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Arson Suspected in Kisatchie National Forest Fires

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Authorities in Central Louisiana are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever set multiple fires in the Kisatchie National Forest. The Town Talk reports that firefighters responded to about 10 wildfires in different parts of …

Martin Shkreli Accused of Drug Monopoly Scheme by Insurer

A Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate sued “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical industry’s imprisoned enfant terrible, in a Manhattan federal court Thursday, alleging a scheme to monopolize the market for Daraprim, the “gold-standard treatment” for the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis. …

7th Circuit Affirms Conviction of Man Who Torched 7 Mobile Homes, Collected $600K

A federal appellate court on Friday affirmed the conviction of an Indiana man who set fire to seven homes in a rural mobile home park over a nine-year period and collected more than $600,000 in insurance money. A panel of …

Exonerated Man Seeking Accountability in Wrongful Conviction

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Brynlee Alice Jean Bledsoe is still too young to know the significance, but someday she’ll understand that her middle names are in honor of two of the women who helped free her father from prison in 2015. …

Murder Charges in Vale Dam Collapse Case Complicate Brazilian Probes

RIO DE JANEIRO — The filing of murder charges against the former CEO of Brazilian miner Vale SA and 15 others for a 2019 dam collapse that killed more than 250 people was hailed by victims’ families as a major …

Workers’ Comp Conviction for Maine Man

An Aroostook County jury has convicted a northern Maine man of theft of more than $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Prosecutors said Friday that 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. received more than $45,000 in benefits after injuring his hand awhile working …

Ex-Chicago Policeman Gets 8 Years for DUI Crash

A former Chicago police detective was sentenced to eight years in prison for a fiery drunken driving crash that killed two young men, leaving the victims’ families distraught that he won’t spend more time behind bars. Joseph Frugoli’s blood-alcohol content …

California Wine Warehouse Arsonist Gets 27 Years Prison

A former California wine keeper convicted of destroying more than 4.5 million bottles in a warehouse fire was sentenced Tuesday to 27 years in prison. A federal judge in Sacramento also ordered Mark Anderson to pay $70.3 million to customers …

Texas Man Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

A Travis County court sentenced Robert Rosette on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges, according to Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Rosette reported a job-related injury while working as a delivery driver and warehouseman for Affordable Rent-to-Own, LLC in Beaumont, Texas. He claimed …

$19,000 Reward Presented in Washington Arson Case

Police, fire and insurance officials are presenting a reward of nearly $19,000 Monday to a Seattle, Wash., woman and her brother who provided information that helped convict a man in the Greenwood arson case. Nineteen fires set in Seattle’s Greenwood …