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11 Mar 2011, 11:41 am by Doreen
Simply receiving an email that depicts an actual (or simulated) sexual act by an individual under the age of 18 could result in your being charged under the California Child Pornography laws. Additionally, both state and federal laws are dictated that make it a crime to produce, distribute, or sell materials that exploit or even [...] [read post]
20 Feb 2011, 8:33 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Viktor Bout request for continuance of motion schedule and trial date DENIED. Mr. Bout wants 30 days to retain a new lawyer. Viktor Bout Denied Order [read post]
1 Apr 2011, 2:40 am by Doreen
Unfortunately, child enticement has a vague definition, and it is possible that this charge will be rendered against a person who actually had no criminal intent. Fortunately, the prosecution has the burden to prove intent to harm the child. Child enticement is generally defined as attempting to lure or persuade any child to enter, stay, [...] [read post]
18 Feb 2011, 4:22 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Douglas McNabb discusses the problems Viktor Bout will have in hiring attorneys because he is on the OFAC SDN List. [read post]
4 Nov 2011, 12:43 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Douglas McNabb, an expert lawyer in federal criminal defense and international extradition, discusses the federal criminal and international extradition issues arising from Viktor Bout's conviction. --------------------- To find additional federal criminal news, please read Federal Crimes Watch Daily. Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/or report extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition… [read post]
21 Oct 2011, 12:03 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The US government is prosecuting Viktor Bout for violating several federal criminal laws. The following is a transcript of a conversation allegedly between Viktor Bout and a confidential informant for the DEA. The informant testified in trial that Mr. Bout told the informant "Let's go to war" as they waited for an elevator at the Sofitel Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. CASE: UNITED STATES v. VIKTOR BOUT DATE: March 6, 2008 START TIME: 1:20 p.m. FILE: N-63 LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand PARTICIPANTS: Viktor… [read post]
21 Feb 2011, 3:02 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
To simplify, voir dire is the process of selecting a jury prior to the commencement of trial. Jurors are questioned in order for both parties, the government and defense, to determine the jurors' background and potential biases. Voir dire also provides the opportunity for potential jurors to meet the attorneys representing the parties involved. Significantly, voir dire is the first impression between the attorney and jury. From a federal criminal defense standpoint, when questioning and selecting… [read post]
22 Feb 2011, 2:51 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
A federal criminal jury trial commences immediately following jury selection. In a typical federal criminal case, the courtroom is comprised of an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), the defendant and defendant's counsel, a United States District Court judge, the jury of 12 men and women, and a court reporter. The courtroom is generally open to the public unless previously determined otherwise. Opening statements play a significant role in federal criminal trial proceedings. In the federal… [read post]
21 Jan 2012, 5:06 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
New U.S. Courthouse in downtown Buffalo, New York on January 20, 2012 released the following: "The recently opened 10-story U.S. courthouse in Buffalo, N.Y., is home not only to the federal judiciary but also provides office space for the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney, and the General Services Administration. The building includes five district court and four magistrate judge courtrooms, 11 judicial chambers, the local federal public defender and probation and pretrial… [read post]
25 Jan 2011, 1:36 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The man accused of carrying out the mass shooting in Tucson pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in a Phoenix courtroom - an initial step in a case against Jared Loughner that could take years to wind its way through the criminal justice system. Both federal and state authorities intend to prosecute Loughner in the January 8 shootings. There will also likely be proceedings over whether to move the case to a different venue, a possible insanity defense, and prosecutors' push for the death penalty.… [read post]
23 Jan 2012, 9:35 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Associated Press on January 23, 2012 released the following: "By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the oft-delayed trial of jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is accused of bilking investors out of $7 billion in a vast Ponzi scheme. A federal court judge in Houston is expected to spend Monday questioning prospective jurors. Opening arguments are expected to start Tuesday. Stanford's attorneys have said they expect him to testify. Stanford was… [read post]
