Guilty Plea

August 22, 2018 - 9:37 pm
A Topeka man accepted a plea deal in the shooting death of another man during a drug deal. Lamero Dunstan, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and related charges in the death of Justice Mitchell, 18, last summer. Williams had been charged with first-degree murder but a jury in...
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August 21, 2018 - 6:50 pm
A Kansas City woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison for selling heroin to a user who suffered a near-fatal overdose. Loretta Gilliard, 35, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. The investigation began when a user from Overland...
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August 21, 2018 - 6:44 pm
A Texas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving a load of cocaine to Kansas. Ricardo Daniel Ruiz, 20, of El Paso, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. In his plea, he admitted that a police officer in Elkhart stopped him for speeding. A search of...
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August 09, 2018 - 6:52 pm
A Leawood lawyer has pleaded guilty to evading federal income taxes. David Mandelbaum admitted in his plea Wednesday that he hid income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service for five years. He owed about $132,000 in federal income taxes during that period. Prosecutors say Mandelbaum set up...
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August 08, 2018 - 6:27 pm
A former Wichita police officer has admitted that when he was an officer he knew people were conducting an illegal gambling business and didn't report them. Federal prosecutors say Bruce Mackey, 46, of Goddard, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of misprision of a felony. During an illegal poker...
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June 14, 2018 - 5:16 am
The lawyer for the last defendant in a case involving a huge explosion at Louisiana National Guard-owned site says he expects his client to plead guilty. Donald Hathaway says he can't say more until after William Terry Wright's change-of-plea hearing, scheduled for 3 p.m. CDT Thursday. Wright was...
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June 06, 2018 - 4:46 am
A 65-year-old Hutchinson man has pleaded guilty to embezzling $145,000 from the company where he worked. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Richard Yust pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of wire fraud. In his plea, Yust admitted he stole the money while working as controller for F&H...
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April 27, 2018 - 7:52 pm
A former teacher of the year for a northeast Kansas school district has admitted to having sex with a student. Todd Burd, 45, pleaded guilty Friday to amended charges of unlawful sexual relations. The Kansas City Star reports he initially was charged with aggravated criminal sodomy after a boy, 16...
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April 18, 2018 - 7:24 pm
A former Pawnee County Sheriff's detective has admitted to stealing from the department, where his brother is sheriff. Jeffrey Allen King, 43, of Larned pleaded guilty Monday to three felonies for thefts that occurred between Jan. 9, 2015, and Oct. 13, 2017. A total of $20,318 was stolen from the...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:04 pm
A Texas man has pleaded guilty to murder and involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 crash deaths of a mother and her two children on Interstate 70 in Kansas. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a written release Wednesday that Steven Johnson, 45, of Houston, pleaded guilty Monday in Geary...
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