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DOL Fiduciary Rule Requires Caution By Attorneys
Above the LawFebruary 1, 2017

Even as the market sits near all-time highs, the threat of the DOL's new Fiduciary Rule threatens to upend the industry, and in the extreme, perhaps destroy many advisors' businesses. The Fiduciary Rule is the burning platform issue of many investment ...more »

ADEM investigating dumping site near Shades Creek
Alabama's News LeaderFebruary 1, 2017

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is investigating the huge amount of trash that has been dumped near Shades Creek, which feeds into the Cahaba River. The Cahaba ... to dump there. According to Alabama state law, that's illegal.more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Should police be allowed to keep property without a criminal conviction?
The Bozeman Daily ChronicleFebruary 10, 2017

In many states, police only need to establish probable cause in order to seize property. During the judicial process, civil charges are brought against the property itself, which means the owner has no guarantee of attorney representation in court.more »

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Attorney says Swallow is victim of 'political frenzy' as trial begins
KSL.comFebruary 8, 2017

Swallow is charged with 12 felonies and one misdemeanor, including racketeering, bribery, accepting gifts, money laundering and witness tampering. In her opening statement, assistant Salt Lake County district attorney Chou Chou Collins walked the jury ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Naperville DUI Lawyer Earns 11th Illinois Super Lawyer Recognition
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2017

The DuPage County criminal defense law firm of Ramsell & Associates, LLC announces that Founding Attorney Donald J. Ramsell has been selected as a 2017 Illinois Super Lawyer in recognition of his outstanding work in the criminal law arena. This year ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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2007 Clinton Office Hostage-Taker to Plead Guilty to Robbery
NBC BostonFebruary 2, 2017

... standoff at Clinton's Rochester, New Hampshire, campaign office in 2007, during her first run for president. No one was hurt. Eisenberg was released on probation in 2009, but served prison time again for probation violations before he was paroled ...more »

Police Brutality
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ArtvoiceFebruary 3, 2017

This is a serious case of alleged police misconduct and brutality and, with Albert representing the plaintiff, the stakes are not small. The Buffalo attorney has become the leading lawyer in this city for people who have alleged abuse by police ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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EFCC summons former OAU Vice Chancellor over alleged N3.5 billion fraud
Premium TimesFebruary 2, 2017

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has invited a former Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Bamitale Omole, over allegations of fraud levelled against him by academic staff of the university. PREMIUM TIMES had on ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Six months jail for illegal firearm possession
ChronicleFebruary 24, 2017

A ZAMBIAN man has been jailed for six months for possessing an unregistered firearm suspected to have been used for poaching and armed robbery in the country. Daniel Mudimba Muzamba (20) was arrested on Monday in a bush near Cross Dete in ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Emails in Schenectady fire case subpoenaed
Albany Times UnionFebruary 22, 2017

Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney did not immediately return a call Wednesday seeking comment about the subpoenas related to Shilling's emails. Earlier this month, he said he hoped to wrap up the grand jury proceedings in a few months.more »

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Harrouff defense appeal denied: Dr. Phil tape is hours away
WPECFebruary 28, 2017

CBS 12 asked criminal defense attorney Michael Salnick, about the defense team's odds at winning this appeal, he predicted, it was an uphill battle, shortly before the ruling was released. "The first amendment trumps most of that. I have not seen a ...more »

Gun Charges
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Two proposals to tighten Washington gun laws
KING5.comFebruary 2, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Anti-gun advocates plan to meet in Olympia, Thursday, to rally behind two proposals that would tighten Washington state gun laws. House Bill 1387 would require an annual license from a local law enforcement agency to own, buy or sell ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Ascension Parish Arrest Report
Donaldsonville ChiefFebruary 2, 2017

Brockwell, Harold Anthony, 30, 12219 Louis White Road, Geismar, Fugitive-Other Louisiana Jurisdiction, Three Counts Failure to Appear-Bench Warrant, Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, Theft less than $750 (Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana ...more »

Bowling Green Police Investigating Homicide
LEX18 Lexington KY NewsFebruary 2, 2017

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (LEX 18) The Bowling Green Police Department says that a man was found dead inside of a home on S. Lee Drive. They are investigating the case as a homicide. Police say that just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning, they were called ...more »

Search & Seizure
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This week, Pres. Park could be questioned in person by Special Prosecutor
The HankyorehFebruary 6, 2017

The Special Prosecutor's team reportedly means to stick with its planned schedule for Park's face-to-face questioning regardless of whether the search and seizure goes ahead. The questioning is likely to be scheduled for Feb. 9 and 10. Reportedly, Park ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Bedford Hills guard faces federal charge in inmate sex abuse case
The Journal News | LoHud.comFebruary 15, 2017

... last March, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement, calling it "predatory" conduct. "The protections of our Constitution do not end at our prisons' walls, and when inmates' civil rights are violated, as they allegedly were here, we will ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Third ex-teacher gets prison for sex crimes
Indiana GazetteFebruary 2, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A third former teacher from Plum High School in western Pennsylvania was sentenced Wednesday to three to six years in prison for sex crimes involving a female student, prompting the judge to refer to the school as a “cesspool ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Area law enforcement monitoring sex offender activity on social media
WJHLFebruary 9, 2017

“Some of them, their crimes were internet crime, they lured children through the internet and those will never have any type of internet access,” Parole Officer Jesus Pena said. Pena works in the state's sex offender unit supervising offenders on ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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6 local men among 474 arrested in statewide human trafficking ca ...
KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsFebruary 1, 2017

More than 30 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies announced Tuesday the arrests of hundreds of people during "Operation Reclaim and Rebuild," ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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First responder mentor program to curb juvenile crime
Pensacola News JournalFebruary 1, 2017

First responders are becoming mentors for young people as a diversion to increasing juvenile crime numbers.more »

White Collar Crime
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Police to make data of criminals available to other agencies
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)February 1, 2017

... genocide, war crimes, organised crime, piracy, illicit traffic in works of art, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar crime, computer crime, intellectual ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Police Blotter: Feb. 4
Virginia GazetteFebruary 3, 2017

25, assault and battery of a family member third offense, abduction and kidnapping, aggravated assault by strangulation. Juvenile boy, 16, Jan. 25, unlawful purchase or ... 27, forgery, uttering and obtaining drugs by fraud. Nicholas Alexander Couch ...more »


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