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  • La. man pleads guilty in plot to import steroids

    January 31, 2014 4:52 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Jennings man has pleaded guilty to plotting to illegally import and distribute anabolic steroids. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Christopher Paul Benoit faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine following his guilty plea Thursday to a conspiracy charge. His... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    August 15, 2013 9:28 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A woman charged with hiring three men to kill her husband avoided the death penalty when she pleaded guilty in a St. Tammany Parish courtroom to first-degree murder. The Times-Picayune reports 45-year-old Gina Scramuzza was sentenced by Judge August Hand Wednesday to life in prison without... more »
  • 4 plead guilty in plot to defraud company

    April 11, 2012 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four men have pleaded guilty in New Orleans in a plot to fraudulently bill an oil industry service company. Three of the defendants - Larry Collins, of Golden Meadow, Richard Autin, of Houma, and Kevin Larousse, of Hattiesburg, Miss. - face prison terms of up to... more »
  • La. couple sentenced for housing voucher plot

    March 8, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A husband and wife from Waggaman have been sentenced for their roles in a plot to steal more than $43,000 in funds associated with a federal housing voucher program. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt on Wednesday sentenced 46-year-old Peggy Boudreaux Wilson to one year and one... more »
  • Man charged in plot to export military technology

    March 1, 2012 6:00 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An Australian man has been indicted along with his company in a scheme to export components for drones, torpedoes and other military technology to Iran. A federal grand jury in Washington on Wednesday indicted David Levick, who remains at large and is believed to be living in... more »
  • Teen jailed in shooting plot released on probation

    January 13, 2012 10:19 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - One of the three teenagers arrested for his role in an alleged shooting plot at Lakeshore High School has been released from custody and will serve the remainder of his sentence on probation. The 16-year-old, of Lacombe, had pleaded guilty in November to solicitation for murder... more »
  • Pakistan Warns of Plot to Free Bin Laden's Wives

    September 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    KARACHI (AP) - Pakistan is warning that the Taliban are plotting to get Osama bin Laden's wives and children freed by kidnapping a government official and then offering to exchange him for the slain al-Qaida chief's family. U.S. Navy seals killed bin Laden in a May raid on his house... more »
  • Man Gets Life in Prison for Murder-for-Hire Plot

    June 4, 2011 10:54 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to participating in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Erick Dewayne Crain pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of Ernest Luttrell. The Times reports that state District Judge John Mosely sentenced Crain to... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty to bribery plot

    February 18, 2011 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a former New Orleans city official in a kickback scheme involving contracts for the city's crime surveillance program. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Dwaine Hodges helped a businessman, Mark St. Pierre, funnel payoffs to Anthony Jones, who... more »
  • Ex-Army sgt. sentenced in fuel theft plot

    January 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on... more »
  • Terror plot thwarted as US-bound explosives seized

    October 29, 2010 10:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. President Barack Obama... more »
  • Fight or Flight: new movie filmed in Lafayette

    November 25, 2009 11:58 AM

    Acadiana Film Industry Continues Expanding with Marquis Productions' "Fight or Flight" The feature film "Fight or Flight," a co-production of Los Angeles based Remember Dreaming, LLC, Freefall Films, Inc and MKM, LLC is set to begin filming in Lafayette, LA on Dec 2, 2009. Producers for the picture... more »
  • 3 Minute Movie Event

    November 12, 2009 11:33 AM

    3 Minute Movie Event A special challenge is being issued to all writers, actors, videographers, storytellers and other creative - adventurous types who want to have a great time in a fun and exciting new way. Acadiana Open Channel is hosting a 3 Minute Movie Challenge. The idea... more »

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