In April 2010, an Iowa man died. He was a longtime user of multiple controlled substances, and he apparently had six in his system at the time of his death, including heroin. His widow picked a man called Lil C out of a lineup as the dealer who sold her husband the heroin, and Lil C was charged with drug distribution under the federal Controlled Substances Act -- an offense with a mandatory
Archives for January 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a new question involving the intersection of technological change and the Fourth Amendment's prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizures by police and government agents. The high court has just agreed to hear two cases in which officers arrested people and then, without warrants, seized their cellphones and rooted around in them for evidence.
Each year, the National Taxpayer Advocate is required to identify at least 20 of the most serious problems affecting taxpayers and report them to Congress, along with recommendations. This year, one of the top problems identified by current Advocate Nina E. Olson was the excessive penalties some taxpayers with offshore bank accounts have encountered when they try to deal with previously unfiled
At this point, most readers are quite familiar with the facts of Bernard Madoff's $64 million Ponzi scheme. While Mr. Madoff insisted that he acted entirely alone, federal prosecutors have continued to pursue evidence that others were directly involved or complicit in the crime. One recent investigation has been over the involvement of banking giant JPMorgan Chase, which acted as Mr. Madoff's
If you have a Florida driver's license or state ID, you might want to check the bottom-right corner. If the code 943.0435 is printed there, you're listed as a convicted sex offender who has been required to register with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. What would happen if you found that code on your license, though, and you'd never been accused of a sex offense in your