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February 2012

White Collar Crimes: Identity Theft

Identity theft could happen to anyone at any time. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has estimated that approximately nine million Americans are victims of identity theft every year. This crime consists of individuals stealing personal information like social security numbers, credit card numbers, names, and addresses. In many cases, victims do not even know that anything is wrong until they see purchases…

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What Constitutes Conspiracy?

According to the California Penal Code Section 182-185, conspiracy is when “two or more persons conspire to commit a crime.” They do not actually have to take any action towards committing the crime, but it must be proven that they both intended and agreed on that end. Another form of conspiracy it attempting to falsely accuse another of a crime, full knowing that…

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“Highly Psychotic” Man Convicted of Stalking Celebrity

One of the costs of being in the limelight is that your privacy in constantly invaded. For some celebrities, it essentially does not exist. However, invasion of privacy and constant annoyance from paparazzi is in a completely different category than stalking and death threats. Such is the case of singer/songwriter Madonna. This past Friday, a former mental hospital patient was convicted of stalking…

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Drug Trafficker in Los Angeles is Convicted

It has been reported that one man from Southern California has recently received a conviction in regards to charges of the trafficking over a million ecstasy pills. The 30-year-old defendant, initials J.L., was from Monterey Park and after being criminally charged a year ago enter in a plea of guilty. He was criminally charged with the conspiracy to distribute, as well as the…

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Police Officer Allegedly Committed Statutory Rape and Shot Dead

An officer in the Santa Maria police department was fatally wounded after he resisted arrest for sexual misconduct. The married man had been working for the police department for four years when details came out regarding an explicit sexual relationship he was having with a 17-year-old girl. The officer was working at aDUI checkpoint when his supervisors arrived at the scene to arrest…

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Two Women Stabbed and One Man Injured in West Carson Stabbing Incident

Two women were killed and a man was seriously injured after they were attacked by a 31-year-old man. The suspect was taken into custody Monday morning after a two-hour standoff at a house in West Carson. V.T.T. was found blockaded in the back room by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Dept. SWAT, when a phone call was received stating that a man had…

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