Anusha Rizvi, faces seven years to life I’m prison, according to the Indian Express. The court is slated to hear arguments Tuesday before sentencing him.

The case first came to light when the victim, who was a student from Columbia University, filed a police complaint which led to Farooqui’s arrest last June. He was later released on bail as the case went to trial in September.

The case is seen as a landmark as its verdict has been delivered under a 2013 amendment to the criminal law which included forced oral sex as a crime, the complainant’s counsel Vrinda Grover told the Express.
“This is perhaps one of the first cases of forced oral sex, which shows two things: that there was a crime for which we did not earlier have an offense named, now it has been recognized as rape. We’re also very happy to see that the court relied on very credible evidence that the woman gave.”
The brutal gang-rape of a young Delhi woman on a moving bus in New Delhi on December 16, 2012 sparked nationwide protests. The outcry led to a call for action against crimes against women which included legal amendments and fast-tracking rape cases.

Farooqui was first introduced to the student, who is in her thirties, by Danish Hussain, a long-time friend of the director. Local reports said that Hussain, in his testimony, said that the victim immediately contacted him after she was assaulted by Farooqui.

According to the Express, the 2012 incident was also referred to in the testimony of the American woman who told the court that she “did not resist” the rape because she feared she would also be killed like the Delhi gang-rape victim.

Farooqui is expected to appeal the verdict and the case could go to a higher court.
“Our fight for justice is by no means over,” his wife Anusha Rizvi told the Hindustan Times. “We will approach the High Court for justice that has been denied to us.”