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Washington Park man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

Harold Ivy, 28, has pled guilty to the 2007 attempted robbery and murder of Washington Park clerk Loai Motan. He was convicted on the charge of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 37 years in prison.

During the attempted robbery on May 31, 2007, Ivy fatally shot Motan and injured his brother.

Prosecutors attempted to get Ivy the maximum 60 year sentence and the defense attempted to get Ivy the minimum 20 year sentence. With a 37 year sentence and credit for the seven years he has already spent in the county jail, Ivy will be 58 years old before he is eligible for release.

Criminal charges can put your entire professional and personal life at stake. Should you find yourself accused of a criminal charge, don’t hesitate to contact the Bruno Law Offices at (217) 328-6000 during this crucial time.

Robert Kraft recently claims that Putin stole his super bowl ring

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told his side of the story behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s acquisition of his Super Bowl ring worth more than $25,000 in a statement on June 13.

According to Kraft, he took out the ring and showed it to Putin, who proceeded to admire the ring and put it in his pocket. Kraft said the 4.94-carat bauble ring was a gift at the time, but is now recanting his statement and saying that Putin stole the item.

The White House tried to manage the situation when Kraft asked for the ring back from Putin. Kraft said he’d gotten a call from then President George W. Bush, who told him, “It would really be in the best interest of U.S.-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present.”

Kraft said the incident happened when Citigroup former chief executive and chairman Sanford Weill and other business executives were in St. Petersburg.

If someone is alleging that you have committed a crime in Champaign, our legal team at the Bruno Law Offices believes you have the right to defend yourself in a court of law. Call 217-328-6000 to discuss how we can help defend you against these charges.