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Last 20 posts indexed in the Criminal Law category on Justia BlawgSearch.com
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  • 06/27/17--13:07: Tucker on Wage Theft
  • Eric Tucker (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) has posted When Wage Theft Was a Crime in Canada, 1935-1955(Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 54(3)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent years the term “wage theft” has been...

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    This is the final, febrile end-stage of the prion disease that has afflicted the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in 1981. -- Charles PierceThe Senate's health care bill, cobbled together in secrecy by a few white men without input from health care experts or stakeholders (or even Republican women Senators) and rushed towards a vote before its impact could be fully digested, is a heartless piece of crap that would be devastating to the poor while providing a massive tax cut to the already-wealthy.  It does nothing to address the overarching problems with our nation's health care such as controlling rising costs or stabilizing insurance markets.  Oh, and it would defund Planned Parenthood too.  In short, it encapsulates perfectly today's Republican Party:  mean-spirited, lacking transparency, unconcerned about policy, and bolstered by lies and obfuscation.While it appears that the bill is…

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    Carolyn Strange (Australian National University (ANU)) has posted Pardon and Parole in Prohibition-Era New York: Discretionary Justice in the Administrative State (Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 54(3), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Historians of early-modern England and British...

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    They say that if you can’t explain something to a sixth grader–you probably don’t understand it.   Unfortunately, some legal concepts don’t fit nicely into a tiny article like this.  Yes, I’m already making excuses, and we’re not even three lines into this.  More importantly, I’m warning you that this article tends to be a bit detailed (boring?). So many “scoresheet” issues come up these days, I thought it would be nice to start delving into them.  This article may sound a bit like an episode of Inside Baseball, but for those poor folks who find themselves facing possible prison time on a felony–I hope this article provides you some insights and comfort. We defense attorneys constantly complain about the minimum mandatory sentences imposed by our legislature.  Sentencing is supposed to be the job of the judge.  Mandatory sentences unfairly tie the hands of our judges, who…

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    Erin R. Collins (University of Richmond School of Law) has posted The Criminalization of Title IX (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The recent spate of media and political...

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    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christina Renee Caveny, 37, Dallas, Texas pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.  Bruce Kevin Hawkins, 52, Desoto, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. Caveny faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine while Hawkins faces a maximum statutory penalty of twenty years […] The post Foreclosure Rescuers Plead Guilty in Texas appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.

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    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Sergey Shchirskiy, 41, Sacramento, California, was sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison for his participation in two mortgage fraud schemes and one tax fraud scheme. According to court documents, Shchirskiy pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in each of the two mortgage fraud cases, as well as one count of conspiracy […] The post Dueling Mortgage Fraud Schemes Land Perp in Prison appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.

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    We have noticed a dramatic spike in the number of fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl and other synthetic opioid prosecutions by the Department of Justice in states across the country. In fact,… read more → The post Fentanyl Drug Crime Prosecutions on the Rise appeared first on Pate & Johnson Law Firm.

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    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael “Mickey” Henschel, 68, Van Nuys, California was indicted on an 11-counts for his alleged role as the mastermind of a foreclosure-avoidance scam that targeted distressed homeowner.  He was arrested on federal charges that he orchestrated a bankruptcy fraud scheme that brought in more than $7 million from victims. Henschel was ordered detained pending trial. According to the indictment unsealed […] The post Foreclosure Avoidance Scam Mastermind Indicted appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.

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    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Steven Diamond, 60, Chicago, Illinois, a mortgage loan originator with offices in Chicago and Calumet City, was indicted and arraigned on federal fraud charges for his alleged role in a scheme to bilk elderly homeowners out of millions of dollars.  According to the indictment, he engaged in a home repair and loan fraud scheme that […] The post Reverse Mortgage Schemers Charged appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.

