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June 2013 Archives

California man faces multiple drug and firearms charges

A California man is facing trial after police were called to a residence in Belle Vernon where three dogs were reported to have been left in a car with insufficient ventilation. The man is facing multiple charges, including ones related to both firearms and drug possession. When police arrived at the home, they allegedly discovered what appeared to be marijuana-growing paraphernalia during a routine inventory of the vehicle the dogs were held in.

Rapper arrested for drug possession at California airport

Rapper 2 Chainz was taken into custody at LAX after a search of his checked baggage allegedly revealed marijuana and promethazine. Promethazine is used as the main ingredient in a dangerous drug cocktail called sizzurp that is well known among rappers. Although promethazine is legal when properly dispensed by an authorized medical professional, authorities have not confirmed as to whether 2 Chainz had been prescribed the drug by a doctor.

Software company faces class action fraud charges

A California federal court recently ruled that a computer company could be charged with fraud even if the buyer bought their product before the alleged fraud occurred. Two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against a software company, citing "fraud in the inducement," a term that means lying in order to convince a buyer to make a purchase; the complaint alleged that the company said their product could fix their computer problems. The plaintiffs reportedly want the case treated as a class action lawsuit. However, the courts have not yet ruled either way on that part of the case although it can proceed through the courts.

Jury enters guilty finding for two men in fraud case

After almost a month in trial, a federal jury in California found two brothers, 36 and 33, guilty of a foreclosure scam that crossed the country. The jury found the older man guilty of four counts of mail fraud while the younger man was found guilty of two counts of mail fraud.

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