Embezzlement Dampens Public Support For Royal Family
The son-in-law of the Spanish king has been charged with tax fraud. The case involves $7.9 million dollars in embezzlement. This scandal and other cases involving politicians suspected of taking bribes for millions of dollars have enraged Spanish countrymen.
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Inaki Urdangarin, a former Olympics handball player who is married to the king’s daughter, the Infanta Cristina, is accused of using his powerful connections to win public contracts to put on events on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca and elsewhere in Spain.
His Noos Foundation is suspected of overcharging for organizing conferences about the business of sports and hiding the proceeds abroad.
Dozens of police officials guarded the courthouse in Palma as Urdangarin got out of a car and walked down an access ramp into the building for the closed-door hearing where he will be questioned by Examining Magistrate Jose Castro. Continue reading…
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New Tool In Fight Against Prescription Drug-Related Crimes
A new database has been created which gives police in New York City a new way to fight prescription drug-related crimes. It is being called the first of its kind in the country. The database allows law enforcement agencies to track and investigate patterns of prescription drug-related crimes across the state, according to Senator Charles Schumer.
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“The best way we have learned to prevent crime and stop crime is to study it,” he said, likening the database to CompStat, a program used by the New York Police Department to track crime and target resources to where criminals have the highest activity.
He said he hoped the database would spread nationwide. Since its start, more than 100 cases from 2012 have been entered, including 50 burglaries and 32 robberies. Among prescription pills, oxycodone and hydrocodone products were the most targeted.
There have been several high-profile crimes connected to prescription drugs in recent years. In June 2011, four people were killed when a robber walked into a Long Island pharmacy and shot the pharmacist, a teenage store clerk and two customers before leaving with a backpack full of pills containing hydrocodone. David Laffer was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the crimes. Continue reading…
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British Sex Crime Officer Units Lose Sense Of What Policing Is About
An investigation studying police misconduct is reviewing allegations that Britain’s larges sex crime unit “took no action over attacks and routinely failed to believe victims.” One failure reportedly allowed a repeated offender to kill his own two children.
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Ms Glass said: “The approach of failing to believe victims in the first instance was wholly inappropriate.
“The pressure to meet targets as a measure of success, rather than focussing on the outcome for the victim, resulted in the police losing sight of what policing is about – protecting the public and deterring and detecting crime.”
The force has previously been criticised for failures over serial sex offenders sports coach Kirk Reid and taxi driver John Worboys.
In another case, Detective Constable Ryan Coleman-Farrow, who was based in Southwark, was jailed for 16 months in October last year for failing to investigate rape and sexual assault claims. Continue reading…
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New Custody Law In Arizona
On January 1, 2013, Arizona Senate Bill 1127 set new precedents for child custody. The law effects joint parenting and physical custody. The law moves away from every-other-weekend custody and moms being automatically being named custodial parent.
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“It changes a lot of things,” said Mesa family-law attorney Billie Tarascio. “We are moving away from the every-other-weekend custody arrangements or mom automatically being named the custodial parent.”
The Arizona Supreme Court does not keep data on how judges rule in custody cases. Statistics from outside groups are outdated, showing courts awarded joint custody to parents 5percent of the time in 2002 and 15percent of the time in 2007. Anecdotally, attorneys and researchers say Arizona judges have been awarding more joint-parenting time.
“It seems like in recent years the trend in Maricopa County family court has been for more time, if not equal time, for the non-primary parent,” Phoenix family-law attorney Tom Morton said. Continue reading
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