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Presidents of Fed regional banks for first time disclose financial data statements
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The regional banks released the documents after Bloomberg News filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The banks maintained that the information isn't covered by FOIA rules. On their websites, they said it was being released voluntarily, ...more »

TripAdvisor reviews that can't be trusted: Website fails to vet comments, says ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Sean Poulter TripAdvisor can no longer claim to offer 'trusted and honest' reviews, the advertising watchdog has ruled. It said that because the world's biggest travel website does not vet its 50million users' comments, it cannot guarantee they are ...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 »

Misdemeanors
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UPI NewsTrack TopNews
UPI.comFebruary 4, 2012

The Journal Sentinel described one of Walker's two attorneys, Michael Steinle, as one of Milwaukee's most prominent criminal defense lawyer. The other, John Gallo, is a former federal prosecutor. Walker has said he is not a target of the investigation ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Experts: Texas tycoon's testimony not worth risk
Lake Wylie PilotFebruary 17, 2012

That doesn't necessarily mean he won't take the stand, but a gag order prevents attorneys from discussing the case. Philip Hilder, a Houston criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, said Stanford and his attorneys will have to decide if ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Fugitive found hiding under bedding in Middleton home
Foster's Daily DemocratFebruary 9, 2012

By DANIELLE CURTIS dcurtis@fosters.com MIDDLETON — A woman wanted on an outstanding parole violation was arrested Wednesday morning after she was found hiding under bed covers at a local residence. According to Deputy US Marshal Jeffrey White, ...more »

Police Brutality
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'Miracle' cop 'shooter' arraigned
New York PostFebruary 2, 2012

By WILLIAM J. GORTA In a Brooklyn courtroom crowded with scores of cops, the thug accused of shooting a police officer in the head was charged today with attempted murder after a prosecutor called the shooting "an evil act by an evil individual.more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Two Principals of Foreign Currency Trading Firm Sentenced for $17 Million ...
LoanSafeFebruary 3, 2012

The government has so far recovered in excess of $1 million from the liquidated proceeds of the defendants' seized assets and personal property, as well as from bank accounts, safety deposit boxes, and third-party recipients of fraudulently obtained ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Man charged over major drug supply
NinemsnFebruary 2, 2012

Detectives arrested the 24-year-old man at Parramatta Police Station on Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs and illegal firearms. He was charged with possessing precursors with intent to manufacture ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Federal grand jury in Phoenix indicts former Buckeye man in identity theft and ...
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

AP PHOENIX — A federal grand jury in Phoenix has indicted a former Buckeye man in an identity theft and tax fraud case. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Adrian Espiridion Lugo was arrested Jan. 24 in Pittsburgh and accused of using stolen identities to ...more »

Prostitution
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Amy Bishop Trial: Defense Faces Uphill Battle With Insanity Plea
WHNTFebruary 10, 2012

McDaniel is not involved in Bishop's case, but has practiced criminal defense in Huntsville for decades. He says if you think Bishop's attorneys will have an easy time proving she is insane, that's only half the task. "People always say, 'Oh, ...more »

Gun Charges
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House, Senate advance bills ending monthly gun cap
Wall Street JournalFebruary 2, 2012

A law Virginia passed a generation ago to end the states' reputation as a haven for gun runners is on the verge of being repealed. On a largely party-line vote, the House passed Wednesday with a 66-32 vote the measure to end the law that limits handgun...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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US Marshals capture three violent fugitives in area
OcalaFebruary 1, 2012

He's also wanted by the state Parole Commission on multiple charges that include aggravated assault, robbery and battery on a law enforcement official. Task force members received a tip that Chisholm was staying at the Ocala residence with friends.more »

Mexican general, 29 soldiers on trial for homicide
abc13.comFebruary 1, 2012

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- A Mexican army general and 29 soldiers under his command in a town on the border with Texas are being tried on charges of torture, homicide, drug trafficking and other crimes, a top government official confirmed Tuesday.more »

Search & Seizure
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Internal Ministry Claims Seizure Of ex.ua 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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El Salvador: UN panel voices concern at arbitrary detention, prison overcrowding
UN News CentreFebruary 2, 2012

A United Nations expert human rights panel has voiced concern about the right to security impinging on the right to be free from arbitrary detention in El Salvador, as well as extreme overcrowding in prisons and police facilities in the Central ...more »

Sex Crimes
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SPECIAL REPORT: Are Abilene Trailer Parks Full Of Sex Offenders?
KTXSFebruary 3, 2012

By Jocelyn Tovar, KTXS News ABILENE, Texas -- According to a national study, laws that restrict where sex offenders can live have driven them to trailer parks. KTXS checked into whether that was the case in Abilene. This question gained a lot of ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs
CNETFebruary 3, 2012

by Declan McCullagh February 3, 2012 2:18 PM PST Follow @declanm It took an Internet-wide outcry from millions of voters to prompt Rep. Lamar Smith, author of the Stop Online Piracy Act, to postpone a vote on the controversial Hollywood-backed bill.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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While world focuses on Super Bowl, police nab hundreds of sex buyers nationwide
Examiner.comFebruary 9, 2012

Other charges included misdemeanors (227-some of which were for prostitution), human trafficking (2), pimping (5), pandering (3), theft (4), possession of drugs (10), weapons (12). State laws are casting attention more on the demand side of the sex for ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Is the juvenile justice court system racist?
Westside GazetteFebruary 2, 2012

By Jimmie Davis, Jr. When Black and white juveniles are arrested for the same crime what's been transpiring in the juvenile court system is that white youths normally get a slap on the wrist and Black offenders are getting shipped off to a detention ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Those red lights and stop signs aren't just for decorations — Drivers need to ...
Tulsa WorldFebruary 7, 2012

Everybody's in a rush to get to work on time or home from work but this is no excuse to risk the lives of others who prefer to obey the traffic laws. The Tulsa traffic code's Title 37, Chapter 6, "Moving regulations and traffic control devices" ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Barnstable Police Log: Feb. 3
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

1:55 pm - Forgery was reported at 291 Great Marsh Rd., Centerville, report taken. 2:33 pm - Assault and battery was reported at Eastview Terrace, Marstons Mills, arrest made. 2:48 pm - Police made a warrant attempt, arrest made.more »

White Collar Crime
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LCI® Announces Launching of its New White Collar Fraud Division
Houston ChronicleFebruary 21, 2012

LCI® is here to help with the launch of its new White Collar Fraud Division. The term “white-collar crime” was first coined by Edwin Sutherland in 1939. Within the field of criminology, “white collar crime” is "a crime committed by a person of ...more »

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