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

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Emergency Declared: Stabbing the Rule of Law in Egypt
JURISTMay 1, 2017

Mohamed Abdelaal joined Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt in the Fall of 2009 and became Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law in 2014. Abdelaal also teaches political sciences at the American University in Cairo on ...more »

Trump's week ahead: Key bills on budget, healthcare
The Providence JournalMay 1, 2017

Trump has spent his first 100 days coming to terms with the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises —from repealing the nation's health care law to temporarily banning people from some Muslim ...more »

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Crimes Against Property
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Burglary and alcohol offenses rise every year in Weld during the summer; here's how to avoid being victimized
Greeley TribuneMay 12, 2017

Greeley is not a city prone to drastic swings in crime, said Gus Rojo, a crime analyst for the Greeley Police Department. But police do see rises in property and persons crimes during the summer months. He provided these numbers to help illustrate his ...more »

Misdemeanors
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Charges dropped against wife in judge-threat case
Indiana LawyerMay 8, 2017

Beverly “Star” Cochran, the wife of Judge Edward Najam, was charged in May 2015 with Level 6 felony obstruction of justice and Class A misdemeanor false reporting. ... Cochran's attorney, Ronald L. Chapman, did not reply to messages seeking comment.more »

Criminal Defense
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Black Lives Matters' Defense Attorney Is About to Become Philadelphia's DA
New York MagazineMay 17, 2017

It's been a rough week (and/or month, and/or year) for those who want to see criminal-justice reform at the federal level. Five days ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to push for the most serious charges — and longest ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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UPDATE: Wanted Seaford teen taken into custody - News - Dover Post
Dover PostMay 11, 2017

UPDATE: Terry R. McIntire Jr., 17, of Seaford, was taken into custody on Wednesday, May 10 around noon and charged with resisting arrest, theft and criminal ...more »

Police Brutality
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Spike Lee Sounds Off on Donald Trump: 'He's Given New York a Bad Look to the World'
Daily BeastMay 3, 2017

Lee, who calls Smith a “force of nature,” filmed a performance of his one-man show, about the tragic life and death of the eponymous police brutality victim who sparked the L.A. riots, at the East River Park Amphitheater last summer. It is one of ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Former MoneyGram executive settles closely watched US money laundering case
KFGOMay 4, 2017

The settlement with Thomas Haider, who was MoneyGram's chief compliance officer from 2003 to 2008, was announced on Thursday by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. It ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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South Africa: Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of a Firearm in Strand
AllAfrica.comMay 8, 2017

The police members were conducting crime prevention patrols in Broadlands Park, Strand, when they were informed by community members about a man who was in possession of a firearm without a license. It was later discovered that the firearm had been ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Harrison County putting more money in health and well-being of residents
WTOV SteubenvilleMay 10, 2017

Police are looking for Audra Fleming and Steven Fleming, both of the same home. If you have information on their whereabouts, you are urged to contact Tiltonsville police. The Kolkedys remain in jail. Bond will be taken up at the next grand jury ...more »

Prostitution
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Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe: source
ReutersMay 24, 2017

Kasowitz has represented Trump for more than 15 years but he is not known as a criminal defense lawyer. During last year's presidential campaign, Kasowitz threatened to sue the New York Times if it did not retract a story about women who accused Trump ...more »

Gun Charges
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Major Gun Control Group Is Riven By Leadership Dispute
The Daily CallerMay 12, 2017

WASHINGTON — After multiple staff departures from gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and its spinoff Moms Demand Action, activists say a top decision-maker at both groups is making life difficult for those in the movement. According to sources ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Police Report: May 1-2, 2017
Houma CourierMay 4, 2017

... Ariz., theft of goods, contempt of court. Jiavante Davis, 22, 426 Carol St., Thibodaux, armed robbery, two counts of contempt of court. Brad Ewing, 35, 908 Veterans St., Lockport, two counts of contempt of court. Adam Ward, 33, 1220 President St ...more »

Lakewood mother missing since October is presumed dead, homicide suspected, prosecutors say
cleveland.comMay 1, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Lakewood mother who vanished last October is presumed dead, and prosecutors said in court Monday that the case is believed to be a homicide. Roaa Al-Dhannoon is still officially considered missing, but investigators with Lakewood ...more »

Search & Seizure
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McIver Lawyers Say Prosecutors Seized Privileged Documents in Search
Daily Report (registration)May 10, 2017

McIver's attorneys say the legal bills and other documents from McIver's home that should have been cloaked by attorney-client privilege were illegally reviewed, seized or photographed by the search team, which included investigators and Assistant ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Indonesia jail break: About 200 escapees still at large
Local 10May 7, 2017

Prison guards allegedly asked for money during family visits and for payment if inmates wanted "a more convenient room at the prison house," state media reported. The region's office of Law and Human Rights Service said they are investigating the claims.more »

Sex Crimes
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Sex offender charged with murder of Sheila Godfrey
WCNCMay 3, 2017

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- A registered sex offender is facing murder charges for the brutal death of his former in-law. Donald Frye, 50, of Kannapolis, is being held in the Rowan County Jail without bail. The Rowan County Sheriff's Department surrounded his ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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AG: Man Allegedly Sought Teen for Webcam Sex; Faces Child Pornography Charges
Cape May County HeraldMay 11, 2017

“Because of the global nature of the internet, alleged online predators like Rose typically don't confine their criminal conduct to one state,” stated Director Elie Honig of the Division of Criminal Justice. “Fortunately, law enforcement agencies are ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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'Sanctuary' Texas Police Chiefs Decry Bill That Could Jail Them
Breitbart NewsMay 1, 2017

The chiefs said the issue is one for the federal government and representatives are “pandering.” The bill makes it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse cooperation with immigration officials. Law enforcement could also be removed from ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Chief justice backs changes to juvenile offender law
Asheville Citizen-TimesMay 1, 2017

RALEIGH – Minor crimes someone commits when they are 16 or 17 shouldn't follow them for the rest of their life, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin said during a visit Monday to the state General Assembly to push diverting many of those offenders ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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More States Adopt 'Click It or Ticket' Laws; Do They Work?
Insurance JournalMay 1, 2017

In his 28 years with the Utah Highway Patrol, Lt. Lee Perry has seen a lot of carnage from crashes in which motorists weren't wearing seat belts. One crash.more »

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