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Criminal Defense News 04/2011 (Page 7)



Liberia: Defense Minister, Auditors, Dig Heels in Bitter Duel
An acrimonious exchange has broken out between the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and Defence Minister Brownie Samukai over the alleged squandering of US564,00 worth of rice meant for soldiers, with the GAC concluding that the Defense Minister should face criminal prosecution for allegedly falsifying records.

Bill limiting criminal appeals appears to be on fast track
A bill imposing a time limit for bringing post-conviction appeals in criminal cases appears to be on the fast track in the Legislature.

Defense presses trial jury to acquit Rajaratnam
Raj Rajaratnam's lawyer took his last shot at a trial to keep his client out of prison, telling jurors on Thursday that phone taps and a parade of government witnesses did not prove that the hedge fund manager traded on material inside information about companies.

SCCC to hold Criminal Justice Academy this summer
Newton Sussex County Community College will again host the Criminal Justice Academy this summer from July 5 to 8.

Author Michael Connelly Plugs Eric Clapton in 'The Fifth Witness' -- Music Appreciation
Eric Clapton fans will be delighted to find a reference to the guitar genius in Michael Connelly's new novel, ' The Fifth Witness .' The best-selling author pays tribute to ol' 'Slowhand' in a scene where criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller listens to 'Judgement Day,' a song from Clapton's 2010 album. " I've tracked his career, read his autobiography, watched him play live and listened to ...

Oakland Career Criminal Gets Stiff Sentence On Crack Conviction
A 24-year-old Oakland drug dealer has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to 13 years and four months in prison for selling cocaine.

Judge Rules On Stain In Casey's Trunk
Judge Belvin Perry rules whether a stain in Casey Anthony's trunk will be allowed to be introduced during Casey Anthony's murder trial.

New member joins Burlington County bridge commission
At the Burlington County Bridge Commission’s April 14 meeting, James D. Fattorini was sworn in as its newest member, according to the commission’s Director of Communications Elizabeth Verna.

Rajaratnam defense in last shot to urge acquittal
Raj Rajaratnam's lawyer took a last shot at trial of keeping his client out of prison, blasting the credibility of key witnesses and telling jurors the government failed to prove the hedge fund manager broke insider trading laws.

Broomfield man accused of defense data violations
A Broomfield man is facing federal charges that he provided South Korea with technical defense data that requires a license.

Clemens' defense takes a hit
The congressional committee that investigated performance-enhancing drug use in baseball won't have to turn over internal documents that Roger Clemens has been seeking as he prepares to defend himself in a perjury trial, a federal judge said Thursday.

Civil suit to accompany criminal charges in school sex case
Attorneys for the alleged victim of sexual assault by a middle school psychologist 10 years ago said they plan to bring a civil lawsuit against Allison M. Robinson , who already faces criminal charges

Famous lawyer wants BISD to re-issue $500k check
Criminal defense attorney Dick DeGuerin of Houston wants the Beaumont School District to re-issue a check for more than a half million dollars to the district's electrical contractor Calvin Walker, who is under federal investigation.

Salyer case: Judge advises no public funding to aid defense
A federal magistrate sympathizes with Scott Salyer's defense attorneys about the vast amounts of documents seized in Operation Rotten Tomato, but advises against spending public funds to assist Salyer to sort through the data.

Kalis arrest shines spotlight on DA's Brady policy; DA's office has written policy for dealing with officers with ...
Former Eureka Police Department detective Daniel Kalis is facing a felony criminal complaint, and that might prove good news for those he arrested over the years.

Rajaratnam Defense In Last Shot To Urge Acquittal
Raj Rajaratnam's lawyer took his last shot at trial to keep his client out of prison, blasting the credibility of key witnesses and telling jurors Thursday that the government failed to prove the hedge fund manager broke insider-trading laws.

