Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 19

Man Cleared of Tacoma, Washington Robbery Committed When He Was 1,100 Miles Away In LA

A payday-loan store near Tacoma, Washington was robbed on April 12, 2004. James S. Anderson lived in Los Angeles, but he had spent time in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma, so his mugshot was in the local police files. An eyewitness selected the 26-year-old Anderson as one of the robbers from a photo montage. …

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Feb 12

Two Pennsylvaia Judges Plead Guilty To Charges Related to $2.6 Million In Kickbacks

Former Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Judges Mark A. Ciavarella and Michael T. Conahan pleaded guilty on February 12, 2009 to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Under their plea agreement with federal prosecutors they can be sentenced to 87 months. The charges resulted from an investigation into discovered the two judges had been paid …

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Feb 11

Hilary Swank Starring In Movie About Kenneth Waters

Hilary Swank is starring in a movie about Betty Anne Waters? 18-year effort to free her brother Kenneth Waters from his wrongful 1983 conviction for robbery and murder. He was sentenced to life in prison. Betty was a single mother and she went to law school in order to help free her brother who she …

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Feb 11

US Supreme Court OKs Immunity For Negligent Administration Of Prosecutor Offices

US Supreme Court OKs Immunity For Negligent Administration Of Prosecutor Offices

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Feb 05

Kazuyoshi Miura Was A Victim Of Prosecutorial Lombardiology

By Michael H. Fox The pursuit of justice is not a game. After a crime is committed, the police are supposed to capture and arrest, District Attorneys prosecute, juries decide guilt, and judges hand out sentences. Justice should bring retribution to the criminal, consolation to the victim, and peace of mind to society. The system …

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Feb 05

Felipe Vargas Awarded $3 Million For Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel

Felipe G. Vargas was arrested November 7, 2003 at his home in the central Washington town of Quincy. He was charged with child molestation and indecent liberty with a minor. The 39-year-old Vargas insisted on his innocence and asked to take a polygraph test, but his public defender, Thomas Earl, didn’t arrange for a test …

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