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Suburban St. Louis man convicted of defrauding investors
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of fraud charges for a scheme that cost investors nearly $300,000. A federal jury on Thursday found 45-year-old Robert S. Beyer of Kirkwood guilty of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Dec. 7. A message seeking comment ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Fraud Supreme Court of the United States Prosecution United States Department of Justice United States Prosecutor Federal Bureau of Investigation Phone fraud
Lawyer: Former Mississippi officer indicted in 2015 shooting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer says a former Mississippi police officer has been indicted in the October 2015 shooting death of a black man. Attorney Jim Waide said Thursday that a prosecutor told him Canyon Boykin, a white former police officer in Columbus, has been indicted for manslaughter in ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Lawyer Jury Prosecution Legal professions Year of birth missing Judge Criminal law Police officer
State attorney general will not file charges in Pasco case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The state attorney general is closing his investigation into the shooting of a Mexican national by Pasco police. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that his office will not bring criminal charges in the 2015 death of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Three members of the Pasco Police ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prosecution English-language films Legal professions Criminal law Prosecutor Police Lawyer Washington
Gov. Hogan names appointments to Baltimore's District Court
Gov. Larry Hogan's office on Thursday announced three judicial appointments to the District Court in Baltimore. Hogan named Katie O'Hara, Michael Studdard, and Nicole Taylor after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Baltimore, according to a statement from the governor's...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Lawyer Judge Law U.S. state Prosecution Separation of powers Drug Enforcement Administration Judiciary
Ogg calls for special prosecutor in Precinct 4 evidence scandal
DA candidate Kim Ogg calls for special prosecutor in the Precinct 4 evidence scandal.
10 points by The Houston Chronicle | Lawyer Legal professions Prosecution Barrister Prosecutor Law Judge George W. Bush
Alleged members of North Baltimore drug organization indicted
Federal authorities have indicted alleged members of a drug organization operating out of North Baltimore. Baltimore Police Maj. Richard Gibson told residents in an email that the group was known as the Glenwood/Craig Organization and operated in the 600 block of Glenwood Avenue, in the Woodbourne-McCabe...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Drug addiction Complaint Illegal drug trade Drug injection Drug Heroin Prosecution Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
Deputy attorney general who handled 'Serial' case appeal for state leaving position
Maryland Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, a former top city prosecutor who represented the state in recent court proceedings in the "Serial" case, is leaving his post, the office confirmed. The Attorney General's Office said Vignarajah will stay with the office until next month and was...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Prosecution Appeal Prosecutor Supreme Court of the United States United States Attorney Legal professions Lawyers by type
Prosecutor in major Chicago corruption and fraud trials leaving U.S. attorney's office
A federal prosecutor who played central roles in several high-profile fraud and corruption trials in Chicago is leaving to start her own law firm. The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced Julie B. Porter's departure Wednesday following her 12 years in one of the nation's busiest judicial...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Tribune Chicago Jury Judge Prosecutor Prosecution Chicago Sun-Times Sun-Times Media Group
Hattiesburg trial to resume as ex-grant manager testifies
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Testimony resumes Wednesday in the trial of a Hattiesburg pastor accused of skimming money from a federal housing program. The Rev. Kenneth Fairley, a political ally of Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, faces federal charges accusing him of conspiracy and theft of government money. Prosecutors dismissed three ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Federal government of the United States Money laundering Criminal law Prosecutor English-language films Washington D.C. Prosecution
Federal judge calls out prosecutors in prison recording case
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — During a federal court hearing that mainly focused on recordings of attorney-client conversations by a Kansas prison, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson accused a federal prosecutor Wednesday of improperly trying to access her office last…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Lawyer Prosecutor Jury Supreme Court of the United States Judge United States Department of Justice Federal government of the United States Prosecution
Hinds DA indicted on felonies after misdemeanor case dropped
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has been indicted on felony charges that he hindered prosecution of a criminal defendant. Attorney General Jim Hood made the announcement Wednesday, a day after his office dropped similar misdemeanor charges against Smith. A defense lawyer argued Smith could ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Jury Criminal law Legal terms Lawyer Indictment Grand jury Complaint Prosecution
Flint water criminal cases get 2017 court dates
Judge Jennifer J. Manley set preliminary exam dates for DEQ defendants for March 13, and April 3 for DHHS workers        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Drinking water Water supply Water Tap water Water crisis Water quality Great Lakes Prosecution
Court clerk, others accused in California case-fixing scheme
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Orange County Superior Court clerk and nine others have been arrested in an alleged bribery scheme in which more than 1,000 cases were illegally fixed without knowledge of prosecutors or judges. The U.S. Attorney's Office says the 10 were arrested ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Criminal law Orange County California English-language films Prosecution Orange California Southern California Judge United States
Representing Purdue Pharma, MacDonald argued against extra staffing at AG’s office 
As 13 lawyers representing pharmaceutical companies walked into Concord Superior Court Judge Diane Nicolosi’s courtroom on Dec. 11, 2015, she noted how outnumbered the four-person team from the state attorney general’s office was.“Oh, my. There are an awful lot of suits in this courtroom,” Nicolosi...
