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

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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

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 »

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Crimes Against Property
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New stats show police are winning war on crime
Royal GazetteFebruary 21, 2012

Crimes against the person, crimes against property and crimes against the community all decreased in 2011 compared to 2010. Crimes against the person offences in Q4 2011 increased by 12.9 percent compared to Q3 2011. When compared to the same period ...more »

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Deputy did not touch a minor
Albert Lea TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

Lynne Torgerson, a Minneapolis lawyer running for Congress in the 5th District, on her website calls detective Corey Farris a “convicted child molester.” Various local and metro news reports also have stated Farris touched a 17-year-old.more »

Criminal Defense
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German author's collection racked with 'Guilt,' keen observation
Kansas City StarFebruary 1, 2012

A longtime criminal defense attorney in Berlin, von Schirach's story collection "Crime" (2011) was a German bestseller and, in translation, attracted positive notice in the United States. "Guilt," his second collection, follows the first book's ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Hatboro Man Charged in Connection with Disturbance at Lochel's Bakery
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

20, at 3:20 pm, Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole issued a warrant for Neithammer for probation violations and officers responded to her apartment where she was taken into custody on the Bucks County bench warrant. She was released to the custody ...more »

Police Brutality
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Police say they're close to arresting SW Atlanta beating suspects
WGCL AtlantaFebruary 10, 2012

By Steve Kiggins - email By Jocelyn Connell - email Atlanta Police could serve arrest warrants as early as Friday on two of the three suspects in a brutal beating captured on-camera. Three self-professed members of the "Jack City Gang" were videotaped ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Alleged N40bn fraud: Court acquits, discharges Bankole, Nafada
BusinessDayFebruary 1, 2012

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a 17-count charge of criminal breach of trust against Bankole and Nafada. It said that the alleged offence contravened Sections 97(1), 286 and 311 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Ouachita SCAT nabs 4 on drugs, weapons
Monroe News StarFebruary 4, 2012

Ouachita Parish's Special Crimes Apprehension Team arrested four people late Thursday accused of drug activity and illegal weapons possession. Jeremy Smith, 25, Richard Harper, 23, Amber Kerry, 23, all of 121 Cheniere Lake Road, West Monroe, ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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New court date set for Mt. Carmel man charged in grand jury case
Mt. Carmel Daily Republican RegisterFebruary 3, 2012

Richland County Circuit Judge Larry Dunn reset first advisement in the case of a Mt. Carmel man charged by a Wabash County Grand Jury with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. Judge Dunn, who presided over the grand jury proceeding in ...more »

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Former Sr. Counsel to Attorney General of Texas joins Dallas Law Firm
Citybizlist (press release)February 15, 2012

Prior to that she served as a state District Court Judge and Assistant US Attorney in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. As an Assistant US Attorney, she gained significant experience in criminal, civil and appellate litigation.more »

Gun Charges
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Opinion: Gun Laws and Carry Permits
Patch.comFebruary 4, 2012

[1] “Because Heller conceded at oral argument that the DC licensing law is permissible if it is not enforced arbitrarily and capriciously, the Court assumes that a license will satisfy his prayer for relief and does not address the licensing ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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GBI: Gunshots killed 80-year-old man in robbery
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 14, 2012

Haralson County Sheriff's Office Ronnie Duane Lewis, 29, of Bremen has been charged with murder, armed robbery, false imprisonment, and aggravated battery on an elderly, aggravated assault, and theft by taking fire arms, as well as, felony theft by ...more »

Deaths of both Pa. pastor's wives ruled homicides; he's been charged in 2nd ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The death of the first wife of a Pennsylvania pastor charged with killing his second wife is now also classified as a homicide, authorities said. Arthur Schirmer, 63, former pastor of Reeders United Methodist Church in Jackson Township, ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Area high school students tested in Mock Trial Competition (with video)
News-Herald.comFebruary 4, 2012

In this year's case, police obtained a suspect's GPS cell phone records without a search warrant. The suspect claimed that this was improper search and seizure which violated his 4th Amendment rights. Each school argued in two separate trials and ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Tory: Keep jail visiting committees
The Press AssociationFebruary 2, 2012

She said the committees are useful to prisoners, can help identify suicide risks and offer a "unique" service. "For pretty obvious reasons, the prison visitation scheme has never needed anyone to plead its case," she told MSPs.more »

Sex Crimes
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Former Minister Paroled after Child Sex Abuse Conviction
KATVFebruary 1, 2012

A state representative wants to make sure the law that allowed his release is changed. David Pierce worked at First Baptist Church for about 3-decades. He was beloved and looked up to by many members, but in 2009 men started coming forward with details ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Minnesota man charged in Missouri sex crime
KRCGFebruary 3, 2012

by Stephanie Backus A Cannon Falls, Minn. man was arrested on a Boone County cyber crimes warrant on Thursday. Law enforcement officers said the arrest was the result of a cyber crime investigation. Boone County law enforcement began the investigation ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Ron Paul: U.S. treatment of illegal immigrants like Nazi treatment of Jews
Examiner.comFebruary 3, 2012

In what is clearly a case of political pandering to the Hispanic vote in Nevada, Ron Paul compared the treatment of illegal immigrants to the Nazi treatment of the Jews, Politico reported Thursday. At a senior center in East Las Vegas, ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Taft Center Will Close; Locals Look for Alternatives
WDEF News 12February 1, 2012

There are public meetings scheduled to work out details. As part of an overall effort to curtail juvenile crime, McClure has called a neighborhood meeting of the Gang Violence task force Februrary 7th at 6 pm at Hixson Middle school.more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Cuevas now seeks relief under 28 USC § 2241 for alleged violations of the extradition treaty under which he was brought to the United States. The district court denied relief, deeming the petition to be an attempt to circumvent the limits on section ...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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Whistle-blower programme being mulled
Antigua ObserverFebruary 8, 2012

ST JOHN'S, Antigua – Chairman of Crime Stoppers Antigua & Barbuda Neil Forrester has revealed that the organisation is considering setting up a whistle-blower hotline. This would allow employees to anonymously report white-collar crime and other ...more »


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