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April 2014 Archives

Cyberbullying is not always so clear cut

One of the new crimes getting a great deal of press in this Internet age in which we live is that of cyberbullying. The term refers to the act of bullying taking place in the cyber realm, or in other words, by means of the Internet. One of a number of Internet crimes, cyberbullying is serious, as is the accusation of being a cyberbully.

Carolinas businessman charged with white collar crimes

Drawing attention to his lavish lifestyle with his loud parties helped one North Carolina business owner get charged with multiple white collar crimes, including money laundering, health care fraud and tax fraud. Throwing the loud parties with many guests only served to irritate the other residents of the quiet neighborhood, which resulted in multiple complaints from his homeowners association.

Columbia man charged with embezzlement of public funds

White collar crimes are among the most serious offenses a person can commit, and convictions can lead to prolonged prison sentences. Many people charged with embezzlement, fraud and similar crimes are arrested for something they have done at work. Frequently, they are unaware that their actions were in violation of any laws. Maybe they were asked to perform the work by a superior, or an employer placed a greater responsibility on the person than was reasonable. No matter how the situation arises, it is important for people suspected of white collar crimes in South Carolina to pursue a criminal defense in order to protect themselves and their future.

Man arrested in Riverside for drug possession

Police in South Carolina are always on the search for residents who may be using or selling drugs. One of the most common ways people wind up with drug charges is through a traffic stop. In many cases, police do not have any previous suspicion of a person when they make contact and carry out an arrest. An officer may be pulling the vehicle over for a traffic violation or operating on his or her own agenda.