Criminal Defense News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2017

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Law restricts use of levy funds | News, Sports, Jobs - Weirton Daily ...
The Daily TimesApril 1, 2017

WEIRTON — Tax money used to operate a local animal shelter soon could be heading back to the residents of Hancock County, following the release of an ...more »

Federal contracts awarded to companies in New Hampshire for the week of March 17 - March 23.
The Keene SentinelApril 1, 2017

Environmental Alternatives Inc., Swanzey, was awarded a $13,272,850 federal contract by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center for engineering and technical services for the disassembly and radiological inspection and cleaning of LM2500 single-shank ...more »

Criminal Defense News and Stories

Crimes Against Property
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Drug war suspension led to crime upsurge—Palace
The StandardApril 24, 2017

CHANGE never comes for most Filipinos after the number of those victimized in crimes against property increased and the number of drug addicts in communities steadied despite President Rodrigo Duterte's vow to eradicate criminality, the latest Social ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Police: Woman drugged, dragged from Nashville to Oklahoma City ...
kfor.comApril 24, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY - A man is under arrest, accused of kidnapping a young woman and transporting hundreds of miles so she could make him money through ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Yakima attorneys appointed as Yakima County Superior Court commissioners
Yakima Herald-RepublicApril 6, 2017

Silverthorn, a Selah lawyer, has spent 18 years as a criminal defense attorney, and has also represented people in divorce, child-custody, dependency and other domestic-relations cases. He has also served as a commissioner pro tem in district and ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Man Arrested in UPS Lawyer Slaying Hospitalized
Daily Report (registration)April 7, 2017

A man accused of fatally shooting a woman on a Midtown street in broad daylight was hospitalized after jail guards found him biting his left arm and spitting blood, authorities said Wednesday. Raylon Browning, 39, was taken to a hospital and was unable ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Seahawks' Trevone Boykin arrested over possible parole violation in connection with Dallas crash
MyNorthwest.comApril 7, 2017

Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested in Texas and released Thursday over a possible parole violation in connection with his incident last week in Dallas. In the early hours of March 27, Boykin was arrested on misdemeanor ... Boykin ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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$150 million settlement announced in ski resort fraud case
San Francisco ChronicleApril 14, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A year after the owner and president of a Vermont ski resort were accused by the state and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of massive fraud, a $150 million settlement has been reached with a financial institution, ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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FBI Thwarts Plan for Local Man's Mass Shooting: Steve Boehle busted for illegal possession of firearms, lying about ...
Austin ChronicleApril 20, 2017

The conviction put him in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and made the acquisition of any firearms illegal. A question on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 specifically asks: "Have you ever been ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Stewart Avenue Bridge stabbing suspect arraigned after grand jury hearing
ithaca.comApril 7, 2017

The prosecution asked for an increase in bail, from $2,000-$4,000 to $10,000-$20,000 since the severity of the charges had increased after grand jury proceedings, as well as the violent and public nature of the crime. The judge denied this request, but ...more »

Prostitution
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Cocaine Cowboy fugitive gets high-caliber criminal defense hired gun
Miami HeraldApril 15, 2017

The “Black” comes from famed criminal defense attorney Roy Black, who represented William Kennedy Smith in his rape trial in Palm Beach County; Smith was acquitted. Srebnick's quite familiar with Falcon's case. He represented Orlando Lorenzo “Bennie B ...more »

Gun Charges
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Iowa Poised To Approve Controversial Gun-Rights Measures
Huffington PostApril 7, 2017

A similar measure in Florida was thrust into the national spotlight in 2012 after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder after the law was included in jury ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Coke ring busts multiple people in city
Evening ObserverApril 29, 2017

As a result of the seizure inside of the residence at the time of the search warrant each of the two subjects picked up on arrest warrants inside at the residence were charged additionally with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled ...more »

Homicide in 'The Greens': OKCPD find man dead in home
KOKH FOX25April 5, 2017

Police say the victim, whose name isn't being released at this time, had injuries consistent with homicide. No arrests have been made and, so far, police have not released any suspect information. The death is considered the 18th homicide of 2017 in ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Ohio's bestiality law didn't come out of nowhere
WCPOApril 2, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As Salvador Rendon was being arraigned last year on charges he had engaged for years in sexual intercourse with dogs, animal-rights activists descended on Warren, Ohio, to make their case: The state needed an anti-bestiality law. The ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Murmurs: ICE Inmates Refuse Meals in Tacoma
Willamette WeekApril 12, 2017

On April 10, approximately 100 inmates refused their lunch at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement prison in Tacoma, Wash., commencing the second hunger strike at the facility in three years. ICE disputes that term, although the strike was ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Stile: Murphy's petition blitz hints at underlying anxiety
NorthJersey.comApril 4, 2017

Trump won the presidency last year, in part, by pandering to an angry, anxious electorate that was routinely ignored or given short shrift by the smug, establishment cognoscenti in both parties, of which Murphy was a resident member, raising more than ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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One in five Hong Kong youngsters use internet for illegal activities, survey finds
South China Morning PostApril 1, 2017

The Hong Kong Playground Association interviewed a random sample of 725 youngsters from September to December last year about their internet activities. It found that 98 per cent of respondents owned either a smartphone, desktop or tablet computer with ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Wisconsin fugitive wrote apology for looting gun store, charges say
TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressApril 12, 2017

Detectives spoke last Thursday with Jakubowski's sister, with whom he had been staying until moving out the morning the gun store was burglarized. The sister, identified only as N.J. in the complaint, told investigators she found what appeared to be a ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Legislators seek to expand civil citations for juveniles
Pensacola News JournalApril 18, 2017

Civil citations are a diversionary option that courts and law enforcement officers can use to discipline juveniles who commit minor crimes without leaving a permanent blemish on their record. Some counties — including Santa Rosa and Escambia counties ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Doral resident makes the FBI's Most Wanted List for white collar crime
Miami HeraldApril 10, 2017

The FBI moved a former Doral resident with three aliases, two birthdates used and one previous federal prison stretch onto their Most Wanted list for white collar crimes. Jaime Jesus Sola Avila, 59, got indicted in January for wire fraud and conspiracy ...more »

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