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  • Court Says Facebook User Privacy Takes a Backseat to Search Warrants for Fraud
    Court Says Facebook User Privacy Takes a Backseat to Search Warrants for Fraud

    A New York appeals court has ruled that Facebook must turn over user data to law enforcement authorities that have a search warrant to access a user’s information, rejecting Facebook’s challenge to ...

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  • Nine Charged in International Insider Trading Scheme Involving Hacked Newswires
    Nine Charged in International Insider Trading Scheme Involving Hacked Newswires

    An international group of hackers and traders in the U.S. and Ukraine have been charged with felony counts of securities fraud, computer fraud and conspiracy for hacking into the databases of business ...

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  • Common Defenses to Charges of Criminal Conspiracy
    Common Defenses to Charges of Criminal Conspiracy

    Conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime. That is why you will often see conspiracy charges brought along with other criminal charges when more that one person is ...

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  • What is Allowable to Search Under a Search Warrant
    What is Allowable to Search Under a Search Warrant

    Search warrants are judicial orders that authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a search at a specific place for specific objects or materials that they suspect are tied to a crime. Law ...

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  • Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Fraud
    Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Fraud

    A 43-year-old Hankamer, Texas, woman has pleaded guilty to federal income tax fraud totaling almost $2 million, according to a news report . Holly D. Kirkwood entered a guilty plea to filing a false ...

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  • Texas Couple Charged with Holding Nanny Hostage as Virtual Slave
    Texas Couple Charged with Holding Nanny Hostage as Virtual Slave

    A Houston area couple has been arrested on charges of forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal immigrant and visa fraud after they forced a Nigerian woman to work as a ...

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