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

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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 »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

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Criminal Defense
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Neil Eggleston Jumps from Debevoise to Kirkland
Corporate Crime ReporterFebruary 1, 2012

Famed white collar criminal defense attorney W. Neil Eggleston has jumped from Debevoise to Kirkland & Ellis. “Neil Eggleston has an impeccable reputation in the white collar bar as an exceptionally talented lawyer, with a depth of experience that is ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Ky. woman violates parole, gets prison time
Ironton TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

Probation violations and drug charges were chief among the offenses bringing people to Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. Amanda Boggs, 25, of 126 Grove St., Russell, Ky., admitted she violated her probation, also known as community control ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Atlanta Man Sentenced for Operating Ponzi Scheme
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release)February 7, 2012

President Obama established the interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to wage an aggressive, coordinated, and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of ...more »

Police Brutality
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Weak alibi, shoddy police work cited as murder trial begins
San Antonio ExpressFebruary 2, 2012

By Craig Kapitan Jon Thomas Ford appeared distraught, occasionally crying, as he told a detective three years ago that he didn't know why anybody would target his ex-girlfriend, found brutally murdered in her home just outside Alamo Heights two days ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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New Cambria man faces federal charge of illegal firearm
Salina JournalFebruary 9, 2012

By the Salina Journal A New Cambria man faces a federal charge of unlawful possession of a firearm for allegedly possessing the 9 mm handgun from which a shot was fired that killed his girlfriend in 2011. A sealed indictment was filed against Steven ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Massena teen's bomb case held for grand jury
WatertownDailyTimes.comFebruary 5, 2012

MASSENA — A village justice sent a 17-year-old Massena youth charged with making what was described as a bomb back to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on Thursday after ruling evidence had been presented at a preliminary hearing to suggest the ...more »

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Grand Forks criminal defense attorney found dead in I-29 rest stop
Grand Forks HeraldFebruary 10, 2012

... Forks County State's Attorney Peter Welte met Light during his first year at UND law school in 1994. “From the time he was in law school, he very much believed in what he was doing,” Welte said. “We served together on the indigent defense contract, ...more »

Gun Charges
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Do Drunk-Driving Laws Apply to Zamboni Drivers?
ForbesFebruary 1, 2012

The Smoking Gun reports that a 34-year-old man was arrested Monday night in Minnesota for driving while intoxicated. Witnesses reported the man was driving erratically, which responding officers confirmed when they saw him “struggling to maneuver” his ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Parties involved in car chase, shooting have criminal records
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 2, 2012

By MATT BUEDEL AND ANDY KRAVETZ Police still were sorting out details Wednesday of an alleged car theft and shooting one day earlier that left a woman hospitalized with a gunshot wound and the alleged shooter behind bars. Both parties are well known to ...more »

Billings double-homicide suspect reportedly told girlfriend he did it
KXLH Helena NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Andrew Scott Denning of Billings, charged with two counts of deliberate homicide in the deaths of two women, reportedly told his girlfriend that he killed them. Police have identified Rose Edwards, 22, and Daisy Edwards, 21, as the victims of the ...more »

Search & Seizure
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IT searches continue on 'Ponty' Chadha's premises
The HinduFebruary 2, 2012

The searches by Income Tax sleuths' on the premises of liquor baron 'Ponty' Chadha and his associates in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh continued for the second day on Thursday. The department's intelligence and criminal investigation unI-T has seized...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Brian Stewart: America's 'prison nation,' must we follow suit?
CBC.caFebruary 3, 2012

Last year, the influential Economist magazine dubbed America "Prison Nation," and the US incarceration mania is routinely criticised by human rights groups. Yet neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to view this as a national problem worthy of debate.more »

Sex Crimes
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Suspect In McLaren Park Sex Crime Pleads Not Guilty
The San Francisco AppealFebruary 2, 2012

Payne, who was a teenager at the time of the crime, was identified as a suspect decades after the murder when DNA evidence linked him to the killing. During an autopsy, a swab of Crumbley's rectum was taken that was tested by the San Francisco crime...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Man gets 1-yr jail for defaming ex-wife
Times of IndiaFebruary 2, 2012

This is the first conviction in a cyber crime case in the state since the Information Technology Act became operational. The Crime Investigation Department's Cyber Cell officials said 30-year-old Sanaulla Faisal, a resident of Kilwat, after getting a ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Elias: Romney could turn California even more blue
Ventura County StarFebruary 6, 2012

Kris Kobach, whose endorsement Romney eagerly sought, is the primary author of the draconian anti-illegal immigrant laws adopted first in Arizona and later in southern states like Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Those laws compel police to check ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Report: No reason not to shut down state's youth prisons
Crosscurrents from KALW NewsFebruary 7, 2012

OH Close Youth Correctional Facility is one of the few state youth prisons that remains open. The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco released a report this week that shows California counties have the capacity to implement ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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57 cited in speed enforcement detail on Highway 69
Prescott Daily CourierFebruary 7, 2012

Of the 58 traffic stops, officers issued 57 speeding citations, cited nine drivers for other non-moving violations, and arrested one man on suspicion of DUI and driving on a suspended license, Kasun said. A 21-year-old Prescott man was arrested on ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Spain Hit by Rise in Theft and Fraud as Economic Pain Deepens 9, 2012

Fake IDs, forged bus passes, ransom demands from fake kidnappings - all have been tried by people trying to muddle through the economic crisis, which has seen the number of jobless hitting 23 percent. In Madrid's Usera district, locals are reporting ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Ex-Goldman analyst writes white collar crime tale
Equities.comFebruary 20, 2012

As a former Goldman Sachs analyst and bankruptcy attorney at a white-shoe law firm in New York, Alger knew that the twists and turns that led to many a Wall Street fiasco could make for a fascinating story."It's easy to see finance as something that ...more »

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Teens in paintball shooting spree sentenced to juvenile facilities
Las Vegas Review-JournalFebruary 1, 2012

In early January, Melton and Briggs each admitted the allegations in two of the counts they faced: battery with substantial bodily harm, a felony; and battery, a misdemeanor. On Tuesday, Voy rejected their attorneys' pleas for probation and committed ...more »


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