Recent Posts in Internet Crimes Category

  • 5 of the Most Common Internet Crimes

    || 22-Jun-2015

    These days, it seems that the internet is everything. From smart phones to tablets, we access the web more often now than ever before and while it certainly has its perks, the internet is also a hotbed of crime and illegal activity. Internet crimes are no laughing matter. Often classified as federal offenses, convicted individuals can find themselves dealing with the consequences of their behavior ...
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  • Man Accused of Teen Rape

    || 5-Oct-2011

    Rape is the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force, duress, or undue influence to engage in sexual intercourse where consent of the victim is not given or where the victim is incapable of giving legal consent, whether because of age or because of incapacitation. A person is unable to legally consent to sexual intercourse when the age of the consenting person is below a statutory ...
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  • Internet Crime in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton

    || 6-Mar-2011

    Internet crime occurs when a person uses the internet as the main means to commit a crime. Being convicted of an internet crime could have devastating effects on your ability to live your life the way you desire. It could mean prison, large fines, community service, probation, restitution to any victims, and a permanent mark on your record. Having a criminal record is never a good thing, and for ...
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  • Scranton Sex Crimes

    || 13-May-2010

    I have been writing a bit lately about the social stigma of criminal accusations and about the difficulty individuals often have establishing their innocence after the public, or sometimes even the courts, have determined their guilt, before verdict. This is perhaps nowhere more true than with Scranton sex crime accusations. Sex crimes are considered among the worst acts a person can commit, and ...
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  • Luzerne County Felony Defense

    || 5-May-2010

    It's probably not a great idea for a Luzerne County felony defense attorney to read the public comments that follow news articles detailing successful defense strategies lawyers use to advocate on behalf of their clients. Everyone is an expert, especially regarding high-profile cases, and the professionals advocating on behalf of the accused are often denigrated right along with their client. ...
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  • Stroudsburg, PA Criminal Lawyer

    || 29-Mar-2010

    Being arrested for any crime is scary and intimidating. One of the most important steps you can take immediately after your arrest is to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your case to make sure that your legal rights are not violated and that someone with professional insight into the workings of the criminal justice system is fighting on your side. If you need a Stroudburg, PA ...
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  • Wayne County Sex Crimes

    || 10-Mar-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that the Wayne County Court has sentenced an Oregon Township man to between 16 (minimum) and 35 (maximum) years in state prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting two girls, ages 4 and 6. Readers' reactions to the sentencing range from shock at its being too lenient, to suggestions about our instituting corporal punishment for sex offenders, to criticism of the ...
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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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  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Drug Lawyer Ponders Orwell

    || 11-Jan-2010

    I read with great interest and some uneasiness The Citizens Voice's recent report about Wilkes-Barre's plans to use federal, state and local funding to install citywide surveillance cameras worth $2.1 million; the city will soon have more cameras per person than NYC or LA. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, I could not help thinking of Orwell's 1984 : "It was terribly ...
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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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  • Scranton PA Child Pornography Lawyer

    || 9-Nov-2009

    Figuring out how to find a Scranton PA child pornography lawyer isn't an easy thing to do, but sometimes, innocent people do find themselves charged with sex crimes and needing a legal advocate. Rogan Law can help. Today's Pocono Record reports that a recent Associated Press investigation found cases in which innocent people were accused and even convicted of possessing child pornography ...
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  • Scranton White Collar Crime

    || 24-Oct-2009

    Much like mafia families having been glamorized on TV and in the movies, white collar criminals have sometimes been depicted in enticing ways by the entertainment industry. A brand new show on the USA Network called White Collar does just this, playing up a white collar criminal's charm, intelligence and sophistication. In real life, however, white collar crime is seldom entertaining. ...
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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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  • Stroud Township, Monroe County Criminal Conspiracy

    || 1-Jul-2009

    Police are looking for a second suspect in a Stroud Township, Monroe County, criminal conspiracy. This past Sunday, the Pocono Record reported that police had arrested one Stroud Township man for allegedly trying to rob a woman and then, shortly after, robbing another. The man, who was placed in Monroe County Correctional Facility, was charged with robbery, theft, reckless endangerment, criminal ...
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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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  • 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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