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January 2016 Archives

Federal drug charges connected to death of users

A Pennsylvania man is facing serious federal drug charges after authorities say they have linked him to the sale of laced heroin. The man was expected to participate in a recent detention hearing, but that matter was postponed by a week. He will soon appear before a magistrate to begin the legal process involved with those federal drug charges, and the first item of business is likely to involve whether he will be released from incarceration pending trial.

Man facing additional federal charges in stalking case

A Pennsylvania man who has already been convicted on multiple charges is now facing new accusations. The 48-year-old was the subject of a recent federal grand jury proceeding that resulted in stalking charges, along with an accusation of making false statements. Those federal charges are the result of an online ad that authorities say the man filed in an attempt to harass an FBI agent who participated in an investigation that led to a conviction in a 2003 case. The case has a number of complexities, one of which involves the mental competency of the man facing charges.

Royce Gracie and his wife accused of tax evasion crimes

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Royce Gracie is reportedly preparing for one the biggest fights in his life; however, this one is not martial arts-related. Gracie and his wife have been accused of tax evasion and are battling the IRS regarding the federal criminal allegations against them. The alleged fraud of which the Gracies are accused amounts to more than $1 million in owed tax monies. UFC fans in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation will likely be interested in an update on the situation.

What to do re legal challenges in light of federal drug charges

Being accused of a federal crime is obviously a very serious matter. Those facing federal drug charges in Pennsylvania may find themselves challenged in ways that are difficult to overcome without legal intervention. A federal case often involves complex issues that can be difficult for an average person without legal background to understand. Therefore, it is typically prudent to seek prompt assistance from an experienced attorney when facing such charges in court.

Man charged with fraud after collecting unemployment

Many Pennsylvania residents will need to take advantage of unemployment benefits at some point in their lives. Unemployment benefits exist to provide a means of financial support when a person loses his or her job. There are rules associated with those benefits, however, and failure to abide by those rules can lead to serious repercussions, up to and including federal fraud charges.

Sheriff's deputy charged with federal drug trafficking

A Pennsylvania sheriff's deputy is on a different side of the law after a recent drug bust. The 37-year-old man is accused of involvement in the transport and sale of marijuana, and he will face serious drug trafficking charges. Federal charges are also expected, as the drugs were transported across state lines. The man was arrested after police seized a significant volume of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Police officer facing federal corruption charges

A long time officer with the Fairview Township Police Department in Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with corruption. The 17-year veteran is now facing a maximum of 30 years in federal prison if convicted. The charges include removing evidence that should have been seized and providing false information to the federal authorities. He is also accused of violating the federal Hobbs Act, which prohibits using force, intimidation or violence to interfere with interstate commerce.

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