Guilty Plea

Former Senator David Burkette Enters Plea Deal, Won’t Serve Any Jail Time

Former State Senator David Burkette entered a guilty plea Monday morning to Judge Tiffany McCord. Burkette plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of campaign finance violation. As part of his plea deal, Burkette gets a suspended 30-day sentence. He won’t serve any jail time. Burkette will also have 12 months of unsupervised probation. Burkette has to pay fines in the…

Millbrook Child Pornographer faces up to 90 Years in Prison

Was seen abusing minor in widely viewed Facebook video.

From the U.S. Attorney’e office: “MILLBROOK MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY MONTGOMERY, AL – Germaine Moore, 45, of Millbrook, Alabama, pled guilty today to three counts of production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Moore pled guilty in federal court in Tuscaloosa, Alabama before visiting United States District Judge L. Scott Coogler…

Former Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

A former Alabama legislator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a lawyer and a coal company executive to oppose adding Birmingham area neighborhoods to an EPA Superfund site. Former Rep. Oliver Robinson of Birmingham on Thursday pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, bribery, honest services wire fraud and tax evasion. Federal prosecutors said Robinson took a contract with…

Takata Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Air Bag Case

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge and agreed to pay $1 billion for a scheme to conceal a deadly defect in millions of its air bag inflators. Takata admits to hiding problems that can cause inflators to explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. U.S. prosecutors still are seeking…