Recent Posts in Federal Crimes Category

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Six months home confinement and eighteen months probation in a federal felony drug case. Our client was in federal court because a federal grand jury sitting in Scranton, PA had returned a two-count Indictment against him and 13 other persons alleging a felony conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 5 ...
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  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania One year probation, a $3500.00 fine and no supervised release in a federal felony case. We achieved probation and a fine for our client in federal court after he had faced possible multiple felony charges of money laundering, defrauding the federal government and false sworn statements relating to naturalization, citizenship or registry ...
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  • Miranda Rights and the Boston Bomber

    || 23-Apr-2013

    Miranda Rights and the Boston Bombings An event praising the determination, physical prowess, and athleticism of all runners throughout the world turned into a tragic and chaotic episode because of the misguided hatred of two men. The Times Leader reports that the Boston Bomber may face the death penalty for his atrocious acts. The Marathon Bombings which rocked the streets of Boston and shocked ...
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  • Supreme Court Tightens the Leash on Police Dogs

    || 26-Mar-2013

    The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects our right to be free from "unreasonable searches and seizures" and requires police to obtain a warrant before conducting a search. In recent years, society has watched with tacit compliance as our civil liberties and freedom from government oversight slowly eroded to pave the way for "homeland security." Although the competing ...
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  • Are you facing federal criminal charges? Is your freedom at stake? Federal crimes and sentences often carry very long and stiff penalties upon conviction or rendering of guilty plea. To ensure your rights are being protected you must first understand federal laws and guidelines. In dealing with sentencing issues in federal court for " sex crimes " and " child pornography " ...
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  • 9 People Arrested in Pittston Drug Ring

    || 19-Apr-2012

    Are you facing federal drug charges ? Call ROGAN LAW Drug charges are some of the most common criminal charges filed by police in Pennsylvania and across the country. Suspects are often charged not only with possession of the substance, but are also charged with the more serious offense of intent to deliver a controlled substance. According to Pennsylvania criminal law statutes, in order to ...
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  • Con-Man Can't Afford a Lawyer?

    || 9-Mar-2012

    Fraud, or theft by deception, is the intentional receiving or withholding of another person's property by the use of deception. Deception can be in the form of false identification, failure to disclose information relevant to the transaction between the parties, or failure to correct a false impression which the deceiver knows the impression has influenced the property owner. Con-Men are the ...
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  • Felony Weapon Charges

    || 21-Sep-2011

    Felony Charges. A convicted felon found in possession of a firearm faces serious criminal charges regardless of the intended use or lack of use of the weapon. Longer sentences and heavier fines apply to convicted felons found in possession of a firearm when the weapon is loaded or is involved in the commission of another criminal offense. Statutes banning the unlawful possession of a firearm by a ...
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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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  • White Collar Crimes

    || 30-Oct-2010

    White collar crimes are fairly common occurrences throughout Pennsylvania, and federal investigative agencies are known for being extremely thorough when obtaining information and evidence related to these types of activities. Fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and false identification are just a few of the white collar crimes that attract the attention of federal agencies like the FBI and the ...
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  • Scranton Kidnapping Case Moving Forward

    || 19-Jul-2010

    Using cell phone records as evidence, police and investigators have tracked down a suspect allegedly involved in a Scranton kidnapping case that took place last year. The Times-Tribune reports that the suspect was arrested and arraigned last week on charges including kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and others. Most of the time, when people think of kidnapping, they think of every ...
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  • New Superintendent in Scranton Diocesan Schools

    || 3-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports today that Bishop Bambera has appointed a new superintendent for schools in the Diocese of Scranton. The appointment comes nearly three months after the former diocesan superintendent was fired amid allegations of sexual abuse. The allegations made news last January when the DA confirmed he was looking into abuse claims, though the statute of limitations for the alleged ...
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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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  • This was a big week for local law enforcement in Monroe County who have been working with the FBI, the DEA and the U.S. Marshals to investigate and bust what the Pocono Record describes today as, "the biggest cocaine syndicate in the Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna areas." In fact, one of the six men arrested in a major raid on Tuesday morning was described in court papers as the ...
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  • Police Seize Heroin, Crack and Cocaine in Wilkes-Bare Drug Bust

    || 28-Apr-2010

    State police seized approximately $60,000 worth of illegal heroin, crack and cocaine, and arrested three people on drug charges today, according to the Times Leader. Wilkes-Barre drug charges should not be taken lightly, and the three individuals involved in these arrests, as well as any others who are suspected in similar or related crimes, should choose their Wilkes-Barre drug crime lawyer ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Crime

    || 16-Apr-2010

    Today's Times Leader reports that a Kingston woman pled guilty to several charges connected with a series of residential burglaries she committed last year. She and her boyfriend apparently committed the crimes to support their heroin addiction. The real life consequences of committing a Wilkes-Barre drug crime are serious. In addition to the obvious physical risks of the drugs themselves, the ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Drug Crime: Do I Need an Attorney?

    || 11-Apr-2010

    If you think you might need an attorney to defend your rights in a Wilkes-Barre drug crime case, then chances are you probably do. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a Wilkes-Barre drug crime, then you should immediately involve a Wilkes-Barre criminal defense attorney. A Wilkes-Barre criminal defense lawyer from Rogan Law will fight on your side against the tireless attempts ...
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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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  • Scranton White Collar Crime Lawyers

    || 29-Mar-2010

    White collar crimes are crimes such as bribery, fraud, embezzlement, mail fraud, credit card fraud, false identification, insurance fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, identity theft and internet fraud. These crimes are most often committed within a business environment; their investigation can involve law enforcement, the FBI and the IRS. Under most circumstances, investigators assigned to ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Drug Lawyer

    || 18-Mar-2010

    Yesterday, a 21-year-old man from the Wilkes-Barre area allegedly mugged and injured an 83-year-old woman. The young man is charged with robbery, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The Citizens' Voice reports that the man was already on bail in connection with previous accusations that he had committed theft - stealing from his mother - to support his heroin habit; he ...
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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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  • 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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