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What could I do that would cause obstruction of justice charges?

You do not have to be a direct participant in a crime to be arrested on charges that relate to the commission of a crime. By simply trying to impede the authorities in their attempt to investigate a crime you could be charged with what is known as obstruction of justice. By the same token, if you yourself are being investigated for a crime and you deliberately do or say something designed to keep the officers from the truth, you could also be charged with obstructing justice.

Federal charge issued to Pizzagate shooting suspect

It is quite likely that you heard or read about a recent incident that occurred in a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant called Comet Ping Pong. Earlier this month, a 28-year-old North Carolina man traveled to Comet Ping Pong after reading on the Internet that alleged acts of child abuse were occurring in the eating establishment.

Opioid addiction leading to record numbers of deaths

The statistics are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there were over 52,000 fatal drug overdoses in 2015. This number represents a record, which is being attributed to an epidemic of opioid abuse. While the number of deaths related to the use of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, as well as heroin, have spiked, prescription painkillers are considered the primary culprit.

Feds on constant lookout for money laundering schemes

If you routinely make large financial transactions, either for yourself or on behalf of a company or organization, there are some very important laws that you need to understand. The fact is, while small transactions do not typically receive attention from law enforcement officials, larger transactions are under constant scrutiny.

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