- Jul 13, 2011
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A good decision - the sentence seemed unduly harsh. No actual harm was done to anyone.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/judge-ho ... smartphoneJUDGE HOLDS SELF IN CONTEMPT FOR HIS SMARTPHONE
A Michigan judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction.
Judge Raymond Voet has a posted policy at Ionia County 64A District Court stating that electronic devices causing a disturbance during court sessions will result in the owner being cited with contempt, the Sentinel-Standard of Ionia and MLive.com reported.
On Friday afternoon, during a prosecutor's closing argument as part of a jury trial, Voet's new smartphone began to emit sounds requesting phone voice commands. Voet said he thinks he bumped the phone, and the embarrassment likely left his face red.
"I'm guessing I bumped it. It started talking really loud, saying 'I can't understand you. Say something like Mom,'" he said.
Voet has used a Blackberry mobile phone for years, and said he wasn't as familiar with the operation of the new touchscreen, Windows-based phone.
"That's an excuse, but I don't take those excuses from anyone else. I set the bar high, because cellphones are a distraction and there is very serious business going on," he said. "The courtroom is a special place in the community, and it needs more respect than that."
Over the years, the judge whose court is about 110 miles northwest of Detroit has taken phones away from police officers, attorneys, witnesses, spectators and friends. During a break in the trial, Voet held himself in contempt, fined himself and paid the fine.
"Judges are humans," Voet said. "They're not above the rules. I broke the rule and I have to live by it."
Juror Jailed For Texting During Trial
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BY DAVID KRAVETS04.19.131:45 PM
Benjamin Kohler. Photo: Marion County Sheriff’s Department
A 26-year-old Oregon man serving as a juror in an armed-robbery case was ordered jailed for two days after he was caught texting during the trial, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
When prosecutors were playing a video-taped interview with the defendant, Judge Dennis Graves suddenly halted the trial after noticing a light glow around juror Benjamin Kohler’s chest. The judge, who had previously instructed jurors to pay attention and not to use mobile phones, immediately halted the proceeding and ordered everybody to vacate the courtroom except Kohler, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The authorities said Kohler “had no explanation for his actions.”
The judge declared him in contempt, and ordered the juror jailed for two days at Marion County Jail. The judge said he wanted to teach Kohler a lesson.
“The duty to serve as a juror must be taken very seriously. Every juror has the responsibility to devote his entire attention to the witnesses and evidence being presented,” the judge said in a statement. “In this case, Mr. Kohler failed to meet his obligations and failed to honor the direction of this court. My hope is that he will use his time in jail to reflect upon his behavior.”
An alternate juror filled Kohler’s spot, and the defendant was found guilty of armed robbery, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Hong Kong taxi driver sued for 6 cent overcharge
Hong Kong taxi drivers often round up fares to the nearest dollar
A Hong Kong taxi driver prosecuted for overcharging a passenger by HK$0.5 (£0.04; $0.06) has had the case against him thrown out.
The lawsuit, which was withdrawn on Thursday after the prosecution offered no evidence, lasted six months.
Tam Hoichi said the case had tired him out, and he wanted an explanation as to why he was sued.
Hong Kong taxi drivers frequently round up to the nearest dollar when giving change.
It is considered a common practice by many drivers and passengers in Hong Kong.
The overcharging incident is reported to have occurred during a taxi ride in October.
The journey fare was HK$136.5 (£12; $18), and Mr Tam kept HK$0.5 of the change, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
The passenger did not demand the missing change at the time, but later reported the incident to the police, the SCMP said.
Mr Tam attended the trial hearing on Thursday morning on charges of "taxi overcharge", but was cleared after the case was dismissed.
"The case was reviewed by the Prosecutions Division," Hong Kong's Department of Justice said. "Given the trivial nature... it was considered not appropriate to proceed with it."
Mr Tam told reporters at the court that he felt the lawsuit was "really not just".
"I want to know why the opposite side, for the reason of this small amount, would want to sue me," he said.
A representative for Hong Kong taxi and minibus drivers told AFP news agency that the court case had wasted taxpayers' money and time.
