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Emotions run high after guilty verdict in chief trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Guilty – that was the verdict from jurors against former metro chief Willie Lovett, Friday afternoon.

It took jurors hours to make a decision, but when they did emotions got the best of some people. 179 more words

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Former police chief found guilty on six of nine charges in federal court

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — After several hours over the span of two days, the jury has found a former Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department chief guilty on six counts stemming from an illegal gambling operation he’s accused of protecting. 195 more words

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Hands of the jury: Closing arguments made in Lovett trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — It’s day four of the Willie Lovett trial and the case is already in the hands of the jury.

Closing arguments began – and ended – Thursday morning with each side maintaining their original arguments in a little over an hour. 342 more words

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Lovett takes stand, calls accusations 'a misunderstanding'

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — After three days of being accused of corruption, former Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett said that it’s all a misunderstanding. 220 more words

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Day 3: Prosecutors focus on sting operation, audio tapes in Lovett trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Day three of the trial against former Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett focused on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation and audio tapes the prosecution hopes will show his involvement in an illegal gambling operation. 297 more words

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Trial against former SCMPD chief is underway

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — The trial against the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police chief is underway.

Jury selection took place Monday morning inside the federal courthouse in Savannah for the case against Willie Lovett. 167 more words

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New Jersey Legislature passes sports betting bill – Issue still opposed by State Department

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga of legalized professional sports betting in New Jersey. This battle has been fought over 4 years and presumably ended when the Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling making legislation passed by New Jersey to legalize sports betting void. 221 more words

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