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Sentencing turmoil flusters full 8th Circuit

A chastened 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week affirmed a lenient prison sentence it had once thrown out, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that has helped roil the world of sentencing guidelines. On Thursday, the court en ...

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Uncertainty remains over crack sentence reductions

After nearly 16 years in prison, Frank Harvey Jr. is making up for lost time and rebuilding relationships with his family and his friends. Convicted of a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram of crack cocaine, Harvey began serving what was to have been a 17½-year sentence in 1993. He was released in April 2008 after U.S. District Judge Donald Stohr, of the Eastern District of Missouri, reduced Harvey's sentence to 14 years. Harvey had already served 15 years and eight months, so he was credited for time served and released immediately.

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ACORN worker charged with voter fraud

Federal prosecutors in St. Louis indicted Deidra Humphrey, an ACORN voter registration recruiter, on federal voter fraud charges, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced Monday. According to the indictment, Humphrey gathered voter registrations for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform ...

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