Investigations. Legal news and articles for May 22 - 23, 2017

How Trump brought a dying Russia investigation back to lifeRanson, Charles Town Police joining regional Drug Task ForceHidalgo Co. Resident Speaks Out after Teens Escape Juvenile CenterMan Killed By Officer In Appleton Shooting IdentifiedAs Russia Probes Mount, White-Collar Lawyers Hit Prime TimeTop 10 Things Defense Lawyers Need to Know About Lack of Good Faith ClaimsBaton Rouge officer suspended amid claims he sent racially charged image to colleaguesWannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Raises Legal IssuesSilvis native heads IRS criminal investigation division in Chicago ...Trump Close to Choosing Outside Counsel for Russia Investigation, Report SaysFormer 'Fast & Furious' U.S. Attorney joins Phoenix law firmMobile crime report: Suspicious death under investigation | AL.comHPD Sergeant graduates administrative officers coursePunishment in U. Md. stabbing hinges on hate crime investigationProcedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: China

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Man charged after investigation of 'repeated sexual abuse'
The News JournalApril 23, 2017

Laurel police arrested a 26-year-old man Friday on charges of child abuse and sexual assault, the department said. Joel Sanchez-Melendez of Laurel was arrested after an investigation into "repeated sexual abuse," according to Pvt. First Class ...more »

El Paso County looking for bids to get into the drone age
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 24, 2017

Federal privacy law protects individuals on private property from being photographed or spied on without their permission, and law enforcement typically has to obtain a search warrant before searching someone's home under the Fourth Amendment.more »

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How Trump brought a dying Russia investigation back to life
Washington ExaminerMay 23, 2017

Last year, Flynn criticized a Hillary Clinton IT aide for invoking his Fifth Amendment rights during the private email server investigation. The White House declined to confirm this version of events. "The White House does not confirm ... "The special ...more »

Ranson, Charles Town Police joining regional Drug Task Force
Martinsburg JournalMay 23, 2017

Dougherty said the task force is designed to leverage and coordinate the combined resources of local, state and federal law enforcement for long-term drug investigations, particularly investigations of higher-level drug distributors funneling drugs ...more »

Hidalgo Co. Resident Speaks Out after Teens Escape Juvenile Center
KRGVMay 23, 2017

EDINBURG – A concerned resident is speaking out after two teenagers escaped from a nearby juvenile center in Edinburg. The teens were placed back in custody and are facing additional charges. Resident JD Lenderts said he saw law enforcement ...more »

Man Killed By Officer In Appleton Shooting Identified
Wisconsin Public Radio NewsMay 23, 2017

Steinke has been placed on administrative assignment, as is standard in officer-involved shooting investigations. The officer who was with Steinke at the time of the incident has also been placed on administrative assignment until after his interview ...more »

As Russia Probes Mount, White-Collar Lawyers Hit Prime Time
The National Law Journal (registration)May 22, 2017

Bittman worked on Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton after practically inheriting a focus on white-collar law from his father. The late William Bittman had been an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago, and, while still in his early ...more »

Top 10 Things Defense Lawyers Need to Know About Lack of Good Faith Claims
JD Supra (press release)May 22, 2017

Due to this concern, the legislature required the MIA to provide information to it regarding administrative action taken under the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act. Insurers would prefer to avoid administrative investigations, market conduct ...more »

Baton Rouge officer suspended amid claims he sent racially charged image to colleagues
The AdvocateMay 22, 2017

Dupuy was placed on leave for potential administrative violations of "command of temper" and "conduct unbecoming an officer," said Lt. Jonny Dunnam, a Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman. "We don't discuss administrative investigations publicly," ...more »

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Raises Legal Issues
The National Law ReviewMay 22, 2017

Many states allow for a private right of action to be filed in order to recover damages. On cybersecurity matters ... The investigation and prosecution of the incident by law enforcement may result in public information and proceedings. Experienced ...more »

Silvis native heads IRS criminal investigation division in Chicago ...
Quad City TimesMay 22, 2017

A Silvis native has taken over as the special agent-in-charge of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago.more »

Trump Close to Choosing Outside Counsel for Russia Investigation, Report Says
LawNewzMay 22, 2017

President Donald Trump and his White House staff are narrowing down a team of attorneys to guide him amidst federal and Congressional investigations into collusion with Russia during the presidential campaign, The Washington Post reported. Four people ...more »

Former 'Fast & Furious' U.S. Attorney joins Phoenix law firm
Phoenix Business JournalMay 22, 2017

Dennis Burke — a former U.S. Attorney for Arizona in the Obama administration and chief of staff to former governor Janet Napolitano — has joined the Ballard Spahr LLP law firm. Burke will be based out of Ballard's Phoenix office and will work on ...more »

Mobile crime report: Suspicious death under investigation | AL.com
AL.comMay 22, 2017

The Mobile Police Department is investigating a suspicious death when a decomposed body was found in the 4000 block of Airport Blvd. on Friday (May 19) ...more »

HPD Sergeant graduates administrative officers course
Hopkinsville Kentucky New EraMay 22, 2017

... effective, ethically and technically competent law enforcement managers who are capable of assuming positions of leader in their agencies. The program provides instruction in law enforcement issues, diagnostic problem solving and administrative law.more »

Punishment in U. Md. stabbing hinges on hate crime investigation
WTOPMay 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — The outcome of an FBI hate crime investigation could carry life-or-death consequences for the 22-year-old white college student accused of fatally stabbing a visiting African-American student on the University of Maryland campus.more »

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: China
Lexology (registration)May 22, 2017

The laws protecting intellectual property across the administrative, civil and criminal spheres include the Civil Code, the Tort Law and the Criminal Law, as well as provisions in IP-specific laws such as the Trademark Law, the Copyright Law and the ...more »

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