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Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Leicester Police See Crime Rate Fall in 2011
The Daily LeicesterFebruary 6, 2012

In the category of Crimes against Property, for instance, there was a 257 percent increase in fraud impersonation (identity theft) as incidents climbed from 7 to 25 in 2011. Furthermore, breaking and entering cases went up by 72 percent in 2011, ...more »

Misdemeanors
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NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe
Fox NewsFebruary 11, 2012

ALBANY, NY – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a lead investigator into the mortgage collapse that wobbled the US economy, hasn't taken the title "Sheriff of Wall Street" that one of his predecessors rode all the way to the governor's ...more »

Criminal Defense
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REGION: Pot-plant values fixed, regardless of green thumb
North County TimesFebruary 6, 2012

"Some people are good at growing things, and some are not as good as growing things," said Melissa Bobrow, a criminal defense attorney in San Diego who handles medical marijuana cases. "It matters in court because they say, 'Look at all these plants, ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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'Teen Mom' star Amber Portwood to enter rehab
allvoicesFebruary 7, 2012

... with the prosecutors and according to the deal, if the actress attended a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program, she would be free of a 5-year prison sentence for drug possession, a class D felony, and one count of parole probation violation.more »

Police Brutality
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Mexico's Ciudad Juarez Braces For New Violence
Huffington PostFebruary 3, 2012

Since Monday, an estimated 2000 police officers have been spending their off-duty hours in hiding in a series of hotels and safe houses in and around the troubled border city in an attempt to keep from becoming the latest victims in Mexico's brutal...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Prominent Former Federal Prosecutors Rita Glavin and Michael Considine Join ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

NEW YORK, Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The former head of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, and the longtime chair of the white-collar practice at a leading national law firm have joined Seward & Kissel LLP, the firm announced.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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Collin County grand jurors serve many hours for community
Pegasus NewsFebruary 1, 2012

by Dan Eakin of Star Local News A defendant may go before the grand jury to present his or her side of the case in an effort to keep from ever having to go to court. People summoned to jury duty offer great services in the interest of justice, ...more »

Prostitution
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Brooklyn prosecutor returns to Davis Polk
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

Greg Andres, who has worked as a federal prosecutor since 1999, will join Davis Polk's litigation department and work closely with the firm's white-collar defense group, representing clients in civil and criminal cases, according to the announcement.more »

Gun Charges
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House Advances Bill for Gun Law Repeal
WSETFebruary 1, 2012

Richmond, VA - The House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to legislation repealing Virginia's one-handgun-a-month law. The bill will be up for a final House vote Wednesday. The 1994 law allowing people to buy no more than one handgun in a ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Criminal kids placed back into the Metro Atlanta schools
WGCL AtlantaFebruary 8, 2012

Children charged with crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping, even assault and sexual battery are in the classroom, in the very same schools along side your kids. Most parents would never know a criminal sits in the classroom next to their children, ...more »

Police investigating homicide on North Giddings
Visalia Times-DeltaFebruary 3, 2012

Ron Holman Visalia Police are investigating a homicide of a 23-year-old man that occurred Thursday night on the 2400 block of North Giddings. Visalia Police received a call at 8:45 pm that a family had arrived at their home and found the man, ...more »

Search & Seizure
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FERRER v. STATE
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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Chemerinsky: New Hurdles for Civil Rights Cases
ABA JournalFebruary 1, 2012

In Minneci v. Pollard, the US Supreme Court held Jan. 10 that prison guards at private prisons contracting with the federal government cannot be sued for constitutional violations where state tort law provides a remedy. In 1971's Bivens v.more »

Sex Crimes
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Woman indicted on sex crime
12NewsNow.ComFebruary 3, 2012

An affidavit shows police accusing her of performing a sex act with a student in a parked car near the Port Arthur seawall. Up until she was arrested, Hardy worked for the school in the registration department. One former student, Alyshia Francis, ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Controls on 'Wild West' internet inadequate, says police chief
Yorkshire PostFebruary 6, 2012

By Rob Preece Crime Correspondent The internet is a “latter-day Wild West” with inadequate controls, Yorkshire's most senior policeman said today as MPs warned of its “fertile breeding ground for terrorism”. West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Obama Flip-Flops On Church and State, GOP Rep Walks Out
News OneFebruary 3, 2012

My issue is that President Barack Obama has transparent pandering down to an exact science. Just in time for Black History Month, he managed to insult the intelligence of millions of Black Americans by concocting an end-zone campaign to ensure that the ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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City of Busselton police crack down on juvenile crime
Busselton Dunsborough MailFebruary 1, 2012

DUAL police operations in Busselton and Dunsborough have resulted in a crackdown on juvenile offending and drug dealing. Dunsborough Police OIC Sergeant Craig Anderson said a group of young offenders had been charged with a number of aggravated ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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7-Eleven in Forest Hill making a move across Route 24
Baltimore Sun (blog)February 2, 2012

BY MARISSA GALLO, mgallo@theaegis.com The 7-Eleven store in Forest Hill will be moving across the street with the construction of a new store and the closing the existing one. A storage warehouse is also being built at 2100 Emmorton Road in Bel Air.more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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2 Inmates Captured After Escaping From Walker State Prison
The ChattanooganFebruary 7, 2012

He was convicted and serving a life sentence for several charges including kidnapping, forgery, armed robbery and burglary. The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly ...more »

White Collar Crime
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White-collar crime 'not treated seriously'
RTE.ieFebruary 2, 2012

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has called for reform of the criminal justice system, saying the current system downplays white collar crime. The Irish Penal Reform Trust has accused the justice system of not treating white collar crime seriously enough.more »

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