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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 »

Arkansas town strikes deal with IRS to repay $36000 in back payroll taxes
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

AP BAUXITE, Ark. — A central Arkansas town has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to repay payroll taxes it owes. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( reported for Tuesday's editions that Bauxite owes more than ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Q & A with sheriff's candidates Alen Hll and Greg Sanches
Lufkin Daily NewsFebruary 19, 2012

I will employ professionally trained law enforcement experts that can conduct all major crime cases that affect citizens in this county. I will enforce the laws of the State of Texas and focus on minor and major crimes that are committed.more »

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Lawyer Calls Women's Sexual Assault Claim Retaliation
Hartford CourantFebruary 10, 2012

By DAVID OWENS, The Hartford Courant The lawyer for a former Manchester High School teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student and other crimes told a judge Thursday his client's defense will focus on showing that the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia Campi of Summit Defense Law Firm Wins ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 3, 2012

By a criminal lawyer, San Jose clients are advised that California district attorneys still prosecute domestic abuse cases. In Campi's most recent domestic violence defense victory, the client, whose name is withheld to protect his reputation, ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Emergency services
Mail TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Wednesday arrested Spano on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a parole violation and a probation violation. He was lodged in jail without bail. Vehicle theft — Gregory Paul Costa, 21, of the 5200 block of ...more »

Police Brutality
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Black Bloc Causes Backlash Against Occupy
East Bay ExpressFebruary 14, 2012

When UC Davis police Lieutenant John Pike casually pepper sprayed Occupy protesters last fall, the shocking incident spurred outrage around the globe. Pike seemed to epitomize institutionalized callousness over income inequality and police brutality.more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Fraud schemes may pose as Web romance
Pittsburgh Post GazetteFebruary 2, 2012

"Some consumers seeking a heart full of love through an online relationship may instead find themselves with a bank account empty of funds," said Kim Garner, senior vice president of Global Security and Investigations for MoneyGram.more »

Posession Of Firearm
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South Africa Sentences Trio to 25 Years for Rhino Poaching
Voice of America (blog)February 1, 2012

South African officials say a court has sentenced three people to 25 years in prison for rhinoceros poaching and possession of illegal firearms. Wildlife authorities say the punishment is the harshest to date for the illegal killing of a rhino.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Armstrong federal investigation dropped
ABC OnlineFebruary 4, 2012

The probe has reportedly included a grand jury sitting in Los Angeles hearing testimony from former Armstrong teammates and associates. Although such grand jury proceedings are supposed to remain secret, the investigation has been widely reported on, ...more »

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Charles Taylor lawyers seek to reopen defense case to admit UN report on ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

AMSTERDAM — Lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor have asked a UN-backed war crimes court for permission to reopen their defense case, saying a recently published Security Council report could help clear him of charges he sent fighters ...more »

Gun Charges
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Va. GOP moves anti-abortion, gun rights bills
Washington Examiner (blog)February 1, 2012

Republican lawmakers continued to push Virginia in a more conservative direction Wednesday, passing a bill that would make abortions more difficult and another that would ease gun restrictions. The Senate approved new regulations that would require ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Arrest logs, Feb. 24, 2012
Pensacola News JournalFebruary 24, 2012

Nicholas James Henry, 18, 5700 block of Annette Street, two counts of battery. Joaquin Jaramillo, 35, 500 block of Pheasant Court, two counts of vehicular theft, burglary, larceny, robbery, five counts of fraud-insufficient funds check.more »

No arrests yet in Montgomery County homicide probe
Journal and CourierFebruary 1, 2012

1:35 pm LADOGA - Indiana State Police are still chasing leads in a homicide investigation stemming from the weekend death of a 94-year-old Montgomery County man. Samuel H. Kessler was found dead in his home at 8737 E. Indiana 234 about 11:24 am Sunday.more »

Search & Seizure
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Internal Ministry Claims Seizure Of File-Sharing Website Servers In Kyiv
Ukrainian News AgencyFebruary 1, 2012

"There is a criminal case and a search warranted by the [Pecherskyi District] Court in the office of the organization that was dealing with distribution of illicit content on the territory of Ukraine and in data centers where this information used to ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Con cops plea in vengeance slaying
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 3, 2012

San Quentin State Prison / AP A convicted murder has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a fellow inmate who had just been incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison for killing a 9-year-old Novato girl in a drunken crash. Frank Anthony Souza, 33, ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Sex crimes unit takes up Grant High School case
OregonLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

By Jerry Ulmer, The Oregonian What began as an investigation into alleged hazing among some Grant High School athletes last month has been turned over to sex crime detectives, Portland police said Tuesday. Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Police Bureau spokesman, ...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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What's with the left's rejection of vigilante films?
CBS NewsFebruary 3, 2012

The vigilante, ontologically, acts outside of conventional channels of law to enforce some sense of justice; legal due process is accordingly lost along the way. The abrogation of the rights of the accused has directly concerned liberal critics since ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Montclair Crime: Arson, Cocaine Bust and Tires Slashed at Whole Foods
BaristanetFebruary 1, 2012

As a result of further investigation with members of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, police charged a sixteen year old female resident of the house with aggravated arson and criminal mischief. She was later remanded to the Essex County Youth...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Maryland moves to sanction state's 2nd-largest foster care provider
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Maryland officials are moving to suspend new placements by the state's second-largest foster care provider after finding that it put children at risk by failing to track background checks, training and other requirements for foster ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Hard economic times sharpen Spaniards' sneaky side
FederalNewsRadio.comFebruary 10, 2012

Sloppily forged monthly passes are cropping up on Madrid buses. Once upstanding citizens are taking part in Internet swindles that seek fees for non-existing services or products. In one case, police say, a man faked his own kidnapping in a botched ...more »

White Collar Crime
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$25 Barnes & Noble membership not booked
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 5, 2012

A good place to report such online scams is at, the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The center is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center with funding from the US Justice Department. Getting the runaround over ...more »


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