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Smartphone Theft Legislation Passes California Senate

SB 962 Requires All New Smartphones Sold in California to Come Pre-Equipped With Theft-Deterring Technology The California Senate has passed legislation that requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological...

Barry Zalma
Insurance Fraud is Not a Victimless Crime: Life Insurance Motive for Murder

Life insurance is usually purchased to protect his or her spouse and children in the event of an untimely death. Sometimes life insurance is purchased for a malicious purpose. Insurers have paid benefits to a spouse after a murder only to find later that...

State Net
State Net Criminal Law Update: Governors Patrick (Mass.), Cuomo (N.Y.) Unveil New Anti-Heroin Plans

PATRICK, CUOMO UNVEIL NEW ANTI-HEROIN PLANS: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, unveiled wide-ranging new plans last week to address their states' rapidly growing heroin and prescription opiate abuse problems...

Mark Rogers
Supreme Court to Hear Whether Man’s Facebook Posts Constituted Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari to a Pennsylvania man who was convicted of making threatening communications via social network postings in violation of 16 U.S. Code Section 875(c), directing the...

Jack Townsend
Is Section 7202 an Aggravated Felony for Immigration Purposes?

Section 7202, here , criminalizes the following conduct: Any person required under this title to collect, account for, and pay over any tax imposed by this title who willfully fails to collect or truthfully account for and pay over such tax shall,...

Barry Zalma
Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged as Conspiracy: Cop Guilty Of Extortion In Auto Fraud

Insurance fraud is not a charge prosecutors like. Although it is an easy crime to prove since all it requires is a single document used with an intent to defraud an insurer, prosecutors prefer to deal with more complex issues and criminal charges. An...