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Criminal Prosecutions over Financial Crisis Expected

Some say that the public fury over the greed on Wall Street and the financial meltdown will prompt an onslaught of indictments. After all, someone has to pay for all of the money, homes and jobs that have been lost, right?

Other criminal defense lawyers say that they are sure that prosecutors will show responsibility in deciding if criminal charges should be brought against white-collar executives, despite public outcry for perceived justice.

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Inmate Executed after Obesity Argument Fails

Richard W. Cooey II, 41, was arrested, tried and given the death penalty for the brutal murders of University of Akron sorority sisters Wendy Offredo and Dawn McCreery. Offredo and McCreery were raped, stabbed, tortured and beaten to death in 1986.

During the last minute flurry of appeals in an attempt to stop the execution, Cooey and his criminal defense lawyers argued that he was too obese to be put to death by lethal injection.

Check out the story at Total Criminal Defense.

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