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Activists: Iran Conservationists Get Prison Time Amid Unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in...
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Former Merced Healthcare CEO Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A former Merced healthcare executive is headed to federal prison for five years for fraud. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neil handed Sandra Haar, 59, the prison sentence and ordered her to pay $6.1 million in restitution Monday in a Fresno courtroom. ...

Mother of Navy Veteran Held in Iran Says He Lost Appeal

SAN DIEGO — The mother of a U.S. Navy veteran from Southern California sentenced to 10 years in prison by the government of Iran said Tuesday he has lost his appeal and she is worried that he is being forgotten by the U.S. government. "I think her feeling i...

Newsom Commutes Sentence of Fresno Inmate Who Killed Two Men

Marcus McJimpson, who was 21 in 1988 when he shot and killed two men during an altercation in Fresno, is among 21 inmates who had their sentences commuted Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The governor's action means that McJimpson, now 52, is eligible for parol...