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

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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Public wants more officers in the street according to survey
London Community NewsFebruary 18, 2012

The top five crime-related problems facing the community and police were identified as drugs and drug-related crimes, violent crimes, crimes against property, traffic related concerns and downtown safety/bar issues. Respondents also indicated that ...more »

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Firm of lawyer who represented Guard gets Washougal contract
The ColumbianFebruary 1, 2012

By Ray Legendre Starting Wednesday, Washougal criminal defendants who cannot afford an attorney will be represented by a Vancouver-based firm whose principal attorney represented Washougal's mayor during his recent legal imbroglio.more »

Criminal Defense
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Brooklyn prosecutor returns to Davis Polk
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

Greg Andres, who has worked as a federal prosecutor since 1999, will join Davis Polk's litigation department and work closely with the firm's white-collar defense group, representing clients in civil and criminal cases, according to the announcement.more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Two men charged in theft, sale of Polk cattle
Tbo.comFebruary 1, 2012

Andres Trujillo, 37, 914 E. Paris St., Tampa, was found in the lobby of the Hillsborough County Probation and Parole Office when Polk County deputies contacted the Tampa Police Department to make the arrest. He is charged with grand theft of livestock ...more »

Police Brutality
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Hackers target police agencies, lawyers
Herald SunFebruary 3, 2012

In Boston, a message posted on the police website said, "Anonymous hacks Boston Police website in retaliation for police brutality at OWS," apparently a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement. The message said that the site had been attacked ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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GUILTY: Orange Man Defrauds Investors of $2.5 Million
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

I commend the FBI, the Stamford Police and the Connecticut Department of Banking, all members of our Connecticut Securities, Commodities and Investor Fraud Task Force, for bringing this defendant to justice.” According to court documents and statements ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Lunch box weapon gets Monroe student expelled, jailed; boy's mother said it ...
Alexandria Town TalkFebruary 8, 2012

She said the mother claims she forgot the weapon was in box. Robinson said the student, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked into Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of illegal possession of a handgun on school ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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New court date set for Mt. Carmel man charged in grand jury case
Mt. Carmel Daily Republican RegisterFebruary 3, 2012

Richland County Circuit Judge Larry Dunn reset first advisement in the case of a Mt. Carmel man charged by a Wabash County Grand Jury with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. Judge Dunn, who presided over the grand jury proceeding in ...more »

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Case Dismissed! Criminal Defense Attorneys Greenberg and Greenberg Win Motion ...
Exec Digital (press release)February 10, 2012

The experience of Riverside criminal attorneys Daniel and Philip Greenberg have served their many clients very well. Their prior work as district attorneys taught them about the tactics of prosecutors. This background has helped them plan a strategic ...more »

Gun Charges
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Video: Bloomberg Talking Gun Law Reform In Super Bowl Ad
GothamistFebruary 3, 2012

If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, a Boston (not Foxboro!) family gets a special trip to NYC. If the Giants win, some NYC family will have to go to Boston. Contact the author of this article or email with further questions, ...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 »

Paradise Valley couple ID'd as victims in homicide case
AZ Central.comFebruary 3, 2012

2, 2012 05:50 PM The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro were the victims of a possible homicide and arson fire that occurred in the couple's Paradise Valley home on Monday.more »

Search & Seizure
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Lawsuit raises questions about email privacy at work
ComputerworldFebruary 3, 2012

The secret searches and seizures lasted for two years, the complaint alleged. In total the FDA is alleged to have monitored private email conversations of nine scientists and physicians. Data from their intercepted communications was collected and ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Imprisoned for life, Part III
Crosscurrents from KALW NewsFebruary 3, 2012

Before 1977, all California prisoners answered to a parole board. They were given a range of time they'd be in prison and to get out early, inmates could demonstrate that they deserved it. That philosophy that prison was a place to rehabilitate ...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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Genesee County task force makes strides fighting child predators
The Flint Journal - MLive.comFebruary 1, 2012

The Flint Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has conducted 65 investigations in its first six months, said Michigan State Police Lt. Thomas Kish. The investigations have so far led to 33 search warrants, with some arrests still pending.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Question of the week: What are the top issues in the congressional race this year?
York Daily RecordFebruary 6, 2012

It would appear that Republicans want to repeal the law passed by Congress that created what they call Obamacare. I don't think Obamacare goes far enough. We should have a single-payer health system. That is Medicare for all.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Police: Gun in Chesapeake girl's shooting taken from adult
The Virginian-PilotFebruary 1, 2012

He was not asked questions and did not speak. A probation officer said the boy has been well-behaved and soft-spoken while at the juvenile detention center in Chesapeake. Whitted asked that he remain in custody, given the seriousness of the crime.more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Ban on cell use while driving could go statewide
Chicago TribuneFebruary 9, 2012

One big difference: violating the city ban results in a ticket, but the state version would count the offense as a moving violation, just as a driver caught speeding. Drivers can lose their licenses if they get three moving violations within a year.more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Baby snatcher Ann Pettway pleads guilty to kidnapping Carlina White
New York Daily NewsFebruary 10, 2012

Pettway had frequent run-ins with the law. Between 1997 and 2010, she was busted six times for robbery, larceny, forgery, pot possession and attempted embezzlement. But still, nobody was able to connect Pettway to Carlina's abduction.more »

White Collar Crime
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Burglary... remind me?
This is KentFebruary 11, 2012

He would like to put more resources into solving white-collar crime, employing civilian experts to target financial criminals. And while he would not be able to promise more bobbies on the beat – Kent Police is in the process of cutting 500 officers ...more »


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