Guilty Plea

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January 14, 2020 - 9:34 pm
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn seeks to formally withdraw his guilty plea, saying federal prosecutors breached their deal with him; insight from Michael Flynn's attorney Sidney Powell. Watch the latest video at
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January 14, 2020 - 8:57 pm
A California woman has admitted to bringing 60 lbs. of methamphetamine through Kansas. Federal prosecutors say Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro, 46, pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Kansas troopers stopped her car Feb. 12, 2019, in Ellis County for a lane...
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January 10, 2020 - 8:09 pm
The developer of a seven-story hotel adjacent to the University of Kansas has pleaded guilty in a scheme to collect fraudulent tax refunds from the city of Lawrence. The U.S. attorney's office says Thomas Fritzel, 54, pleaded guilty Thursday to one county of criminal conspiracy. At issue is a Tax...
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January 10, 2020 - 8:04 pm
A former Johnson County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery after his wife was beaten in May. In his plea, Eric Leon Walker, 38, admitted he beat his wife in May. As part of the plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend that Walker be sentenced to probation. Walker was placed on...
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December 13, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A Wichita man has been convicted of killing his cousin in an accidental shooting while passing around guns and drinking alcohol. Martin David Ruiz Jr., 27, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 11 for involuntary manslaughter in the June 2018 shooting death of Anthony Martinez, 24. His guilty plea in...
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November 25, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Federal prosecutors say a Kansas man has admitted swindling the buyer of an online pharmacy business. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release that Jeffrey P. Wilson, 37, of Olathe pleaded guilty Monday to one count of wire fraud. Wilson admitted in his plea that he placed an ad on...
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4 plead guilty in $5.4 million meth distribution conspiracy
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November 21, 2019 - 5:30 am
Four people, including a mother and two of her children, have pleaded guilty in a $5.4 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Federal prosecutors say 67-year-old Linda Kay Ballard; her 27-year-old son, Eric Edward Ballard, both of Atchison,...
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November 14, 2019 - 7:48 pm
A Kansas teen, originally charged with murder in a high school student’s death in Olathe has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Rolland Kobelo, 17, pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery and distribution of Xanax. The plea deal calls for him to be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kobelo was...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:49 pm
A northwest Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to trying to hire his business partner in Kansas to kill a man in Oklahoma City. Court records show Vernon Wayne Brock, 70, of Alva signed a plea agreement Wednesday admitting he tried to "conduct a murder for hire" plot to kill the unidentified man...
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October 31, 2019 - 9:37 pm
A Kansas City woman has admitted selling heroin to a Kansas man who later died of an accidental overdose. Valerice Ealom, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing heroin. She admitted that she sold heroin two days in a row in June 2016 to a man identified in court documents as "J.B." The man's...
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