The Daily Populous

Monday August 9th, 2021 morning edition

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A white woman stole nearly $250,000 from the village of Chagrin Falls.

A Black woman who stole $40,000 from Maple Heights City Schools went before Judge Rick Bell, who sentenced her Tuesday to 18 months in prison.

Only 10 of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court’s 34 judges have said they plan to sign on to the program.

She paid for a forensic audit to determine how much money she stole and began to work to pay the money back.

Both cited the wide range of latitude that the state’s sentencing laws give judges as another contributor to disparate sentences.

He said that he believes most judges would deny that they hand out disparate sentences and believe they are being fair to each defendant.

Adrine said that most people are subjected to performance measures at their job, and it’s time that judges are too. »

Britney Spears just bought her first ever iPad and she's beyond excited

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Britney Spears has cause for celebration -- she's finally the proud owner of an iPad, calling it "a ground-breaking day.

She told her 32.9 million followers: "My life does seem different with an iPad...

"In the accompanying video, the Grammy winner tells the camera: "Okay guys, great news -- I got my first iPad today. »

Woman sues McDonald's after complaining that a cheeseburger advert was so irresistible it caused her to break her fast during Lent

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A woman who broke her religious fast reportedly blamed a McDonald's burger ad for the lapse.

Ksenia Ovchinnikova said she hadn't eaten meat in a month when the ad made her give in.

A woman from Omsk, Russia, is reportedly suing McDonald's over an advert featuring cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets, which she said caused her to break her fast during Lent. »