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# prison sentence

Last year
# Fraud
Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years in prison for Theranos scam
Holmes was chief executive throughout the company’s turbulent 15-year history.
# problems
Swiss prosecutor seeks 28-month prison sentence for PSG president
Fifa’s former number two Jerome Valcke is also in hot water.
All time
# Robert Durst
Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend
Ms Berman provided a fake alibi for Durst when Kathie Durst vanished, prosecutors said.
# Off to Jail
Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl
Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said the crime resulted from a “very strong compulsion”.
# Suspended sentence
Gym owner who broke girlfriend's teeth avoids jail
The woman was treated for two broken teeth and swelling to her face after the “brief alcohol-fuelled incident”.
# Courts
Well known restaurateur has sentence for importing €79k worth of cannabis reduced
Patrick Scanlon had received a 15 year sentence which was deemed excessive.
# conviction
Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month
Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.
# Voyeurism
Man jailed for eight months for spying on woman with police camera
The PSNI said it is carrying out an internal review into the use of CCTV by staff and officers to try to ensure this never happens again.
# prison sentence
Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling
Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.
# Violence
Four republican dissidents sentenced after guns and ammunition find
The four men have been given seven to 12 year terms with half spent in prison.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a mandatory prison sentence for uninsured drivers?
A new survey has shown that almost 7 per cent of people have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, so should the penalties be harsher?
Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.
There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.
# Drugs
Judges should be able to specify minimum terms for murder, says law reform group
The Law Reform Commission also says that sentencing for drug and firearm offences should be reviewed.
# White Collar Crime
Bruton publishes new legislation aimed at tackling white-collar crime
Those convicted of hard-core competition offences could see fines of up to €5 million, while the maximum prison sentence will be doubled to 10 years.
# Court
Woman who stabbed victim acted like "a wild animal"
The woman was found guilty of stabbing a 61 year old mother on West Street in Drogheda after asking her for a light for a cigarette.