Judge charged with stealing cocaine from evidence of cases he presided over
A former Pennsylvania judge has been charged on allegations that he stole confiscated cocaine used in case trials, in some instances replacing the contraband with baking soda.
Paul Pozonsky, a 57-year-old former Washington County judge, resigned from his position last year amid reports that he was the target of a state grand jury investigation. In May 2012, state police investigators discovered that evidence envelopes meant to contain cocaine were either missing, had been tampered with, or contained baking soda. The packets filled with baking soda also contained the former judge’s DNA.
In May 2011, Pozonsky requested that police bring all confiscated drugs into the courtroom. After these drugs were entered as evidence in their respective cases, Pozonsky or a member of his staff kept the envelopes, CBS News affiliate KDA reports. In one instance, Pozonsky allegedly asked a state trooper to bring a stash of more than 200 grams of cocaine to his personal chambers. The trooper obliged, handing over the haul in a sealed evidence bag, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“It was brought to my attention that inappropriate requests were being made by Judge Pozonsky to possess drug evidence for pretrial hearings for pretrial matters,” District Attorney Gene Vittone, who took office in 2012, told the Post-Gazette. It was unclear what happened to the drugs until police made the shocking discovery shortly after Vittone and other court officials noticed Pozonsky’s strange requests.
This month, a year after investigators made the find, Pennsylvania police charged Pozonsky with eight counts of theft, four counts of drug possession, one count of misapplication of entrusted property and one count of obstruction – all of which are misdemeanors. Pozonsky was also charged with a felony conflict of interest.
“This is troubling. This is humbling as you might expect,” Bob Del Greco, the attorney representing the former judge, told KDKA. “And it’s a serious matter and he’s taking it as such.”
Paul Martino, a general assignment reporter for KDKA, expressed the suspicions that this case raises, without making any accusations.
“What this looks like, is a sitting judge accused of snorting evidence – cocaine?” Martino asked Del Greco.
“That’s a fair representation of the allegations,” Pozonsky’s attorney responded, thereby admitting that his client had used the white powder.
When asked if his client has a drug problem or has gone to rehab, Del Greco refused to comment.
“I… I’m really not in a position to discuss with any particularity the allegations now,” he said.
Pozonsky had been on the bench for nearly 30 years, first as a magistrate and eventually in the Common Please Court. He oversaw high-profile criminal cases, and launched the Drug Treatment Court, which provides treatment and rehabilitation services for drug and alcohol users as part of the justice system case processing.
Pozonsky was arrested and released on $25,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled forJune 13.
Class-action lawsuit formed against 'kids for cash' scandal
A new ruling may finally push forward long-languishing civil lawsuits against a pair of former judges in Pennsylvania, who plaintiffs allege made millions by sending children to profit-making detention centers on minor charges.
On Tuesday, a federal judge combined several lawsuits filed against the former judges, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan, into a unified class-action case in what has come to be known as the "kids for cash" scandal.
The extensive list of plaintiffs - over 4,000 - were found to involve a common enough set of facts and legal questions to combine them into one suit, which means that after four years with little progress plaintiffs may finally see their day in court.
The cases have been brought forward by hundreds of parents and children who claim that they were victimized by the two former judges as part of a kickback scheme. Ciavarella and Conahan pleaded guilty in court to making $2.6 million in exchange for sending juveniles to privately run detention centers, PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care, between 2003 and 2008.
Ciavarella sentenced children to extended stays in private juvenile detention for offenses as minimal as mocking a principal via a social media website, trespassing into a vacant building and shoplifting DVDs from Wal-mart.
According to Courthouse News, lead plaintiff Florence Wallace alleges that her 14-year-old daughter was taken directly from Ciavarella’s courtroom in shackles during a case involving threats on MySpace, and sent to the PA Child Care camp.
AFP Photo / Emmanuel Dunand
Plaintiffs have also gone after attorney Robert Powell, former co-owner of PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care, and Robert Mericle, owner of a construction firm which built the children’s prisons as part of another class action lawsuit.
Parents involved in the suit claim that, on top of the wrongful imprisonment of their children, their wages and Social Security benefits were seized in order to pay for the privately run centers. In one case, Edward Kenzakoski committed suicide following a jail sentence handed out by Ciavarella, despite his first-time offender status.
