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Tax Preparer Charged With Defrauding State Of $1.4 Million

A Minneapolis tax preparer is facing more than 50 criminal charges for allegedly filing false tax returns for her clients while failing to file any for herself. Rona Griffin ran HAH Broker, Inc., out of her home in Champlin before moving to Minneapolis.

02/05/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Organizing Dog Fighting Ring

A 35-year-old Minneapolis man accused of organizing a dog fighting ring and breeding dogs for that purpose pleaded guilty to charges Monday in Hennepin County Court.

01/06/2015

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Police: Man Who Fled Hennepin County Courtroom Is In Custody

An escaped inmate is back in the Hennepin County Jail Friday. On Thursday, Michael Henderson ran from the court room as a jury handed down a guilty verdict for attempted murder following a robbery at a Sam’s Club in Bloomington earlier this year. He was on the run for 16 hours after escaping the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

09/19/2014

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Couple Convicted In Project Swindle

A Wayzata couple has been found guilty of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from an office development project in Orono. Prosecutors say the swindle also played a role in the demise of First Commercial Bank of Bloomington, which loaned about $3 million before the project came to a halt in 2008.

08/21/2014

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Mpls. Couple Charged With Murder In Infant Daughter’s Death

Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in Hennepin County Court in the death of their 6-week-old daughter. Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy says the baby suffocated in a laundry basket filled with blankets and a pillow, where she regularly slept.

08/19/2014

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Driver Facing Charges In Fatal St. Louis Park Pond Crash

A woman driving a car with five children inside when it plunged into a St. Louis park holding pond last November spent Wednesday morning in Hennepin County Court. According to court documents, 23-year-old Marian Guerrido of Brooklyn Center was driving without a valid license at Highways 100 and 7 when she veered and crashed into a pond.

05/28/2014

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Man Convicted In Shooting Of Friend In Front Of Kids

A 53-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty of manslaughter in Hennepin County Court Tuesday in the shooting death of 23-year-old Jeremiah Curtis. The suspect, Eddie Niles Hubbard, had been friends with Curtis for a long time and was living with him and his girlfriend during May 2013 incident on the 2900 block of Girard Ave. N. in Minneapolis.

05/22/2014

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Charges: Driver Was Drunk When He Fatally Struck Couple At 95 MPH

A Golden Valley man was driving drunk at over 100 miles per hour the night he smashed into and killed a young couple in Minneapolis. Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks-Sutta were stopped at a light at Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway on Nov. 3, 2013 when they were hit from behind. They were killed instantly.

04/23/2014

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Former Viking Erin Henderson Charged With DWI, Drug Possession

Former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson is accused of driving drunk and possessing at least 10 grams of marijuana in an arrest last November, according to charges filed last week in Hennepin County Court.

02/27/2014

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Man Charged In Minneapolis Dog Fighting Ring

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of organizing a dog fighting ring and breeding dogs for that purpose in at least eight locations, according to charges filed Friday by the Hennepin County Attorney. Leroy Longs Jr. was charged with one felony count of animal fighting in connection with the case.

11/22/2013

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Fmr. Mpls. Cop Sentenced For Sending Nude Pictures To Girls

A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday for sending nude pictures to girls. Bradley Schnickel pleaded guilty in June to soliciting children to engage in sexual contact. On Friday, he was sentenced to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse in addition to no contact with children (unless approved).

10/25/2013

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Cheerleader Gets 3 Years For Prostituting Her Teammate

A former suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleading captain has been sentenced to three years in prison for prostituting a younger squad member. Eighteen-year-old Montia Parker was sentenced Friday. She will spend at least two years behind bars before she’s eligible for release.

10/11/2013

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Woman Gets 3 Years For Kidnapping Friend’s Baby

A 30-year-old Minneapolis woman who kidnapped her friend’s baby back in February, prompting an Amber Alert, was sentenced in Hennepin County Court on Monday. Isabel Diaz-Castillo was sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 181 days served. She pleaded guilty back in July to one count of kidnapping in connection with the incident.

08/19/2013

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Man Arrested In Minneapolis Sexual Assault Case

Minneapolis Police said Thursday they’ve made an arrest and filed charges against a man in connection with a sexual assault that happened in late June. Demarcus Nasson Chaney, 32, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident.

08/01/2013

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Hennepin County Court Records Center Remodeled

Hennepin County District Court is making it easier for members of the public to access court records. Starting Monday, civil, conciliation, criminal, housing and probate and mental health information can be found in one spot at the main courthouse.

07/07/2013

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Third Man Convicted In 2011 Minneapolis Murder

The third suspect in a 2011 Minneapolis robbery that turned deadly was convicted of murder on Wednesday by a Hennepin County jury. Nisius McAllister, who had been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with an August 2011 shooting in the Little Earth community of Minneapolis, was convicted on both counts.

06/13/2013

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Park Shooter Gets 1 Year In Jail, Probation

A man who fired numerous gunshots in a Minneapolis park where children were playing has been sentenced to a year in jail and eight years of probation. The sentence by Hennepin County District Court Judge William Koch for August Fleming has disappointed county Attorney Mike Freeman who asked for a longer sentence than the mandatory five years in prison.

05/21/2013

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Senser Appealing Conviction In Hit-And-Run

Amy Senser wants her conviction in a deadly hit-and-run case thrown out.

05/01/2013

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Man Gets 20 Years For Minneapolis Parking Ramp Stabbing

A man convicted of attempted first-degree murder in a violent downtown Minneapolis parking ramp stabbing will spend 20 years in prison.

04/23/2013

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St. Paul Woman Gets 3 Years In Fatal Hit-And-Run

A St. Paul woman who hit and killed an Augsburg College student last October, then fled the scene, will spend three years in prison.

04/22/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To Murder In Minneapolis Break-In

A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the July 2011 shooting death of Shea Stremcha.

03/12/2013

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Minn. AG Sues Wind Power Developer, Alleging Fraud

A lawsuit by Minnesota’s attorney general alleges farmers were duped by a South Dakota-chartered wind energy developer who didn’t deliver on promises of equipment and financing.

01/25/2013

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Man Facing Murder Charge In Minneapolis Beating Death

A 25-year-old man is accused of murder in the Nov. 17 beating death of a man on the north side of Minneapolis, according to charges filed in Hennepin County Court.

12/21/2012

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Mpls. Man Charged With Paralyzing 21-Month-Old Girl

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of assaulting a 21-month-old child in their north Minneapolis home in late October by throwing the child onto a bed in anger, according to charges filed Monday in Hennepin County Court.

11/12/2012

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Joe Senser Speaks Out On Wife’s Trial, County Attorney

For the first time since his wife’s conviction, Joe Senser is speaking out about the hit-and-run trial that sent Amy Senser to jail. On Monday, he took aim at Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

09/24/2012

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