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Husband And Wife Sentenced In Veterans Affairs Fraud Scheme

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Have you ever considered putting together a fraud team with your spouse? Probably not a great way to grow your marriage. Once the feds have reason to suspect you, they’ll start leaning on whichever spouse they consider the weaker link and play the one against the other. While the government cannot require you to… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Grandmother Charged With Child Endangerment

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A West Palm Beach grandmother is being charged with child endangerment after leaving her grandson with his abusive father unattended. The child was severely beaten by his father and suffered severe injuries as a result. The father was charged with attempted homicide. This is a criminal negligence prosecution, which means the defendant is being… Read More »

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Parkland Sheriff’s Deputy Will Face Charges Related To Massacre

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A Parkland sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront gunman Nikolas Cruz the day of the Parkland massacre will face 11 counts related to child neglect and more. Traditionally, the Supreme Court has held that police officers do not have a duty to intervene on behalf of the public to stop a crime already in… Read More »

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Floridians Charged With Operating Child Porn Site Under Guise Of “Modeling”

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Several are facing charges related to a “child modeling” website that authorities say was a subscription-based child pornography website. The principal player in the website business is now deceased. His wife and several others have pleaded guilty or are pending charges for money laundering. The website was founded in 2005 and recruited members to… Read More »

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DeSantis Voter Registration Hacker Pleads ‘No Contest’

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A man who helped the State of Florida safeguard their online voting records registration has pleaded ‘no contest’ to charges of hacking. He is likely to be sentenced to two years probation but will avoid felony charges on his record. The defendant said his actions were an effort to point out the weaknesses in… Read More »

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Social Media Influencer Charged With Election Interference

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A social media influencer stands accused of attempting to sway the outcome of an election by disseminating materially false information. Douglas Mackey, (also known as Ricky Vaughn, the name of Charlie Sheen’s character in Major League). However, it isn’t clear that he did anything illegal. Mackey is accused of setting up a Twitter account… Read More »

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Man Faces Litany Of DUI Charges After Crash Kills Woman, 39

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A Lake Worth Beach is facing several charges from a DUI that resulted in the death of a 39-year-old woman. According to a blood test done shortly after the accident, the man had nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system (.24). According to investigators, the force of the accident was… Read More »

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Palm Springs Police Officer Arrested For Battery, Extortion

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Police Officer Robert Hite is now on paid administrative leave after a public corruption investigation The officer faces seven counts of battery, two counts of extortion, and three counts of obstruction of justice. A public corruption unit with the State Attorney’s office initiated the arrest of Hite. He is a 17-year veteran of the… Read More »

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Miami Man Charged With Solicitation Of Minors

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Police say that a Miami man impersonated a teenager in online chatrooms to entice young women to send him naked pictures. He has pled guilty to possessing, distributing, and producing child pornography. According to police, the man uploaded an image of a good-looking teenage boy and then promised the girls, some as young as… Read More »

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“The Witches Made Me Do It”: A Look At An Old Defense Strategy

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A man is facing first-degree murder charges after he turned a gun on his friend while inside of a vehicle and fired ten rounds into his chest. According to police, the man insists that “witches” or “voices” in his head compelled him to kill the defendant. Below, we’ll take a look at this old… Read More »

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