8 points by Concord Monitor | Conflict of interest Lawyer Pharmaceutical industry Pharmacology New Hampshire Supreme Court Prosecution Supreme Court of the United States Law
Belgian police stop suspected car-ramming attack in Antwerp
A person has been detained in Antwerp, Belgium, after he was believed to be attempting to drive his car into a busy shopping street at high speed, according to police. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Prosecutor English-language films Judge Africa Antwerp Constable Nuclear weapon Prosecution
DA Seth Williams, in federal court, pleads not guilty to corruption charges

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lawyer Judge Prosecutor United States Department of Justice Criminal law Prosecution United States Attorney Lawyers by type
Belgian police thwart 'terrorist attack'
Belgian police intercepted a car that was speeding toward a busy shopping area and refused to stop, authorities said Thursday.
-1 points by CNN | Automobile Walking Prosecutor Prosecution French language Brazil Vehicle Driving
Prosecutor: Man linked to bombs wanted to explode himself
DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Marine accused of leaving pipe bombs in the safe in his downtown Denver hotel room planned to strap the explosives to his waist and blow himself up in Pueblo. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julia Martinez argued Thursday that 36-year-old Adam Hayat should be held ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Prosecution Criminal law English-language films Improvised explosive device Lawyer Hotel United States Marine Corps United States
2 men sentenced to more than 100 years in killing of witness to receive new trial
Two men sentenced to more than 100 years each for the killing of a witness will receive new trials after a Court of Specials Appeals decision reversed their convictions this month. Derius Duncan, 27, and Clifford Butler, 25, were both convicted of first-degree murder of Ronald Givens in 2015. But...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Appeal Prosecution Jury Lawyer United States Trial Lie Court
Former Lake County coroner turns himself in on perjury charges
Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has turned himself in to authorities on felony perjury charges.Rudd had no comment when he entered the Lake County sheriff's department with his attorney Thursday morning. He's expected to appear in court later in the morning.A grand jury indicted Rudd on...
75 points by Chicago Tribune | Sheriff Police Coroner Legal professions Jury United States Constable Prosecution
Samsung chief arrives at prosecutor's office before arrest hearing
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee appeared at South Korea's special prosecutor's office on Thursday before a court hearing that will decide whether to issue an arrest warrant over his role in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye.
103 points by Reuters | South Korea Lawyer Reuters Prosecution Thomson Reuters Criminal law Prosecutor Samsung Group
South Korea prosecutor says secured additional evidence against Samsung chief
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Wednesday it had expanded charges against Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee to include hiding the proceeds of a criminal act before it decided to seek a warrant for his arrest.
-2 points by Reuters | South Korea Reuters Lawyer Thomson Reuters Samsung Electronics News agency Criminal law Prosecution
Peroutka testifies under immunity agreement in Anne Arundel robocall trial
County Councilman Michael Anthony Peroutka acknowledged Tuesday that he reached an immunity agreement with state prosecutors before sending over emails and other records as part of an investigation into illegal robocalls aimed at his political opponent in 2014.Taking the witness stand for the second...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Prosecutor Lawyer Judge Prosecution Anne Arundel County Maryland Prosecutors Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Jury
Indictment: Alleged card fraud targeted deceased victims
PHOENIX (AP) - A state grand jury indictment stemming from a Tempe Police Department investigation accuses two men of involvement in a fraud scheme that allegedly targeted deceased holders of credit cards. A Jan. 23 indictment charges Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce with multiple counts of conspiracy, fraud and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Jury Indictment Fraud Police Lawyer Legal professions Prosecution Grand jury
South Korea prosecution to decide on Samsung chief warrant by Wednesday
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean special prosecutor's office will decide no later than Wednesday whether to request an arrest warrant for Samsung Group [SAGR.UL] chief Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in a graft investigation that may topple President Park Geun-hye.
