Grand Jury Proceeding. Legal news and articles for April 20 - 26, 2017

Casey Moreland Indicted by Federal Grand JuryDistrict Attorney's Chief of Investigations Suddenly Leaves JobOrtt election law charges upheld | Local News | lockportjournal.comOrtt charges upheld | Local News | lockportjournal.comCould more homicide cases be solved by using grand juries?Judge denies Silva's work, monitor requests - News - recordnet.com ...Beta Theta Pi petition to return evidence sealed by president judgeJudge upholds charges against Sen. Rob OrttJudge upholds charges against Sen. Rob OrttEl Sobrante: Hate crime charges dropped in musician slayingGrand jury indictment returned in Hardy homicidePolice: Murder suspects incriminated by jailhouse snitchState College, PA - Parks Miller Warns Against Violating Grand Jury ...Centre County District Attorney Investigating Beta Theta Pi Grand Jury Secrecy ViolationsEx-officer's attorney seeks dismissal of assault charge

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Texas Jury Reform Would Limit Prosecutors In Grand Jury Proceedings
Justice News FlashMarch 27, 2017

If passed, a proposal that's currently before Texas lawmakers would make it mandatory for prosecutors to share evidence that could help a suspect's case with grand juries. According to a Texas Tribune report, two versions of the same proposed law have ...more »

UPDATE: Charges in Jan. slaying in Kingsport bound over to grand ...
WCYBApril 4, 2017

Murder charges against a Kingsport man accused of killing a homeowner in his sleep have been bound over to a grand jury following proceedings Tuesday in ...more »

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Casey Moreland Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Nashville SceneApril 26, 2017

Former General Sessions Judge Casey MorelandFormer judge Casey Moreland was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday and faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted on all five counts. Moreland is accused of witness tampering, obstruction of an ...more »

District Attorney's Chief of Investigations Suddenly Leaves Job
VoiceofOCApril 26, 2017

“Compelling a member to disclose that the member attended the Grand Jury proceeding is entirely improper as it would force the member to engage in an act of contempt of court,” the letter states. “Further, such questions could arguably be viewed as ...more »

Ortt election law charges upheld | Local News | lockportjournal.com
Lockport Union-Sun & JournalApril 26, 2017

An Albany-based State Supreme Court justice has rejected an attempt by state Sen. Rob Ortt to have the election law violations case he faces thrown out.more »

Ortt charges upheld | Local News | lockportjournal.com
Lockport Union-Sun & JournalApril 26, 2017

An Albany-based State Supreme Court justice has rejected an attempt by state Sen. Rob Ortt to have the election law violations case he faces thrown out.more »

Could more homicide cases be solved by using grand juries?
WANEApril 25, 2017

One argument is that if a witness won't talk to police, he or she can be subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury. Because grand jury proceedings are secret, unless they tell someone they testified, no one would ever know. “You have the ability to ...more »

Judge denies Silva's work, monitor requests - News - recordnet.com ...
Stockton RecordApril 25, 2017

STOCKTON — A judge rejected Anthony Silva's request for permission to work at the Stockton Kids Club and to have the GPS monitor that documents the former ...more »

Beta Theta Pi petition to return evidence sealed by president judge
Centre Daily TimesApril 25, 2017

On Monday, Centre County President Judge Thomas King Kistler issued an order in the case. “...The records in the above captioned matter shall remain strictly confidential and immune from public scrutiny,” Kistler wrote. “Thereby it is ordered, directed ...more »

Judge upholds charges against Sen. Rob Ortt
Poughkeepsie JournalApril 24, 2017

A county judge on Monday upheld Ortt's bid to have the charges tossed.more »

Judge upholds charges against Sen. Rob Ortt
The Journal News | LoHud.comApril 24, 2017

A county judge on Monday upheld Ortt's bid to have the charges tossed.more »

El Sobrante: Hate crime charges dropped in musician slaying
East Bay TimesApril 24, 2017

Porter-Kelly's attorney, Colin Cooper, responded by insisting on a speedy preliminary hearing, a rare move in murder cases. That's when prosecutors sought the grand jury indictment against all three. During grand jury proceedings, prosecutors ask ...more »

Grand jury indictment returned in Hardy homicide
Cheektowaga ChronicleApril 21, 2017

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Defense attorney Joel Daniels says an Erie County grand jury has returned an indictment formally charging his client with killing his father. SirWilliam Hardy was in Cheektowaga Town Court Friday morning when Erie County Assistant ...more »

Police: Murder suspects incriminated by jailhouse snitch
Southernminn.comApril 21, 2017

That evidence, and other previously sealed details from witness interviews and grand jury proceedings, are mentioned in a 56-page defense memorandum filed last week in the case of Gerald Blevins, 38, who is charged with four separate murder charges in ...more »

State College, PA - Parks Miller Warns Against Violating Grand Jury ...
State College NewsApril 21, 2017

Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller's office issued a press release Thursday that warned individuals with knowledge of the county grand jury's ...more »

Centre County District Attorney Investigating Beta Theta Pi Grand Jury Secrecy Violations
Onward StateApril 20, 2017

In the event that such matters occur in a grand jury proceeding, we will be asking the supervising judge to address them as they arise.” Student Timothy Piazza passed away February 4 at Hershey Medical Center as a result of traumatic injuries sustained ...more »

Ex-officer's attorney seeks dismissal of assault charge
West Hawaii TodayApril 20, 2017

“The defendant's motion contains bold accusations that the state allowed perjured and false testimony to be presented during the grand jury proceedings,” according to Frye's filing. “However, the defendant's motion fails to analyze with specificity how ...more »

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