Archive for the The Justice System Category

Police Investigate Las Vegas Sands for Alleged Money Laundering

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Federal investigators have targeted Las Vegas Sands Corp., a casino empire owned by billionaire Republican supporter Sheldon Adelson, for possible money laundering activity, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles may soon file criminal charges against the company due to its handling of financial transactions with [...]

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Federal Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs Facing Huge Cuts

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In bad news for both young criminals and the American judicial system, federal funding for state and local juvenile justice programs may soon see drastic cuts, according to an investigation by The Crime Report. Sources say that the House Committee that distributes funding to the Justice Department has proposed cutting the amount of cash it [...]

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Is Police Brutality Spreading?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Many people have a skewed perspective on law enforcement, often from just one bad run-in with police. By and large, police are responsible for our safety and security, and they do a wonderful job. However, there have been reports that police brutality is on the rise, and there is evidence that these statistics will continue [...]

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Pending Charges Dismissed Against Brian David Mitchell in Utah

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The man charged with kidnapping  Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will not face state charges. A Utah judge signed an order to dismiss these charges since a federal jury already convicted him in December. Brian David Mitchell was sentenced to two life terms on charges of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines [...]

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Strauss-Kahn Case Postponed to August

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former front-runner for France’s next presidency, is slated to appear in a New York court at the beginning of August. Meanwhile, his lawyers continue to insist that the criminal charges against him be dismissed. Seven charges were issued, including forceful imprisonment and attempted rape. However, the case against Strauss-Kahn has weakened due [...]

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Former Detroit Mayor Sentenced to Prison for Perjury

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced on May 24 to between 18 months and five years in prison after he was convicted of lying in court and hiding assets that could have been used to repay money he owes the city. Kilpatrick’s political career as mayor of Detroit and as a Michigan state representative [...]

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Kids Dead, Dad Wrongfully Executed?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Five years ago, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas on criminal charges for allegedly committing arson at his own home in 1991, killing his three children. Willingham was convicted of murder and then executed in 2004 – but now a nationally recognized fire scientist has alerted the state of Texas that for a household [...]

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Dayton Cleans Up with Ohio’s Criminal Justice Grants

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The state of Ohio is awarding nearly $30 million of federal stimulus money in grants to improve criminal justice throughout the state – and the Dayton area is getting $2.7 million of it. The money will be used to bolster criminal justice and aid in some state-funded programs like Butler county’s Alcoholism Council, which was [...]

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Piece of Paper No Longer Cuts It: Lab Technicians Must Testify in Criminal Cases

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

For years a piece of paper proving that a driver had a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit was probably enough evidence for a conviction – with no actual testimony from a person who conducted the blood test. These days, that is no longer the case, according to a Los Angeles Times story. In criminal [...]

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Ohio Cop Gets 20 Years for Cocaine Plot

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A formers police officer in Zanesville, Ohio, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a drug conspiracy that allegedly involved stealing drugs from criminal dealers and reselling them for profit, according to WBNS. Sean Beck was the third officer to be sentenced in the drug distribution plot. The officers allegedly faked drug raids to [...]

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