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April 2014 Archives

President may grant clemency to some nonviolent drug offenders

Nonviolent drug offenders often face harsh penalties in the United States even though they don't pose serious risks to the community. Some drug offenders could have the opportunity to have their sentences reviewed and even receive clemency after President Obama announced a plan to consider more nonviolent drug offenders for clemency during the remainder of his term in office.

California man sentenced to jail for recycling fraud

When most people hear about white collar crimes, they may think of mortgage fraud, embezzlement and money laundering schemes. However, more people in California may become familiar with recycling fraud due to a recent criminal case. A California man pleaded no contest to recycling fraud and was sentenced to serve 178 days in prison. He was also required to pay $146,000 in restitution and serve five years of probation for his role in the recycling scheme. 

California teen facing felony charges for bomb threats

A California teenager is facing serious criminal charges for making bomb threats to schools in another state. The teen has been charged with sex felony counts after he was accused of calling in threats to public schools in Montana. 

Driver facing manslaughter charges for DUI crash in California

Drivers in California suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face very serious charges, especially if they cause an accident that causes serious injuries or fatalities. A recent criminal case is an example of the serious charges drivers can face if they are arrested for a drunk driving accident that severely injured or killed someone. 

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