Ciavarella was sentenced to 28 years behind bars following his conviction on 12 counts, including racketeering, and is currently being held at a minimum-medium security facility in Illinois.
Conahan was sentenced to 17-and-a-half years, a reduced sentence resulting from his pleading guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy. He is being held at a facility in Florida and is scheduled for release in 2026.
Amidst the unfolding number of cases, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court authorized a rarely appointed “special master” to review, and possibly expunge the detained children's records.
Illustrating the number of juveniles involved in the vast kickback scheme, some 2,421 children had adjudications dismissed by the state Supreme Court by 2010.
Judge John Devaux attacked at Ipswich Crown Court
Judge John Devaux's wig came off during the attack, eyewitnesses said
A judge has been assaulted during a sentencing hearing at Ipswich Crown Court.
Judge John Devaux was attacked by a man who stripped to his vest and raced from the public gallery, eyewitnesses said.
The plucky judge, who had sentenced a man to 30 months in prison for driving offences, returned to court minutes later and said he was "unharmed".
Suffolk police said a man was being held in custody on suspicion of contempt of court.
'Battering the hell'
But officers said the man had not been arrested over the attack, which happened in courtroom two at about 10:45 BST.
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Judge John Devaux
Born in 1947, he was called to the Bar in 1970
He has been a circuit judge since 1993
He has presided over some of the most high-profile murder cases in Suffolk
The judge presided over the the trial of Ireneusz Melaniuk who was given a life sentence for the murder of Bury St Edmunds jeweller Peter Avis in November last year
Witnesses said the judge's robes and wig were pulled off during the drama.
Jaimie Budd, who was in the public gallery, described seeing the man take off his top to reveal a black vest.
"We thought that he was going to reveal some sort of statement or tribute, but instead he got up and ran to the judge's bench," she said.
"He ran up the steps and started battering the hell out of the judge."
She added: "He pulled his robes, his wig came off. It was extremely horrific."
John Weston, who was also in court, said: "I looked into the court and saw a couple of chairs had been turned over.
"I was grabbed on the back and told to 'wait' by two security guards who rushed past me."
Judge Devaux returned to court minutes after the assault to hear the next listed case.
He told the court: "I think we're all unharmed."
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/naz ... urt-691243New Jersey Man Who Named Son After Adolf Hitler Shows Up For Family Court Hearing Wearing Full Nazi Uniform
The New Jersey man who is fighting to regain custody of his young children--one of whom he named Adolf Hitler Campbell--showed up today for a Family Court hearing wearing a full Nazi uniform and a Hitler mustache.
Heath Campbell, founder of the Hitler’s Order hate group, appeared this morning at a Flemington, New Jersey courthouse for a closed hearing on his request for visitation with his youngest child, a two-year-old boy.
In November 2011, the child (and his three siblings) were taken into custody by state welfare officials, who accused Campbell, 40, and his wife of child abuse. Campbell has contended that he never neglected his children, claiming that they were seized by the state solely due to the their names (one of his daughters is JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell).
As seen above, Campbell was accompanied to court by a woman wearing a costume with a swastika on its sleeve and a Nazi Iron Eagle.
When asked if wearing the Nazi uniform would hurt him in the eyes of the Family Court judge, Campbell told a TV reporter, “Well, if they’re good judges, and they’re good people, they’ll look within and not what’s on the outside.”
While Campbell's uniform appeared authentic, historical records contain no reference to Nazis carrying laptop bags.
Met Police sued by 'amnesia' officer with criminal past
The Metropolitan Police is being sued for discrimination by a PCSO denied promotion after she failed to notify them of a conviction for theft.
Rachida Sobhi did not reveal her criminal record when applying to the Met owing to reported amnesia.
It is understood she was convicted of an offence of theft from a previous employer in 1991, for which she received a conditional discharge.
The Met vowed to "vigorously defend" its position.
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Stealing is not in my character and it is not how I was brought up”
PCSO Rachida Sobhi
PCSO Sohbi previously worked for a safer neighbourhoods team in Notting Hill before joining the force in Bromley, south London.
