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Presidential Campaign Finances
WCTVFebruary 1, 2012

Friends of candidates set up these groups and by law, can raise unlimited dollars to typically run ads blasting an opponent. It includes this ad run by a group supporting former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney called, "restore our future".more »

Dassault Aviation bags $11-billion order to supply fighter jets to the Indian ...
Economic TimesFebruary 1, 2012

NEW DELHI: French defence supplier Dassault Aviation, whose Mirage 2000 fighters played a vital role for India during the Kargil conflict in 1999, has emerged as the lowest bidder for the $11-billion ( 55000 crore) contract to supply 126 fighter jets ...more »

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Criminal Defense
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Ex-Stephen Grant Attorney David Griem Visits Bashara Home
MyFox DetroitFebruary 1, 2012

It appears Bob Bashara is now bringing in David Griem, who is a well known criminal defense attorney. Griem represented Stephen Grant, who was convicted of murdering and dismembering his wife, Tara, in Washington Township in 2007.more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Emergency services
Mail TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Wednesday arrested Spano on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a parole violation and a probation violation. He was lodged in jail without bail. Vehicle theft — Gregory Paul Costa, 21, of the 5200 block of ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Trying to save bank, ex-Orion CEO confesses about role in fraud
The News-PressFebruary 3, 2012

In confessing his role in the Orion Bank of Naples bank fraud scandal, former CEO Jerry Williams told a federal judge in Fort Myers he was trying to save the financial institution from collapse. “I was trying to increase our capital. In the long term, ...more »

Police Brutality
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Training film targets Muslims, activists demand NYPD resignations
FinalCall.com NewsFebruary 3, 2012

“Calling for resignations does not change the mindset of the affected police officers,” De Lacy Davis, a retired police sergeant and president of Black Cops against Police Brutality, told The Final Call. Only a widespread educational program will ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Man accused of shooting 15-year-old girl arrested
Bastrop Daily EnterpriseFebruary 16, 2012

Twenty-six-year-old Charles Sibley was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of aggravated battery, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm. Police said the girl, who was not identified ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury to meet in marshals shooting case Feb. 9
Mail TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

By Chris Conrad A grand jury will meet Feb. 9 to decide whether US marshals were justified in shooting to death a 20-year-old Medford man in an Albertsons parking lot Jan. 5. Jackson County Deputy District Attorney David Hoppe said the investigation ...more »

Prostitution
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New Texas Traffic Laws Recently Enacted; Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer...
PR Web (press release)February 2, 2012

Dallas criminal defense lawyer Richard C. McConathy discusses the new laws and the potential criminal implication the traffic laws may have on drivers. The new speed limit laws in Texas could potentially lead to an increased number of criminal traffic ...more »

Gun Charges
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Protests of Anti-Gun Laws on Georgia Campuses; College May Hurt Your Chances ...
Campus ProgressFebruary 2, 2012

Leave Your Guns. Georgia gun rights advocates have planned a statewide protest against the state Board of Regents' decision to ban firearms on college campuses. They will protest by wearing empty gun holsters, hoping to encourage the Board to reverse ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Woman Chases Down Purse Snatcher
Patch.comFebruary 14, 2012

1:31 pm – An assault and battery was reported at Sinaloa Middle School after a fight ensued between three girls. Two girls were in the school office and the other went home. A 14-year-old was cited on suspicion of battery and released to her mother.more »

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

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. Interior Secretary Alejandro ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Woman Files Lawsuit To Get Seized Animals Back
WLKY LouisvilleFebruary 3, 2012

Acting on a search warrant following a tip last November, LaHue took 36 cats, three dogs and four chickens from the home where Lee runs her no-kill shelter. LaHue said officers found the floor covered in feces, rotting food, dirt and mold.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Wolf Book Highlights Focus on Human Rights
Patch.comFebruary 7, 2012

In Prisoner of Conscience: One Man's Crusade for Global Human and Religious Rights (Zondervan Publishers, Oct. 11, 2011), Wolf details a career in which he has raised the alarm about violations of human rights by despots and dictators around the globe.more »

Sex Crimes
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Former Minister Paroled after Child Sex Abuse Conviction
KATVFebruary 1, 2012

A state representative wants to make sure the law that allowed his release is changed. David Pierce worked at First Baptist Church for about 3-decades. He was beloved and looked up to by many members, but in 2009 men started coming forward with details ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Science and Technology Committee publishes Malware and Cyber Crime report
Infosecurity Magazine (US)February 2, 2012

More than two-thirds of those surveyed by Sophos believe that malware is on the rise, and 61% feel user error is the biggest threat on the internet. The Get Safe Online (GSO) security agency says it has noticed a trend by mobile malware to run up large ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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News roundup: Paul targets Nevada's Mormon voters
Salt Lake Tribune (blog)February 2, 2012

[Trib] 2012 watch: Even with an convincing victory in Florida, Romney isn't slowing his attacks on Newt Gingrich whom he accused of pandering to local voters. [CNN] -> Romney relies heavily on a small group of wealthy donors, according to an analysis ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Crime Beat: Sierra Vista police, Feb. 1 to Feb. 6
Sierra Vista HeraldFebruary 7, 2012

1:20 pm A man, 26, was arrested on several valid arrest warrants for probation violations, aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct with a weapon and criminal damage. He was taken into custody after contact with Sierra Vista police in the ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Man arrested after Salem high-speed chase and crash
KATUFebruary 3, 2012

The deputy attempted to stop the truck for a traffic violation, but it immediately accelerated away. The chase wound through residential streets before the driver entered Interstate 5 and accelerated to 105 mph, deputies said. The driver, identified as ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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St. Lucie County felony arrests: Feb. 24, 2012
TCPalmFebruary 24, 2012

Mark Perigo, 27, Fort Pierce, uttering a forged bill. Guerian Green, 35, 300 block of South 13th Street, Fort Pierce, violation of parole-resting arrest with violence. Zachary Pressley, 22, 400 block of North 49th Street, Fort Pierce, kidnapping false ...more »

White Collar Crime
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'White Collar' goes for the gold
University of Virginia The Cavalier DailyFebruary 2, 2012

Fortunately, USA Network's addictive crime dramedy White Collar is anything but average. First airing in 2009, the show is now on the last half of its third season. Full of plot twists, fashionable clothes and believable acting, White Collar has become ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Beeman gets 2-day sentence in contempt case
GoErie.comFebruary 2, 2012

Beeman's lawyer, Thomas Patton, an assistant federal public defender, argued that most contempt charges or misdemeanor charges of a similar level in federal court, such as petty offenses in the Allegheny National Forest, result in a fine.more »

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