Afternoon Briefing: State seeks to salvage high-profile conviction in Hadiya Pendleton slaying

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A former employee of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia pleaded guilty in federal court in Chicago today to stealing golf legend Arnold Palmer’s green jacket as part of a 13-year scheme to illegally fence more than $5 million worth of Masters Tournament memorabilia.

Richard Brendan Globensky, 39, of Augusta, Georgia, entered his guilty plea to one count of transporting stolen goods across state lines during a hearing before U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman.

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