He wanted to persuade a grand jury of his innocence. Instead, it indicted him on three separate charges. Jail time is now a distinct possibility.
The harsh sentence is meant to send a message, but is that necessary?
Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, who was charged in New York Tuesday, is the first in more than a century to be tried for piracy in the US.
Federal student debt now tops $500 billion, leading some students to ask for debt forgiveness as a form of stimulus. Washington is wary.
Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme isn't the only scam uncovered during tough economic times.