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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2019 – Attorney Ron D. Herman, founder of Herman Law, P.A., was featured on the August 14 broadcast of CBS 12 news offering his thoughts on the investigation into the late Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. The in-depth News Team Coverage included an extensive interview of Herman due to his “years of experience with sex crime cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.” While prosecutors are continuing their investigation, Herman explained that the criminal charges against Epstein will be dismissed due to his death. New York City’s chief medical […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2019 – An athletic trainer at a teen soccer club in Rochester, New York, is facing multiple child pornography charges after allegedly exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with two underage soccer players using her Snapchat account. Shelby Garigen, 41, was charged with access with intent to view child pornography and receipt of child pornography. She worked for Empire United Soccer Academy and had a 12-year association with its soccer program as an athletic trainer. Authorities learned about Garigen’s alleged actions when a parent told the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office that the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2019 – The Riverhead Central School District in New York brought multiple disciplinary charges against a high school principal following sexual misconduct allegations from an 18-year-old student. Riverhead High School Principal Charles Regan was suspended with pay and reassigned to his residence after the high school senior accused him of forcibly kissing her in his office. She also said Regan sent her sexually explicit text messages for around a month. The student sued the principal and the school district for $10 million. Section 3020a of the state education law outlines the process and […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2019 – Ron Herman is honored to be appointed by Keith James, the Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach to the City’s Water Advisory Board. The Advisory Board serves the City Commission on matters relating to long-range planning for the City’s public water system and the development, use and management of water resources within the City. The oldest city in South Florida, West Palm Beach is also the largest city in the County and is where many businesses are headquartered. As a long standing small business owner in the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2019 – The New York State Assembly and Senate are considering a controversial bill that seeks to lower the legal limit at which an individual can be arrested for drunk driving. Under the proposal, the state’s blood alcohol content (BAC) threshold would drop from .08 to .05 for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and from .18 to .12 for aggravated DWI. The legislation is currently pending in both houses. Utah became the first state to adopt a .05 BAC threshold in December 2018. It currently has the nation’s strictest drunk driving law as the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – A top executive at a Long Island-based mortgage lender pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with an $8.9 million embezzlement scheme. Edward E. Bohm, former president of sales at Vanguard Funding, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 41-year-old was also an undisclosed owner of the company. Bohm faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years along with restitution and criminal forfeiture. However, he is expected to receive a shorter sentence like his co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to the same charges. “Fraud charges of […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2019 – Attorney Marc Lopez with the Marc Lopez Law Firm is pleased to announce that he has been chosen as a 2019 Best DUI Lawyers in Indianapolis. The website Threebestrated.com uses a 50 point inspection which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. Attorney Marc Lopez started at the absolute bottom of the Prosecutor’s Office and worked his way up to Marion County’s highly-trained “OVWI Unit.” Along the way, he handled thousands of criminal cases and countless trials. He learned the ins and outs of the courtroom […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 17, 2019 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new gun protection law that enables authorities, school officials or family members to seek a court order that would temporarily seize the firearms of people considered to be a threat to themselves or others. The bill is called the Red Flag Law, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order law. Cuomo was joined by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the bill signing on February 25 in New York City. The governor said he hoped the measure would limit school shootings by giving […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2019 – An Indianapolis man was recently charged with two felony counts of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. The weapon in question had been a BB gun, and the only reason the defendant had brought it with him onto his front porch was because he’d observed a stranger reaching onto his property and laying hands on his dog. The defendant eventually learned that a utility company employee had come to shut the defendant’s water off and had been frightened by his dog. The skittish utility company worker had then called animal control, […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2019 – After serving as a committee member on the Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee (“A”) of the Florida Bar, attorney Ron D. Herman has recently been named its Chair. The Grievance Committee is tasked with reviewing cases where attorneys have allegedly violated the rules of professional conduct established by the Florida Supreme Court. Grievance committee investigations are similar to grand jury proceeding, and are comprised of lawyers and nonlawyers. Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one grievance committee. The committee members investigate possible lawyer misconduct of other Florida […]


