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March 2016 Archives

Former narcotics cop indicted re drug trafficking in Pennsylvania

Being arrested on suspicion of drug-related crimes in Pennsylvania may present serious legal challenges for the accused. Depending on the circumstances, a person may be facing a possible lengthy prison sentence, as well as substantial monetary fines, if convicted. Those charged are not always convicted, however. One's chances for obtaining a positive outcome in a drug trafficking case may be increased by building a strong and aggressive defense with the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer.

Man accused of fraud is owner of trucking company in Pennsylvania

White collar crimes come in many forms. It is not enough for authorities to merely accuse someone of fraud, financial crimes or other illegal activity. Every person charged with a crime in Pennsylvania or elsewhere is presumed innocent unless proved otherwise in court.

How to determine legal options re Internet crime charges

With the invention and advancement of Internet-related technology came laws and regulations governing such activities. In Pennsylvania and all other states, the federal criminal justice system has jurisdiction to prosecute certain Internet crime charges. In such circumstances, it may prove quite beneficial to retain the assistance of a criminal defense attorney who has past experience as a federal investigator.

Man facing federal charges in celebrity nude photo scandal

Many readers will remember the media coverage of a widespread hacking incident that led to the release of hundreds of images of nude celebrities. Authorities have made an arrest in that case, and a Pennsylvania man is now facing federal charges in connection to the matter. It is reported that the man will enter a guilty plea in the case.

Pennsylvania man accused of identity theft to pose as teen

An unusual case is making its way through the federal court system in Pennsylvania. A young man is being accused of identity theft after authorities allege that he has been posing as a teenager for several years. They assert that the man, who claims to be a teenager, is actually 23 years old.

Federal Internet crime charges for pirated movies

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with pirating movies at a Moon Township drive-in theater. Prosecutors claim that the man's actions were part of a larger scheme to unlawfully record movies and sell them on the black market. There is no word on whether the other individuals who are believed to have involvement in the theft have also been charged. As of the time of this report, the man is free on bond as he awaits trial in the Internet crime case.

Pennsylvania man faces federal drug charges

It is easy to make assumptions about people. If a person spends time with certain people or dresses a certain way, law enforcement officers and other officials may make certain assumptions about their behavior. Nevertheless, these assumptions are not sufficient to support criminal charges. One man in Pennsylvania may choose to fight the federal drug charges that he now faces as a result of an investigation conducted by a local government.

Man held in detention for federal Internet crime charges

A European man is currently being held in detention in Pennsylvania after being extradited from overseas. The man is charged with an Internet crime in connection to an alleged phishing scheme. Investigators claim that the man was part of an international scheme that stole banking information from computers owned by the government and multiple business entities.

Financial advisor facing the addition of tax fraud charges

A Pennsylvania investment advisor is facing a wide range of criminal charges at both the federal and civil levels. The 55-year-old was in the process of addressing those legal needs when a recent indictment was filed that includes new accusations of tax fraud. As the cases move forward, it is unclear whether he is continuing to run his business or provide financial services to current or new clients.

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