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What Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines + Chart 2017

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 »

Chicago Teamsters Boss Charged with Extorting $100k From Business

A politically connected Chicago Teamsters union boss was indicated last week on federal charges for allegedly extorting $100,000 from an Illinois business. John Coli Sr., who is thought to be one of the union’s most powerful members, was charged with threatening a work stoppage and various other labor unrest unless he received cash payoffs of… Read More »

Trump Faces Article of Impeachment With Obstruction of Justice Charge

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) introduced an article of impeachment on July 12 in the House of Representatives, seeking to remove President Trump from office for a charge of obstruction of justice. Rep. Al Green (D-TX) was a co-sponsor of the article. Sherman first brought up the subject of impeachment of the president on obstruction of… Read More »

The Law That Donald Trump Jr. May Have Broken

Media reports this week claim that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian attorney in June 2016 with the purpose of obtaining information from the government in Russia that supposedly contained negative facts about Hillary Clinton. Some experts on the matter argue that Trump Jr. may have engaged in a type of public corruption, and… Read More »

Israeli Prime Minister’s Attorney Probed for Fraud

The personal attorney of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being proved by Israeli law enforcement for possible fraud, as well as several other parties high in the Israeli government. The Israeli police on July 11 arrested the former head of the Israeli Navy, Vice Admiral Eliezer Marom. At issue is the the vice admiral’s… Read More »

Amish Man Sent to Prison for Selling Herbal Remedies

In late June, a federal judge slapped an Amish man with a six year prison sentence for making and selling herbal health products. The US government stated that the products lacked adequate labels, and the Amish man also was convicted of obstructing a federal agency. The man, a farmer named Samuel A. Girod from Kentucky,… Read More »

Wild, Drug-Fueled Gay Orgy Broken Up by Vatican Police

The Vatican police were reported this week to have broken up a drug fueled gay orgy in an apartment that belongs to the Vatican department that is supposed to be cracking down on sex abuse in the Catholic church. The occupant of the apartment is said to be a secretary for Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio named… Read More »

CNN May Have Committed Crime, Some Contend

CNN faced intense criticism this week when a CNN columnist seemed to imply that it would uncover the identity of a Reddit user who allegedly produced an anti-CNN, Trump GIF if he reneged on an apology for the action. However some observers thought that CNN could also be facing a serious legal problem. Sen. Ted… Read More »