Sealed Records Exposed In Major Court Gaffe
Federal prosecutors scramble to cloak details of ongoing probes Officials mistakenly posted details of 40 ongoing criminal investigations to PACER, the web site offering online access to federal court records. Sealed Warrants read more

Sealed Records Exposed In Major Court Gaffe
Federal prosecutors scramble to cloak details of ongoing probes Officials mistakenly posted details of 40 ongoing criminal investigations to PACER, the web site offering online access to federal court records. Sealed Warrants read more

Chad Rahn gets maximum sentence
Chad Rahn will spend 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. Rahn was found guilty of official misconduct, fourth-degree criminal facilitation and computer trespass in February. He testified in his own defense at the bench trial, over which Judge Joseph Valentino presided. Eighteen witnesses were called to the stand during the six days of the trial. Recorded phone calls, depositions, text messages and ...

Chad Rahn gets maximum sentence
Chad Rahn will spend 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. Rahn was found guilty of official misconduct, fourth-degree criminal facilitation and computer trespass in February. He testified in his own defense at the bench trial, over which Judge Joseph Valentino presided. Eighteen witnesses were called to the stand during the six days of the trial. Recorded phone calls, depositions, text messages and ...

Chad Rahn gets maximum sentence
Chad Rahn will spend 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison. Rahn was found guilty of official misconduct, fourth-degree criminal facilitation and computer trespass in February. He testified in his own defense at the bench trial, over which Judge Joseph Valentino presided. Eighteen witnesses were called to the stand during the six days of the trial. Recorded phone calls, depositions, text messages and ...

Attorney Charged For Witness Tampering
A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment against veteran criminal defense attorney Charles Daum and two of his investigators. According to the indictment, Daum orchestrated an elaborate scheme in an effort to win an acquittal for his client by doctoring photos, convincing witnesses to lie and going as far as to hide a key government witness who had been subpoenaed to testify.

Man Accused Of Killing Father Has Long Legal History
A man accused of killing his father has a history of criminal charges since 1987.

FBI: Jobseeker pretended to be Army Maj. General
West Va. man's resume reportedly claimed he was high-ranking military officer, listed Army Chief of Staff as reference

Most court cases take time
DANBURY -- As far as court cases go, Paul Arbitelle 's was open and shut.

Oklahoma Author Delves Into Girl Scout Murders, 'Biggest Case' In State's History
The story of one of Oklahoma's most notorious trials will soon be on book shelves.

Most court cases take time
DANBURY -- As far as court cases go, Paul Arbitelle 's was open and shut.

Password good defense against wireless router invaders
Several recent cases underscore the need for people to protect their wireless routers with a password, or criminals can connect.

Netanyahu Calls Easter Shooting of Israeli ‘Criminal,’ Seeks Investigation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded the Palestinian Authority take “harsh steps” against those responsible for today’s West Bank shooting death of the nephew of a minister of his Likud party.

Jury convicts Livingston woman of felony criminal endangerment in death of a Red Lodge man
A Dillon jury convicted a Livingston woman of felony criminal endangerment in the death of an 18-year-old Red Lodge man whose car struck the back of her bus after it broke down on Interstate 15 in the middle of the night.

Jury convicts Livingston woman of felony criminal endangerment in death of a Red Lodge man
A Dillon jury convicted a Livingston woman of felony criminal endangerment in the death of an 18-year-old Red Lodge man whose car struck the back of her bus after it broke down on Interstate 15 in the middle of the night.

Oklahoma Author Delves Into The Camp Scott Girl Scout Murders
The story of one of Oklahoma's most horrific murder cases will soon be on book shelves in "Tent Number 8: An Investigation of the Girl Scout Murders and the Trial of Gene Leroy Hart."

Most court cases take time
DANBURY -- As far as court cases go, Paul Arbitelle 's was open and shut.

Defense lawyers take case against documentation penalties to state high court
A record 17 times last year, Wisconsin's Court of Appeals hit lawyers with $150 "summary sanctions" when judges thought briefs were missing documentation. The state public defender contends that the practice relies on an unconstitutionally vague rule.

