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

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'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

Construction starts on Irvine's Great Park development
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The development sits on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Irvine approved the first phase of the construction last year. "With today's groundbreaking, we are moving forward with the first phase of Great Park Neighborhoods.more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Report shows crime down
Regina Leader-PostFebruary 23, 2012

Theft of property increased by 428 reported incidents to 5501 in 2011. Combined, crimes against the person and property show an overall reduction of 1.6 per cent. Reported offences in other categories include a 16-percent increase in prostitution (116 ...more »

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City Has Highest Number of Marijuana Arrests in More Than a Decade
WNYCFebruary 1, 2012

Kelly's order plainly stated that an officer may not arrest someone for a misdemeanor in those cases. "I would say that about half of the marijuana arrest cases that I see are actually mischarged misdemeanors,” said Legal Aid lawyer Renate Lunn, β€œand, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Difference Between Theft, Burglary, and Robbery
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 2, 2012

No matter what type of theft you are charged with, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side. Only an attorney can ensure that your side of the story is heard, and justice is truly served. It is possible that there are areas of gray ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

Id. at 852; see also id. at 850 (observing that the privacy-expectations of parolees are even lower than those of probationers "because parole is more akin to imprisonment than probation is to imprisonment"). Indeed, upon his release from prison, ...more »

Police Brutality
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A broken heart led LAPD officer to kill woman, prosecutor says
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 7, 2012

Lazarus' attorney, Mark Overland, followed Presby with a starkly different portrayal of his client and the evidence against her. Rejecting the notion that she was an obsessed, jilted lover, Overland said the former boyfriend, John Ruetten, ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Former Hospice Owner Sentenced for Health Care Fraud
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 1, 2012

This prosecution is part of President Barack Obama's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. President Obama established the interagency task force to wage an aggressive, coordinated, and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.more »

Posession Of Firearm
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25 years for rhino poachers
Independent OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

Aselmo Baloyi, Jawaki Nkuna and Ismael Baloy were also found guilty of possessing an illegal firearm (automatic rifle), possession of a firearm (hunting rifle) and possession of ammunition. They were caught with two freshly severed horns, ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts in Southport bombs case
Elmira Star-GazetteFebruary 3, 2012

ELMIRA -- A Chemung County grand jury on Friday handed up a six-count indictment against a Town of Southport man accused in December of having bombs in his home. William Cusick, 34, of Smith Street in Southport, is charged with six counts of ...more »

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County has $1.6 million budgeted for indigent defense
Odessa AmericanFebruary 1, 2012

Indigent defense β€” which includes court-appointed attorneys, investigators, expert witnesses and any extraneous trial expenses β€” is provided to those accused of a crime and are found they cannot afford representation on their own. but the total spent ...more »

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

By John McKay Some religious and political groups are protesting Starbucks due to their stance on gay marriage and gun rights. Some religious and political groups are urging Starbucks customers to grab their morning coffee elsewhere in light of the ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Montgomery County crime report
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Two males armed with a weapon and wearing scarves over their faces robbed a coffee shop of property. Weymouth St., 10500 block, 6:55 pm Jan. 15. Two men armed with a weapon and wearing masks robbed a motorist of a vehicle. THEFTS/BREAK-INS Battery Lane ...more »

Man sought in homicide investigation
U-T San DiegoFebruary 2, 2012

San Diego police homicide detectives have asked for the public's help to find a man who was seen in the area where a homeless man was found dead in Point Loma two weeks ago. On Jan. 19, witnesses reported seeing a man that police have identified as ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Leagle.comFebruary 6, 2012

He contends that because the information used to support the search warrant was obtained when officers engaged in an improper search of the curtilage of his home, the evidence seized pursuant to the warrant should be suppressed.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Prisoner of the day
IranianFebruary 6, 2012

Prior to her last arrest she had been sentenced to 6 months' suspended imprisonment for her human rights activities. In the days prior to her arrest, Zeinab Bayazidi was summoned several times by intelligence agents to go to the intelligence offices of ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Once convicted of sex crime, priest returns to church
CTV.caFebruary 2, 2012

"He has done wrong, so nobody wants that back," said one woman, while another expressed surprise that the church forgave Lynch's crime. "I don't feel the same as I used to," said another parishioner. While it seems the Church is ready to forgive, ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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He legally hacks criminal minds
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

The cyber law in India is good, but police need to be trained adequately for these laws to be implemented. I've introduced a course at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad, and am getting top cops acquainted with cyber crime.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Build the barriers; stop the carp: editorial
Plain DealerFebruary 6, 2012

Obama, who not long ago pushed for spending an unprecedented $475 million on Great Lakes protection, must wade personally into the fray and demand passage of the Stop Asian Carp Act. The bill, now treading water in Congress, would require the Army ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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LA judge orders Juvenile Court opened to news media
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 1, 2012

It does not apply to the delinquency side, which handles crimes committed by children. (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times / June 6, 2005) By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County Juvenile Court will be opened to media coverage regularly, ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Quinn signs bill allowing Chicago to post speed-enforcement cameras
The RepublicFebruary 6, 2012

The cameras will send $100 tickets to the drivers of vehicles going more than 5 mph over the limit. The ticket wouldn't be considered a moving violation. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had pushed for the cameras, saying they're needed to protect ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Suspect involved in a police chase before
Jackson Clarion LedgerFebruary 8, 2012

Rick Guy/The Clarion-Ledger Separate investigations are under way regarding a high-speed police chase that ended in a fatal crash at the intersection of Grants Ferry Road and Lakeland Drive on Sunday morning. Two people are facing charges in connection ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Armchair Ethicist, Sins-of-the-Father Edition
New York Times (blog)February 13, 2012

Several years ago, my father and brothers were convicted of white-collar crime. They lost their property, friends, wives and dignity. I was blindsided by the news, but I put aside my own job, family and life to help them. Still, every day brought more ...more »


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