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2015

Blog Posts in 2015

  • Criminal prosecution to intensify in worker safety violations

    A workplace injury can lead to a great deal of scrutiny at a New Jersey business. In serious cases, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can investigate to identify any problems in the work environment. If clear violations of OSHA standards are identified, there may be fines levied against a business. However, a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Department of ...
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  • Man who got off on "affluenza" defense on the run

    New Jersey residents may be familiar with the case of Ethan Couch, the young man who successfully used an "affluenza" defense to avoid a prison sentence after killing four people in a drunk driving accident. Affluenza is a term Couch's lawyers coined for their client's mental state leading up to the crash. They argued that he was so spoiled by his parents that he lacked the capacity to understand ...
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  • Supreme Court will hear challenge to warrantless breath tests

    New Jersey residents may be interested in cases that are headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases, coming from the states of North Dakota and Minnesota, deal with the question of whether a person who refuses to take a breathalyzer test may be charged with an additional crime for the act of refusal. Across the country, 13 states allow a person who refuses a blood test when they are suspected of ...
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  • CEO scorned for raising drug price charged with securities fraud

    New Jersey residents might find it interesting that Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur who sparked national outrage when he dramatically hiked the price of an infection-fighting drug, has been arrested for securities fraud. The 32-year-old was taken into custody at his swank Manhattan apartment on Dec. 17. The charges against Shkreli stem from his activities as CEO of the ...
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  • U.S. investigators to charge Venezuelan officials

    New Jersey prosecutors are likely aware that some top officials in Venezuela are said to be on the verge of facing charges related to drug trafficking. A source says that federal prosecutors in New York plan to charge a general in the country's national guard who also used to be with the country's anti-drug office. The head of the national guard will also be charged. This will not be the first ...
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  • Charges related to prostitution in New Jersey

    It is a federal crime to transport someone between states or in foreign commerce for reasons of prostitution or any other reason that is immoral. Laws vary from state to state, but those involved in providing sexual services, as well as the customer asking for them, could face criminal charges. Anyone acting as a broker between the two may be charged with pandering or pimping. Prostitution forms ...
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  • New Jersey laws related to heroin

    It is important to note that there are both state and federal laws related to the possession of heroin. This means that if someone is charged with possession of the drug in New Jersey may face penalties from both the state and the federal government. As with other powerful narcotics, the possession, trafficking and the sale of the drug is a felony. At the federal level, the first conviction for ...
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  • Bribery in New Jersey

    Bribery is widely known to have deleterious effects on the government and those people it serves. By putting the interests of private interests ahead of the public good, governmental objectivity is lost and society as a whole suffers. Any individual who attempts to influence the mechanism of the government of New Jersey by bribery may be subject to prosecution. This law applies equally to anyone ...
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  • Juvenile incarceration rates decreasing

    Youth advocates and those who work in fields related to juvenile justice in New Jersey often agree that concerted effort is required to reform the system and reduce the rates of youth incarceration. Though there may be differences of opinion as to the best path forward, there is broad general consensus that America should bring its youth incarceration rates more in line with the rest of the ...
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  • New Jersey man charged with sexual assault after 911 call

    A 25-year-old New Jersey man was arrested for alleged sexual assault and drug possession after authorities traced a 911 call to his home early Nov. 22. He was held at Bergen County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail. According to a news release by the Bergen County prosecutor, Allendale police received an abandoned emergency call from an unidentified cellphone and tracked it to the suspect's residence ...
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  • Improper police wiretapping may foil criminal cases

    New Jersey residents who face criminal charges may be interested in the implications of a series of cases that occurred in California starting in 2013. According to a widely-publicized investigation conducted by USA TODAY and other news agencies, more than 730 wiretapping actions authorized by prosecutors in the Los Angeles suburb of Riverside may have been illegal because of the way they were ...
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  • Former Subway spokesperson sentenced for child porn charges

    Residents of Bergen County may have taken notice of a high-profile criminal trial relating to sexual malfeasance by a national celebrity. Jared Fogle, the prominent former spokesperson for the Subway restaurant chain, has been sentenced to over 15 years of imprisonment after a pleading guilty to receipt of child pornography and other crimes of a sexual nature. Mr. Fogle has admitted to several ...
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  • New Jersey man accused of cocaine distribution

    On Nov. 12, authorities reportedly took a 23-year-old man into custody after he was believed to be involved in a drug distribution scheme. He was accused of selling drugs around Engelwood in Bergen County, New Jersey. Search warrants were served at the man's home. During the subsequent search of the home, authorities reportedly found crack cocaine and drug packaging materials. When his vehicle was ...
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  • Man charged for cocaine possession in school zone

    A 50-year-old man from New Jersey was indicted for several drug charges stemming from an incident that took place on Aug. 11. According to prosecutors, the accused man was in possession of cocaine that he was planning to distribute near the Paul W. Carleton elementary school in Penns Grove. The accused man's criminal charges for cocaine were enhanced because prosecutors believe that his alleged ...
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  • First market spoofing conviction

    New Jersey residents who invest in the commodities market may be interested in learning that on Nov. 3, a man was convicted of spoofing, a form of commodities fraud. This was the first instance of this illegal practice to be prosecuted. "Spoofing" is a term that describes manipulating the stock market to fool other traders into thinking there is a high demand for the commodity. The convicted man ...
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