The previous conviction emerged when she applied to become a police constable.
On Sunday evening, PCSO Sohbi told BBC London: "I believe that I was wrongly accused of the theft and there was maladministration.
"We are talking about a conviction for stealing £20 all the way back in 1991.
"In 1999 I found a wallet with thousands of pounds in, and I submitted it to the authorities - I have evidence of that."
She added: "Stealing is not in my character and it is not how I was brought up."
A Met Police spokesman said: "We believe the first hearing outcome was the correct one and we will vigorously defend our position at future hearings."
The issue of police employees claiming compensation was brought to light earlier this year when it emerged that a police constable was suing a petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while answering a 999 call.
Pc Kelly Jones, of Norfolk Police, claimed the owner failed to ensure she was "reasonably safe" when she attended a suspected break-in last August.
According to figures from the Police Federation of England and Wales, which represents 124,000 rank-and-file officers, more than £67m has been paid out to injured officers from 2009 to 2012.
Perth hoax caller Grant Robertson happy to go to jail
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At Perth Sheriff Court, Robertson said a jail sentence was "good news"
A hoax caller was so happy when a sheriff locked him up that he thanked her and burst into song.
Grant Robertson grinned and launched into a chorus of the Tartan Army favourite "We'll be coming..." as he was led off to prison.
He asked to be sent to jail after he admitted making a dozen nuisance calls to the 999 service when he was drunk.
Robertson, 35, from Perth, was sentenced to six months in prison.
His solicitor Pauline Cullerton told Perth Sheriff Court: "He would not be willing to comply with any order, and rather unusually would wish to go to jail.
"He wouldn't pay a fine or comply with a community payback order and he would simply wish to go to jail to serve a sentence."
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis confirmed: "You wish to go to jail? Well, it is certainly within my power to do that.
"It is perfectly apparent to me that at the time of the offence - and now - alcohol is a considerable factor.
"You will be sentenced to a total of six months."
Robertson replied to the sheriff: "That's not a problem. That's good news."
As he was taken away by G4S officers, Robertson sang: "We'll be coming, we'll be coming, we'll be coming down the road..."
He then shouted at the sheriff: "What about my phone? I want my phone back. You're a Dundee supporter."
Robertson admitted making a variety of spurious 999 calls from Princes Street in Perth on 6 January this year.
Fiscal depute Jim Eodanable told Perth Sheriff Court: "There were 999 calls to the control centre in Dundee. The male stated he was in need of assistance.
"Robertson was traced in possession of two mobile phones. He made a total of 12 calls.
"There had been some failed attempts to dial 999 due to his lack of sobriety. He was in a state of great intoxication."
Umakant Mishra: Indian postman cleared of stealing less than $1 after 29 years
Umakant Mishra attended court 348 times in 29 years before he was cleared
The Indian court case that started in 1878
India Bihar families fight for 66 years over a plot of land
An Indian postal worker who was accused of stealing less than $1 in 1984, has been cleared by a court after nearly 350 court hearings over 29 years.
Umakant Mishra was suspended from his job after being charged with fraud when 57 rupees and 60 paise (92 cents; 56 pence) went missing in his post office.
Mr Mishra told BBC Hindi that the battle to clear his name reduced him to penury and his family would have starved if not for his relatives.
He is now seeking compensation.
Correspondents say cases in Indian courts can drag on for years, even decades, and official figures show that more than 30 million cases are pending in Indian courts, some dating from 1950.
Mr Mishra's troubles began on 23 July 1984 when he worked in a post-office in the Harjinder Nagar area of Kanpur city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
"I was given 697 rupees and 60 paise ($11.19; £6.83) which the post-office had received as money orders and I had to distribute it. I distributed 300 rupees and in the evening deposited the rest with a senior official," Mr Mishra says.
When the refund was checked, it was found to be short by 57 rupees and 60 paise (92 cents; 56 pence).
"I was charged with fraud. I was suspended from my services and a complaint was lodged with the police."
Mr Mishra was jailed briefly and although he was freed on bail shortly afterwards, his long legal battle had started.
"I was summoned 348 times by the court. Initially I had to sell my house in Kanpur, then I had to sell my agricultural land in Hardoi district. I went bankrupt."
He did various odd jobs to support his family and fight the legal battle and says he was helped by his relatives who "helped me and provided me with shelter".
He was absolved of all charges last week after the prosecution could not produce any witnesses in the case.
"I was suspended when I was in my 30s. Now that I have been absolved, I should be compensated. I should get all the money that is due to me," he says.
India orders DNA test on cows to settle ownership dispute
By Sham Mohammad
The disputed cow
Both Geetha and TS Sashilekha say the cow belongs to them
A court in southern India has ordered a DNA test on two cows to settle an ownership dispute between two women.
A woman, known as Geetha, alleges her cow was stolen by her neighbour TS Sashilekha, who says the cow is hers.
The court said the result of the cow's DNA test would be matched with one of Geetha's cattle which, she claims, is the mother of the disputed cow.
The blood samples of the two cows have been taken and results are awaited, police in Kerala state say.
"We are awaiting the DNA report from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology [in the state capital, Trivandrum] where the blood samples have been sent," police sub-inspector G Raju said.
He described the case as the "rarest of rare incident".
The case began nine months ago when Geetha filed a petition in court accusing Ms Sashilekha of stealing her cattle.
"We have about 15 cows and one of these, Karthika, had given birth to the missing cow," Geetha said, adding that she hoped the DNA test would prove her claim over the cow.
"I am 100% confident that the cows are mine and I would appeal if the test results go against me," she said.
Many families in Kerala are farmers who also make a living through cattle-breeding. Also, cows are considered sacred by Hindus who worship them.
The jury in the sexual assault trial of the publicist Max Clifford was instructed to "settle down and remember where you are" by the judge after they burst into laughter while hearing evidence.
Clifford told her how important he was to the press, how he made people's careers, and that he had had sex with Diana Ross, she said. "For me, Diana Ross was a very beautiful, famous woman, I couldn't imagine why she would sleep with him," she said.
The jury heard that Clifford told her to take her dress off, which she did reluctantly as she was wearing a thermal vest and her tights had holes in. Clifford was "overcome", saying how turned on he was, she said: "It was the tights, he was absolutely riveted about the tights."
The woman said in her evidence she thought Clifford was well-endowed and his penis was very large. "I had only seen one before, I had never seen one in that proximity and that situation."
The court has heard claims that his penis is "tiny" and no more than two-and-a-half inches when erect. When Richard Horwell QC, defending, asked her about the issue, the woman remarked: "I have a small mouth. I do, my dentist has always said."
This prompted laughter on the jury, which was sent out for a few minutes. Jurors returned to be told by judge Anthony Leonard QC: "It is inevitable in a case dealing with this sort of graphic detail that members of the jury want to burst out laughing.
"I can remember a very boring court case and we – I wasn't a judge then – became helpless with laughter and the judge had tears in his eyes and it took over 25 minutes to recover.
"But we have got to remember that this is a court of law and we are dealing with serious allegations, and, in fairness to the witness, and the rest of the court, you have got to learn not to react to what's happening. Can I ask you to settle down and remember where you are?"
Lisburn court cleared over coughing fits
Dozens of people began to cough after an unknown substance, believed to be pepper spray, was released in Lisburn courthouse
A County Antrim courtroom had to be cleared due to the suspected spraying of an unknown substance that made dozens of people cough.
It happened in Lisburn courthouse on Thursday morning and disrupted proceedings inside the packed court.
In between coughing fits, police officers told those present that they believed a canister of pepper spray had been released.
The court was evacuated and proceedings moved to another room in the building.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Courts Service said: "Court business was temporarily adjourned for a short period of time following the apparent release of a spray inside courtroom one of Lisburn courthouse.
"An investigation has now commenced into the cause of action."
Rest of the story is at the link:Pakistan: Nine-month-old boy accused of planning murder
A nine-month-old boy has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs, it appears.
