Criminal Law

July 26, 2012

White supremacist sentenced to 40 years in jail for Domestic terrorism in Arizona

Dennis Mahon is a white supremacist who was sentenced to 40 years in jail, after a bomb attack known as the Oklahoma City bombing. Mahon is 61 years old, and found guilty after a six-week trial.  The attack is being called an “act of domestic terrorism.”  He has an identical twin brother, Daniel Mahon, who also faced a charge in the case but was ultimately acquitted of conspiracy to damage buildings and property.  See: People […]
July 11, 2012

John Travolta faces Assault Claims

Actor John Travolta is being accused of assault and sexual battery.  These charges were brought against Travolta by an unnamed masseur who sued him at the beginning of May. The masseur claims that Travolta hired him to give him a massage and then tried to have sex with him at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  The actor’s representative is claiming the allegations are false.  It is reported that Travolta stripped in front of him touched his […]
June 27, 2012

Tile Manufacturer in Texas Fined for Safety Violations

American Marazzi Tile manufacturer in Texas has been fined with 25 safety and health violations for exposing workers to extreme noise levels (exceeding 85 decibels), machine guarding hazards and other dangerous conditions.  As a result, the manufacturer will have to pay $318,000 in penalties. Additionally, the tile manufacturer will be enrolled in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Severe Violator Enforcement Program which will perform further inspections to ensure that they […]
June 26, 2012

Slumlord said to be taking over hotel in Brooklyn

Infamous slumlord, David Bistricer, is part of the development team that is being accused of providing moldy, asbestos-laden conditions at the Chelsea Hotel.  He is now is now taking over the former “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn”, which is the Hotel Bossert on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights with plans to turn it back into a 302 room hotel.  However, he has a reputation as a slumlord, for his past record: as owner of a 59 building […]
February 9, 2012

Holiday Murder – Suicide Leaves 4 Dead

Authorities are piecing together the events of a New Year’s Day murder-suicide involving two Navy pilots and two other people in San Diego. Investigators are trying to determine the motive behind the murder-suicide and whether jealousy might have played a role.
September 22, 2011

Alaska Mom Charged With Child Abuse After Feeding Child Hot Sauce

An Alaska woman who put hot sauce in her adopted son's mouth to get on the “Dr. Phil” show was found guilty of misdemeanor child abuse Tuesday. Mother Jessica Beagley, 36, videoed herself pouring hot sauce down the throat of her 7-year-old adopted Russian son, Kristoff, for misbehaving in school.
March 22, 2011

Lawsuit Says Military Tolerates Rape, Assault

A federal lawsuit recently filed charges the Defense Department with responsibility for rape and sexual assault in the ranks by failing to investigate the sex crimes, failing to prosecute the perpetrators and maintaining a weak judicial system.  The lawsuit claims that current Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld are responsible for a military in which rape and sexual assault victims “were openly subjected to retaliation,” discouraged from reporting the crimes, and […]