Category Archives: Criminal Law

USCIS Creates New Internal Division to Crack Down on Lenient Immigration Caseworkers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced to that it is creating an internal division designed to more closely oversee its own immigration caseworkers. According to information obtained by the Washington Post, this move may be prompted by a desire to rein in caseworkers who are more lenient with individuals who are seeking residency or citizenship. While the 19,000 USCIS employees and contractors have received no information about the structure of the new division, internal information suggests that some employees are being quietly reassigned to the division. The new USCIS office, named the Organization of Professional Responsibility, will have three divisions to help oversee the estimated 26,000 immigration applications that USCIS adjudicates daily. One of these divisions will be an Investigations Division, which will investigate cases involving “fraud, waste, abuse, or misconduct by USCIS employees.” The new office will also have a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Man Asks Police to Confirm Authenticity of Meth Purchase

A Florida man contacted the local Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday to request their assistance when he became concerned that he had allegedly attempted to purchase methamphetamine but suspected that he may have received the wrong substance. Northern Florida resident 49-year-old Douglas Peter Kelly reportedly bought what he believed was methamphetamine from a drug dealer. After allegedly using the substance Kelly suffered from a bad reaction which caused him to wonder if the drug he purchased really was methamphetamine, or possibly had been cut with another substance. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Grandchildren Transported in Dog Kennels on 95-Degree Day

On Saturday evening, a grandmother of two was arrested and accused of endangering her grandchildren when she took a drive with them placed in dog kennels in the back of her SUV for the trip. Tennessee resident 62-year-old Leimome Cheeks is the grandmother of two children, ages 7 and 8. According to testimony given by some of her neighbors, she is known for being a good person and has often been seen outside playing with her grandchildren and dogs. Cheeks reportedly took a road trip on the 95-degree evening going from Whitehaven to Collierville, with the children in tow. Cheeks had recently gotten two puppies and had their kennels in the rear of her vehicle. Her SUV was allegedly too full of items to allow the children to use the standard seats, so Cheeks asked them to ride in the kennels for the 30-minute trip instead. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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General Manager of Anaheim Company Accused of Embezzlement

On June 6, an executive at a company in Anaheim was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement that reportedly took place over the span of seven or more years. He is now facing several felony charges for the allegations. Jeffrey Joseph Lenhardt has been the general manager of Foam Plastics and Rubber Products in Anaheim since September of 1990. Twenty-four years later in November of 2014, another worker at the company allegedly found discrepancies that led to suspicion of Lenhardt’s activities when noticing a cash transaction that was not written in the business ledger. Lenhardt, who reportedly started his fraudulent behavior by offering customers off-the-books purchases of leftover pieces of materials from the shop that would have otherwise been refuse, is accused of accepting cash for the transactions without recording them. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Florida Police Find Driver Carrying Concealed Hatchet

A man who was pulled over by the police while he was driving in Florida was allegedly discovered carrying a hatchet in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop. A 23-year-old man from Danville, Kentucky, was traveling in his vehicle through Clearwater, Florida, last Thursday, when he was involved in a routine traffic stop. When the officer approached the man’s car he was identified as Travis Byerly, and he was reportedly driving with a license that had been suspended nearly a month prior, to which he allegedly did not dispute when it was discovered. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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