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June 2013 Archives

Baton Rouge men targeted for federal bank fraud

Two businessmen from Baton Rouge have become the subject of scrutiny from federal investigators. Law enforcement officials say that the two business partners obtained multiple loans through fraudulent means. As a result of the investigation, the two men have been indicted and arrested on charges for bank fraud.

Brothers join long list of homicides in Baton Rouge

The old adage is that lighting is not supposed to strike twice in the same place. Baton Rouge police responded to 68 homicides in 2012. Yet in such a notorious war zone murder shouldn't be cruel enough to visit the same grieving family twice.

Baton Rouge man indicted in 2007 double murder case

A 44-year-old Baton Rouge man was indicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury last Thursday on two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the 2007 shooting and burning deaths of two individuals. Both of the victims in the incident had been shot and were found in a burning care in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Baker man with lengthy criminal history faces new charges

A 33-year-old Baker man has been charged with aggravated battery and second-degree murder after he allegedly shot one man and assaulted another during a dice game on Saturday. The shooting took place after several men began arguing over money. The gunshot victim died several hours later during surgery.

Eight plead not guilty to drug charges

On Wednesday, eight individuals charged with federal drug and racketeering charges pleaded not guilty to those charges, which arose from an investigation into a Carencro strip club that was closed down back in December. Two other individuals had been charged along with the eight in a May 8 indictment. Trial for all the defendants is scheduled for the end of June.

Supreme Court: go ahead and take DNA from criminal suspects

A Supreme Court decision issued on Monday lends support to the way criminal investigation is conducted both at the federal level and in many states. Currently, a number of states and the federal government permit the pre-conviction gathering of DNA evidence from criminal suspects.

NTSB recommends lower BAC limit for DUI charges

The National Transportation Safety Board--a federal agency that investigates transportation accidents--has begun to urge states to drop their legal drinking limit from .08 percent to .05 percent. The legal limit, as our readers may know, is the limit that determines whether police can issue presumptive drunk driving charges.

State lawmakers ban slew of new synthetic drugs

Synthetic drugs are dangerous--they can trigger a variety of unpredictable behaviors, as well as psychosis, and can cause various adverse health effects. The spread of synthetic drugs in recent years has been a challenge for law enforcement and prosecutors to deal with. Because many drug manufacturers attempt to create drugs that make it past loopholes in existing laws, it isn't always possible to prosecute for possession of such drugs.

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