We have previous written about Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco's new sheriff who has become embroiled in domestic violence allegations. According to sources, the sheriff may be removed from his job following a sentence of three years of probation plus domestic violence counseling. That sentence comes after the sheriff pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for falsely imprisoning his wife.
Wrongful convictions are always a good reminder of the importance of defendants aggressively responding to charges.
Last Thursday, four men, including 58-year-old Duncanville City Councilman Scott Cannon, were arrested at King Spa on Royal Lane on charges of indecent exposure. The offense, a class B misdemeanor, is charged when a person is believed to have exposed any part of his or her anus or genitals with the intention of arousing or gratifying another's sexual desire, acting recklessly as to whether anybody else may be present who may be offended or alarmed by the act.
Last Thursday, two students from Texas Christian University were charged with felony drug offenses, and a third man was charged on Friday. So far, police have charged seven individuals believed to have been involved in the sale of marijuana, prescription pills and other controlled substances.
On Tuesday, Texas financier Allen Stanford was convicted of orchestrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme over a period of 20 years. The conviction comes just over three years after federal officials closed down in his financial empire.
Drunk driving charges can result in a number of consequences, including license suspension, alcohol education coursework, or jail time. One consequence that may soon become even more commonplace is the use of ignition interlock devices.
On Thursday, an indictment was issued against a Texas physician, his office manager and five owners of home health agencies for their alleged participation in a health care fraud scam involving nearly $375 million in fraudulent claims.
Last Wednesday, a 59-year-old Texas man was sentenced to life in prison on charges of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. The charges reportedly carried a minimum sentence of probation, but the judge ended up opting for the maximum sentence, which amounted to three life sentences. He will reportedly be eligible for parole after 60 years.