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What Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines + Chart 2020

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 »

Federal Incitement to Riot Charges Filed Against 20 Year Old Pittsburgh Boy

A Pittsburgh man faces federal charges for allegedly inciting violence and riots last weekend. US Attorney Scott Brady told the press that 20-year old Brian Bartels also was charged with obstruction of law enforcement during a civil disorder. (Pittsburgh.CBSlocal.com). He also has been charged with the destruction of a police car. The federal charging documents… Read More »

Ex-Texas Bank President Charged With Bank Fraud, Embezzlement, and Arson

A former Texas bank president is being charged with bank fraud, embezzlement, and arson after setting a fire in the bank to prevent state officials from seeing records that would implicate her in stealing $11 million in bank funds. (Foxnews.com) Anita Moody, 57, from Cooper, Texas, pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit bank… Read More »

Murder Charges Upgraded in Floyd Case, 3 More Cops Charged

Minnesota state prosecutors have upgraded the charges against a Minneapolis police officer to 2nd-degree murder accused of pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck. Accessory to 2nd-degree murder charges have also been filed against the other three officers at the scene. (Local10.com) A bystander video showing Floyd’s death on May 25 has sparked many violent… Read More »

Why Was Former Minnesota Cop Charged Only With 3rd Degree Murder?

Last Friday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was placed under arrest and charged with 3rd-degree murder of George Floyd, an African-American, who died when Chavin pinned his neck to the ground with his knee for almost nine minutes. Chauvin also was charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter. (Vox.com) It is possible the ex-police officer could face… Read More »

Terrorist Doctor at Mayo Clinic Indicted on Federal Charges

A doctor in Pakistan and ex-Mayo Clinic researcher was indicted on federal charges last week for giving support to a terrorist group after the told informants that he intended to carry out terrorist attacks against the United States. (NYPost.com) Muhammad Masood, 28, was charged last week for alleged terrorist ties to the Islamic State. He… Read More »