Theft Sentences

The Supreme Court of California ruled that Proposition 47, which reclassified felony offenses of theft of property worth less than $950 as misdemeanors, extends to the unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle. The ruling resolves a question as to whether there is a distinction that would grant sentencing relief to defendants who took vehicles permanently but deny relief to defendants who took vehicles temporarily, finding there is not.

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Disgraced Rep. Duncan Hunter Gets 11 Months for Misusing Campaign Funds

Disregarding the request for house arrest — which former Representative Duncan Hunter hoped to get by expressing a fear of contracting coronavirus in prison — a federal judge sentenced the disgraced ex-congressman Tuesday to 11 months in prison for misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds.

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Former Baltimore Mayor Sentenced to 3 Years in Book Scheme

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for arranging fraudulent sales of her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for the city’s highest office.

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Gang Member Gets Prison 3 Years After ‘Unspeakable’ Killing

A freshly dug grave was waiting for the 18-year-old man when gang members lured him to a Maryland park nearly three years ago. They choked him until he passed out. They took turns slashing him with machetes and knives until he died. Then they severed his head, ripped out his heart and tossed his dismembered body parts into the grave.

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