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  • How Jurisdiction is Determined in Texas Criminal Cases
    How Jurisdiction is Determined in Texas Criminal Cases

    Typically, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over federal offenses and state courts have exclusive jurisdiction over state offenses. In some cases, certain crimes can qualify as both federal ...

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  • Texas Woman Arrested on Four Federal Charges Related to Identity Theft
    Texas Woman Arrested on Four Federal Charges Related to Identity Theft

    As technology usage continues to become a crucial part of everyday life, the potential for identity theft has increased exponentially. Identity theft occurs whenever an individual uses fraudulent or ...

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  • What is Double Jeopardy and Does It Affect My Case?
    What is Double Jeopardy and Does It Affect My Case?

    Both the federal and Texas state constitutions contain a prohibition on double jeopardy. On the federal level, the double jeopardy provision appears in the 5th Amendment, as part of the Bill of ...

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  • Federal Judge Says Plea Bargains a
    Federal Judge Says Plea Bargains a "System of Totally Secret Justice"

    It is unusual to hear a senior federal judge like Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York refer to the U.S. judicial system as “draconian,” but he did in a recent speech before the 11th Annual ...

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  • Texas Tycoon Tax Fraud Trial Underway in Dallas
    Texas Tycoon Tax Fraud Trial Underway in Dallas

    The IRS has accused Texas tycoon Sam Wyly of a tax fraud scheme spanning many years that allegedly defrauded the government of taxes on more than $1.1 billion held in offshore trusts. Wyly is ...

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  • A Beef with the IRS Over Prosecution of Nick's Roast Beef
    A Beef with the IRS Over Prosecution of Nick's Roast Beef

    The owners of Nick’s Roast Beef, a highly popular deli located in the North Beverly suburb of Boston, are facing 17 federal criminal charges after the IRS indicted them for nonpayment of taxes. The ...

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