Federal Prison

Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in 10 Armed Robberies Across Central Alabama

1/2Marcus Greathouse, 41 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Branden Tyrone Matthews, 32 Show Caption Hide Caption Two men were recently sentenced to federal prison for committing multiple armed robberies across central Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. On January 29, Marcus Greathouse, 41, of Opelika, was sentenced to 72 months (6 years) in prison, to be followed by three…

Platinum Rapper Kodak Black Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Federal Prison on Gun Charges

Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May. The 22-year-old Black admitted in August that he falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop on two separate occasions. Black also…

Obama Denies Pardon Request for Siegelman

President Barack Obama will not pardon former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. The Department of Justice informed Siegelman’s attorneys Thursday that his clemency petition had been denied. Siegelman’s supporters had long hoped the president would free the former Alabama governor before leaving office. The 70-year-old Democrat is serving a 6½ year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice in a federal…

Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charges

William Ray George,46, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. In August of 2015, George pled guilty to receiving child pornography. The conviction stemmed from George’s collection of child pornography that contained images and videos of child sexual abuse. George received the child pornography…

Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Ohio Charity

CLEVELAND (AP) – A former NFL player who stole money from Cleveland nonprofit groups he once ran has pleaded guilty to federal charges. A plea agreement signed Wednesday by ex-Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker calls for a federal prison sentence of about two years. The 68-year-old Rucker is scheduled to be sentenced in May. Rucker was charged last week…