Daily Archives: July 17, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Creditor/Debtor by Michele Bowman  
Federal Bill Spotlights Debt Collection Abuse – Again

Enduring debt collection can be a horrifying experience: calls all day, confusing and threatening letters and fear of legal action by creditors. Did you know that federal law regulates the practices of debt collectors? At least one U.S. senator doesn’t think it goes far enough and wants to expand its protections for consumers.   The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act “The FDCPA was first enacted in 1977 to protect consumers against what were viewed as abusive, deceptive and unfair debt …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
State Goes Public with Zimmerman Cousin’s Molestation Claims

The prosecutor in the George Zimmerman trial released more witness testimony on Monday, July 16, in which a cousin of Zimmerman claims he molested her over a ten year period when they were children. Zimmerman is accused of second-degree murder in the February shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was walking in Zimmerman’s neighborhood. According to the witness, Zimmerman allegedly groped and fondled her, starting when they were 8 and 6, respectively, on family visits. The incidents continued …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Gang Members Arrested After Friending Cop on Facebook Your parents probably told you never to talk to strangers. Fourteen Brooklyn gang members learned that lesson the hard way—and now they’re facing hard time in prison. The men accepted Facebook friend requests from a local police officer, who used information gleaned from their online chatter to catch gang members as they robbed homes. Find Out More…   Cops Sideline NFL Players for DUI Professional football players across the country grabbed headlines earlier …

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