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May 2014 Archives

California National Guard members accused of wire fraud

Individuals, organizations and corporations are protective of their money. So, when funds go missing or are paid out in a suspicious way, they quickly take note and seek to get to the bottom of the matter. Their investigation and thirst for justice can lead to federal charges and the potential for harsh penalties and long-term consequences.

FBI executes large-scale computer crimes crackdown

Personal computers are ubiquitous, and many people do not feel they can start their days without logging on and checking their email and social media accounts. While for some Sacramento residents, computers are a way to connect with others via web-based portals, for others, computers are a daily necessity for completing their jobs and maintaining their livelihoods. Federal regulations exist that limit certain online behaviors, and legislation dictates specific internet crimes. Nonetheless, in many respects, the law is chasing the growth of the digital world and, in some cases, is falling behind.

California man faces serious federal weapons charges

There are many people in the Sacramento area who are law-abiding gun owners, but the difference between lawful weapons and illegal ones can be a matter of a few changed parts. When people convert pistols and rifles to be fully automatic, they can quickly find themselves facing charges of federal firearms offenses.

Granite Bay man charged with white-collar crimes

White-collar crimes can come in many different shapes and sizes. However, the general definition of white-collar crime is an act of fraud or deceit committed for financial gain. In addition, the perpetrators of these offenses are typically professionals. For a long time, most people viewed law enforcement and prosecutors as weak on white-collar crime. While this may have been true at some point in U.S. history, it is certainly not the case today. Today, white-collar crimes are taken very seriously.

Feds target California for potential trafficking operations

With more and more states from California to Michigan legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes federal authorities are keeping a close watch for illegal trafficking operations. While the decreased stigma in some areas may give people a sense that marijuana is no longer aggressively prosecuted, this is not necessarily the case. In fact, federal drug trafficking crimes as well as other state and federal drug offenses that involve marijuana, can still land a person behind bars for a very long time.