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WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

$1m missing from real estate agency
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Authorities are investigating after a NSW real estate agency admitted more than $1 million was missing from its books. NSW Fair Trading has appointed auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to manage Dougmal Harcourts Warilla after discrepancies totalling ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Report: Royal Oak police work load admirable but not optimal
Royal Oak Daily TribuneFebruary 24, 2012

*Give some attention to crime prevention, intelligence and community relations. *Put civilians into some positions like the front desk, property room and records bureau. *Consider a public safety model with public safety officers cross trained to ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Mirkarimi: 'I'm Dying to See My Son'
The Bay CitizenFebruary 4, 2012

Lopez also attended the hearing with two new attorneys, Deborah H. Wald, a family law attorney, and Paula Canny, a criminal defense attorney. Canny has represented such clients as Greg Anderson, the athletic trainer who chose to go to jail rather than ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lab tests could shed light on Grosse Pointe Park killing
Detroit Free PressFebruary 3, 2012

The case has drawn the attention of criminal defense lawyers, who weighed in Thursday about why Gentz hasn't yet been criminally charged after he supposedly confessed to murder. Criminal law expert David A. Moran, a professor at the University of ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Fugitive caught in Middleton while hiding under bed sheets
Foster's Daily DemocratFebruary 8, 2012

By DANIELLE CURTIS MIDDLETON -- A woman wanted on an outstanding parole violation was arrested this morning by members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force at a local residence. According to Deputy US Marshal Jeffrey White, Elaina Roberts, 38, ...more »

Police Brutality
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Illinois high court to rule in police torture case
Fox NewsFebruary 2, 2012

CHICAGO – An inmate who says Chicago police officers tortured him into confessing to a brutal rape could learn Thursday whether the Illinois Supreme Court will allow him to present evidence of coercion that was denied at trial, a ruling that could have ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Nigeria Probes Possible Fraud Over $12.6 Billion Subsidies
BusinessWeekFebruary 10, 2012

7 named Nuhu Ribadu, a former chief of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to head a 20-member task force to monitor revenues and oil production and exports. Fuel imports are managed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., or NNPC, ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Illegal possession triggers probe of Barbados gun dealers
Caribbean360.comFebruary 13, 2012

So far the Barbados Rifle Association (BRA) president, Michael Holder, club secretary Debbie Holder and committee member Richard Arthur, were charged with illegal possession of firearms and or ammunition, while another club member was being questioned.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Orie wants jurors sequestered in trial
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

Jane Orie asked an Allegheny County judge to sequester the jury in her upcoming retrial, fearing jurors may hear about a grand jury investigation of her sister, state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin. The senator's attorney, William Costopoulos, ...more »

Prostitution
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John D. Barnett Is the Attorney for the Damned
OC WeeklyFebruary 2, 2012

That's not my guess, but rather the confident prediction of John D. Barnett, the veteran criminal-defense attorney for Manuel Ramos, who is facing a second-degree murder charge. While it's commonplace for defense lawyers to belittle prosecutors and ...more »

Gun Charges
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Va. House likely to pass one-gun-a-month repeal today
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

The House of Delegates is expected today to approve repealing the state's one-handgun-a-month law, with the state Senate likely to follow suit Thursday. After significant debate Tuesday, legislation that would do away with the law — House Bill 940, ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Crime watch: Police say knife-wielding man beat, threatened to kill girlfriend
Santa Monica Daily PressFebruary 3, 2012

Santa Monica police officers responded to the 2500 block of Kansas Avenue regarding an assault in progress. When officers arrived they made contact with a mother and her 20-year-old son who said they had been attacked by the mother's boyfriend.more »

Homicide Suspect's Mother & City Councilor Speak Out
CBS42February 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) – 16-year old Artavious Underwood is one of three teens charged with the shocking execution style murders. He was the second person police charged in the crime.16-year old Reginald Mims was just arrested on Thursday.more »

Search & Seizure
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Paintball Dangers Not an Issue for Excessive Force
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 2, 2012

Bianca Jordan, on behalf of Delbert Van Allen, a minor, sued two Chicago police officers for use of excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure, and assault and battery. The officers wanted an expert to testify about the dangers of paintball guns ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Honduras prisoners hobble out of smoldering prison [Video]
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 15, 2012

Honduran prisoners hobble, crawl and are carried out of a smoldering prison in this Associated Press video of Honduran television coverage of the disaster. The Tuesday night fire killed at least 272 inmates and perhaps more than 300, many reportedly ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Same-Sex Couples Saved From HIV Disclosure Laws
SouthFloridaGayNews.comFebruary 1, 2012

If you have sex on multiple occasions, and continue to fail to disclose your status, the crime becomes more serious. It can become a first-degree felony. The novel legal twist that has unfolded in the past year however is that courts are ruling that ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Privacy, speech at stake in cyberspace
LivemintFebruary 2, 2012

“The clampdown on online free speech and the roll-out of a multi-tiered blanket surveillance regime via the draconian IT Act and its associated rules in India is part of a global trend,” said Sunil Abraham, executive director of the Centre for Internet ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Cook County Sheriff leads national sex crime sting
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 7, 2012

In a news release, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's Office announced Tuesday that it had coordinated the operation that involved law enforcement agencies in Illinois and seven other states. During the "National Day of Johns Arrests" the agencies ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Juvenile center worker held on sex crime count
The AdvocateFebruary 16, 2012

by naomi martin Baton Rouge police arrested and booked an East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center employee Tuesday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl after she had been released from the center, according to ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Summit County cops: Traffic tickets not about the money
Summit Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

By Caddie Nath Summit County cops say writing tickets is about compliance and safety, not about revenue generation. Summit County's five law-enforcement agencies and Colorado State Patrol collectively handed out more than 7000 traffic tickets last year ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Records: Suspect in PV killings told friend what he did
Tucson CitizenFebruary 10, 2012

10, 2012, under Arizona Republic News The man police say brutally murdered a Paradise Valley couple in their home and set their house ablaze told a friend about what he did, according to court documents released Friday. The Arizona Republic and 12 News ...more »

White Collar Crime
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US authorities looking into Murdoch foreign payments
Chicago TribuneFebruary 8, 2012

LONDON (Reuters) - US authorities are stepping up investigations, including an FBI criminal inquiry, into possible violations by employees of Rupert Murdoch's media empire of a US law banning corrupt payments to foreign officials such as police, ...more »

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