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‘East Coast Rapist’ Sentenced To 3 Life Terms + 80 Years In Prison

A Connecticut man accused of being the “East Coast Rapist” in a series of assaults over more than a decade from Rhode Island to Virginia was sentenced to life in prison Friday.


Former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi outside federal court on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (WBZ-TV)

Former Speaker DiMasi Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for using his clout to steer two state contracts to a software firm in exchange for kickbacks.


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Salem Man Who Faked Own Death Sentenced To Prison

A Salem man who faked his own death to beat several court cases has been sentenced to three years in prison.



Fake Boston Bridal Show Organizer Gets 5 Years In Prison

A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to defrauding advertisers and exhibitors out of thousands of dollars through a fake Boston bridal show was sentenced Friday to five years and five days in prison.


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Chuck Turner Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Former Boston city council Chuck Turner has been sentenced to three years in prison in his corruption case.


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‘Big Brother 9’ Winner Gets 4 Years In Big House

The winner of the CBS reality show “Big Brother 9” has been sentenced to four years in prison on drug and tax charges.


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Man Jailed For Pointing Laser At Helicopter

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for shining a powerful green laser beam into a state police helicopter escorting a liquefied natural gas tanker through Boston Harbor.


Springfield woman convicted of hot oil attack

A Springfield woman has been sentenced to up to 16 years for breaking into a home and pouring hot cooking oil over another woman and a 3-year-old child as they slept.