Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother implicated in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, has been arraigned in his hospital bed, a federal official said.
The charges against him have been sealed, however, Gary Wente, the circuit executive for the US Courts in Boston, said.
The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group – a multi-security agency unit tasked with interrogating high-value suspects – had previously been unable to question Tsarnaev following his capture on Friday night [...]
Banned from buying dollars and confronted by the fastest inflation in the Western Hemisphere, some Argentine savers are seeking refuge in bitcoin as a store of value even after the virtual currency’s collapse.
TradeHill Inc., the San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange, plans to open its first Latin American office in Argentina after demand surged the most in the region, founder Jered Kenna said in an interview on April 12. Rodolfo Andragnes, an agent for [...]
Peter Madoff, 67, spotted at synagogue in Manhattan celebrating granddaughter’s bat mitzvah in lavish ceremony
Brother of disgraced Bernie Madoff, the convicted Ponzi schemer who bilked billions of dollars of investments
Peter Madoff showed some real chutzpah by going to his daughter’s lavish bat mitzvah yesterday after his family pleaded with a judge to delay his 10-year prison sentence.
The brother of shamed Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff was pictured by the New York Post attending his [...]
Today its reported that a Grantham man Andrew Berridge who sexually attacked a teenage girl received a 6 month prison sentence despite having previous form and he will only have to do half his time.
Yet Recently a couple were jailed for 3 years for farming cannabis and using the proceeds to fund charitable work in Africa.
In times of financial crisis central banking networks become supremely powerful, as those like Gordon [...]
On October 24, a French appeals court threw the book at former junior trader Jérôme Kerviel who, in 2008, had been hung out to dry by his employer, French mega-bank Société Générale, for having—so alleged the bank—blown €4.9 billion of its money in just about no time. He’d risked up to €50 billion with trades the Banking Commission later called “simple,” far beyond his limit of €125 million. Kerviel never [...]
In China the extremely wealthy can avoid prison terms by hiring body doubles.
A new report from Slate’s Geoffrey Sant points to an incident when a wealthy Chinese youth who killed a 25-year old engineer while speeding, hired a body double to appear as him in court and serve out his three-year prison sentence.
What’s more this isn’t an isolated incident. Sant points to various other instances from Chinese media reports that show wealthy [...]
July 13, 2012
President Vladimir Putin is expected to sign into law a bill adopted by Russia’s parliament today which labels many foreign-funded, non-governmental organisations operating within their country as “foreign agents”.
The Kremlin has stated that it believes such a bill is appropriate for protecting Russia from external attempts to influence internal politics.
The new law has also been given some financial teeth. Human rights activists are already enraged by the legislation, [...]
A man faces a huge fine after admitting taking $55,000 worth of semen from a buck which had been illegally transported.
Raymond Favero took enough semen from a whitetail deer to impregnate a total of 110 does.
But because the animal had been transported into Texas against the law, Favero faces a $150,000 fine, as well as five years probation and $50,000 in compensation.
The 55-year-old from Braidwood, Illinois pleaded guilty on Wednesday [...]
Amy Senser was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident and sentenced to 41 months in jail
Cried while apologizing to the victim’s family in court
The wife of an ex-Minnesota Vikings football player told the family of the man who she killed in a hit and run accident that she was so remorseful that she tattooed the victim’s name on her wrist and [...]
June 8, 2012
A Chicago cab driver of Pakistani descent was sentenced today to 7 1/2 years in prison for providing a few hundred dollars to a Kashmiri nationalist group connected to al-Qaeda.
Raja Lahrasib Khan pleaded guilty in February to a single count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization in return for a reduced prison sentence. He could have faced up to life in [...]
Parents who force their children to marry in England and Wales could be jailed under planned new laws.
Home Secretary Theresa May said forced marriage was an “appalling practice” and criminalising it would send “a strong message that it will not be tolerated”. It is already illegal in Scotland.
An estimated 8,000 young women a year are forced into marriages.
But campaigners fear the plan could deter victims from coming forward.
The new [...]
The head of a firm which was paid some $50,000 by the Republican Party in Sacramento to sign up new Republican voters this year has “an extensive criminal history, including a prison sentence for stealing from a family she befriended and buying a van with funds stolen from a youth agency.”
Moreover, one of the employees that “professional con-artist” Monica Harris, the head of the GOP’s Momentum Political Services, hired to [...]
Police have failed to bring forward a single conviction
Only two doctors have ever been struck off by the General Medical Council
Victims often suffer in silence and sometimes battle to stand or walk
One doctor offered to perform the procedure on a 10-year-old girl for £750
As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as [...]
April 16, 2012
Former Butte Montana city judge, Steven Kambich, convicted of bribery in federal court was sentenced this week to paying $5000 in restitution, far less than even the total of the bribes he accepted, and five years of probation. He faced fines of $250,000, a prison sentence of up to 10 years and 3 years of supervised release. Kambich offered guilty pleas in January for accepting bribes in excess of $13,000 in [...]
Editor’s Note: Make no mistake – new cyberbulling laws grease that slippery slope towards total net censorship, but now states are pushing for felony charges for what looks to be a legal mine field. And it’s all in the name of “protecting children”.
March 19, 2012
The states — Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine and New York — want to put penalties on the books for the types of digital bullying that led [...]
Three women identified by their lawyers as lesbians were arraigned yesterday on a hate crime charge for allegedly beating a gay man at the Forest Hills T station in an unusual case that experts say exposes the law’s flawed logic.
“My guess is that no sane jury would convict them under those circumstances, but what this really demonstrates is the idiocy of the hate-crime legislation,” said civil liberties lawyer Harvey Silverglate. [...]
Ethan A. Huff
February 11, 2012
(NaturalNews) After repeated visits to his farm throughout 2009 and 2010 that resulted in an unprovoked quarantine, state and county officials in Wisconsin have charged Amish farmer Vernon Hershberger with violating state retail food laws by distributing raw milk to cow owners. Hershberger was recently released from illegal captivity on $500 bond, but will soon face the court system again for criminal charges that could [...]