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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]
29 Mar 2012, 11:52 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on March 28, 2012 released the following: "Bessemer Woman Charged with Making False Statement to Federal Agents BIRMINGHAM- Federal prosecutors today charged a Bessemer woman for lying to federal agents conducting a criminal investigation, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley. In a one-count criminal information filed in U.S. District Court, the U.S. Attorney's Office charged HADAM BENACHOU with making a… [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]
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]
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]
12 Oct 2011, 7:45 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
CNN on October 12, 2011 released the following: "Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to detonate an explosive device in his underwear aboard a Christmas 2009 flight to Detroit, pleaded guilty in court Wednesday. On Tuesday, the prosecution finished its opening statement and the defense said it would reserve the right to give an opening statement at a later point in the trial. The judge in the trial refused to prevent the prosecution from calling the device he allegedly… [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]
26 Apr 2011, 4:18 pm by David A. Bauernfeind
This Raleigh, Apex, Cary DUI/DWI lawyer recently wrote here and here about sobriety checkpoints. Now comes word that the prohibition of such practices may be a growing trend. Consider the following story originally published in the Providence Journal: PROVIDENCE - Two Democratic House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would outlaw roadside police checkpoints used to identify drunken drivers. Rep. Charlene Lima is the bill's prime sponsor. She said the checkpoints violate people's civil rights,… [read post]
1 Mar 2011, 10:08 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Witness testimony is critical in federal criminal jury trial proceedings. Witnesses have the ability to describe their recollection of the events in question, and confirm or deny facts of the case. Ultimately, witness testimony has the power to sway the jury's verdict. In a federal criminal trial, there are two types of witnesses. Lay witnesses are permitted to testify based on first-hand knowledge regarding the facts of the case. An expert witness is qualified by knowledge, skill, experience,… [read post]
6 Jul 2011, 7:02 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The U.S. Attorney's Office Central District of Illinois on July 6, 2011 (states July 7, 2011) released the following: "Peoria Heights CPA Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Client; Tax Evasion Peoria, Ill. - A Peoria-area certified public accountant, James Boyd, waived indictment today and pled guilty to one count each of wire fraud and tax evasion as charged in an information filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois. Boyd, 57, of Peoria Heights, admitted to defrauding… [read post]
13 Oct 2011, 2:52 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 13, 2011 released the following: "WASHINGTON- A former civilian employee of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), a component of the Department of Defense, pled guilty today in Washington, D.C., to making more than $485,000 in false travel claims using the Defense Travel System, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department's Criminal Division. John R. Brock, 52, of Crofton, Md., pled guilty today before… [read post]
17 Oct 2011, 8:00 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Chicago Tribune on October 15, 2011 released the following: "Associated Press MUNCIE, Ind.- A convicted child molester has been arrested after police and FBI agents raided his Muncie apartment and found child pornography. A jail spokesman said 51-year-old Anthony W. Humphrey was being held in Marion County Jail on Saturday on a hold for U.S. marshals. Humprhey was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis with a federal charge of possession of child pornography. Court documents say… [read post]
17 Nov 2011, 8:26 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Politico on November 16, 2011 released the following: "The criminal trial of former Senator, Democratic presidential candidate, and Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards of North Carolina will get underway at the end of January, a federal judge ordered Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles, who sits in Greensboro, set Jan. 30 for the beginning of jury seleciton in the case, with the first evidence in the case to be presented two weeks later on Feb. 13. Edwards is charged… [read post]
6 Jul 2011, 6:30 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The U.S. Attorney's Office Middle District of Alabama on July 6, 2011 released the following: "Montgomery, Alabama - George L. Beck, Jr., was sworn in today and immediately took over his duties as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Mr. Beck was nominated by President Obama on March 31, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 30, 2011. George Beck, a resident of Santuck, Alabama, was sworn in this morning as United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama… [read post]
10 Aug 2011, 9:15 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Thai court in Bangkok has started the reconsideration of the decision on extradition of Russian businessman Viktor Bout to the US. Bout's lawyer filed the relevant demand back in 2010. Bout was arrested in Thailand in 2008 following the request from the US authorities. In 2010 he was extradited to New York. His lawyers claim this was done with the violation of the local legislation. The US accuses Bout of illegal weapon trade but he denied the accusations. The jury court on Bout's case was… [read post]
16 Aug 2010, 5:12 pm by David A. Bauernfeind
This Durham/Cary/Raleigh DUI lawyer foresees law enforcement officers searching cell phones incident to a DUI arrest. Generally, speaking the law is that if an officer makes an arrest, no matter the charge, he may proceed to search the arrestee's vehicle for incriminating evidence. But can the arresting officer search through a cell phone for incriminating text messages, phone records, and voice messages? The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that the "manifest" need to preserve… [read post]
28 Sep 2011, 7:49 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
CNN on September 27, 2011 released the following: "By Terry Frieden, CNN Washington (CNN) - The number of federally convicted felons seeking pardons or commuted sentences has risen sharply in recent years, causing a growing backlog in the processing of the applications, according to a Justice report released Tuesday. The report by the Justice Department inspector general says the backlog jumped by 92% from 2005 to 2010. During that period, the number of petitions received more than doubled,… [read post]
23 Aug 2011, 6:03 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 22, 2011 released the following: "Nonprofit Director Charged with Wire Fraud PHILADELPHIA- William Mackey was charged today by information with wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Mackey ran a nonprofit called City-Wide Youth Leadership Agency in North Philadelphia. City-Wide received City of Philadelphia grants that were financially administered by third party nonprofits designated as City-Wide's "fiscal agents."… [read post]
17 Feb 2012, 7:21 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on February 16, 2012 released the following: "BATON ROUGE, LA-United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment on Thursday, February 16, 2012, charging ANDREW I. BRYSON, 31, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with falsely claiming to have been awarded the Purple Heart and unauthorized wearing of military medals. BRYSON faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison and fines of $200,000. The indictment… [read post]
22 Aug 2011, 4:47 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Jurist on August 21, 2011 released the following: "Daniel Richey [JURIST] Attorneys for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday asked the US Supreme Court [official website] to uphold a controversial law that makes it illegal to falsely claim to be a decorated military veteran. The Stolen Valor Act [text, PDF], enacted in 2005, makes it a federal crime for an individual to "falsely represent[] himself or herself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration… [read post]