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Cyber theft charges brought against eight separate individuals

At least eight individuals have been charged for the claimed cyber theft" of at $15 million. It is claimed that some of this activity occurred in New YorkIt is alleged that through unauthorized access to computers the individuals charged were able to divert customer funds to their own bank accounts. It was also charged that these individuals would involve others to make ATM withdrawals and fraudulent purchases.There have been a number of similar types of conspiracies supposedly being committed by individuals around the globe. It has also been described as the moving of money "without using traditional banking."Any individual convicted of taking part in such a scheme could be facing years of imprisonment. These same people may also be asked to pay restitution for money that they may or may [...]

Cyber theft charges brought against eight separate individuals2013-06-26T00:00:00+00:00

New York City auto accident hurts 6 pedestrians

A horrifying car crash injured as least six innocent bystanders on a New York City sidewalk recently. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Queens, is suspected of drunk driving and drug use in the auto accident. The specific charges against him were not detailed, but it was reported that the man has prior drunk driving arrests. He also apparently declined a request to submit to a Breathalyzer test.Witnesses say that two cars were speeding down Second Avenue in the East Village, dodging in and out of traffic. It is not clear if the vehicles were racing one another. The vehicle that lost control struck a number of objects and pedestrians, and at least one individual suffered injuries that placed their life in danger. The remaining victims were all expected to [...]

New York City auto accident hurts 6 pedestrians2013-06-24T00:00:00+00:00

Two New York teenagers charged with larceny

It is claimed that two New York teenagers stole money last month from another New York resident. The 16 and 18-year old boys have both been charged with felony third-degree larceny. Each also faces misdemeanor charges for claimed fifth-degree conspiracy. Finally, the older of the two youths faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child.Both teenagers were arraigned in court. Though the younger of the two boys has reportedly been released, the older was sent to county jail with bail set at $10,000.We will need to await the final outcome of the trial or any plea negotiations before we can get a better idea as to what is being claimed. It should never be assumed in any criminal case that arraignments or arrests mean the same thing [...]

Two New York teenagers charged with larceny2013-06-19T00:00:00+00:00

New York families displaced by frightening car accident

Motor vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. For any number of reasons, a driver may lose control of a vehicle and end up crashing into something. Sometimes accidents occur when road conditions are poor. Other times, an accident is the result of faulty brakes or improper maintenance. But often times, an accident is caused by a negligent or reckless driver. These can be among the most devastating accidents because they are often preventable.What started as a minor fender bender quickly turned into a very serious crash recently in a New York car accident. The incident involved an alleged reckless driver who not only crashed into another vehicle, but then fled the scene and then crashed into a building. About 17 people were ultimately affected by the [...]

New York families displaced by frightening car accident2013-06-18T00:00:00+00:00

Proposals to lower legal blood alcohol limits

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that the legal limit for acceptable blood alcohol levels of drivers be lowered is receiving support from some New York law enforcement officials. The proposal would reduce the levels from .08 to .05. Any driver with a blood alcohol level of above .05 would face an arrest for drunk driving.One New York County Sheriff stated that alcohol affects everyone in a different manner. He claims that some individuals may be impaired when their blood alcohol levels are as low as .04. It is also argued that the lowering of acceptable blood alcohol levels will make our roads safer.This all may or may not be true. No one wants to see drivers on the road while impaired. However, the legal standard for blood alcohol [...]

Proposals to lower legal blood alcohol limits2013-06-13T00:00:00+00:00

Report: Poultry plant workers suffer from carpal tunnel

Getting injured on the job can be very upsetting and stressful. Instead of focusing on work, people who are hurt or sick need to worry about getting to the hospital, taking medicine and perhaps being unable to work temporarily or permanently. However, many injured workers in New York are eligible to collect workers' compensation to help them cover these additional expenses.The trouble for some people is that they may not even realize they are suffering from a work-related condition until it is too late. Some types of injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, develop slowly over time. Sadly many workers end up trying to work through discomfort instead of getting the help they require. This was found to be the case recently when workers at a poultry plant became the [...]

Report: Poultry plant workers suffer from carpal tunnel2013-06-12T00:00:00+00:00

African Americans more likely to face arrests for marijuana

According to recently released federal data, African Americans were more than four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 2010. This disparity is particularly disturbing because research indicates that whites and blacks use the drug at similar rates.Over the past couple years, many states have seen a change in attitude regarding the use of marijuana. In fact, several states have even decriminalized the drug. Nevertheless, arrests for marijuana possession and other related crimes remained steady from 2010 to 2011 nationwide.The recent federal report was compiled from data collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study is significant because it provides a comprehensive analysis of arrests for marijuana crimes broken down by county and race. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, [...]

African Americans more likely to face arrests for marijuana2013-06-05T00:00:00+00:00

Woman awarded $800,000 in premises liability lawsuit

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to make sure they maintain a safe environment. In New York, many people rely on building and property owners to keep rental properties free from hazards as there are many people who rent work spaces and apartments. Renters should be able to expect that the property owners will address and remedy unsafe conditions, but all too often this does not happen.Landlords in New York are required to maintain properties so that they are safe, clean and do not present a threat to tenants. Should a problem arise, they are responsible for resolving it. One woman recently filed a premises liability lawsuit against her former landlord for negligence that caused her to get injured and lose almost everything she owned. A jury recently awarded [...]

Woman awarded $800,000 in premises liability lawsuit2013-06-04T00:00:00+00:00
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