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Calif. Senate Passes Bill To Punish Forms Of Cocaine Equally

The state Senate has passed a bill that punishes users of crack and powder cocaine equally in an attempt to reduce racial bias in prison sentences.

05/28/2014

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Los Angeles Girl Scouts Embezzler Gets Prison

A former employee who embezzled nearly $370,000 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has been sentenced to a year and eight months in federal prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life For Wife’s Murder-For-Hire

A man convicted of hiring Los Angeles gang members to kill his wife was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/23/2014

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OC Brothers Sentenced For Molesting 2 Young Girls

Southern California brothers who took turns molesting two little girls are going to prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

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Ex-Covina Teacher Gets 23.5 Years For Child Porn

A former Southern California teacher who used the Internet to lure a 14-year-old boy into having sex has been sentenced to 23 ½ years in federal prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

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Convicted Killer Charged In Old LA Jail Slaying

The District Attorney’s Office reported Thursday that Jaime Vidales has been charged with killing Miguel Sanchez in July 1997. If convicted he faces life in prison without possibility of parole.

05/01/2014

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State Corrections Officials Acknowledge Some Prisoners Are Being Released Early To Reduce Overcrowding

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials have acknowledged that some low-level, nonviolent prisoners are being released early under a federal court order to reduce the inmate population.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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Man Sentenced To 16 Months In Prison For Killing Wife’s Dog

A man who admitted to running over his estranged wife’s Chihuahua on purpose was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/28/2014

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Pomona Woman, 27, Gets 15 Years To Life For Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend

A 27-year-old Pomona woman was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death two years ago, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/23/2014

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Woman, 21, Gets Nearly 4 Years For DUI Crash That Killed Bicyclist

A 21-year-old woman who fatally struck a cyclist and injured two others in a drunk driving crash in Boyle Heights last year was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years behind bars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2014

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Ex-Youth Soccer Coach Gets 130 Years For Molesting 15 Children

A former American Youth Soccer Organization coach in Lancaster was sentenced Friday to more than 130 years in prison for molesting 15 children, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/18/2014

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Garden Grove Man Sentenced For Opening Fire At Fashion Island

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for firing 54 rounds of ammunition outside of a Newport Beach mall back in 2012.

04/18/2014

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Robert Rizzo Sentenced To 12 Years In Bell Corruption Case

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/16/2014

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Rizzo Sentenced To 33 Months In Federal Tax Case

Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for tax evasion.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/14/2014

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Judge: California Mistreating Mentally Ill Inmates

A federal judge ruled Thursday that California’s treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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