Victoria A. Roberts

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  • Blue Cross loses big appeal over hidden fees

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan lost a crucial appeal Wednesday in a case over hidden fees paid by customers, a decision that could influence the outcome of dozens of similar lawsuits against the health insurer.


  • A photo released by the Archdiocese of Detroit is a 2002, photo of Timothy Murray.  Inactive Roman Catholic priest Murray returns to federal court Thursday Jan. 23, 2014, for setencing after pleading guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography.  (AP Photo/Archdiocese of Detroit)

    Prison for inactive priest who had child porn

    An inactive Roman Catholic priest was sentenced Thursday to nearly 16 years in prison for "stomach-churning" child pornography crimes, a decade after he was removed from his Detroit-area church for molesting an altar boy.


  • U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade

    Lawyers find flaws in Michigan militia case

    A day after seven members of a Michigan-based Christian militia were acquitted after some spent two years in jail on charges of trying to overthrow the government, people who watched their trial said the federal case against them was flawed.


  • ** FILE ** Photos provided in 2010 by the U.S. Marshals Service show (clockwise from top left) David Stone of Lenawee County, Mich.; his wife, Tina Stone; sons David Stone Jr. and Joshua Stone; Kris Sickles of Sandusky, Ohio; Michael Meeks of Manchester, Mich.; and Thomas Piatek of Whiting, Ind. The seven, who were members of a Michigan militia, were accused of plotting war against the United States, but a federal judge dismissed the most serious charges against them on Tuesday, March 27, 2011, saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service)

    Michigan militia head, son plead guilty to gun charge

    A Michigan militia leader and his son each pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally possessing a machine gun, ending a six-week trial that took a dramatic turn this week when a judge dismissed more serious charges of conspiring to rebel against the government.


  • Federal authorities say that (clockwise from top left) David Brian Stone Sr., 44, of Clayton, Mich.; David Brian Stone Jr. of Adrian, Mich.; Jacob Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio; Tina Mae Stone of Manchester, Mich.; Thomas William Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Ind.; Joshua John Clough, 28, of Blissfield, Mich.; Kristopher T. Sickles, 27, of Sandusky, Ohio; and Michael David Meeks, 40, of Manchester, had ties to Hutaree, a Michigan militia with a goal of rebelling against the U.S. government. (Associated Press/U.S. Marshals Service)

    Critical charges dropped against Michigan militia

    A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S., saying their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.


  • Judge tosses militia conspiracy charges

    DETROIT | A federal judge dismissed the most serious charges Tuesday against seven members of a Michigan militia who were rounded up as homegrown extremists accused of plotting war against the U.S. The judge said their expressed hatred of law enforcement didn't amount to conspiracy against the government.


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