Recent Posts in RICO Category

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Northeast Pennsylvania RICO Charges

    || 28-Jul-2009

    Sometimes, I check local headlines using online news sources. If you use them, then you know that readers often post comments about the articles. I have noticed a pattern of comments lately about northeast Pennsylvania leading the country in terms of corruption among elected officials. It certainly is true that federal investigators have been looking very closely at our region and filing lots of ...
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