Sunday, November 18, 2018

Overwhelming Evidence

An Alford plea is used in a criminal case when a defendant doesn't want to plead guilty, but the evidence is so overwhelming that it is likely a judge or jury would find them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A Virginia couple entered an...

A Need for Respite

Everyone needs a break at some point, especially primary caregivers of people who cannot care for themselves. This duty often falls on the shoulders of family members, who can become exhausted by their efforts. When some periodic relief is needed, a home...

Seattle Woman Gets 34 Months in Federal Prison for Food Stamp Fraud

A Seattle woman, who ran a Food Stamp fraud scheme from the sidewalk of Seattle's International District, was sentenced to34 months in prison and ordered to pay $200,000 when a jury found her guilty of three counts of wire fraud and nine counts of...

Wishy-washy

People who are lacking in decisiveness or character are often considered to be ''wishy-washy.'' An article posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a Virginia man who originally pleaded guilty to his involvement in a $2.6 million tax refund fraud scheme, but then withdrew his plea....

Five Very Hungry People

You've heard of hot dog eating contests, or pie-eating contests, or contests that test a contestant's abilities to consume unfathomable quantities of pizza – but what about $6 million worth? Impossible, you say? Not according to the state of Georgia, which as WTOC reports...

Life on the Inside

Life inside of prison can create a tedious mixture of fear, isolation and boredom, which can consequently lead to more criminal activities. (Idle hands are usually not a good thing.) An article published by The Sacramento Bee tells how a former California prison inmate...

What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

Appearances can be deceiving. Someone can be perceived as a pillar of the community, but hide behind a public persona and commit a private crime. (They somehow reason that no one would suspect such a devious act from someone so revered.) An article published...

Surprise!

Sometimes it is nice to be surprised. Who doesn't like a surprise birthday party or an unexpected bonus at work? An article published by The Virginian-Pilot tells about some federal investigators who raided the home of a business owner looking for evidence of one...

Steal $177K and Get Four Months in Prison?

Lots of times, we read about cases of fraud and wonder about the back story. How did the individual decide to commit the fraud? Where did he or she come up with the idea? And, what made the defendant move forward and implement the...

Someone Call a Doctor…and a Lawyer

There's always one sentence you cringe to hear? ''Someone call a doctor!'? Can you imagine that sentenced coupled with? ''...and a lawyer!'? A plethora of horrid situations come to mind when someone utters those pleas. According to a Robesonian article a Medicaid fraudster seemed...
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