23 Apr 2011, 1:11 pm by David A. Bauernfeind
Raleigh,Cary,Apex criminal lawyer comments on larceny cases… Stealing property or shoplifting is typically charged in one of two ways in North Carolina, either as a misdemeanor larceny case (usually where the value is under $1,000) or as a felony larceny case (where the value exceeds $1,000 or where the person has removed a security device from the goods). In certain cases, a person charged with larceny may be eligible for either a misdemeanor or felony first offenders or diversion program. These… [read post]
30 Mar 2012, 7:01 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The New York Times on March 29, 2012 released the following: "By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The former superintendent of the Upper Big Branch mine, where an explosion killed 29 workers, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal fraud charge. Gary May of Bloomingrose, the highest-ranking Massey Energy official charged in connection with the blast, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced Aug. 9. He pleaded guilty before Judge Irene Berger of Federal District Court to conspiracy to defraud the federal… [read post]
13 Oct 2011, 6:46 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Miami Herald on October 12, 2011 released the following: "THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Federal prosecutors have dropped mortgage fraud charges against a Florida lawyer and former police officer. Prosecutors told a Fort Lauderdale judge Wednesday they would not retry attorney Steven Stoll and former Plantation officer Dennis Guaracino. Their first trial ended in a mistrial in September when a jury could not reach a verdict. The third defendant in the case is Joseph Guaracino, brother… [read post]
29 Aug 2011, 8:06 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Main Justice on August 29, 2011 released the following: "Former FBI Technican Sentenced; She Stole Almost $80,000 A former employee at an Indiana FBI office will spend 15 months in prison after pleading guilty for lying about stealing nearly $80,000. Melissa L. Sims worked as an evidence control technician in the Merrillvile office from 1996 through September 2008. According to her plea agreement, Sims admitted to stealing or embezzling evidence she was supposed to have disposed of properly. She… [read post]
21 Jul 2011, 2:05 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The U.S. Attorneys Office Eastern District of Arkansas on July 20, 2011 released the following: "WEST MEMPHIS SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEE ARRESTED ON FEDERAL COMPLAINT Little Rock - Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Leeanna Brooke Morgan, age 30, of West Memphis, was arrested today on a Complaint charging her with knowingly transferring, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent… [read post]
2 Dec 2011, 8:40 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on December 1, 2011 released the following: "ATLANTA- Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin announces the following arrest today at Columbus, Georgia: Yancy Craft, aka Travis Mobley, 41 years of age, of Columbus, Georgia and formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, was taken into custody today, December 1, 2011, by FBI agents of the Columbus, Georgia Resident Agency after coming to the attention of undercover officers on the Internet as part of an interstate child… [read post]
5 Mar 2012, 9:53 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Associated Press (AP) on March 5, 2012 released the following: "By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) - An appeals court denied a request by the Tucson shooting rampage suspect's lawyers to stop their client's forced medication with psychotropic drugs and end his treatment at a Missouri prison facility where experts are trying to make him psychologically fit for trial. The ruling Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for authorities to continue to medicate… [read post]
29 Aug 2011, 5:49 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Houston Chronicle on August 28, 2011 released the following: "FBI: Suspect arrested in Albuquerque bank robbery ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a man suspected in an Albuquerque bank robbery last week. The FBI says 29-year-old James Aley White, of Albuquerque, is expected to have an initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court. FBI special agents and officers with the Albuquerque Police Department's Repeat Offender Project unit arrested White at an Albuquerque motel on… [read post]
2 Sep 2011, 12:24 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Reuters on September 2, 2011 released the following: "(Reuters) - A judge on Friday refused to throw out the perjury case against pitching star Roger Clemens over steroid use after a mistrial was declared when prosecutors presented evidence that had been barred. Judge Reggie Walton agreed to start a second trial on April 17 over whether the former pitcher lied when he told Congress he had never taken steroids or performance-enhancing drugs. Prosecutors contend that he did and committed perjury and… [read post]