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October 2013 Archives

Two men arrested for armed robbery in Lake Charles

When a defendant is facing criminal charges, much of their future could be determined based on these charges. Because they could significantly impact their life and those close to them, it is important that the defendant defend the charges in order to protect their innocence or have the charges dropped or reduced.

Disposal of paraphernalia leads to search warrant, drug charges

In Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, north of Calcasieu, a Robeline man was arrested after detectives saw the man dispose of drug paraphernalia in front of them. According to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office, the man threw methamphetamine-related items out of his truck as they approached his vehicle. The officers collected the evidence, obtained a search warrant and then allegedly found paraphernalia and 1.5 grams of crystal meth in the suspect's house.

Federal crime: woman faces Medicare fraud, pleads not guilty

Allegations involving health care fraud can harm a person's reputation. Generally, federal health care fraud such as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is all about overbilling and involves a huge amount of money. These fraudulent acts are considered white collar crimes that often require extensive research and attention before the person accused is convicted of the charges.

Louisiana teens face felony cyberstalking charges

Teenagers in Louisiana are like teenagers anywhere else-they often experiment and act without thinking. Sometimes, their decisions can land them in serious legal trouble. Two 17-year-old girls in Baker, Louisiana are accused of stalking and threatening to kill another girl through Twitter, a social networking website. The frightening behavior allegedly started two years ago, which forced the alleged victim to transfer to another school.

Ex-CATS board member denies fraud allegations

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies recently arrested and charged a former Capital Area Transit System board member with theft after he allegedly spent about $1,500 in CATS funds to pay personal cable TV and cellphone bills. According to the warrant, the man performed the crime through access device fraud while he was a board member.

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