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Florida Man Arrested for Play-Doh Body Work

A Florida man was arrested in December after defrauding car owners by promising to do body work on their cars but then merely patching them up with Play-Doh. Nicholas Johnson, 33, of Port Richey, Fla., was charged with retail theft and scheming to defraud, according to a local news report. He reportedly roamed around his neighborhood, scouting out cars that needed body work, then offering to fix them. Johnson then allegedly used Play-Doh to make it look like preliminary body …

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Posted 2 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 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
New FBI Evidence in Trayvon Martin Shooting

Two developments late last week in the legal case of George Zimmerman, the man accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last February in Sanford, Florida, reveal that the judge has his hands full with Zimmerman and his new legal team, which got a boost with new character evidence and at the same time are challenging the judge’s impartiality.   Zimmerman: Good Guy, but Maybe Kinda Violent First, on July 12, Special Prosecutor Angela Corey released …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Filing for Bankruptcy? You Still Have to Pay Child Support

A Florida man almost escaped $180,000 in past-due child support when his ex-wife and the state didn’t bother to claim the debt during his bankruptcy proceedings, but a federal court has affirmed that he still owes the money nevertheless . Man faced involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy State didn’t claim back support payments until after bankruptcy court had discharged them Important to pursue debts in a timely manner   Debt Still Stands When Michael Davis was forced to file for bankruptcy …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Zimmerman’s Bond Revoked in Trayvon Martin Case

George Zimmerman is back in jail, awaiting a second bond hearing after acknowledging that inaccurate information about his financial situation was used to set his initial $150,000 bond. According to prosecutors, Zimmerman and his wife deceived a Florida court when she testified that they had limited funds. In fact, they had raised more than $200,000, primarily to help with legal costs associated with the high-profile case. Zimmerman’s lawyers say he failed to make the full disclosure because he was scared …

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