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Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

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Trio tasked to oversee end of Merced's redevelopment agency
Merced Sun-StarFebruary 6, 2012

Businessman Mike Gallo, insurance partner Bob Carpenter and criminal defense attorney Ralph Temple Jr. were tapped by Gov. Jerry Brown last week to oversee dismantling Merced's redevelopment agency, a task that will require retirement of Merced's ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Carson City crime log for Jan. 31: Man crashes stolen vehicle
Carson NowFebruary 1, 2012

Michael Carlo Ariel, 21, a Carson City resident, for two no-bail felony warrants in his name of failure to appear and probation violation. Nina Montalbano, 25, a Carson City resident, for a felony no-bail parole and probation hold, a gross misdemeanor ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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USDOJ: Attorney General Eric Holder Launches Consumer Protection Working Group ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 11, 2012

The Consumer Protection Working Group, formed under President Barack Obama's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF), convened its first meeting in Washington, DC ., today to address consumer fraud, which can financially cripple households and ...more »

Police Brutality
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Former PG Police Officer Discusses Her Experience After Serving Prison Time ...
MyFox Washington DCFebruary 14, 2012

By STACEY COHAN/myfoxdc WASHINGTON - Police brutality. Two words with a massive impact. Cases continue to make headlines locally and nationally. Victims have spoken out, politicians have taken positions. But in this story, you will have the rare ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Denver DA won't charge Colorado Rep. Laura Bradford for gun possession
Denver PostFebruary 6, 2012

Laura Bradford for possessing a firearm on a night when police stopped her and later concluded she might be intoxicated. "We viewed the information brought to us by (Denver Police) and declined to file any criminal charges," said DA spokeswoman Lynn ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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RI grand jury won't indict Westerly police involved with man who died after ...
TheDay.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Joe Wojtas A Rhode Island grand jury has decided not to indict any of the Westerly police officers who were involved in the June 2011 arrest of Ryan O'Loughlin of Mystic, who suffered internal injuries and died a few hours after being released from ...more »

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7th Circuit disbars well known Milwaukee lawyer
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)February 3, 2012

Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Bridget Boyle-Saxton learned that the hard way Thursday, when the US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals banned her from further practice in the federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Boyle handles a significant ...more »

Gun Charges
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Groups to Boycott Starbucks Over Stances on Gay Rights, Guns
Patch.comFebruary 3, 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" Would you boycott Starbucks over its stances on guns ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Court news: See who was indicted from your neighborhood
Oxford PressFebruary 4, 2012

Stephen Estes, 27, 217 Warrick Ave., Apt. B, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and theft (direct). Lorrie R. Frazier, 39, 5199 Hamilton Eaton Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of robbery and assault. Anthony E. Sansone III, 19, ...more »

Mathis charged with Weldon homicide
Kern Valley SunFebruary 1, 2012

The body, according to Officer Ray Pruitt of the Kern County Sheriff's Department, showed signs of trauma and has been ruled a homicide. Danny Leon Mathis, 51, of Weldon is taken into custody Sunday afternoon at 10909 Hand Court in Weldon.more »

Search & Seizure
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Guns And Drugs Seized In Rochester Police Raids
13WHAM-TVFebruary 5, 2012

On February 3, police in Rochester executed a search warrant on a house on Mayflower St. and seized more than $10000 worth of heroin and cocaine, three stolen handguns, an AK-47 and more than $2000 in cash. Arrested at the house was Michel Fornaris, ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Editorial: State must grapple with aging prisoners
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

A new report issued last Friday, "Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States" by Human Rights Watch, puts the California situation in national perspective. In 1990, California state prisoners age 55 or older were a manageable 2.1 ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Manchester Man Gets 5 to 20 Years in Vermont for Sex Crimes Against Minors
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

Phillip Grasso, 58, of Manchester, was sentenced on five counts of sexual assault against minors in a Vermont courtroom Tuesday. By David Moran The office of Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell announced Wednesday that Philip Grasso, a 58-year old ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Local law enforcement, FBI probe yields arrest in child pornography case
Craig Daily PressFebruary 1, 2012

“We would all like to believe that this type of crime does not occur in our area, but during the last year law enforcement has investigated several other local Internet exploitation cases. “These cases primarily involved teenage juveniles sending out ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Sarkozy financial transaction tax an act of folly
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 2, 2012

NICOLAS Sarkozy's plan to impose a financial transaction tax on French banks is a disastrous move. It's little more than populist posturing. If the President wants to present himself as a modern-day Robin Hood then he will fail.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Report: No reason not to shut down state's youth prisons
Crosscurrents from KALW NewsFebruary 7, 2012

OH Close Youth Correctional Facility is one of the few state youth prisons that remains open. The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco released a report this week that shows California counties have the capacity to implement ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide
Chicago TribuneFebruary 9, 2012

One big difference: violating the city ban results in a ticket, but the state version would count the offense as a moving violation, just as a driver caught speeding. Drivers can lose their licenses if they get three moving violations within a year.more »

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Pot arrests top 50K in 2011 despite NYPD order
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

In fact, 2011 arrests for the lowest-ranking marijuana misdemeanor rose slightly, from about 50400 to 50700, the New York Division of Criminal Justice figures show. The Drug Policy Alliance, a group critical of the national war on drugs, obtained the ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Neil Eggleston Jumps from Debevoise to Kirkland
Corporate Crime ReporterFebruary 1, 2012

Famed white collar criminal defense attorney W. Neil Eggleston has jumped from Debevoise to Kirkland & Ellis. “Neil Eggleston has an impeccable reputation in the white collar bar as an exceptionally talented lawyer, with a depth of experience that is ...more »


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