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Applying the Fourth Amendment to Technology Today

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that police must obtain a warrant from a judge before placing a GPS tracking device on a vehicle. The ruling came in the case of Washington, D.C., nightclub owner Antoine Jones, sentenced to life in prison on drug trafficking charges. While investigating Jones, the FBI placed a GPS […]

Alabama Fan Arrested for Sexual Battery of LSU Fan

Brian Downing was booked in New Orleans, Louisiana on counts of sexual battery and obscenity for allegedly putting his genitals on the face of an LSU fan who appeared to be drunk and “practically unconscious,” police said. The arrest stems from a video shot hours after the BCS Championship game, where a man wearing University […]

Scientist Sentenced for Selling Trade Secrets of Louisiana Chemical Plant

Retired Dow Chemical Company research scientist Wen Chyu Liu of Baton Rouge was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison for his conviction on charges that he stole trade secrets from Dow’s Plaquemine plant and sold them to companies in China for $600,000. Liu denied, as he did at trial in February, that […]

Healthcare Fraud Prosecuted Vigorously in Louisiana

Healthcare Fraud Prosecuted Vigorously in Louisiana The owner of four Louisiana medical equipment companies, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks. An employee also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud […]

Mall of Louisiana Shooting Suspects Arrested and Charged

Sheriff’s deputies arrested the wrong person in the Saturday shooting and injuring of two innocent bystanders near the Mall of Louisiana. Meco Damon Green was released from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Tuesday less than 48 hours after being booked on four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Deputies arrested Green late Sunday after witnesses identified […]

Medicare Fraud Carries Serious Sentence

Medicare Fraud Carries Serious Sentence Christopher Iruke was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for helping engineer a $14.2 million Medicare fraud. Iruke was convicted in August — along with his wife, and one of their employees — of conspiracy and health care fraud. Iruke also has to pay back $6.7 million with his […]

Loyola University Student Arrested and Indicted for Threatening Emails

A Loyola University student has been indicted on a charge that she sent threatening emails to the campus police department. Evelyn Hubbard, of New Orleans, was arrested by FBI agents and indicted on one count of threatening interstate communications.  If convicted, Hubbard faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. […]

Houston Man Transports Woman for Prostitution

Houston Man Transports Woman for Prostitution Jerald Bland of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Houston to transportation of a woman for commercial sex.  Bland had used a hotel business center to post online ads offering a woman for prostitution.  Bland faces up to 10 years in prison and remains in custody. During 2010, Bland […]

Possible Life Sentence for Drug Conviction

Possible Life Sentence for Drug Conviction Drug Info Portal Adderall College Students & Drug Charges Cocaine & Crack Creation of Meth Lab Distribution Drug Paraphernalia DWI and Drugs Fentanyl Firearms & Drugs Heroin Louisiana Drug Charges Marijuana Laws in Louisiana Manufacturing Obtaining CDS by Fraud Possession Possession With Intent Possession of Legend Drug Steroids Synthetic […]

Internet Pirate Sentenced for Copyright Infringement

The New York man who admitted to uploading an unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the Internet has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. Sanchez pleaded guilty in March to one count of uploading a copyrighted work being prepared for commercial distribution. He admitted that he put the work print of the film […]

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