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Assemblywoman with Shoplifting Conviction Contests Alameda County Seat

An upcoming election for a vacant seat on the Alameda County Board Of Supervisors will attract more than the usual amount of attention.   The seat is being vacated by a woman who had to give up her seat after a highly publicized sex s...
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Identity Theft Crime Losses on the Rise

  The actual number of identity theft crimes that were reported in California fell in 2011, compared to 2010.  However, there was an increase in losses as a result of such theft. In 2010, victims of identity fraud are reported...
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Man Charged in Arson That Resulted in $500 Million Submarine Damage

A shipyard worker at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has been charged with arson, for his role in starting a fire that raged through a submarine causing more than $500 million in losses.  24-year-old Casey James Fury was charged with 2 c...
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Murdoch Phone Hacking Investigation Now Includes Theft Allegations

The ongoing investigation into charges of phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspapers in the United Kingdom has now been expanded to include allegations that much of the data was obtained from cell phones that were stolen from thei...
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33 People Indicted in Motorcycle, Gun Trafficking Ring

Authorities in New York have cracked down on a motorcycling and gun trafficking ring that they say was involved in lifting expensive motorcycles off the streets of New York and selling them at throwaway prices. A jury in Manhattan has indic...
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3 Men Sentenced for Assault under Federal Laws

Three men were who found guilty of attacking an African-American man at a bus stop in Houston, Texas last summer have been sentenced.  The sentences range from 2 ½ years to more than 6 years.  This is the first case in the stat...
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Feds Investigating Bribery Fraud Allegations against New Jersey Mayor

Investigations into bribery charges involving the mayor of a New Jersey city are currently on.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently seeking evidence into allegations of bribery, extortion, fraud and money laundering involving ...
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Penn State Faces Severe Penalties after Sandusky Conviction

Penn State's woes after the conviction of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted on charges of child molestation and abuse, have not ended. In fact, if anything, the future is increasingly dim for the celebrated team. The Natio...
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Colorado Shooting Defense Team Faces an Uphill Task

It will not be an easy few months ahead for the criminal defense team that is currently representing James Holmes, the 24-year-old man who has been accused of gunning down 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. For obvious reasons,...
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James Holmes' Psychiatric Evaluation

With speculation rising that the legal defense team for James Holmes will probably enter an insanity plea, it is likely that the young man who is at the center of the shooting tragedy, will be subjected to a psychiatric evaluation. Experts wi...
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