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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Government by Josh Crank  
No. 2 Nuke Chief Fired Amid Gambling Fraud Probe

The second-in-command of the U.S. nuclear arsenal has been relieved of his post by President Obama after being investigated for allegedly using counterfeit gambling chips at an Iowa casino. Vice Adm. Timothy Giardina has been suspended as deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command since September, but his removal was officially announced Oct. 9 after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended his reassignment to the president. Giardina is not currently facing criminal charges, but he remains under investigation by the Naval Criminal …

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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Crime The Internet & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Legal Online Poker Slowly Spreading State by State

When Nevada unveiled a trial run of legalized online poker this spring, it became the first and — so far — only state to allow the Internet version of the game since the federal government shut down a number of sites two years ago. Ultimate Poker offers an opportunity for anyone in the state to join in a poker game while sitting in their living room, with no need to make the trek to a casino. While Nevada is unique …

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Florida Accidentally Outlaws Smartphones and Computers

In response to a political scandal involving a fake Internet café that fronted an illegal gambling operation, the Florida legislature may have inadvertently – and unconstitutionally – made all computers and smartphones that connect to the Internet illegal.   ‘Knee-Jerk Reaction’ After a fake Internet café pretending to be a veterans’ charity was busted for illegal gambling in Florida, 57 people were indicted for running the illegal gambling outfits, which allegedly featured slot machines. It also emerged that the state’s …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Hong Kong Businessman Wins $70M from U.S. Casino Tycoon

A Las Vegas jury awarded $70 million to a Hong Kong businessman who was cheated out of millions more by casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson. Richard Suen says he introduced Adelson to several Chinese government officials after it was announced that the Chinese enclave of Macau was accepting bids for new casinos for the first time in decades. Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. ultimately secured one of three highly-coveted gambling licenses, which Suen says would have been impossible without his influence …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks Taxation by Michele Bowman  
Surprise! Your 2012 Taxes Are Higher Than You Thought

After the close of another year, income taxes of course come to mind. While it’s clear we have to pay tax on our income, there are plenty of provisions in the tax code that require federal taxes to be paid on things you may not normally think of. As you’re gathering your forms and preparing to submit your returns, consider the following checklist of surprises, groaners, and ironies.   Unemployment Benefits It’s ironic but true – you have to pay …

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