American Scene: Detective says man hid phone in prosthetic leg

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Each of the three charges carries a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Mr. Gentile has been detained since his February arrest on a charge of selling painkillers.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John H. Durham said in federal court in Hartford last month that the FBI thinks Mr. Gentile “had some involvement in connection with stolen property” related to the theft of masterworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990.

Mr. Gentile’s attorney, A. Ryan McGuigan, said his client had nothing to do with the art theft. He said after the arraignment that prosecutors are “piling on” with the gun charges.


Twins born after mom on respirator for month

GRAND RAPIDS — A western Michigan hospital said a woman who was considered dead from brain aneurysms was kept on a respirator for a month to allow the birth of twin boys.

The boys were born by cesarean section at 25 weeks on April 5. A spokesman for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids said Monday that Nicholas and Alexander are in critical condition.

Spokesman Bruce Rossman said their mother, Christine Bolden, was considered brain dead March 6. But at the request of family, doctors kept the 26-year-old Muskegon woman on a respirator until it was time to remove the boys.

Mr. Rossman said the case was reviewed by an ethics committee at the hospital. He said it “wasn’t that difficult.”

Mr. Rossman said the babies are on ventilators and getting around-the-clock care.


Cops: Man with smuggling record abandoned plane

NASHVILLE — Police say it was a once-prominent Nashville businessman with a drug-smuggling conviction who belly-landed a small vintage plane in the middle of the night last weekend at a closed airport and then left it.

The twin-engine plane was discovered Saturday morning on the grass at the closed Cornelia Fort Airpark in East Nashville.

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