Trump found guilty on all 34 charges in hush money trial

May 30, 2024
Donald Trump just became the first former U.S. president to be convicted of felony crimes. Jurors deliberated for 9.5 hours.
Jurors convicted Trump on all 34 counts after deliberating for 9.5 hours.
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What's a $1,000 fine to a billionaire?

The News Fix Fines don’t deter Donald Trump. A New York judge held the former president in criminal contempt this week, levying another $1,000 fine for violating his gag order. This is the 10th time that Judge Juan Merchan has fined Trump during the “hush money” trial, in which Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records […]
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Transforming the post-incarceration experience

Jan 3, 2024
Sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller discusses the “moral worlds” of people who’ve been convicted of violent crimes
A sign pleading for help hangs in a window at the Cook County jail complex on April 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Is retail theft really rising?

Sep 11, 2023
Retailers want stiffer sentences for what they say is rising theft. But the data isn't clear, says Nicole Lewis of The Marshall Project.
Retailers are locking up some items on shelves to prevent theft.
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What makes a financial fraudster? It's more complex than you might think.

Apr 6, 2023
“Fool Me Once" by Kelly Richmond Pope looks at the world of financial fraud — and how seemingly regular people can become perpetrators.
Kelly Richmond Pope, an accounting professor, author and filmmaker, wrote about how fraudsters, victims and whistleblowers come in many forms.
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Inside California's new law allowing more people to seal old criminal records

Dec 9, 2022
The law could help people with arrest or conviction records who are applying for jobs or seeking housing, says David Harding of UC Berkeley.
Most provisions of SB 731, which was signed into law recently, will go into effect in July.
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The Wirecard scandal revisited, two years later

We spoke to Dan McCrum, one of the journalists who first reported on the Wirecard scandal, about how his team's investigation unfolded.
A new Netflix documentary, "SKANDAL! Bringing Down Wirecard" depicts the 2020 effort to expose fraud at one of Europe's biggest financial services providers.
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Property crimes are down since the pandemic began

Dec 18, 2020
Crime rates usually go up when the economy is bad. But not when there's low inflation.
When things like food or gas get more expensive and people are out of work, there’s more crime. But right now? Inflation is low.
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Hackers with a heart? Cyber crooks seek to provide charitable donations

Nov 18, 2020
Several cybercrime groups are trying to brand themselves as ethical. But it's hard to know a hacker's actual motivation in any particular case.
Some hackers view themselves as Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the  poor, one expert said.
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Pennsylvania tries a new initiative to curb illegal gun purchases

Sep 11, 2019
Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing), reaches out to women and teenage girls to warn them about the risks of making straw purchases — up to ten years in prison under federal law.
Dorothy Johnson-Speight holds a picture of her son, Khaaliq. He was fatally shot in Philadelphia in 2001 by a neighbor who was a convicted felon and should not have been able to own a gun.
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