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CVB Attorney Threatens Legal Action If Commissioner Boyd Has Any Further "Breaches Of Confidentiality': Boyd Says ...
The ChattanooganApril 1, 2017

Attorney Phillip Whitaker said if there are any additional "breaches of confidentiality" that the CVB will pursue legal action. Commissioner Boyd said, "This letter is just another example of how the CVB wants to keep their financials from going public ...more »

Dealing with non-payment of rent
NewsDayApril 1, 2017

The lessee agrees to occupy and use the property and pay rent for the duration of the contract and lease. Ownership does not pass to the lessee ... Standard lease agreement forms can be obtained from stationery shops or online but it is best to have ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Feds file gun theft charge against Joseph Jakubowski, captured Friday
Madison.comApril 14, 2017

The massive manhunt for a Janesville man who allegedly broke into a gun shop, stole a cache of weapons and mailed a threatening anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump has ended, and he now faces a federal charge of stealing firearms ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Wilson County Superior Court
The Wilson Times (subscription)April 8, 2017

... second-degree kidnapping, 25-42 months North Carolina Department of Adult Correction at expiration of previous sentence; domestic violence protective order violation, 45 days Wilson County Jail, to run concurrent, court costs, attorney fees civil ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Arpaio Lawyer Who Cited Ethical Concerns Quits Contempt Case
U.S. News & World ReportApril 6, 2017

Arpaio Lawyer Who Cited Ethical Concerns Quits Contempt Case. The lead attorney defending former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on a criminal contempt-of-court charge was allowed to bow out of the case less than three weeks before trial is scheduled to begin.more »

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Brandon Day, hockey player who attacked referee, pleads guilty
Press & Sun-BulletinApril 6, 2017

Brandon Day, 19, a freshman Erie Community College student from Cheektowaga, appeared in Dickinson Town Court for a guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault. He was facing that and several other charges in connection with the Feb.more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Merrill Police reports
MerrillfotonewsApril 3, 2017

12:02 p.m.- Officers were requested by Probation and Parole to take a female subject into custody for a probation violation. Officer took the female into custody and she was transported to the jail. 12:49 p.m.- Officers were requested by Probation and ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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'Celebration' held for victims of crime in 22nd Judicial District Court
The AdvocateApril 13, 2017

He has worked exclusively as a detective with the Financial Crimes Unit since 2008, investigating financial crimes — including bank fraud, money laundering, embezzlement and identity theft. The Covington resident serves on financial crimes task forces ...more »

Police Brutality
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New York police set to deploy 1200 bodycams around city
Indiana GazetteApril 8, 2017

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on the camera, how long to keep the tape and when to tell the public they're being recorded ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Centre County District Attorney Investigating Beta Theta Pi Grand ...
Onward StateApril 20, 2017

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller released a statement to the media Thursday afternoon detailing the launch of her personal investigation of ...more »

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Defense Attorney Gets 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion
U.S. News & World ReportApril 23, 2017

Defense Attorney Gets 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion. A Louisiana criminal defense attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to pay approximately $1 million in income and employment taxes, including interest and penalties.more »

Gun Charges
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House passes 'Constitutional carry' bill allowing permitless carry of firearms
The StateApril 5, 2017

Some of the amendments called for the completion of background check before a firearm can be sold; and requiring would-be firearm carriers to complete a State Law Enforcement Division gun safety education course. The proposed law does not prevent ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Law enforcement, victims' advocates discuss sexual assaults
Casper Star-Tribune OnlineApril 7, 2017

A panel of law enforcement and victims' advocates and examiners spoke Thursday night about how sexual assaults are investigated, how victims are treated and how far the justice system and society have come — or haven't — in dealing with sex crimes.more »

Police searching for suspect in Monday homicide
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderApril 3, 2017

Police are currently searching for a suspect in a homicide that took place near downtown Sioux Falls on Monday night. Irving Duane Jumping Eagle, 43, has been identified as a person of interest in the death of Alicia Rhae Jumping Eagle, 33, according ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Gushers & Dusters: A weekly look at what we liked — and didn't
Longview News-JournalApril 28, 2017

GUSHER: For James Thomas, a man who can be trusted implicitly. He came to the News-Journal to get help finding the rightful owner of a sizable wad of cash he'd found in a Longview street. It didn't take long after a story appeared for the owner to step ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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ACLU gives governor 10 days to respond to demand to improve prisons
Lincoln Journal StarApril 10, 2017

California's prisons were reported to have nearly twice the number of inmates at that time for which they were designed. The Supreme Court ruled the system violated inmates' Eighth Amendment rights, saying inadequate medical and mental health care were ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect
News On 6April 7, 2017

The special counsel in an impeachment probe of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is moving forward with the release of an investigatory report.More >>. The special counsel in an impeachment probe of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is moving ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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How do you stop fake news? In Germany, with a law.
Washington PostApril 5, 2017

“The providers of social networks are responsible when their platforms are misused to spread hate crime or illegal false news,” German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement. The proposed law would apply only within German borders. But Maas ...more »

White Collar Crime
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As A White-Collar Criminal, All I Want Is A Second Chance
Huffington PostApril 7, 2017

Three years ago, I made a colossal mistake that changed my life forever. I stole merchandise from the company that employed me for over 20 years. The immense remorse I felt (and still feel) is indescribable. My actions not only affected me but my ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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County Takes Closer Look at Juvenile Offenders' Immaturity
U.S. News & World ReportApril 8, 2017

For the past 20 years, it's been up to county prosecutors across Washington to decide which 16- and 17-year-olds accused of committing certain violent crimes are "auto declined" to adult, or superior, court and which ones are prosecuted in the juvenile ...more »


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