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Lawyer Help with Federal Sentencing Guidelines + Chart

A criminal justice system without punishments for people convicted of crimes would be pointless. Such a system could conclude that someone was guilty, but would not have the ability to do anything about it. Most people would not view the system as just and the system would do little to deter anyone else from committing… Read More »

Oregon Teen Facing Federal Charges for 1 Gram of Marijuana

A teenager in Oregon is getting ready to head off to college like many young Americans, but hanging over his head is a huge problem: a federal drug charge. The Department of Justice has charged Devontre Thomas with the federal crime of possessing a gram of marijuana. While this is a misdemeanor, it still is… Read More »

‘’Breaking Bad” Virginia Mayor Busted in Meth-for-Sex Scandal

Richard Silverthorne is the mayor of Fairfax VA by day, and a substitute teacher in Fairfax County VA public schools. But if federal agents are right, Silverthorne allegedly has another job: meth dealer. Silverthorne was arrested by federal agents this week and charged with felony distribution of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, Fairfax… Read More »

New Criminal Charges Brought in Flint MI Water Crisis

CNN reported last week that reports from two agencies in Michigan in July 2015 were altered or buried to cover up the lead water contamination problem in Flint, Michigan. State Attorney General Bill Schuette stated in a press conference that six current and former state employees were charged with federal crimes in a criminal investigation… Read More »

MLB Cardinals Scouting Director Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

Last week US District Court Judge Lynn Hughes handed down a 46 month prison sentence to former Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals director of scouting Christopher Correa for illegally hacking into the scouting records of the Houston Astros. He also must pay $279,000 in restitution. According to court documents, Correa’s federal crimes took place… Read More »

Online ‘Sextortion’ Becoming More Common in the US

A new report from the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center and the nonprofit Thorn reported this week that ‘sextortion’ is becoming increasingly common, where perpetrators use personal images and information to extort victims into providing sexually explicit videos or photos. One example: A perpetrator was video chatting with a victim, and… Read More »

Top 10 Most Corrupt Politicians in 2015-2016

One of the draws of national politics in the US and countries around the globe is money and power. Many politicians get involved in national politics to enrich themselves above all else. But which politicians are the most corrupt as of 2015 and 2016? Here’s a list of 10 corrupt politicians who took advantage of… Read More »

Medicare Fraud Tops $900 Million in Massive Crackdown

The most recent chapter in the government’s National Health Care Fraud Takedown has netted 301 defendants, including 61 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Taken together, these medical professionals and health care companies schemed to submit a total of $900 million in phony billing to the Medicare program. Since 2010, the federal government has arrested… Read More »