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From @CrimeADay21 USC §333 & 21 CFR §145.125(b)(1)(ii) make it a federal crime to sell unpitted canned cherries if any cherry is lighter than 0.1oz.

U.S. Sailor Sentenced To One Year For Photos In Sub (Chicago Tribune) Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear attack submarine while it was in port in Connecticut.  Kristian Saucier, of Arlington, Vermont, appeared in federal court in Bridgeport, where a judge also ordered him to serve six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring during a three-year period of supervised release after the prison time. He pleaded guilty in May to unauthorized detention of defense information and had faced five to six years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.

Lou Pearlman, NSYNC Mogul, Dies In Federal Prison (WESH)He was 62 years old.  Pearlman, a business entrepreneur, was riding high during the heyday of the boy bands he launched, including NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys.  But his empire collapsed when his big business deals were found be schemes, defrauding victims of about $300 million.  Pearlman was convicted in a trial and sentenced to time in prison.  The federal Bureau of Prisons reports that he died Friday.

Utah Businessman Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges (KSL.com) A former Utah County Commissioner and a businessman accused of impersonating high-ranking LDS Church officials to further questionable land deals pleaded not guilty to fraud charges Friday.  Ex-commissioner Gary Jay Anderson, 68, of Springville, and Alan Dean McKee, 56, of Benjamin, were charged in February with three counts of communications fraud and one count of engaging in a pattern of unlawful activity, all second-degree felonies.  McKee, whose company was once named Utah County Business of the Year, was ordered to stand trial on the allegations following a preliminary hearing in June. Anderson was bound over in the case three weeks later.

Bharara Asks Court To Reject Rajat Gupta's Plea For New Trial (Business Standard) - Gupta says he did not get a fair trial and Bharara says that he did .... look for Gupta to miss out on this one.

Oakbrook Doctor Sentenced In Hospital Kickback Scheme (E News PF) -   A federal judge sentenced an Oak Brook doctor to two years in prison for illegally receiving benefits in exchange for referring elderly patients to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago’s West Side.  DR. VENKATESWARA R. “V.R.” KUCHIPUDI was convicted in March on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and nine counts of illegally soliciting or receiving benefits in return for referrals of patients covered under a federal health care program.  U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly imposed the sentence Friday in federal court in Chicago.

 

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