The uncontested report of the referee is approved and George Murrayb Hudson is reinstated effective immediately under the terms and conditions set forth in the report. Read the Supreme Court of Florida Discipline case by Richard B. Marx.
A Miami man will spend 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal 2008 supermarket robbery, and for later escaping from Miami-Dade police headquarters before he could be booked into jail.
Brainely Morelus, 21, pleaded guilty this week to second-degree felony murder, attempted felony murder, attempted armed robbery and escape. He’ll also serve 10 years of probation after he is released from prison.
On March 30, 2008, Morelus and pal Jermaine Cobb, 19, tried robbing a security guard of his gun at the Winn-Dixie market, 11130 NW Seventh Ave.
Mortgage fraud is a term used to describe a broad variety of criminal actions where the intent is to materially misrepresent or omit information on a mortgage loan application to obtain a loan or to obtain a larger loan than would have been obtained had the lender or borrower known the truth. In federal courts, mortgage fraud is prosecuted as wire fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, with penalties of up to thirty years imprisonment. As the incidence of mortgage fraud has risen over the past few years, states have also begun to enact their own penalties for mortgage fraud.
Mortgage fraud is not to be confused with predatory mortgage lending, which occurs when a consumer is misled or deceived by agents of the lender. However, predatory lending practices often co-exist with mortgage fraud. Examples of mortgage fraud: Occupancy fraud, Income fraud, Appraisal fraud, Cash-Back Schemes, Shotgunning
Working the Gap, Identity Theft.
A Harare magistrate says journalists who are challenging the constitutionality of Section 31 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, which has been widely used to arrest media practitioners have a strong case. The section deals with publication of statements that “undermine public confidence in law enforcement agencies.” Magistrate Don Ndirowei on Monday removed from remand Nevanji Madanhire, the editor of The Standard, reporter Nqobani Ndlovu and Alpha Media Holdings representative Loud Ramakgapola after they sought to challenge the code in the Supreme Court. “It is this court’s finding that this application is not merely frivolous or vexatious,” Ndirowei said.
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct. Criminal defense lawyers can be permanently employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts. Such lawyers are often called public defenders. For a much more extensive discussion of criminal defense, see public defender. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Other jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case.
Miami – The federal judge in Florida who struck down President Obama’s health-care reform law a month ago issued a stay of that order on Thursday – while insisting that the government launch a fast-track appeal. In a tartly-worded order, Senior US District Judge Roger Vinson issued the stay under the condition that government lawyers seek an expedited appeal of Vinson’s ruling within seven days either to the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta or directly to the US Supreme Court.
“Almost everyone agrees that the constitutionality of the act is an issue that will ultimately have to be decided by the Supreme Court of the United States,” Judge Vinson said. “It is very important to everyone in this country that this case move forward as soon as practically possible.”