Blog Posts in June, 2009

  • Northeast PA Criminal Conspiracy

    || 22-Jun-2009

    Our local news is unfortunately loaded with stories about people involved or allegedly involved with northeast PA criminal conspiracies. Early this month, the Lackawanna County SWAT team arrested two men in Clarks Summit for "felony charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of heroin and crack with intent to deliver," and one woman for "felony conspiracy and criminal use of a ...
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  • Northeast Pennsylvania Federal Crime

    || 17-Jun-2009

    If you follow local news, then you know that the federal government, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) , becomes involved with crimes committed in northeast Pennsylvania quite frequently. Recent headlines have featured northeast Pennsylvania federal crimes including drug dealing, money laundering, bribery and kickback scams. If you are investigated for a federal offense or ...
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  • Luzerne County Bribery Charges

    || 17-Jun-2009

    Last month, Wilkes-Barre Area and Pittston Area school districts put Luzerne County bribery charges back in the news. According The Times-Tribune, federal investigators are continuing to probe Luzerne County bribery allegations connected with school contracting and hiring. Two Luzerne County school officials have already pled guilty to federal bribery charges. Whether federal prosecutors will ...
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  • Local law enforcement recently acted to combat Lackawanna County internet crimes, which have increased significantly over the last several years. In 2008, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) , run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in partnership with the National White Collar Crime Center, reported 33.1% more complaints than in 2007. According to The Times-Tribune, Pennsylvania ...
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  • Nationally and statewide, the incidence of child sexual abuse seems to be declining. This news, though still tentative and open to a variety of interpretations, represents a bright spot in a bleak picture which suggests that as many as 25% of girls and 16% of boys experience sexual abuse by age 18. Such devastating prevalence has terrible impacts on individual victims, their families and our wider ...
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  • Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Firm Defends Against Theft Charges

    || 2-Jun-2009

    As the annual St. Ubaldo Day Festival approaches here in Lackawanna County, I recall a situation a few years back in which I defended the rights and reputations of three local men accused of stealing and claiming ownership of one of the statues used in the annual race of the saints. The accused men made the right choice seeking support from an experienced Pennsylvania criminal defense firm. I not ...
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