Recent Posts in Bribery Category

  • The 6th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial" and "have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence." Despite these Constitutional protections which provide Due Process for the accused, juvenile criminal defendants have historically been treated in a dissimilar fashion ...
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  • The Times-Tribune reports that the new Lackawanna County Courthouse Crime Watch campaign has collected about 50 letters from concerned citizens regarding public corruption. The activist responsible for the crime watch estimates that 60 percent of these letters contain information that might be helpful to state and federal agencies involved with investigating Scranton white collar crime. Whether or ...
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  • Scranton White Collar Crime Lawyer

    || 16-Feb-2010

    At the University of Scranton, students of criminal justice can earn three credits studying white collar crime, "including corporate misdeeds, political corruption, occupational illegalities and upperworld deviance." Sounds fascinating, right? Studying crime and criminals can be quite interesting, but the day to day reality of Scranton white collar crime is usually much more mundane. One ...
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  • FBI Interviews Lackawanna County Commissioner

    || 20-Jan-2010

    In one of today's most read stories, the Times-Tribune reported that FBI agents spent three hours interviewing Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak in its continuing federal grand jury investigation of public corruption. When the federal government becomes involved in investigating Scranton white collar crimes, the person being investigated must act quickly and intelligently to choose a ...
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  • Thoughts from a Pocono Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 8-Jan-2010

    In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted experiments aimed at measuring everyday people's willingness to perform violent acts against others when told to do so by an authority figure. You may remember the results from psychology class: 65% of participants, obeying the authority figure's orders, inflicted maximum levels of pain on the experimental subject. Of ...
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  • Luzerne County White Collar Crimes

    || 3-Dec-2009

    The Luzerne County corruption scandal has become so widespread that today's Times Leader published a list of all those who have been charged - twenty people so far. One man on the list also got a taste of personal notoriety today. The Times Leader reports that a former county deputy chief clerk who has pled guilty in the corruption probe will likely lose his pension because of charges that he ...
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  • Luzerne County Bribery

    || 8-Oct-2009

    The Times-Tribune ran a story today about a Luzerne County bribery case in which a former Pittston area school superintendent was sentenced to thirteen months in prison for accepting bribes. Luzerne County bribery charges are serious business. Any time a person offers or accepts something of value in exchange for influence on a government official or public employee he can be charged with bribery. ...
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  • Luzerne County White Collar Crime

    || 8-Oct-2009

    In Luzerne County, white collar crime is investigated by the Detective Division of the Luzerne County District Attorney's office. The ten detectives who make up this division have been specially trained by the FBI, the Pennsylvania State Police and other outside organizations to bring the county's full resources to bear on suspected criminals. Investigations of Luzerne County white collar ...
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  • Scranton Fraud Charges

    || 4-Oct-2009

    In the coming months, we may see a new category of Scranton fraud charges emerge. This past September, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) introduced a bill - S. 1551, The Liability for Aiding and Abetting Securities Violations Act of 2009 - that amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to make third parties to securities fraud lawsuits responsible to investors. Under current legislation, in many ...
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  • Bringing Integrity to the Luzerne County Legal System

    || 14-Sep-2009

    Yesterday's Times Leader reported a story about Steve Flood, Luzerne County's former county controller, a man who called attention to the corruption of area judges and politicians long before their misdeeds were known and acknowledged by the public. Over the years, Flood was treated very poorly by the people whose behaviors he questioned, as well as by many county employees, politicians ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Township Suspects Charged in Robbery and Torture Plot

    || 20-Aug-2009

    Police have filed criminal charges against six suspects allegedly involved with a robbery and torture plot in Wilkes-Barre Township, Luzerne County. Four of the suspects are already under arrest; police are seeking public support in locating the remaining two. Today's Citizens Voice printed details of the case, taken from arrest papers. The very serious nature of these crimes and the ...
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  • Scranton, Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Against Theft Crimes

    || 12-Aug-2009

    The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that a local woman who stole over $130,000 worth of jewelry from residents throughout Lackawanna County was sentenced yesterday to two to eight years in state prison. The Waverly woman was diagnosed with kleptomania and prescription drug addiction, and will receive mental health and drug counseling services during her incarceration. At Rogan Law, we followed this ...
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  • 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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