Baby Muhammad Mosa Khan is one of more than 30 people facing charges after a police raid to catch suspected gas thieves in the city of Lahore, The News website reports. Police say the suspects tried to murder security officers by pelting them with stones. But the Times of India newspaper quotes the infant's father as saying the group was protesting an electricity shortage.
http://nypost.com/2014/04/03/alcoholic- ... -verdicts/Rogue alcoholic court reporter kept writing ‘I hate my job’
An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I hate my job” instead of the trial dialogue, sources told The Post.
The bizarre antics by Daniel Kochanski, who has since been fired, wreaked havoc on some 30 Manhattan court cases, sources said, and now officials are scrambling to repair the damage.
One high-level source said his “gibberish” typing may have jeopardized hard-won convictions by giving criminals the chance to claim crucial evidence is missing.
Kochanski’s botched transcripts include the 2010 mortgage-fraud trial of Aaron Hand, who was also convicted of trying to hire a hit man to take out a witness against him.
A source familiar with the case said Kochanski’s transcripts of that trial were a total mess.
“It should have been questions and answers — instead it was gibberish,” the source said.
And in a scene right out of 1980’s “The Shining,” where Jack Nicholson’s off-the-rails writer repeatedly types “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” a source said of Kochanski: “He hit random keys or wrote, ‘I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job,’ over and over.”
Claudia Trupp, of the Center for Appellate Litigation, said her office was handling the appeals in Hand’s and nine other cases.
“I never had a situation where a single court reporter was responsible for so much damage,” she said.
Kochanski, 43, was fired in March 2012 for misconduct, said Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver.
Sources said the Manhattan DA’s Office arrested Kochanski and forced him to try to make sense of his shorthand typing.
But that effort apparently failed. Judges have been holding “reconstruction hearings” at which everyone involved in a case has to testify about what they remember.
“This situation is terrible for everybody,” Trupp said. “It’s very difficult to come up with a sufficient record based on everybody’s recollection years after the event.”
The troubled stenographer’s dad, Ed Kochanski, said his son “became an alcoholic” about five years ago, costing him his marriage and job.
He said his son was in rehab when they last spoke about three years ago.
Ex-wife Heather Kochanski said, “The pressure of that job pushed him over the edge, leading him to lose everything.”
By phone Wednesday, Kochanski denied screwing up his transcripts.
“I never typed gibberish. I always did my job 100 percent. I was let go because of substance abuse,” he said.
“I’m in recovery. July will be one year I’m clean,” he said.
US defendant shot dead by officers in courtroom attack
A man accused of robbery and assault was shot and killed in a Salt Lake City court after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.
Siale Angilau, 25, died in hospital after being shot several times by a US marshal in front of the jury at the new federal courthouse.
The FBI said he had rushed towards the witness with a pen in an "aggressive, threatening manner".
Angilau was the last of 17 accused gang members tried as part of a 2010 case.The case included 29 counts, including assault, conspiracy, robbery and weapons offences.
Perry Cardwell, who was in the courtroom with his adult daughter, told the Associated Press news agency at least six shots were fired.
Siale Angilau, 25, an accused street gang member, is seen in a picture provided by the Utah Department of Corrections taken in February, 2012.
Siale Angilau was the last of 17 people to be tried in the 2010 case
"It was kind of traumatising," Sara Jacobson, his daughter, said.
The witness on the stand at the time was not identified and was not injured. He appeared to be in his mid-20s and was testifying about gang initiation, Mr Cardwell said.
US District Judge Tena Campbell declared a mistrial, writing in her order that members of the jury were visibly shaken and upset.
Angilau's lawyer declined to answer questions as he left the court on Monday. The accused had been transferred to federal custody last week after serving time in prison in Utah on other charges.
The new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City opened just a week ago. It was designed with several security features, including bulletproof glass in some areas and separate routes in and out for judges, prisoners and the public.
The building was closed for a while after the shooting but later reopened.
Ex-minister Chris Huhne ordered to pay £77,750 in legal costsCarlosTheDJ said:...everyone involved in this Huhne speeding ticket fiasco deserves everything they get, they're a bunch of bloody idiots who think they're above the law because of their job.
Another one:rynner2 said:I'm no longer fit enough for long country walks, but even back in my prime I was wary of fields with cattle in. There have been many instances of a herd of cows trampling people to death.
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