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MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys say three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit by eight people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned in a "house of horrors."
By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man has been charged with wire fraud in connection with a scam that yielded millions of dollars from investors and a premium ticket package for the Miami Heat NBA basketball team, prosecutors said on Friday. An indictment said Haider Zafar, 36, portrayed himself as a member of a wealthy Pakistani family that operates several luxury hotels, including the Marriott in Islamabad, which was bombed in 2008, and other businesses. It said Zafar claimed he lived in a penthouse in the Essex House in New York City, as well as having residences in other high-end buildings there and in Miami. Zafar faces up to 20 years in prison on each of five counts of wire fraud in the case, the U.S.
By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - New Hampshire's highest court has ruled that four men serving life in prison for murders committed when they were teenagers have the right to new sentencing hearings because of a 2012 U.S. In a ruling on Friday, the New Hampshire Supreme Court held that the 2012 decision, Miller v. Alabama, applied retroactively to the four men, who were all 17 when they were found guilty of murder in separate cases between 1993 and 2007. New Hampshire joins Florida, Mississippi, Iowa, Massachusetts and several other states where high courts have determined that the Miller v. Alabama ruling is retroactive. Courts in other states, including Alabama, where the case originated, have denied requests for new sentencing hearings for prisoners convicted when they were juveniles.