Plea bargain

The president stood by his labor secretary, who approved a deal that allowed Epstein to avoid federal prosecution and significant prison time.
Trump's labor secretary has come under renewed scrutiny for a secret 2008 plea deal he struck with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Joseph Meili's plea agreement removed kidnapping and statutory rape charges.
The sentencing comes after Sara Netanyahu agreed to a plea bargain over allegations that she misused state money on lavish meals.
Jacob Walter Anderson was given a plea deal in a sexual assault case that included a $400 fine and no jail time. His new college wants him to stay away.
The labor secretary reportedly brokered an outrageously lenient plea deal for an accused child sex trafficker.
As part of Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump’s former personal lawyer admitted to lying to Congress last year.
Eric Krieg, a right-wing blogger from Indiana, admitted to mailing a pipe bomb to an attorney who had filed a defamation lawsuit against him.
The special counsel's court filing argues that the plea agreement with Trump's former campaign chair is now invalid.
Greg Stephens, 42, had coached boys between the ages of 9 and 17 since 2008.
The sentencing follows the 53-year-old former rap mogul making a plea deal to avoid a murder trial.
The plea deal for the Death Row Records co-founder requires him to serve 28 years in prison for the death of Terry Carter.
Prosecutors had been investigating Cohen for possible fraud related to his businesses for months.
Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell, 31, pleaded guilty to a single federal charge after being arrested in an FBI sting.
She's expected to accept a plea deal over disclosure of a memo that gave proof of Russia's 2016 meddling in the presidential election.
The guilty plea agreement could add to the legal pressure on Manafort.
Being someone who has gone through the process -- and tried to help others avoid or make up for mistakes -- we present the following five tips for every federal criminal defendant. By adhering to these tips, an individual may be able to knock time off their sentence, be housed at an easier prison, or overturn their conviction.
Now that the dust has settled and Ms. Kennedy is able to return to her privileged life (no negative intended) and humanitarian works, maybe the postmortem should focus its analytical energies at the vice of blanket policies, if that indeed is what was at stake after all.
The dirty little secret in the administration of criminal justice is that sometimes -- indeed, way too often -- innocent people plead guilty.
WASHINGTON -- Defendants who receive deficient or absurdly bad plea bargaining advice from their lawyers have had their constitutional