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July 2018 Archives

Cartel leader on trial for drug smuggling

In mid-July, the trial of a 38-year-old man was being conducted under heavy security in a Texas federal courthouse. This was because the man was considered to be the leader of the Cartel de Noreste, which smuggled drugs from Mexico into the state. Authorities believe that he has helped to send thousands of kilograms of marijuana and cocaine into the area while also laundering millions of dollars.

Court rules against revenge porn law

A court in Texas ruled that the state's revenge porn law is too broad and violates the First Amendment. It also asked a lower court to dismiss the case that made the ruling necessary. The attorney general's office in the state is going to lead an appeal of the 12th Court of Appeal's decision. For now, the ruling only applies to communities that are within that court's jurisdiction, but it is possible that other courts in the state will review the law as well.

Be wary if you fit the profile of a white collar criminal

You’ve worked hard to get where you are and your family depends on you. Working in finance, you have placed yourself in a great position to climb the corporate ladder in continued efforts to support your family. But be wary of those in higher level positions who may take advantage of you. It’s very important to know the various activities that can flag you for a white collar crime investigation.

Gang member convicted of drug charges

A 37-year-old man was found guilty of multiple federal drug charges stemming from a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in Texas. The jury in his case found that he was attempting to traffic heroin and cocaine from El Paso to Dallas. Authorities originally stopped the man's Ford Explorer because it had an expired registration sticker. When they made contact with the man, they found that he didn't have a drivers license.

States prosecuting people associated with overdoses

Texas is one of a number of states that have laws dealing with drug-induced homicide. In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, law enforcement is increasingly cracking down on people who provide the drugs that lead to another person's fatal overdose. However, some argue that prosecuting these individuals is not the answer and could even increase the incidence of fatalities since people might be less likely to call for medical aid for fear of prosecution.


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