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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Casey Anthony Cancels Deal for Reality T.V. Show

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

According to Casey Anthony’s twitter feed, she has canceled a lucrative reality T.V. show deal that would have followed her around. Why anyone would want to watch this is uncertain, but Anthony reported that she grew suspicious of the show’s producers who she believed wanted to trump up the past allegations her and portray… Read More »

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Challenge To Facial Recognition Software Denied on Appeal

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida inmate lost his appeal recently when he challenged the validity of the facial recognition software that was used to identify him during his trial and convict him of a crime. The man was charged with selling $50 worth of crack to undercover detectives. He argued unsuccessfully that the prosecution should have turned… Read More »

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Health Care Professionals Sentenced in Fraud Scandal

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Four healthcare professionals, who a judge called “highly educated drug dealers” were sentenced to probation for their role in an insurance fraud and pill distribution scheme that took down 12 people in the Georgia area. One defendant, Johnnie Chaissan Sanders was sentenced to serve seven months in a federal prison for his role in… Read More »

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FBI Forensics vs. the Scientific Community

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In many criminal trials, the foundation of the state’s case is forensic evidence. But what if that forensic evidence couldn’t be trusted? What would happen if DNA tests yielded inconsistent results? What if autopsies couldn’t reveal the cause of death? In 1994, Dr. Frederic Whitehurst reported concerns to the FBI that he found evidence… Read More »

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R. Kelly in the News Again Amid Statutory Rape Allegations

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Prompted by the release of the show Surviving R. Kelly, allegations of statutory rape are in the spotlight once again. R. Kelly has maintained his innocence throughout 25 years of indictments and lawsuits and has never been convicted of anything yet this has done little to quell the public’s belief that R. Kelly is… Read More »

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Tennessee Investor Caught in Florida After $3M Swindle

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Authorities have finally caught Nashville swindler George David George in St. Johns County Florida. George pleaded guilty to duping investors out of $3 million in a scam involving a social media network focused on wellness. He was accused of securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and just about every other white collar crime you… Read More »

Skier Law Firm attorney Shaun Rosenberg in the Palm Beach Post

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

‘Stand your ground’ explained Attorney cites differences between self-defense and ‘stand your ground’ law. Click here to read more

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Court Rules that Stand Your Ground Protections Apply to Cops as Well

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Among stand your ground laws and other self-defense statutes, Florida’s is unique insofar as it makes it very difficult to prosecute a defendant who raises a stand your ground defense. Recent amendments to the law force the prosecution to prove that the defendant’s stand your ground defense is false. Beforehand, it was up to… Read More »

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The State of Florida Executes Court Clerk’s Murderer

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Which state has the largest death row population? The answer, contrary to what you might think, is California. California currently has 740 prisoners who are sitting on death row. As the most populous state, this makes a certain degree of sense. Florida comes in second with 353. If you think that Florida has more… Read More »

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