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Facebook Lawyers Want 'Stratospheric' Fee, Ceglia Claims
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

In the suit, Ceglia claims he has a 2003 contract signed by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg that gave him half-ownership of the company, now worth an estimated $74.3 billion, according to, which tracks nonpublic companies.more »

Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

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Criminal Defense
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E. G. Morris Named Lawyer of the Year in Non White Collar Criminal Category ...
PR Web (press release)February 9, 2012

Austin based criminal defense lawyer EG Morris has been selected by the Best Lawyers in America publication as the Lawyer of the Year in the category of non-white collar criminal law for the Austin, Texas area. Best Lawyers, the oldest and most ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Parole absconder wanted in McDonald's attack on loose in Macomb County
Royal Oak Daily TribuneFebruary 3, 2012

He has several probation violations on his record and was listed as an absconder from the Mount Clemens parole office in November of 2011. Records show he is a 6-foot-tall white male with a shaved bald head, reddish brown mustache and goatee, ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Sheriff: Financial crimes rising
Parkersburg NewsFebruary 7, 2012

By NATALEE SEELY ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG - Wood County Sheriff's Office crime statistics from January show an increase in financial crimes, such as scams, embezzlements and other fraud cases.more »

Police Brutality
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Arrest Video Prompts NYPD Brutality Probe
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 1, 2012

By Tamer El-Ghobashy Four New York City police officers have been placed on modified duty while prosecutors and the NYPD's internal-affairs investigators probe an alleged brutality incident that was caught on tape, authorities said.more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Beckley Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession
WVNS-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Larry Wayne Gluyas, 44, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On September, 2, 2011, following a domestic incident, the defendant admitted to ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury to meet in marshals shooting case Feb. 9
Mail TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

By Chris Conrad A grand jury will meet Feb. 9 to decide whether US marshals were justified in shooting to death a 20-year-old Medford man in an Albertsons parking lot Jan. 5. Jackson County Deputy District Attorney David Hoppe said the investigation ...more »

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Cuomo proposes more flexible probation laws
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

"Probation is a punishment, and judges should be able to decide if more or less is appropriate for a particular defendant," said Richard Willstatter, the president of the state Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a partner at Green ...more »

Gun Charges
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Va. House likely to pass one-gun-a-month repeal today
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

The House of Delegates is expected today to approve repealing the state's one-handgun-a-month law, with the state Senate likely to follow suit Thursday. After significant debate Tuesday, legislation that would do away with the law — House Bill 940, ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Police Report: Feb. 15, 2012
Houma CourierFebruary 15, 2012

James Jacoby Smith, 21, 3721 Baker Drive, Houma, armed robbery. Brian Adam Luke, 38, 5591 La. 56, Chauvin, domestic abuse battery. Janson Rahiam Lowery, 18, 255 St. Paul St, Lot 5, Houma, theft of motor vehicle, no driver's license, ...more »

Homicide Suspect Could Be Locked Up In State Pen
KOAT AlbuquerqueFebruary 2, 2012

After six years on the run, homicide suspect Noe Torres will soon return to New Mexico to face trial for murder. Until then, authorities must decide which correctional facility will house Torres. "It will either be the Curry County Detention Center, ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Mexican army makes 'historic' drug seizure
Capital FM KenyaFebruary 10, 2012

Mexico, Feb 10 – Mexican soldiers made an “historic” drug seizure with the discovery of over 15 tons of methamphetamines and other chemicals used to make drugs during a search of a farm in western Mexico, officials said. The seizure is the biggest in ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Mistreatment of prisoners is rife in new Libya
Monsters and Critics.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Feb 2, 2012, 2:01 GMT Misrata, Libya - The life of a prisoner in the new Libya is monotonous and frightening at the same time. The routine of prayers, breakfast, instruction about Islam, bean soup and nights spent in a ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Assange in UK Supreme Court over extradition fight
Seattle Post IntelligencerFebruary 1, 2012

Assange is wanted by Swedish authorities over sex crimes allegations stemming from a visit to the country in 2010. He denies any wrongdoing. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Julian Assange, the 40-year-old WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Genesee County task force makes strides fighting child predators
The Flint Journal - MLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

The Flint Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has conducted 65 investigations in its first six months, said Michigan State Police Lt. Thomas Kish. The investigations have so far led to 33 search warrants, with some arrests still pending.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Question of the week: What are the top issues in the congressional race this year?
York Daily RecordFebruary 6, 2012

It would appear that Republicans want to repeal the law passed by Congress that created what they call Obamacare. I don't think Obamacare goes far enough. We should have a single-payer health system. That is Medicare for all.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Gadsden Co. Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Juvenile
WCTVFebruary 2, 2012

Kelly who had a neighborhood in Havana, Florida in an uproar over his continuous criminal activity, was arrested after a juvenile victim disclosed that Kelly allegedly touched the victim and forced the juvenile victim to touch Kelly as well.more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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PennDOT dump truck driver gets ticket in fatal crash
Patriot-NewsFebruary 5, 2012

Acting on his own on the last day before his retirement, Frey allowed Parke F. Hoover of Millerstown to plead guilty to a minor violation for moving a vehicle unsafely. The move stunned and upset Perry County District Attorney Charles Chenot III, ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here
ABC NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Nuclear Scientist Killed in Iran Watch Video Iranian Nuclear Scientist Allegedly Assassinated Watch Video Kidnapped Americans Released in Egypt Watch Video Federal officials in those cities told ABC News that they have also increased their efforts to ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Shooting Case Now Homicide Investigation
KKTV 11 NewsFebruary 17, 2012

BTW, rustic hills is a apartment complex so hanging out around their is perfect legal lol... by Kev on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:34 PM Another homicide in town and all the white folks on the northside on here spouting off about the violence on the southside ...more »

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Tribute to Russel: rival, friend
Colorado Springs IndependentFebruary 2, 2012

Bob Russel was in his first term as district attorney. I was destined to spend much of the next 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer, and Russel went on to serve five terms until leaving office. In short, we spent much of our professional lives in ...more »


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