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Marijuana farmer, sister sentenced for attempted $1 million bribery of Northern California sheriff

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  • Siblings Chi Meng Yang, 36, of Montague, Siskiyou County, and Gaosheng Laitinen, 41, of St. Paul, Minnesota, were sentenced for their bribery attempt aimed at protecting family marijuana grows in Siskiyou County, California, from local authorities.
  • Yang, who was convicted of trying to bribe then-Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey back in March, was sentenced to five years and 11 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release.
  • Laitinen, who pleaded guilty of conspiring to commit bribery and conspiracy to manufacture marijuana in February, was sentenced to time served and a $50,000 fine to be followed by two years of supervised release.
  • U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez said he believed Yang lied throughout the trial and felt that Laitinen had little to do with the case.

A pair of siblings convicted of attempting to bribe a sheriff in Siskiyou County, California, received different punishments during their sentence hearing on Tuesday.

Chi Meng Yang, 36, of Montague, Siskiyou County, and Gaosheng Laitinen, 41, of St. Paul, Minnesota, were sentenced for their bribery attempt aimed at protecting family marijuana grows from local authorities.

‘Lilo and Stitch’ co-director says his film prioritized themes of sisterhood long before ‘Frozen’

  • A co-director of the 2002 Disney film “Lilo and Stitch” recalled feeling “frustrated” when “Frozen” was referred to as the first Disney film to prioritize sisterhood over romance.
  • On the 20th anniversary of “Lilo and Stitch,” Chris Sanders wanted to remind viewers that his film demonstrated sisterhood over romance long before “Frozen.”
  • “Lilo and Stitch” follows the story of two orphaned sisters who befriend an alien named Stitch as they relearn what it means to be a family.
  • “Frozen” was released in 2013 by Disney and gained massive popularity, earning $1.2 billion in box office revenue.

Chris Sanders, the co-director of the 2002 Disney picture “Lilo and Stitch,” wants to remind viewers that the film highlighted themes of sisterhood over romance long before “Frozen.”

In an interview published in The New York Times on Tuesday in celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Lilo and Stitch,” Sanders recalled feeling “frustrated” when critics and audiences referred to “Frozen” as the first Disney film to prioritize sisterhood over romance. 

‘We’re going to be there forever’: Texas couple adopts 7 Filipino siblings who have been separated for years

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  • A North Texan couple went through an eight-month adoption process to reunite seven Filipino siblings who were separated for more than two years.
  • Chris and Jessica Milam of Denton County are determined to raise the two brothers and five sisters, who are aged 5-12.
  • “From the moment I read their profiles, I said, ‘Oh, these are the kids for us,’” Jessica told Fox 4 News.
  • The judge announced that it would be in the children’s best interest to grant the couple’s adoption, to have the children’s names changed and the records sealed.

A North Texan couple adopted seven Filipino siblings who had been separated for more than two years.

Chris and Jessica Milam of Denton County are determined to raise the two brothers and five sisters, aged 5-12, who had been separated into three different foster care homes in Texas.

Vietnamese man sets world record climbing 100 stairs while balancing brother on his head in 53 seconds

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Two Vietnamese brothers and circus performers recently broke a Guinness World Record after one of them climbed 100 consecutive stairs in a Spanish cathedral while balancing the other on his head.

Amazing feat: Giang Quoc Co, 37, and Giang Quoc Nghiep, 32, performed the stunt at Spain’s Girona Cathedral on Dec. 23, according to India Times.

Proud Brother Shoots Epic Video of Siblings Graduating on the Same Day

Two siblings from Bel Air, Maryland had their graduation on the same day, so their brother shot an epic video of the duo to commemorate their achievement.

Earlier this month, Dawar Aamir, 22, got his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communications from Towson University, while his sister Neha Aamir, 25, got her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

American Siblings Banned From Leaving China Due to Their Estranged Father’s Alleged Crimes

Two American siblings are making a public plea for help after being trapped in China for a year due to their father being put on the Chinese government’s most-wanted list.

Cynthia and Victor Liu, who traveled to China last year to pay respects to their dying grandmother, have been prevented from leaving the country due to the government-imposed exit ban.