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Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
LoanSafeDecember 1, 2011

... Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General; and State of Connecticut Department of Banking. To report financial fraud crimes, and to learn more about the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, please visit www.stopfraud.gov.more »

CNPA attorney: City Council violated open meeting law
Patterson IrrigatorDecember 1, 2011

Councilwoman Annette Smith said a final decision had not been made regarding the hiring of Hallinan, because the council was in contract negotiations. The matter was part of talks and did not have to be revealed, she said. “It's an employment issue,” ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Hearing offers glimpse of Police Dept. tensions
The Boston GlobeDecember 1, 2011

“These hearings are almost a farce,'' said Larry Ellison, a Boston detective and president of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, an organization that has accused the department of using discipline to target black and ...more »

Investigations
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Education column: Forensics lessons making return
Clovis News JournalDecember 1, 2011

Following upon a unique and innovative idea introduced last year, Clovis High School Freshman Academy students are about to launch into crime investigation once again. Nicole Hahn, science teacher at CHSFA recently shared the details. ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Judge won't halt federal crackdown on medical pot
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and in Congress' view, it has no medicinal value." In rejecting the advocates' request for temporary injunctions, the judge also said she doubted they would prevail in lawsuits seeking to halt ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Feds Should Reclassify Marijuana To Allow Medical Use, Governors Say
Huffington PostDecember 1, 2011

"State and local governments cannot adopt a regulatory framework to ensure a safe supply is available for - and limited to - legitimate medical use without putting their employees at risk of violating federal law." The governors aim to reclassify ...more »

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