News that Fits

The New York Times: Lehman Brothers Holdings is being sued by two former clients for more than $190 million, alleging the failed bank deceived them about the market for auction-rate debt.

The New York Times: Matthew Weitzman, a U.S. money manager who ran a financial planning firm, has been arrested on charges of defrauding clients of more than $6 million by stealing from their accounts, authorities said Wednesday.

The New York Times: 23 people are arrested or sought in the looting of Native American artifacts.

The New York Times: An 18-year-old who has profound mental disabilities was sentenced to 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in a sexual abuse case involving his 6-year-old neighbor.

The Washington Post: Bethesda doctor and wife charged in drug case.

The New York Post: How much money does it take to mend a broken heart? A Brooklyn man sued yesterday for inflicting “humiliation and disappointment” on lonely hearts “who feel rejected when their e-mails get no reply.”

The Sentencing Project: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to host hearing Thursday on the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009.

The Blog of the Legal Times: Federal judge says he will impose same sentences for crack and powder cocaine. Key witness will not testify against former Rep. William Jefferson.

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