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June 2011 Archives

Government focuses on mortgage and securities fraud

According to a recent USA Today analysis, the Obama administration is going after fewer cases of defrauding government benefits program and increasingly prosecuting fraud schemes connect to mortgage lending, financial institutions and Medicare.

LA lawmakers: no drug testing for welfare recipients

On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate, on a vote of 20-12, killed a bill that would have required drug testing for welfare recipients of cash assistance. The vote on the proposal, which has been repeatedly shelved over the years, didn't even generate enough support to qualify it for debate.

Facebook DUI checkpoint page get criticism

Under state law, police are required to inform the public 24 hours in advance of setting up a checkpoint. They are, though, not required to name the specific location. Some have tried to get around this system by setting up a Facebook page informing the public of the exact location of the checkpoint.

Louisiana man arrested for sending sexually explicit photos

With the technology that is available today, police officers seem to be arresting an increasing number of individuals through online sex stings. When police think they have identified an alleged perpetrator, officers may engage the person in online conversations.

More information on murder suspects arrested in Louisiana

In a recent post, we wrote about two men who were arrested in Louisiana on murder charges. When we wrote the article last week, there was very little information available to the media.

Louisiana lawmakers seek social media restrictions for convicts

The Internet offers a wealth of opportunities for communication, learning and entertainment. However, if lawmakers get their way, some people will face severe restrictions when it comes to Internet access. Currently, two bills are being considered in the Louisiana House and Senate that would limit the use of the Internet for certain individuals, specifically sex offenders and prison inmates.

Ex-Baton Rouge police officer charged with bribery

Bribery is a form of extortion in which one person offers or accepts something of value in exchange for a favor. A bribe may range from promising to act in a certain manner to paying money for a desired outcome. In Louisiana and other states across the country, bribery is most often alleged in business, government or political arenas, as accepting a bribe can compromise impartiality.

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