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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

Nevada AG questions national foreclosure deal
Las Vegas Review-JournalFebruary 1, 2012

By Chris Sieroty States have until Friday to decide whether to accept a proposed nationwide settlement of a foreclosure investigation involving Bank of America Corp. and JP Morgan Chase & Co, among others, that may be worth as much as $25 billion.more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Report shows crime falls in town
AltavistaFebruary 9, 2012

The Altavista Police Department saw a decrease in crimes against persons and crimes against property in 2011 compared to the year before, according to an annual report from the department. In 2011, there were 59 crimes against persons compared to 70 in ...more »

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Sentencing under way in Upper Dublin child abuse case
Montgomery NewspapersFebruary 1, 2012

Theresa M. McNulty, 53, of the 600 block of Loch Alsh Avenue, who previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault in connection with incidents that occurred between April 2008 and November 2009 ...more »

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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Suspect in 'Scooter' Dog Snatching is Arrested
The LedgerFebruary 15, 2012

Polk's probation officer asked him to report to a probation and parole office in Lakeland, where he was arrested on a charge of grand theft and two counts of probation violation. He's being held without bail at the Polk County Jail.more »

Police Brutality
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Bronx Teen Did Not Struggle With Police Before Being Killed
GothamistFebruary 4, 2012

"To the mayor of this city, to the police commissioner of this city: we are sick and tired of this shit," a lawyer for the landlord told NY1 in a press conference shortly before a rally to protest the incident. Several hundred people, including ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Financial fraud death sentence reviewed
People's Daily OnlineFebruary 15, 2012

The Jinhua court said she had "brought huge losses to the nation and people with her severe crimes, and should, therefore, be severely punished." Its death penalty was upheld last month by Zhejiang's Higher People's Court, leading to widespread debate ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Even Police Surprised at Extent of New Milford Man's Arsenal
Litchfield County TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Vincent Scoca, 51, 71 Washington Ridge Road, was arrested in February 2011 for criminal possession of a firearm after a combined New Milford Police, East Hartford Police and State Police effort, crossing judicial districts and investigations.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

We reject defendant's argument that the indictment should be dismissed on the grounds the People breached their duty of fair dealing by failing to introduce in the second grand jury proceedings the victim's purported "exculpatory" testimony from the ...more »

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Kirkland & Ellis Hires Prominent White Collar Attorney Eggleston
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)February 1, 2012

Eggleston, formerly a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton in DC, focuses his practice on civil and criminal securities fraud, health care, government procurement, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses and antitrust. In an interview, Eggleston said that ...more »

Gun Charges
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Groups to Boycott Starbucks Over Stances on Gay Rights, Guns
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

By John McKay Some religious and political groups are protesting Starbucks due to their stance on gay marriage and gun rights. Some religious and political groups are urging Starbucks customers to grab their morning coffee elsewhere in light of the ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Leagle.comFebruary 9, 2012

Appellant Patrick Smith was charged with multiple counts of aggravated robbery, theft of property, aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault, battery, sexual assault, and committing a terroristic act as a result of a mass aggravated robbery...more »

Erie man faces trial on attempted homicide, other charges in eastside shooting
GoErie.comFebruary 1, 2012

That testimony factored into Erie 1st Ward District Judge Sue Mack's decision to bound over to trial criminal homicide and other charges that Erie police filed against 18-year-old Marquise Barnett in the incident. The charges were advanced despite the ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Ponty Chadda tipped off on IT raids?
Times of IndiaFebruary 15, 2012

Contrary to reports based on purported "sources" in the IT department, the search-and-seizure operation at Chadha's business and residential premises yielded nothing substantial, adding to the sense of bafflement coupled with the timing of the ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Bon Homme Redistricting Nearly Complete
Yankton Daily PressFebruary 1, 2012

BY RANDY DOCKENDORF TYNDALL — The Bon Homme County Commission will finalize its commission districts next week after deciding not to include Mike Durfee State Prison (MDSP) inmates as county residents. The commissioners will conduct a Feb.more »

Sex Crimes
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GF man complains after housemate got his address on sex offender registry
Grand Forks HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

After Roland Riemers let a high-risk sex offender, who couldn't find a place to live stay at his Grand Forks home, he learned that his address had gotten on the state's sex offender registration. After Roland Riemers let a high-risk sex offender, ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Closing of sparks intense cyberwarfare
Kyiv PostFebruary 2, 2012

In a rare assault on cybercrime, Ukrainian law enforcement on Jan. 31 bowed to Western pressure and closed down the file-sharing website The controversial website – only accessible to Internet provider addresses in Ukraine – allowed free access ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Petition Seeks International Investigation of Canada's Farmed Fish Operations ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)February 7, 2012

“We continue to explore, identify and act upon whatever means possible to rid our traditional territories of open net cage fish farms.” “The Canadian government's disregard for wild salmon stocks in pandering to multinational salmon farming ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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St. John crime report
NOLA.comFebruary 1, 2012

Juvenile, 15, Whitlow Court, LaPlace, was arrested Jan. 31 and booked with simple robbery and disturbing the peace. Joshua Nicaud, 29, 710 Walnut St., LaPlace, was arrested Jan. 31 and booked with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, criminal...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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'CALM'-ly Moving Ahead
TV TechnologyFebruary 1, 2012

The act gave the FCC one year to develop the regulations and methods of determining violations and enforcement procedures. A year later, on Dec. 13, 2011, the commission released its Report and Order adopting the rules and regulations associated with ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here
ABC NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Nuclear Scientist Killed in Iran Watch Video Iranian Nuclear Scientist Allegedly Assassinated Watch Video Kidnapped Americans Released in Egypt Watch Video Federal officials in those cities told ABC News that they have also increased their efforts to ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Noose should be cast even further
The Barrie ExaminerFebruary 9, 2012

If we examine the impact of crime by the colour of one's collar, we can see that white collar crime is devastating. When we find indictable crime amongst government executives, Members of Parliament or the Senate, there is merit in discussing the value ...more »


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