Criminal Court, April 25, 2011
A Pottsville man Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court chose not to fight allegations that he possessed child pornography.Leroy B. Bone Sr., 53, pleaded no contest to 40 counts of possession of child pornography.Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin accepted Bone's

Convention Calendar for April 25
Convention Calendar for April 25

Grand jury criticizes Riverside Countys legal defense contract process
Riverside County supervisors failed to follow their own policies when awarding a new criminal defense contract earlier this year, a newly released grand jury report concludes. The report, made public this month and set to go before supervisors Tuesday, asserts the board's action circumvented the recommendations of three Northern California public defenders brought on to evaluate competing bids.

Experts: Verdict aside, wiretaps at NYC insider trading trial getting Wall Street’s attention
NEW YORK — The secretly taped conversations aired at the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, a one-time billionaire hedge fund boss, have given jurors a sometimes colorful dose of the go-big-or-go-home mentality at Wall Street firms.

The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh Criminal Defense Law Firm, Adds Attorney Moseley Matheson to its Team
The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh law firm, announced today the addition of M. Moseley Matheson to its team providing outstanding criminal defense services to the people of Raleigh, Wake County, and the Research Triangle. (PRWeb April 25, 2011) Read the full story at (link) prweb8338441.htm

Hometownstations.com-WLIO- Lima, OH News Weather SportsNY trial tapes seen as Wall Street wake-up call
NEW YORK (AP) - The secretly taped conversations aired at the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, a one-time billionaire hedge fund boss, have given jurors a sometimes colorful dose of the go-big-or-go-home mentality at Wall Street firms.

NY trial tapes seen as Wall Street wake-up call
(04-25) 00:12 PDT New York, NY (AP) -- The secretly taped conversations aired at the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, a one-time billionaire hedge fund boss, have given jurors a sometimes colorful dose of the...

The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh Criminal Defense Law Firm, Adds Attorney Moseley Matheson to its Team
The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh law firm, announced today the addition of M. Moseley Matheson to its team providing outstanding criminal defense services to the people of Raleigh, Wake County, and the Research Triangle.

Hamilton County: Defense attorney charged with driving impaired
A veteran criminal defense attorney was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and implied consent law, according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Are jurors swayed by the 'CSI Effect'?
It's called the "CSI Effect." Prosecutors say jurors bring expectations of what they see on TV into the courtroom. Defense attorneys see it differently.

NY trial tapes seen as Wall Street wake-up call
The secretly taped conversations aired at the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, a one-time billionaire hedge fund boss, have given jurors a colorful dose of the go-big-or-go-home mentality at Wall Street firms.

Defense attorney facing drunk driving charges
A veteran criminal defense attorney is facing charges of driving while impaired and violating the implied consent law.

NYC insider trading jury gets final instructions; prosecutor says defense wants jurors to defy logic
Associated Press - April 25, 2011 11:15 AM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A Manhattan jury has been getting its final instructions at the insider trading trial of a former billionaire hedge fund boss.

Wife of ex-Island Lake mayor goes on trial this week
When jury selection begins Monday for the theft and official misconduct trial of the director of the village-run preschool, the stakes are high. If a jury finds Sharon Hyde guilty of theft of government property she will face a minimum sentence of six years in prison.

Career criminal Kevin Gervasio testifies that A.J. Rivera admitted to killing Amanda Burns
TROY - A career criminal testified Monday that Alberto "A.J." Rivera admitted more than five years ago that he killed 21-year-old Amanda Burns.

Town files statement of defense in Massen lawsuit
AMHERSTBURG — The Town of Amherstburg has officially filed its statement of defense in relation to the lawsuit filed by Jim Massen. Massen is seeking retention of his naming rights to the areas of the United Communities Credit Union Complex that he had purchased last year as well as legal costs.[...]




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