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

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City moves to save 401 Richmond and other cultural institutions ...
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2017

In the wake of a huge tax hike on the downtown arts hub, city council is asking the province to give cultural institutions a break.more »

DNC boots candidate from chairmanship race for criticizing Ellison's Islamic faith
The HillFebruary 1, 2017

“I'm shocked [the Human Rights Campaign] has been silent on the issue. A vote for Representative Ellison by any member of the DNC would be divisive and unconscionable, not to ... “Keith has shown first-hand his commitment to our gay and lesbian ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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City Council: Property taxes, electric guns and aldermen raises on agenda
CapitalGazette.comFebruary 27, 2017

City Council will introduce various bills on Monday that could change the deadline for the collection of city taxes, repeal rules against Tasers and other electronic weapons and increase the salaries of aldermen and the city manager. The salary ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Immigrant Mother in Denver Takes Refuge as Risk of Deportation Looms
New York TimesFebruary 15, 2017

In 2009, she was caught with fake identification that her lawyer said she had acquired in order to work. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, setting off a chain of events that led to the deportation order. In the Denver area, she is a well-known ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Attorney general, comptroller announce four indictments in tax fraud schemes
So Md News (subscription)February 2, 2017

According to the allegations contained in the indictment, Acosta prepared and filed fraudulent tax returns — between March 2014 and June 2014 — with the comptroller using the personal identifying information of numerous victims. He is also accused of ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Probation could be revoked for teen who shot a Fern Creek High S - WDRB 41 Louisville News
WDRBFebruary 9, 2017

The 18-year-old has been on probation but prosecutors asked to revoke it. The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says Banks failed to report to his probation officer. If a judge rules that Banks violated his parole, he could go to prison for up to 18 years.more »

Police Brutality
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Government will probe KTI police brutality – Opoku Prempeh
GhanaWebFebruary 16, 2017

The Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku-Prempeh has stated that government would launch a full-scale investigation into the circumstances leading to the brutality unleashed on students of the Kumasi Technical Institute by some police officers Tuesday.more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Tom Achter: Are you up to the challenge?
The Union of Grass ValleyFebruary 15, 2017

Have you ever seen a newspaper article that outlined a study and a report done by our Nevada County Grand Jury? Have you wondered about what this “thing called Grand Jury” is all about? Indictment proceedings behind closed doors and the power to ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Police Report: Feb. 3, 2017
Houma CourierFebruary 5, 2017

Jovi Boudreaux, 22, 165 Milli St., Raceland, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, speeding, two counts of theft, security required, expired motor vehicle inspection, obstructing public passages, flight from an officer, criminal trespass ...more »

Gun Charges
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Pending Gun Law Change "Ramps Up" Caution for NH Law Enforcement
Public News ServiceFebruary 13, 2017

"It's important to note that other states that have permit-less carry also have other laws in place, such as firearms training requirements, or restrictions on where concealed-carry is allowed,” Rice-Hawkins said. “But New Hampshire has none of those ...more »

Search & Seizure
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Engineering around social media border searches
Freedom to TinkerFebruary 10, 2017

This raises a variety of concerns, from its chilling impact on freedom of speech to its being an unreasonable search or seizure, nevermind whether an airport border agent has the necessary training to make such judgments, much less the time to do it ...more »

Kitsap detectives seek help in quadruple homicide investigation ...
KING5.comFebruary 2, 2017

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. – Kitsap County Sheriff's Detectives are seeking video and any information the public might have about a quadruple homicide.more »

Sex Crimes
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Oceana County man sentenced for failing to comply as a sex offender, squatting
MLive.comFebruary 3, 2017

30 sentenced Martin to 12 months for failing to report in in accordance with sex offender laws, and 6 months in jail for squatting. Martin's listed attorney didn't return a phone call seeking comment for this story. The home where Martin was squatting ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Prisoners Hold Workers Hostage at Delaware Prison
NBC 10 PhiladelphiaFebruary 2, 2017

A tense hostage situation at a Delaware state prison developed Thursday morning as dozens of inmates appeared to be laying on the ground outside a building as two prison workers remained held against their will overnight as negotiations continued. The ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Neb. could increase prison sentences for sex traffickers
North Platte TelegraphFebruary 24, 2017

Pandering, trafficking of an adult and soliciting a trafficked adult, all of which have no minimum penalty now, would be subject to a minimum of one year and maximum of 50 years in prison. Trafficking of an adult with force would result in a minimum of ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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“If Someone is Bringing Drugs into Mar-a-Lago, Police Could Try to Seize it.”
The Marshall ProjectFebruary 9, 2017

Under some state and federal laws, police can seize assets they suspect of being used to commit crimes — whether or not the owner is suspected of actual criminal activity — and funnel much of that money back into their law enforcement budgets. Police ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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2016 traffic deaths at highest level in decade
New Jersey HeraldFebruary 20, 2017

A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, a leading safety organization said. Fatalities rose 6 ... The ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Former offender, crime victim on mission to help youth avoid violence
WBAL BaltimoreFebruary 17, 2017

On average, 278 youths are held at state detention facilities with another 228 under electronic monitoring. Facing challenges, Damon Walker wants others to understand attitude matters. He is a former juvenile offender who became a crime victim himself ...more »

White Collar Crime
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100 years ago in Spokane: 4 found guilty of fraud in sensational white-collar trial
The Spokesman-ReviewFebruary 15, 2017

Four men were found guilty of “fraudulent use of the mails” in a sensational white-collar crime trial in Spokane. A jury found that the four men operated several companies, including the Northwest General Trading Company of Spokane, as “part of a ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Escambia and Santa Rosa felony and DUI arrests
Pensacola News JournalFebruary 22, 2017

Joshua Wayne Enfinger, 27, 4500 block of Church Street, Bagdad, forgery, counterfeiting. Tyrome Kenneth Jackson, 71, 5600 block of Scotland Circle, kidnapping. David Wesley Johnson, 30, 7300 block of Leonard Barnes Road, Milton, violation of probation, ...more »

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