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    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ana Maritza Gomez, 44, Hyattsville, Maryland, was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and five counts of mail fraud arising from a scheme to defraud victims through a foreclosure rescue fraud scam. Two co-defendants, Rene De Jesus De Leon, 48, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Pedrina Rodriguez Bonilla, 38, Silver Spring, […] The post Maryland Mod Fraud Conviction and Pleas appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.

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    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Rafael Popoteur, 65, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with conspiring to commit bank fraud between 2012 and 2014.  He admitted his role in a scheme to use false information and simultaneous loan applications at multiple banks to fraudulently obtain home equity lines of credit, a practice known as “shotgunning,” According […] The post Guilty Plea in Shotgunning Case appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.

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    It's time to change the way that criminals are punished in the American criminal justice system, argues William R. Kelly in his latest book, "From Retribution to Public Safety: Disruptive Innovation of American Criminal Justice.""For decades, we've been asking, 'What is the crime committed, and how much punishment do they deserve?'" said Kelly in a recent interview. "We're saying, ask a different question: 'How do we keep them from coming back?'"This is the third book authored by Kelly, a University of Texas professor and director of the university's Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research, and his first collaboration. Contributing authors were U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, a former U.S. Attorney, and Dr. William Streusand, a psychiatrist.In the book, the trio gives evidence of what Kelly calls the "clear, understandable relationship" between criminality and factors like mental…

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    Dana Erin Phillips (York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Students) has posted Let's Talk about Sexual Assault: Survivor Stories and the Law in the Jian Ghomeshi Media Discourse (Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 54(4), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the...

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  • 06/27/17--18:04: Wright on Prosecutors
  • Ronald F. Wright (Wake Forest University - School of Law) has posted Prosecutors, Flying Blind and Flying Solo (Chapter in Academy for Justice: A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the...

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    The Arlington Heights Police Department has announced that they will have a Traffic Enforcement Campaign in place from June 26 to July 9, 2017. The Traffic Enforcement Campaign coincides with the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. The Traffic Enforcement Campaign will check motorists and vehicles for seatbelt violations, DUI driving, and a roadside safety checkpoint. The first roadside safety checkpoint will take place on June 28th on Arlington Heights Road just south of Algonquin Road. A roadside safety checkpoint is a way that the police can look inside your vehicle and pull you over to the side if they smell something, or see something inside the car, or suspect that the driver is up to no good. What the Arlington Heights Police are planning on doing this weekend is commonly known as a “Police Roadblock.” The Arlington Heights Police will be looking for people that are not wearing their seatbelts and are Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. The…

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    On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will have a significant effect on securities class action litigation, changing the strategic calculus for both institutional plaintiffs and defendants. In California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. Anz Securities, Inc., No. 16-373, 582 U.S. ___ (2017) , the Court held that American Pipe tolling does not apply to the 3-year statute of repose for private damage claims under the Securities Act of 1933.  Thus, the filing of a class action complaint under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 does not toll the three-year statute of repose for individual claims that may be brought by putative class members who later decide to opt out of a class-wide settlement. CalPERS arose out of two public securities offerings issued by Lehman Brothers Holdings in 2007 and 2008.  In September 2008, with Lehman in bankruptcy, a Section 11 class action was filed against Anz Securities and other underwriters to…

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    Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Tamila E. Ipema issued a court order that the San Diego County District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis, must return $100,000 of seized assets back to a medical marijuana businessman and his family. Over a year ago, DEA agents raided James Slatic’s business, but did not charge anyone with a crime. They used sledgehammers to break open the front door of Med-West Distribution, Slatic’s business that supplied a collective of medical pot shops with cannabis oils used for vaping as well as marijuana-laced edibles, topical creams, and other products. The agents seized all of the inventory, business records, and just over $324,000 in cash (a separate forfeiture proceeding for those funds is ongoing). A few days after the raid, the District Attorney’s office also froze Slatic’s personal bank account, along with the accounts of his wife and two stepdaughters, alleging that the money was illegal drug profits. They took $55,000…