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Inmates cook up a storm in Changi catering kitchen as part of training, rehab programme, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – When father-of-two Faruk was sentenced to seven years and 10 months’ jail in 2017 for drug-related offences, he did not expect to find a passion for decorating cakes or learning how to fold pastries while behind bars.

The 38-year-old, who declined to give his full name, spends six days a week in a kitchen as part of his work programme during his incarceration in the Changi Prison Complex.

While his family has yet to try his creations, the former mechanic hopes to make his sons, aged 12 and 13, their favourite strawberry cheesecake, when he is released.

“My family was surprised that I could bake cakes. I could see from their faces that they are happy I’m learning because I have never done this kind of thing before,” said Faruk in a phone interview on Wednesday (Oct 7). “(In the kitchen,) I learnt how to be patient, relax,

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Laurel contractor denies seeking COVID-19 relief loans to pay off personal court costs | Crime & Courts

Welch also told an undercover agent posing as a representative reviewing his application that he had no pending criminal charges, according to the indictment.

Welch intended to use the loan proceeds to pay restitution and other costs related to criminal cases against him in Stillwater County District Court and elsewhere, prosecutors say.

The Stillwater County case alleges Welch took $31,800 in total from three separate households for home repairs but failed to start or complete the work. Welch pleaded not guilty in January.

In May, Welch waived extradition to Wyoming in a criminal case with similar allegations. Prosecutors in Campbell County say Welch received a down payment of $1,690 for a home improvement project, but the work was never done and the money never returned.

Welch has not yet been arraigned on charges in Musselshell County that were filed in May. In that county, Welch faces three separate cases, each

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Missing woman’s husband arrested on murder charge; ‘sanitized crime scene’ found in home, police say



a man looking at the camera: Joseph Anthony Concialdi


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Joseph Anthony Concialdi

Phoenix police have taken 57-year-old Joseph Anthony Concialdi into custody on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the disappearance of his wife59-year-old Julie Concialdi.

Julie Concialdi was last seen earlier this month at her north Phoenix home near 27th Avenue and Dove Valley Road. She was reported missing after her car was found abandoned and burned just a few miles away from her home on Sept. 4. The fire appeared to be set intentionally, according to a probable cause statement police filed with the court on Tuesday. 

Phoenix police confirmed last week that foul play was suspected in her disappearance.

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Court documents revealed new information about the case.

According to police, surveillance video shows a man walking away from where the

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