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Silver Spring, MD (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2019 – Asher Weinberg is pleased to announce the launch of his solo criminal defense practice. Conveniently located in Silver Spring, the Law Office of Asher Weinberg provides powerful legal representation to the accused when their future and their freedom is on the line. Well-versed in the Maryland Criminal Code, Mr. Weinberg routinely handles a wide range of misdemeanor and felony offenses — drug crimes, violent crimes, theft crimes, traffic violations and DUI. In fact, he is one of the few attorneys in the state who can defend a client against DUI […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2019 – A New York high school teacher was suspended indefinitely for showing his students a video about due process related to sexual assault and rape on college campuses. The Bedford Central School District extended his original month-long suspension in connection to seven new charges. Mike Poplardo taught economics at Fox Lane High School in Bedford for 30 years. He was suspended without pay after showing his senior classes a 41-minute Fox News documentary titled “The Truth About Sex and College.” The school district described the video as containing “inappropriate sexual content” and […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2019 – A New York county jail employee was charged with rape and multiple other felonies for having sex with three inmates. Jennifer Parker, 43, worked as a kitchen supervisor at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in Canton from August 2010 until her resignation in June 2018. As head cook she managed and supervised inmates who worked in the facility’s kitchen. Parker was accused of engaging in oral sex, sexual intercourse and various other sexual acts with three inmates. According to court documents, the alleged sexual misconduct occurred from 2011 to 2014. […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2019 – Mrs. Toureilles is a now a senior trial associate attorney with the Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC.  She is the former State Representative for District 43 having spent three terms in the Texas Legislature. Her bills passed by the Texas House include: HB 139 – Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person. HB 455 – Relating to creating an offense for the trapping of wild deer by a deer breeder and to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct associated […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2019 – A New York pediatrician was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for possessing and receiving child pornography after being caught with thousands of sexually explicit images of children. David Blasczak, 70, admitted to taking nude photos of minor patients in his office and molesting his daughter’s friends during slumber parties. Police found Blasczak possessed or received a total of 75 videos and 2,500 photos of child pornography. Blasczak’s employer suspended his medical staff privileges then subsequently fired him after finding out about the investigation. Blasczak gave up his medical […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2018 – A recent report noted a dramatic increase in the number of fraudulent phishing websites created to target retail store customers. Cyber intelligence firm IntSights collaborated with e-commerce fraud prevention company Riskified to analyze data on hundreds of thousands of illegal online purchases between the third quarters of 2017 and this year. The companies discovered there was a 297 percent spike in the number of fake retail sites designed to phish for customer information from July to September 2018 when compared to that same period in 2017. The third quarter alone saw […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2018 – In November, Attorney Marc Lopez spoke at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s (ICLEF) 2018 DWI at Trial legal conference. In Indiana, practicing lawyers are required to attend several hours of continuing legal education seminars on a yearly basis. ICLEF is a leader in this field, and its annual DWI at Trial conference is the absolute premier legal education symposium of its kind in Indiana. Whether attendees are seasoned veterans or relative newcomers to DUI/OVWI law, this seminar had something to teach participants about everyone’s favorite strict liability crime. Attorney Marc […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2018 – The Long Beach School District appealed to the New York State Education Department for a final decision following a public disciplinary hearing to close a lengthy case involving a special education teacher. Long Beach Middle School teacher Lisa Weitzman allegedly abused five special education students from 2009 to 2014. The school system placed her on paid suspension in November 2014 after becoming aware of the allegations. She has collected more than $540,000 in salary and benefits since then. “Under New York law, teachers accused of misconduct have the right to a […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2018 – Accomplished West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Ron Herman (Herman Law, P.A.) has been re-appointed to the Wellington Public Safety Committee. He was then honored to be reelected as its Chair for the second consecutive year. Before serving as Chair, Ron was Vice Chair of the Committee. What Does the Public Safety Committee Do? The purpose of Public Safety Committee is to promote safety in the local community, a deeply personal concern for Ron Herman. The committee takes significant steps to ensure public safety, including assisting in developing and […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2018 – On October 26, 2018, Attorney Matthew Kroes of the Marc Lopez Law Firm argued a DUI/OVWI case before the Indiana Court of Appeals. A small percentage of criminal cases proceed to trial, and of this subset, only a few are appealed. Of the minority of cases that are appealed, an even smaller fraction are invited to engage in oral argument in front of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Attorney Kroes’s argument was focused on two issues: 1) the validity of a particular Indiana DUI/OVWI checkpoint; and 2) the proper method of […]


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