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

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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Economics Journal: The Unexpected Results of Voting in an Alleged Criminal
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 29, 2012

Crimes against women also worsened. Interestingly, there's no evidence that crimes against property (such as robbery, burglary, and theft — arson is classified as a crime against public order) or other economic crimes (such as breach of trust or ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Czech Romani activist debates central misdemeanor registry, prosecution of ...
Romano Vod'iFebruary 3, 2012

From the perspective of a lawyer and from the perspective of the state administration, it is certainly good to have a central registry of misdemeanors," said lawyer Klára Slámová. "However, the main thing is that those who need to commit crimes will ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Mobile Phone Application for Lawyers Enters Affinity Partnership with NACDL
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 21, 2012

Members include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active US military defense counsel, law professors, and judges. The affinity partnership with PUSH:legal will include special discount rates for all NACDL members, as well as other ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Sheriff's deputies arrest 4 on warrants
Wellsville Daily ReporterFebruary 4, 2012

Haynes was arrested with assistance from the Cuba and Bolivar police departments, Brandon G. Gaines, 29, of Richburg, was arrested on a state parole warrant. Gaines was originally sentenced to one to three years in state prison following his probation...more »

Police Brutality
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Young lawyer fights mothers cause
IBNLive.comFebruary 7, 2012

Later, when I was in Standard XI, I was exposed to another sensational case of police brutality when I accompanied a civil rights group to see Rita Mary, a rape victim. That meeting made me resolve to study law and fight for the poor,” Malaichamy said.more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Fraud: Top Nigerian politician cleared
News24February 1, 2012

Abuja - A judge on Tuesday dismissed fraud charges against a top Nigerian politician and his former deputy who were both accused of diverting more than $244m in bank loans. The case comes weeks after protests decried government spending.more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Ranking Laguna NPA leader, gunner arrested
Journal OnlineFebruary 8, 2012

Bicud, Lallo, Cagayan, by virtue of a search warrant for illegal possession of firearms. Operatives confiscated from Mendoza one Daewoo .9mm, one Glock .40, a rifle-type caliber .22 and several rounds of ammunition. In Laganilang, Abra last Tuesday, ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Fairview shooting goes to grand jury this week
Gresham OutlookFebruary 8, 2012

By Calvin Hall A Multnomah County grand jury will hear testimony this week to determine if two Fairview police officers were at fault in the shooting of Larry Maurice Wesley McKinney, a 37-year-old man shot by police during a confrontation Friday night ...more »

Prostitution
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Ex-Jupiter businessman acquitted of defrauding taxpayers to get lawyer
Palm Beach PostFebruary 9, 2012

By Daphne Duret WEST PALM BEACH — A jury acquitted a 52-year-old businessman this afternoon in a rare Florida case where he was prosecuted on allegations he lied on applications to get a taxpayer-funded criminal defense attorney to represent him on a ...more »

Gun Charges
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Reader finds proposed gun law unconstitutional
Martinsburg JournalFebruary 14, 2012

This bill, if it becomes law, will violate both the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and Article 3, section 22 of the West Virginia Constitution. To criminalize the purchase of more than two handguns by law-abiding citizens within a 30-day ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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SMITH v. STATE
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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N.B. police raid on blogger raises questions
Canada.com (blog)February 3, 2012

FREDERICTON — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is asking questions about a Fredericton Police Force arrest and seizure of computer equipment and files belonging to blogger Charles LeBlanc. Police officers executed a search warrant on Jan.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Norwich victim's sister angry killer exiting prison early
Norwich BulletinFebruary 5, 2012

She blames the state's new risk reduction earned credit program, a law enacted by the Legislature last year that allows prisoners to earn five days a month credit off their sentence for good behavior. “This is unconscionable. He got a reduced sentence ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Operation J-Bird: CBI tries to track down unregistered sex offenders
9NEWS.comFebruary 3, 2012

By law, all sex offenders have to register and tell local authorities where they live. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, a growing number don't. The CBI tells 9NEWS that as of Jan. 1 there are 14831 registered sex offenders in Colorado ...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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FROM THE LEFT: Beacon Hill update
Barnstable PatriotFebruary 24, 2012

DeLeo's opposition to expanding the bottle bill is cynical anti-tax pandering at its worst, especially when updating the Bottle Bill makes such good policy sense. Updating the Bottle Bill would expand our container deposit system to include such ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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DA's Office wants to try juvenile in cop shooting case as an adult
Beaumont EnterpriseFebruary 3, 2012

By Jessica Lipscomb Crime scene officials investigate the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center after Orange County Deputy Fred Ashworth was shot by a 16-year-old boy while transporting him. The Deputy was taken to St Elizabeth for surgery and is ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Statehouse Live: Family of Cainan Shutt urge passage of bill making K-10 ...
Lawrence Journal WorldFebruary 1, 2012

In those corridors, signs would be posted warning motorists that traffic fines for moving violations would be doubled along the route. The additional funds collected from the fines would be turned over to the state for enhanced enforcement, signing, ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Prison Escapees Caught in Walker County
WTVCFebruary 7, 2012

All of those charges stem from incidents in Gilmer County, Georgia. Brooks was born in 1948 and was sentenced to life in December of 1980. His charges come from multiple Georgia counties and include kidnapping, forgery, burglary and escape.more »

White Collar Crime
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The Appleby of the Cabinet's eye
Irish TimesFebruary 4, 2012

A conscientious criminal, then, considering his children's prospects and the recent history of the Republic, might advise them to get an education before launching their lives of crime. And whatever you do, the dad might add, get a white collar.more »

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