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Some Sad Truths about Bail and Some Noteworthy Comparisons between the Bail Systems in New York State and Federal Courts

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Apr 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week, an article in the Village Voice written by Nick Pinto uncovered some very important issues about the bail process inNew York criminal cases. Statistically, Mr. Pinto wrote that in 2010, only 17 % of those held on $1,000 or less made bail at arraignment – which is the first court appear...

U.S. Seeks 23-Year Term for Drug Lord

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Feb 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have asked a judge to impose a 23-year prison sentence on Christopher M. Coke. A man, who has been described as one of the most powerful and brutal drug lords in Jamaica and whose arrest in 2010 came after a month-long manhunt that left more than 70 people dead. M...

Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Feb 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Queens computer teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing two elementary school students, authorities said. Wilbert Cortez, 49, allegedly touched the genitals and the buttocks of an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old over their clothes in his classroom at Public School 174 in Rego Park on at leas...

Opening statements heard at Virginia lacrosse trial

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Feb 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

Opening statements were heard today on the case of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who is accused of fatally beating his ex-girlfriend in May of 2010. The prosecution and criminal defense attorney gave their statements and described the rocky relationship between the accused, Geor...

California: Man Faces More Murder Counts

Posted by Joseph F. Sullivan | Feb 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

In January, police arrested former US marine Itzcoatl Ocampo, for the killings of four homeless men in California. Prosecutors were expected to file formal murder charges for the stabbings that occurred in late December. Those closest to him claim that Ocampo was never the same after returning fr...

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