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

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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Supreme Court order a signal to stop misuse of sanction power
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Mail Today Reporter There seems no end to the embarrassment that the United Progressive Alliance government has had to face on account of the 2G spectrum scam. The Supreme Court's order of Tuesday stating that Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Crime Report: Crimes Against Women
ARL nowFebruary 1, 2012

by ARLnow.com | 6 views | February 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm | 0 Comments This week's Arlington County crime report contained several incidents of frightening crimes against women. Among them: RAPE, 01/25/12, 3000 block of Columbia Pike.more »

Misdemeanors
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Former Denver lawyer pleads guilty to attempted third-degree assault
Denver PostFebruary 1, 2012

Shepherd, the former finance co-chairman of the Democratic National Convention host committee, was originally charged with negligent child abuse and third-degree assault that knowingly caused injury — a class one misdemeanor.more »

Criminal Defense
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Maine Defense Attorney William T. Bly Contributes to Newly Released DUI ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

Attorney William T. Bly of Maine is a skilled criminal defense attorney who has handled countless misdemeanor and felony drunk driving cases. Attorney Bly has authored a chapter of the book "Inside the Minds" titled "Laying the Groundwork for the ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Getaway driver in cop's killing is back in prison
The News JournalFebruary 10, 2012

But the two men, onetime friends and co-workers, are now both behind bars at Vaughn Correctional Center after Reeves violated his probation, court records show. He was arrested on Dec. 21 in Dover on charges of possession of a controlled substance and ...more »

Police Brutality
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Amanda Johnson, Valerie Bartkey Allegedly Sexually Assaulted High School ...
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

Two Wisconsin sisters have been charged in connection with the brutal sexual assault of a high school student. The women allegedly forced him to drink urine and twisted his penis with pliers when he refused to have sex with one of them, police said.more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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IRS Warns of Top 12 Tax Scams for 2012
KIII TV3February 16, 2012

While the IRS is continuing to address tax-related identitytheft aggressively, the agency is also seeing an increase in identity crimes,including more complex schemes. In 2011, the IRS protected more than $1.4billion of taxpayer funds from getting into ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Hickory man charged with transporting weapon of mass destruction
Yadkin RippleFebruary 5, 2012

NE, Hickory, and charged him with possessing and transporting a weapon of mass death and The investigation that started in September of 2011 was regarding the sale and distribution of illegal firearms, according to a Yadkin County press release.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts man for manslaughter in death
Delmarva NowFebruary 2, 2012

SNOW HILL -- A Worcester County grand jury has indicted Cyle Walker on charges of manslaughter and assault in connection with the death of the owner of West Ocean City's 707 Sports Bar & Grille. Walker, 26, of Ocean City, and Carey P. Flynn, 63, ...more »

Prostitution
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POLL: Should 'Sexting' be A Crime?
Patch.comFebruary 11, 2012

At a hearing on Thursday, criminal defense and civil liberties advocates argued against HB 1562, according to the Union Leader, saying it would make matters worse. School administrators and police support the bill, saying it's important to have ...more »

Gun Charges
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Lax US gun laws enable killing in Mexico
Washington PostFebruary 4, 2012

Law enforcement officials in both countries acknowledge that 70 to 80 percent of the traceable guns seized in Mexico can be tracked to the United States. Mr. Poire Romero, a top Mexican national security and criminal justice official, offers additional ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Crime Report: Man Tells Deputies He Was Knocked Out and Robbed
Patch.comFebruary 8, 2012

Identity Theft: A Bishop man told deputies on Feb.3 that he received a bill in the amount of $818.67 from a phone company for an overdue account that he says he never opened. Simple Battery: Deputies were dispatched to the parking lot of QuikTrip on ...more »

Attempted homicide charge dropped in McDonald's stabbing in Allentown
Allentown Morning CallFebruary 3, 2012

By Kevin Amerman, Of The Morning Call An attempted homicide case against an Allentown man charged with slashing a teen at a McDonald's restaurant has been dismissed, but the man still faces allegations that he shot two people at a party a month later.more »

Search & Seizure
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Police: Officer tipped off suspects about drug raid
Baltimore Sun (blog)February 4, 2012

Around 10 pm Thursday, Anne Arundel County Police executed a narcotics search and seizure warrant in the 1300 block of Juniper Street, in Shady Side, police said. Several people were detained and interviewed during the search. One resident of the house ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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PETA to prison officials: Meat-free diet would benefit alleged Connecticut ...
Milford-Orange BulletinFebruary 2, 2012

By Randall Beach, Register Staff An animal rights group has a suggestion for how prison officials might calm down a defendant accused of killing a man and eating part of his brain: a meatless diet. An official with People for the Ethical Treatment of ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Connecticut Man Sentenced For Sex Crimes In Vermont
Hartford CourantFebruary 2, 2012

Philip Grasso, 58, was sentenced Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court in Windsor County for five crimes, according to a press release from the Vermont Attorney General's office. The charges are one count of sexual assault on a minor and two counts each of ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Anti-piracy laws spark public demo
The Daily TelegraphFebruary 11, 2012

Critics say the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) - to which Australia is a signatory - could curtail Internet freedom. Some 41000 people rallied in Germany, including 16000 in Munich and 10000 in Berlin, against ACTA, which was negotiated ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Petition Seeks International Investigation of Canada's Farmed Fish Operations ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)February 7, 2012

“We continue to explore, identify and act upon whatever means possible to rid our traditional territories of open net cage fish farms.” “The Canadian government's disregard for wild salmon stocks in pandering to multinational salmon farming ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Miriam wants parents held liable for their kids' crimes and misdemeanors
GMA NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill that would require parents to pay for the crimes of their children who are still minors. Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 mandates that offenders 15 years old and below ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Social Review Site Goodreads Dumps Amazon's Metadata
InfoToday.comFebruary 6, 2012

by Nancy K. Herther The publishing industry is under enormous pressure for change as we move into the 21 st century. This also brings potential changes for authors, booksellers, and libraries. As readers are adjusting to the internet for reading, ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Four foreign terrorists killed in Philippine Navy attack
gulfnews.comFebruary 7, 2012

"The Western Mindanao Command will provide the necessary support if it is a government-to-government agreement (that will be forged by the Philippine and Malaysian government, for the purpose of identifying one of the four foreign terrorists)," said ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Notes on “The Caging of America”
New Yorker (blog)February 6, 2012

RJ Ruble, who describes himself as an inmate at a minimum-security camp, imprisoned for a non-violent, “white collar” crime, writes, Here at the camp, a very interesting phenomenon occurs when I discuss with other inmates the how, the why, ...more »

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