Crystal Mangum, Duke lacrosse accuser, gets 14 years for murder

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman who falsely claimed three Duke University lacrosse players raped her in 2006 was convicted Friday of murder for killing her boyfriend.

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38 Duke lacrosse players sue in rape case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Thirty-eight members of the 2006 Duke lacrosse team have sued the school in another outgrowth of the scandal-tinged alleged rape case.

Durham to respond to lacrosse players

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A judge has given the city of Durham, N.C., more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by three Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of sexual assault.

Former Duke lacrosse coach sues school

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Former Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler, fired amid last year’s unfounded rape allegations against several team players, now is suing the school.

Former Duke players file civil rights suit

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Three former Duke lacrosse players wrongly accused of rape filed a civil rights lawsuit against the ex-district attorney and others who pursued the claims.

Duke president apologizes for rape case

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Duke President Richard Brodhead acknowledged Saturday he failed to reach out to three wrongly accused lacrosse players at the North Carolina school.

3 lacrosse players reportedly seek $30M

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The three Duke lacrosse players wrongly accused of rape in North Carolina have reportedly asked for $30 million to settle a lawsuit.

Former prosecutor serves one day in jail

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Former North Carolina prosecutor Mike Nifong surrendered Friday to serve one day in jail for contempt in a case against Duke University lacrosse players.

Nifong guilty of criminal contempt

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Former Durham County, N.C., District Attorney Mike Nifong was convicted Friday of criminal contempt and sentenced to spend one day in jail.

Mike Nifong on the other side of the bench

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Former District Attorney Mike Nifong pleaded innocent to a criminal contempt of court charge in Durham, N.C., where he used to prosecute others.

Bar sends former D.A. Nifong a bill

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The North Carolina State Bar sent former District Attorney Mike Nifong a bill Friday for almost $9,000 for a court reporter at three depositions.

Duke case prosecutor gets hearing bill

DURHAM, N.C., July 13 (UPI) -- The former North Carolina district attorney who was involved in the Duke lacrosse case will be getting the bill for the hearing that cost him his law license.

Finnerty transfers to Loyola (Md.)

BALTIMORE, July 11 (UPI) -- Former Duke University lacrosse player Collin Finnerty has transferred to Loyola of Maryland.

Disbarred DA submits resignation

RALEIGH, N.C., July 2 (UPI) -- The North Carolina prosecutor who brought charges against three Duke University lacrosse players resigned Monday.
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Mugshot of Nifong from his 2007 arrest

Michael Byron Nifong (born September 14, 1950) is a disbarred North Carolina attorney. He was district attorney for Durham County, North Carolina (the state's 14th Prosecutorial District), but was removed due to his misconduct in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case. Observers consider several criminal justice bills passed by the North Carolina legislature later that same year to have been influenced by Nifong's actions in the Duke lacrosse case.

Orlando Sentinel and The Washington Post Writers Group columnist Kathleen Parker has coined a neologism using his name: "Now we can 'Nifong' someone when we want to trump up criminal charges based on flimsy evidence allegedly for political purposes. In short, when we want to screw up someone's life." Freda Black, in her 2008 run for Durham County District Attorney, also employed this term as part of her campaign platform: "Don't get 'Nifonged' again!" .

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