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Sentencing Recommendations Criticized by Department of Justice

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The United States Sentencing Commission was recently critiqued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) following a proposal introduced by a federal panel of judges that would reduce prison time for offenders of white-collar crimes. Specifically, the newly introduced policy would reduce fraud-related sentences by as much as 26 percent, according to news reports. If… Read More »

Marijuana – Legal or Not? Well, That Depends

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Fox news reported that recently three people were convicted of growing marijuana in a federal drug case that took place in Washington State – where medical and recreational marijuana is legal. While all three defendants were found guilty of growing marijuana, a jury found them not guilty of distributing, conspiring to distribute and firearms… Read More »

Four Suspects in Custody After Pawn Shop Robbery, Double Homicide

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Central Florida neighborhoods were on lockdown last month after hundreds of officers accompanied by SWAT teams were on a manhunt for armed and dangerous men suspected of armed robbery, a high-speed chase and a double-murder, according to a recent ABC News Report. The two victims, a mother and her adult-aged daughter, were killed as… Read More »

Former NYPD “Officer of the Year” Faces Drug Charges

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A recent Sun-Sentinel article reports that federal charges were recently brought against Phillip LeRoy, a former decorated New York City cop, alleging he took part in a drug deal valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. LeRoy claims his childhood friend, who had arranged to purchase almost two dozen pounds of cocaine from an… Read More »

FBI Investigates Four in Ponzi Scheme, More Victims Come Forward

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At least four Ohio citizens have been under federal investigation by the FBI for allegedly operating a ponzi scheme that victimized almost 200 local investors. William Apostelos, the supposed organizer of the fraud, kept it in the family – his wife, sister, and a local doctor were all involved in the financial scam. Upwards… Read More »

Roanoke Doctor Improperly Prescribes Medications, Medical License is Revoked

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Roanoke physician Steve Collins recently had his medical license revoked by the Virginia Board of Medicine after it was determined that he improperly prescribed pain medications, as well as other prescription drugs, to a patient he was dating. The Board found Collins failed to properly examine the patient – who became his girlfriend and… Read More »

Man Charged with Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud

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Alabama police caught a 30-year-old Brooklyn resident, Edward Earl Jones, with 39 fake credit cards worth $500,000 after he charged thousands of dollars at local Target stores. The information used, which included credit and debit card accounts, was stolen from actual Alabama Regions Bank customers. The shopping spree occurred over one weekend; however, police… Read More »

Federal Immigration Crime on the Rise

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According to the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, the number of individuals sentenced in federal courts has more than doubled from 1992 to 2012. This phenomenon, according to the study, is a result of enforcement of immigration law, particularly unlawful reentry. In fact, unlawful reentry convictions have increased exponentially during the same time-frame,… Read More »

Sony Pictures Hacked, Business and Personal Information Leaked

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Hollywood’s very own Sony Pictures was hacked recently, allegedly by North Korea. While this cybercrime was likely sophisticated and conducted by an organized group, cybercrime encompasses a larger scope of activities. From sophisticated attacks on government websites to spam emails offering fake money or prizes in exchange for private information, these white collar crimes… Read More »

Former Naples CEO Faces Embezzlement Charges

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A Michigan newspaper reported earlier this year the federal indictment of 68-year-old Alfred W. Lenz, former CEO of a Florida-based resort community. Now he faces three counts of wire fraud for embezzling over $2 million from his former employer and spending it on real estate as well as other personal expenses. In a position… Read More »

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