Reading about federal drug charges is nothing new to Californians. Bordering on Mexico, California has long been a central player in the trafficking world, but the nature of drug trafficking has changed dramatically. Today, rather than risk transporting drugs along vast highways populated with state and local law enforcement, many traffickers are beginning to sell and ship products online, resulting in a new class of internet-related federal charges.
According to reports, two men were recently detained by Border Patrol agents and are now facing extradition. Both men are facing serious penalties for various criminal charges. One of the men, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen is wanted for murder in the United States and is awaiting extradition to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The other man is a Romanian national that is also wanted by Italian law enforcement for drug trafficking.
According to the Department of Justice, two Sacramento, California men recently pled guilty to serious internet-related federal charges. A Department of Justice news release stated that the two men pled guilty in two separate cases to possessing child pornography. Both cases arose from ongoing investigations into Internet crimes involving child pornography.
The term "white collar crime" is used to describe a non-violent crime involving some sort of financial transaction committed. White collar crimes can include a whole host of fraudulent activities committed by business or government employees, including tax fraud, ponzi schemes and embezzlement. Many see those suspected of white collar crimes as greedy corporate and banking executives, which is why the public is so adamant about securing a conviction. However, this perception is not always accurate.