Stories for March 3, 2006
Ex-Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham has been sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.
Former Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison this afternoon in federal court in San Diego. He was also ordered to pay nearly $2 million in back taxes.
Long waits in the pedestrian lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry continue in part due to a computer glitch that is increasing the time it takes to screen tavelers' documents. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
San Diego city hall presented a united front today, as mayor Jerry Sanders offered an evaluation of his first 90 days in office. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
Former Republican Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham heads to a San Diego federal court today. A judge is scheduled to sentence Cunningham who admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes from military contractors evading taxes. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.
The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on the week's news. How much time will Cunningham serve behind bars? Also, the media's eyes have been focused on New Orleans this week. The city hosted its first Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina. Plus, the CCDC's Downtown Community Plan was approved by the City Council.
A federal judge today sentenced former San Diego congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham to eight years and four months in prison. The judge used the word "reprehensible" to describe Cunningham's crime of taking two and a half million dollars in bribes in exchange for arranging lucrative government contracts for defense firms. But it was NOT the maximum sentence allowed. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma was in the courtroom: