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Fall River Resident Pleads Guilty To Stealing Public Money
A Jamaican citizen living in Fall River will be sentenced December 20th after pleading guilty in Federal Court to passport fraud, two counts of theft of public money and misrepresenting a Social Security number.
The U-S Attorney's office says 51 year old Sandra McDonald entered the country in 19…
Tsarnaev Trial To Begin Wednesday In Federal Court
Almost two years after the Boston Marathon bombing, the trial of suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is set to begin. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Boston.
Ultimately, 12 jurors will decide the fate of Tsarnaev, who faces the death penalty on over half of the 30 counts…
Federal Judge Approves Settlement For NB Harbor Cleanup
 A federal court has accepted a $366 million settlement to remove PCB's from New Bedford Harbor.
 
Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday that she's pleased the United States District Court has accepted the settlement.
 
Coakley called the ruling ``an important step for the economic development …
Bulger’s Defense Totals $2.6 Million
Court records show defense costs for convicted Boston mobster James ``Whitey'' Bulger totaled $2.6 million through June.
 
    The accounting filed Friday includes mostly attorney fees and about $17,000 other expenses.
 
    Bulger was convicted Aug...
Bulger And Weeks Trade Profanities During Trial
James ``Whitey'' Bulger and his once-loyal right-hand man have had an angry, profanity-laced exchange in court during Bulger's racketeering trial in Boston.
 
    Tensions exploded Tuesday after Kevin Weeks called Bulger and his partner, Stephen ``The Rifleman'&…
Tsarnaev Probable Cause Hearing Delayed Again
A federal judge has rescheduled a probable cause hearing for surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev . 
   
U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Thursday scheduled the hearing for July 10.
 
    Bowler earlier this week granted a joint…
Tsarnaev Probable Cause Hearing Delayed
A judge has agreed to postpone a probable cause hearing for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
 
    U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Tuesday granted a joint request from prosecutors and defense attorneys to postpone the May 30 hearing until July 2. The...

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