101 points by Reuters | Reuters Criminal law Thomson Reuters Prosecution Judge Lawyer Arrest warrant Prosecutor
Fatal police shooting should be investigated by state, not county, South Jersey activist says
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said her office is conducting a thorough and impartial investigation into the death of Darryl L. Fuqua, 23, whom Bridgeton police shot Friday.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New Jersey Prosecution Legal professions Prosecutor Conflict of interest Lawyer United States New York City
Samsung chief appears for second round of questions in graft probe
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye.
-2 points by Reuters | South Korea Criminal law Arrest Arrest warrant Prosecution Samsung Electronics Call of the house Samsung Group
Civil rights leader: 'Deeply troubled' by fatal Bridgeton police shooting

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New Jersey Jury Prosecutor Police Constable Lawyer Law enforcement in the United States Prosecution
Prosecutors don't charge Chicago cop who fatally shot two, one by mistake
The Cook County State's Attorney's office said Friday that no criminal charges would be brought against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot a baseball bat-wielding teen and – mistakenly – a mother standing by him. An afternoon statement issued by the office said prosecutors found insufficient...
826 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Criminal law Cook County Illinois Legal burden of proof Evidence Architectural elements Prosecution Chicago Police Department
State AG Shapiro warns against funeral home scams
In the wake of criminal charges filed recently against a Washington County funeral home owner accused of a long-term, large-scale scam, officials including state Attorney General Josh Shapiro gathered today in Washington to warn people about avoiding similar frauds.
5 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Funeral Funeral home Prosecution Criminal law Escrow Fraud Death customs Legal documents
L.A. City Attorney Charges Five Casting Workshops in Alleged Talent Scam
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Thursday the filing of criminal charges against 25 people involved in five casting workshops, alleging that they charged aspiring actors for auditions in violation of state law. The charges follow a year-long investigation, in which an undercover actor working for the City Attorney’s office attended 13 workshops given... Read more »
8614 points by Variety | Theatre Prosecution Electric charge Film Acting Los Angeles Lawyer Beverly Hills California
Judge should deny Dani Mathers request to avoid jail: Attorney
Prosecutors aren't playing around when it comes to Dani Mathers' naked gym photo incident.
752 points by Daily News | Lawyer Playboy Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield Prosecution English-language films Judge Barrister
He was Utah’s attorney general and a rising GOP star. Now he’s facing corruption charges
As John Swallow stood before family and colleagues at a swearing-in ceremony inside the marble rotunda of the Utah Capitol in 2013, many viewed him as a rising star in the Republican Party.  Charismatic and ambitious, Swallow had served three terms in the state House and now would become Utah’s...
119 points by Los Angeles Times | Utah Prosecution Salt Lake City Felony Harry Reid United States Senate Democratic Party Vice President of the United States
Lawyers for South Korea's Park reject questioning, prosecution says
SEOUL (Reuters) - Lawyers for South Korean President Park Geun-hye have rejected a plan by a special prosecutor investigating a graft scandal to question her, citing a media leak, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Lawyer News agency Judge Prosecution President of the United States President
Man charged with sending more than 1M spam emails
A man has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly sending more than a million spam emails and damaging multiple computer networks.
303 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Judge E-mail spam Jury United States magistrate judge Fraud Prosecution Magistrate Phishing
Peru Seeks Ex-President's Detention
Peruvian prosecutors requested the detention of former President Alejandro Toledo over accusations he accepted millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA.
2 points by The Wall Street Journal | Alejandro Toledo Alberto Fujimori Criminal law Judge Attorneys general Prosecution Alan García Valentín Paniagua
Special prosecutor to review cop's testimony in 1957 Sycamore murder case
A special prosecutor was formally appointed Monday to investigate allegations that a Seattle police detective perjured herself in the case of Jack McCullough, the man whose conviction for the 1957 murder of a Sycamore girl was overturned last year. DeKalb County Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert appointed...
