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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2017 – Police arrested 10 Miami-Dade County residents who were allegedly part of a mail theft ring that pocketed thousands of dollars. They are accused of orchestrating a “fishing” scam that involved stealing checks and credit cards. The suspects were charged with grand theft, identity theft violations and organized scheme to defraud. A conviction could mean up to 15 years in prison. The arrests were part of a yearlong investigation dubbed “Operation Hook, Line and Sinker.” The U.S. Postal Inspection Service collaborated with the Miami Dade Police Department, Coral Springs Police Department and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2017 – The inaugural episode of Brill Legal Group’s podcast Justice One Client at a Time is now available for free on iTunes. The 15-minute episode is titled Trump’s Travel Ban and the Courts and features prominent New York criminal defense attorney Peter Brill. In the podcast Brill discusses the constitutionality of President Trump’s recent controversial travel ban and offers insights on how the case could play out in court. He also takes questions from several callers. Trump signed an executive order in late January that banned all refugees and travelers from seven […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2017 – The magazine that started in 2011 as a legal marketing publication has reached a new milestone. Starting today, Bigger Law Firm Magazine will cover current events from a legal perspective. Over the last six years, Bigger Law Firm (BLF) Magazine has introduced lawyers to online marketing tactics, practice management software, internet security and e-discovery. Starting March 15th, BLF is reaching a wider audience with active reporting on current events. As the new presidency aims to reshape the role of government and an emboldened single party Congress rushes to introduce new […]


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St. Louis, MO (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2017 – Karpel announces it has named Pippa Barrett as a Project Manager and Trainer for PROSECUTORbyKARPEL (PbK), the industry leading criminal case management system utilized by prosecuting attorney offices throughout the United States. Barrett will play an active role in webinars and user conferences, and will help implement, train and service the PbK program with prosecutors nationwide. Barrett joins Karpel after serving as an Assistant Circuit Attorney with the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, a post she held twice, most recently for the past 16 years. Other accomplishments include […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2017 – Miami-Dade Police announced a $21,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those behind a January 16 mass shooting in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami, Florida. The incident occurred toward the end of a parade honoring the legacy of the slain civil rights leader for which the park is named. At least one unidentified shooter opened fire on the crowded park. Hundreds of spectators, including families and children, ran for safety. Eight people ranging in age from 11 to 30 were shot and five others were transported […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2017 – A New York appeals court cleared a Manhattan hospital and several doctors of medical malpractice in a lawsuit that accused them of failing to diagnose an infant’s brain tumor. The baby’s parents, Frank and Francis Leva, sued Mount Sinai Medical Center and its pediatricians. They alleged the defendants breached the expected standard of medical care by not discovering and treating the infant’s medulloblastoma earlier. Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. “Many people may think that when something goes wrong medically, the doctor or health care professional is to blame,” said […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2017 – Alex R. Hernandez Jr. tried a felony case to jury verdict and received a not guilty verdict on behalf of a Port Lavaca Police Officer who was accused of animal cruelty. The trial was held in Victoria County, Texas in the District Courts. The local newspaper had reported the original charges when the police officer had been indicted. After the indictment he was placed on administrative leave then subsequently terminated from the Port Lavaca Police Department. https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2016/jun/17/police-officer-charged-with-animal-cruelty/ The not guilty verdict is a win for the police officer who felt […]


