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Judge to OK $215M Settlement for USC Gynecologist’s Patients

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The …

Man Pleads Not Guilty to 2013 California Wildfire

A Northern California man accused of starting one of the state’s largest wildfires when he lost control of his campfire last year can leave jail while the criminal case plays out in court, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District …

Not Guilty Pleas for Two Involved in Vegas Puppy Shop Arson Case

A business owner and co-defendant pleaded not guilty in state court to torching a Las Vegas, Nev., pet shop where 27 puppies were rescued, and a judge rejected a bid for lower bail. Despite a lengthy argument by Gloria Lee’s …

Not Guilty Plea for Suspect in Wisconsin $5M Violin Theft

The Milwaukee man accused in last month’s theft of a $5 million violin has pleaded not guilty. Online court records say Salah Salahadyn entered the plea Monday after waiving his preliminary hearing. The 41-year-old is charged with being a party …

Not Guilty Plea for Former Louisiana Contractor Accused of False Billing

Former Livingston Parish, La., contractor Corey Delahoussaye pleaded not guilty to 81 charges of public record fraud and theft after he allegedly falsified billing invoices related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work. The Advocate reports Delahoussaye entered his plea Wednesday …

Louisiana Explosives Company Officials Plead Not Guilty

Six executives of a Louisiana company that recycles explosives have pleaded not guilty as part of an investigation into the storage of millions of pounds of military propellant, a discovery that lead to the evacuation of a nearby small town. …

Mississippi Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Grant Fraud

A Bay St. Loui, Miss., woman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of make a false statement for a homeowners-assistance grant to elevate her home. A federal indictment returned Oct. 16 alleges Rhonda Lynn Verduzco falsely represented an elevation …

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud

A Mississippi man has pleaded not guilty to three federal crimes charging him with fraudulently obtaining more than $97,000 for a house he claimed was his primary residence when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Anthony L. Bryan was in U.S. …

South Dakota Arson Suspect in Van Fires Pleads Not Guilty

A 24-year-old Sioux Falls, S.D., man accused of setting fire to three vans and entering two other vehicles has pleaded not guilty. The Argus Leader reports that Damon First In Trouble was arrested last month after a grand jury indicted …

Wyoming Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Bilking Neighbors

A Wyoming couple has pleaded not guilty to charges of bilking neighbors out of $12,000 under the guise of covering bills for doing flood prevention work along the Wind River last year. The Riverton Ranger reports 38-year-old Jodi Sue Barquin …