Criminal Defense News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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BRPD releases 2011 crime stats
WVLA-TVFebruary 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Baton Rouge Police release their official crime stats for 2011. According to the report major crime is up less than 1% from 2010. Violent crime like rape and murder is down 2.6%. Crimes against property like burglary and motor ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Friend calls dog mauling defendant a good father
Jacksonville Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Brennan Michael Listle, 21, of Horse Shoe Bend, is on trial for charges from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office of felonious negligent child abuse causing serious bodily injury and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, a misdemeanor.more »

Criminal Defense
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New Texas Traffic Laws Recently Enacted; Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer...
PR Web (press release)February 2, 2012

Dallas criminal defense lawyer Richard C. McConathy discusses the new laws and the potential criminal implication the traffic laws may have on drivers. The new speed limit laws in Texas could potentially lead to an increased number of criminal traffic ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Gang sweep in Humboldt nets 15 arrests, five pounds of marijuana
Times-StandardFebruary 4, 2012

During the course of the operation, a total of 15 suspects were arrested on suspicion of various offenses including misdemeanor and felony warrants, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana for sale, parole and probation violations and ...more »

Police Brutality
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Cop Caught On Tape Saying "I'm Gonna Make Stuff Up"
News OneFebruary 15, 2012

“These guys are guilty of being black in Seattle,” said attorney Lizanne Padula, who represents Lawson and Franklin. She believes if they'd been white “I think the most that would have happened with those kids police officer would have rolled down his ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Federal court jury: Staten Island financier stole seniors' nest eggs
SILive.comFebruary 10, 2012

Instead, their security was raided to fund his fraud, and they will feel the impact of Mazella's crimes for the rest of their lives." Mazella potentially faces up to 25 years in prison, said prosecutors. In January of last year, FBI agents raided Great ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Ex-cop pleads guilty to gun charges
Cherry Hill Courier PostFebruary 4, 2012

TRENTON — A former Vineland police officer has pleaded guilty to possession of assault rifles and illegal ammunition magazines. Brian Hinkel, 62, of Newfield, pleaded guilty Thursday before Superior Court Judge M. Christine Allen-Jackson in Gloucester ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand Jury Indicts 31 On 159 Counts
Wetzel ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Wetzel County Grand Jurors returned an astounding 159 true bills against 31 defendants during the January grand jury session which lasted two non-consecutive days. Additionally, one sealed indictment was recorded and will remain sealed indefinitely.more »

Prostitution
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Lawmakers Consider Adding "Three Strikes" Offenses in South Carolina
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 4, 2012

People accused of committing violent crimes in South Carolina know that aggressive criminal defense from an experienced trial lawyer can make a difference in the final outcome. State criminal statutes, particularly South Carolina's "two strikes, ...more »

Gun Charges
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Groups to Boycott Starbucks Over Stances on Gay Rights, Guns
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

The National Gun Victims Action Council, an anti-gun group, said in a Jan. 23 news release its goal is to "eliminate the risk of guns in public places and ultimately to bring sane gun laws to the US"more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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NM student faces theft, assault charges
Nashoba PublishingFebruary 23, 2012

In Ayer District Court yesterday, Hayden Collins was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing after pleading not guilty to charges of masked armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutor Allison Brown alleges that the ...more »

Chicago Crime Down Overall, Despite More Homicides In January (VIDEO)
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

But a rash of violent incidents last weekend where at least 20 people were shot highlights a sobering statistic within the overall crime data: homicides this January more than doubled the number recorded during the same month last year.more »

Search & Seizure
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Feds charge alleged leader of Metro Detroit drug ring, former state rep.
The Detroit NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The case against Powell is outlined in search warrant records and a Justice Department forfeiture complaint filed in federal court. Besides the cash and drugs, the feds have seized a fleet of expensive boats and vehicles, including two Bentleys and a ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate gets 25 years for attempted rape of ...
Auburn CitizenFebruary 2, 2012

A former Auburn Correctional Facility inmate was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Cayuga County Court Wednesday for attempting to rape a female prison employee in 2006. The sentence, following the state Court of Appeals' 4-3 decision on Nov.more »

Sex Crimes
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How society helps sex offenders behave
Federal Way MirrorFebruary 3, 2012

Many offenders are victims themselves. Since 1990, Washington has required public registration and notification of convicted sex offenders. Along with supervision as required by law, sex offenders need a supportive environment that steers them away ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Law enforcement websites under attack by hackers
Boston.comFebruary 4, 2012

This two picture combo shows, above: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, and below, New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, also Friday Feb. 3, 2012.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Bill seeks to quell sex trafficking in Nebraska
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneFebruary 17, 2012

(WTW) — Nebraska lawmakers should support a bill calling for a commission to study sex trafficking and increased penalties for pandering, public safety and human welfare officials said Thursday. Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill has sponsored the bill, ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Police seek tips, offer reward in rape of juvenile girl
abc27February 1, 2012

By Myles Snyder - email Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers has announced a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for raping a juvenile girl. The suspect, known only as "Greene" or "Buddy Greene," is wanted by ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Heat offense: Stagnation leading to disorientation
Sun-SentinelFebruary 2, 2012

He said his greatest ire came during a late 24-second violation that ended with the ball in James' hands, a possession that was followed by a 3-point dagger by Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. "I was upset because we didn't have a sense of urgency," Bosh ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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POLICE BLOTTER
Seminole ChronicleFebruary 9, 2012

3, and charged with forgery, larceny and shoplifting. Kimberly Alfreda Brown, 34, of the 100 block of Lori Ann Lane, Winter Springs, was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility on Feb. 3, and charged with an out-of-county warrant.more »

White Collar Crime
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Allen Stanford Taking Stand Seen as Risk to Fraud Trial Defense
BusinessWeekFebruary 21, 2012

21 (Bloomberg) -- A decision by R. Allen Stanford to testify at his investor fraud trial may focus juror attention on his credibility without helping him win acquittal, three white- collar criminal defense lawyers said. Jurors in federal court in ...more »

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