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Las Vegas, NV (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2016 – Las Vegas Defense Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge is sponsoring a scholarship to help raise awareness of miscarriages of justice and turn a spotlight on those cases. Participation eligibility is based on applicants planning on attending an accredited American College or University in the upcoming semester and presenting a 1000-word essay on the subject. One of the foundation stones in building America was the guiding belief that each person has inalienable rights. When a governmental jurisdiction exceeds its duties, individual rights are disregarded, and abuses result. Some find themselves in prison. Others […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2017 – A drunken man who shot and killed his attacker, in a violent domestic dispute, claimed he had acted out of self defense. The incident took place in a Bronx apartment at around 9 p.m. on December 13. Matthew Peebles, 63, was allegedly yelling at the 26-year-old boyfriend of his girlfriend’s daughter through a bedroom door. The daughter, Ashley Ayala, 26, told police that Peebles threatened to shoot her boyfriend, Anthony Sainphor. A tussle ensued after Peebles kicked open the door. According to authorities, Sainphor stabbed Peebles three times as Ayala tried […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2017 – A major investigation by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on the sentences handed down by Florida criminal judges shows disparities in those sentences between black defendants and whites. Miami criminal defense attorney Jordan Redavid said the report is revealing, but not surprising. “I saw it myself in my time as a public defender,” Redavid said. “Minorities are treated differently. They’re arrested, charged, and convicted at rates disproportionate to their crimes. Same with low-income people. This report is important for people to see. This should be a real eye-opener to the general public.” Reporters […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2016 – A Manhattan-based construction company will pay $9.2 million in penalties and restitution for defrauding clients for 13 years on various city projects including New York University and the Empire State Building. Plaza Construction, one of New York City’s biggest construction firms, is partially owned by China State Construction Engineering Corp. The company was charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy for engaging in a scheme that overbilled clients more than $2.2 million. Clients included government contracting and funding agencies. Plaza owes $2.2 million in restitution to clients and must pay a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2016 – The scion of a wealthy business family was sentenced to four years in prison for securities fraud. Andrew Caspersen, 40, used a Ponzi-like scheme to steal around $38.5 million from investors including family members, friends, clients and a hedge fund-linked charitable foundation. He was arrested in March at La Guardia Airport upon returning from a family vacation. Caspersen pleaded guilty to fraud charges in July. The case was filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Prosecutors originally sought a tougher prison sentence of over 15 years. However, Caspersen’s […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2016 – The latest issue of the Bigger Law Firm magazine offers expert insight and advice for law firms who wish to secure their information, improve their website, streamline communication and brand assets, and boost their online marketing to gain more clients. Dipal Parmar’s feature article reveals how law firms can create a YouTube remarketing campaign that targets the people most likely to become future clients. With video being one of the most popular platforms for user engagement and online sharing, video advertising paired with remarketing can generate real engagement and reach […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2016 – Miami criminal defense attorney Jordan Redavid is the latest in a growing list of endorsements for Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. Redavid said his reasons for supporting the proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution stemmed both from compassion and from pragmatism. “It’s clear that marijuana’s benefits for patients with certain medical conditions are unmatched by conventional drugs and other treatments,” Redavid said. “People with cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other debilitating ailments find relief from pain and a restored appetite by using marijuana. Every day, Florida cops […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2016 – A situation that most people are unfamiliar with and unprepared for, a New York police detective wants to talk to them. According to a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, far too many people are lulled into a false sense of security in this situation and end up revealing something that leads to their arrest. “While most people are aware that if they are arrested they should not talk to police and should ask for a lawyer, most people don’t know what to do if they are not under arrest but […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2016 – In a New York child pornography case, a television director has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. Jason Alexander, a former director of Law & Order, also must register in New York as a sex offender. Alexander, 52, was arrested in Westchester County last summer after authorities said they found digital pornography files on external hard drives and computers in his Dobbs Ferry home. Authorities said the files showed children under the age of 16 engaged in child pornography. “Child pornography charges are very serious and often require an aggressive […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2016 – The head of a New York City correction officers’ union has been arrested by the FBI and accused of fraud and conspiracy. Federal authorities allege that Norman Seabrook, president of the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was paid tens of thousands of dollars by a hedge fund manager, in exchange for investing millions of dollars of the union’s money with the fund. “Fraud and conspiracy are very serious charges,” said Peter Brill, a New York City criminal defense attorney with Brill Legal Group, who is not involved with the […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2016 – Thomas C. Grajek, Attorney at Law is pleased to announce his recent graduation from the Forensic Chromatography Course offered by the American Chemical Society. With this new accomplishment, he has earned the title of ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, which can better assist him in defending people with DUI charges. He joins just over 40 other lawyers across the nation that have also completed this course. He was one of the first four Florida lawyers to earn the certification, giving him elite status among Florida attorneys. The course included three separate classes, all […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2016 – A former executive of an investment bank in New York was arrested and charged with attempting to defraud investors of over $95 million. Andrew Caspersen, 39, was charged with wire fraud and securities fraud in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors alleged that Caspersen raised money from investors under false pretenses and converted the funds to his own use without their permission. “Wire fraud and securities fraud are serious charges, and anyone accused of such a crime should seek legal counsel,” said Peter Brill, a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, who is […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2016 – An Olympic skiing champion accused of domestic violence against her father says she will demand a jury trial, citing self-defense. Picabo Street, 44, was arrested on December 23, 2015, after she called 911 during an altercation with her father, Roland Street, 76. She was charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child. “The outcome of a jury trial will likely hinge on eyewitness testimony,” said attorney Peter Brill, of Brill Legal Group, who is not involved in the case. “Neither Street nor her father are […]


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