Daily Archives: July 29, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Man Faces Jail Time for Drinking $100,000 of Historic Hooch

Talk about a hangover. A Pennsylvania man is facing felony theft charges for drinking over $100,000 worth of antique liquor. John Saunders, 62, will go to trial for drinking away a historic cache of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey. Nine cases of the spirits were discovered in an old mansion near Pittsburgh when a woman purchased and renovated it to use as a bed and breakfast. When workers tore out some old stairs, they discovered the trove. The liquor was …

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Do You Feel Threatened by Governmental Spying? [Video]

  Do you feel Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor? Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim takes that question to the streets in this video report. People join Lawyers.com in the national conversation about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, and the appropriate balance between security and privacy. In addition to the lawsuits reported by Lawyers.com, this report shows people expressing a broad spectrum of diverse opinions. “I think that I have become more cautious, more self-aware,  perhaps even …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Michael Jackson Hid Drug Use, Promoters Allege

Attorneys for concert promotion company AEG Live started calling medical professionals to the stand to testify about Michael Jackson’s drug use as they began their defense last week in the singer’s wrongful death trial. “He wasn’t honest with me,” nurse anesthetist David Fournier told the jury, noting that Jackson didn’t tell him he had an implant in his body to combat a Demerol addiction, which interfered with his sedation during a procedure and caused him to stop breathing. “You expect …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Most of SC Immigration Law

Most of South Carolina’s legislative attempt to control illegal immigration will remain blocked, for now, after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 23 ruled that federal immigration laws exclusively govern the issue.   State Can’t Criminalize Harboring or Fake Papers South Carolina’s SB 20 made it a felony to transport or harbor illegal immigrants in order to avoid detection or help them get into the country. It also criminalized the failure of noncitizens to carry registration papers …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Mother Faces Criminal Charges Over Son Skipping School

With the first day of the new school year fast approaching, parents be warned: if your child misses class on a regular basis you could find yourself under arrest. That’s what happened in Virginia, where the mother of a 12-year-old boy is being prosecuted for violating the state’s truancy law after he missed 62 days of school.   Kid Passed, but Mom Due in Court Stacey Warmack was reportedly arrested after her son missed over two months of school in …

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