Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

August 2011 Archives

Man accused of beheading boy to receive psychiatric evaluation

A 30-year-old man accused of dismembering and beheading his disabled son is set to receive evaluation as to whether he is sane enough to help in his defense on charges of first degree murder.

Former White Castle Mayor faces up to 24 years in prison

Former White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown, who was charged with federal racketeering and fraud charges in March, learned last Wednesday that he may be facing between 19 and 24 years in prison. Those charges came after a one year long FBI sting known as Operation Blighted Officials.

Baton Rouge Medicare fraud trial should be wrapping up soon

Health care fraud, one of the areas we cover on this blog, covers a variety of charges, including inflated billing of services, kickbacks or self-referrals, performing medically unnecessary services in order to bill, "upcoding," and billing for non covered services. Medicare is one area where fraud often takes place. Because certain services are covered at a high rate by the program, there is an inviting opening for criminal activity.

Holder: 72 charged in international online child porn ring

CBS News reports that Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the unsealing of three indictments and a complaint charging 72 persons for involvement in an online child pornography ring spanning five continents. According to the Justice Department, 52 of the individuals have already been arrested. Thirteen of the individuals charged have already pleaded guilty and four of them have received prison terms of between 20 and 30 years.

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