12 points by Chicago Tribune | Prosecution Prosecutor Criminal law Police Lawyer Legal professions State's Attorney Judge
Should MSU be leading Dr. Nassar criminal investigation?
Experts, attorney question impartiality; the university insists there’s no conflict.        
32 points by Detroit Free Press | Police Law enforcement agency Criminal Investigation Department Law enforcement Federal Bureau of Investigation Michigan State University Prosecution Crime
Attorneys general support University of Arkansas in lawsuit
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Attorneys general from Arkansas and six other states are supporting the University of Arkansas' request to dismiss a former student's lawsuit against the school. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2kndXcK ) reports that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a legal brief Monday in support of dismissing the ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Appeal United States U.S. state Prosecution Arkansas Law Louisiana Jury trial
South Korea's prosecutor says indicts former top Park aide, ex-minister
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor has indicted a former culture minister and a top aide to President Park Geun-hye on charges of abuse of power and perjury for their role in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of the leader, a spokesman said.
58 points by Reuters | South Korea Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Daegu Prosecution Park Chung-hee Investment
Cold case: Twist in 60-year-old murder
A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into whether police and prosecutors in a small Illinois town engaged in misconduct to win a false conviction in one of the nation's coldest murder cases.
536 points by CNN | Prosecutor Prosecution Judge Lawyer State's Attorney Legal professions Commonwealth's Attorney Jury
City to pay $90,000 to settle disability discrimination suit
The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $90,000 to a former sanitation worker who federal prosecutors said was wrongfully fired in 2012 after a disability left him unable to do his job.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Equal Employment Opportunity Commission United States Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Philadelphia United States Attorney Agreement Prosecution United States
Federal trial set to begin for leaders of standoff at Oregon wildlife refuge
A federal trial will soon begin for six men accused of taking part in an armed standoff with federal agents not far from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property almost three years ago. Jury selection begins Monday in Las Vegas for the initial trial, which predate the eventual federal prosecution of Bundy and sons Ammon and...
8 points by New York Post | Jury Prosecutor Nevada Scots law Legal procedure English-language films Prosecution Court
Burlco man indicted in fatal shooting

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Lawyer Jury Prosecution Burlington County New Jersey Abuse Prosecutor Judge Prison
Lawyer convicted of secretly filming teen girl undressing at fitness center
A Crystal Lake attorney was convicted of a child pornography charge Friday after a judge determined he secretly videotaped a teenage girl undressing. McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer said the video appeared to have been shot by a "voyeur" and was "intended to illicit a sexual response." Authorities...
100 points by Chicago Tribune | Prosecutor Voyeurism Lawyer McHenry County Illinois State's Attorney Camera Prosecution Change
MSU president: Justice is focus in probe of ex-doctor
MSU President in Friday letter stresses full cooperation in ongoing criminal investigations of ex-doctor Larry Nassar        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Michigan State University Complaint Police Federal Bureau of Investigation Prosecution Criminal law United States Criminal justice
3 more guards _ 9 total _ suspended in jail's sex probe
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Three more guards have been suspended with pay at a northeastern Pennsylvania jail, meaning nine are off the job while state prosecutors and others investigate allegations that inmates were sexually abused.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Pennsylvania Carbondale Pennsylvania Scranton Pennsylvania Prosecution Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Prosecutor Pleading Dunmore Pennsylvania
Prosecutors clear Coppin State University officer in shooting
Prosecutors have cleared a Coppin State University police officer of criminal charges in the shooting death of a man who opened fire near the school's campus in December.Carroll County State's Attorney Brian L. DeLeonardo said the officer who fired "did so based upon a reasonable belief that 18-year-old...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Coppin State University Criminal law Firearm Police Fanny Jackson Coppin Prosecution Rifle
Baltimore man found guilty of murder
A Baltimore man faces up to 53 years in prison after he was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges, the Baltimore City State's Attorney said Friday. Prosecutors said Devon Temple fatally shot James McCoy in the 1900 block of Wilhelm Street on May 22, 2015. A second victim was shot...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Face Faces Prosecution
Illinois man gets 3 years for seeking to join Islamic State
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 21-year-old from suburban Chicago to just over three years in prison for seeking to join Islamic State.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Supreme Court of the United States Prosecution United States Attorney