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Woman charged with fraud crimes in Georgia for using city funds

Nobody is perfect and everybody makes some mistakes in life due to possible poor judgement or lack of self-control. However, some mistakes come with more serious consequences compared to other types of misjudgments. In some instances, lack of self-control or poor judgement can result in criminal charges. This seems to be what has happened with one woman in Georgia who is now facing charges of fraud crimes.

The woman was a city employee when she was arrested on five charges of financial identity fraud. She was also charged with one count of theft by taking, according to a report released to the public by authorities. Apparently the woman had been purchasing personal items for herself with city credit cards. The woman reportedly admitted to spending a minimum of $6,000 during 2014.

Criminal Defense: Murder dropped, woman still faces charges

Criminal defense: People's lives are full of ups and downs. This can be emotionally challenging for many to experience. Everybody reacts differently under emotionally difficult times, and some people make extremely bad mistakes. This seems to have been what one woman experienced when she was arrested on state criminal charges in Georgia.

The woman was charged with murder after she attempted to abort her own pregnancy with abortion pills she had purchased online. However, the district attorney decided to retract the warrant against the woman for murder. Apparently, the district attorney determined that he was not legally able to prosecute a woman for feticide of a woman's own pregnancy.

Georgia man needs criminal defense against kidnapping charges

Most people go through some emotionally challenging times at some point in their lives. Sometimes it takes a strong person to remain in control during these periods. However, some people are not that strong and end up doing things they may regret later. One man in Georgia may have found himself in this predicament and is now in need of criminal defense.

The man was recently arrested in late May following a chase with police officers. Apparently, the police officers used a stun gun in order to finally capture the man and put him under arrest. The man is now being charged with kidnapping his own 5-year-old daughter. The suspect said that he had been upset about his wife taking his daughter away from him.

Tax Fraud: Woman has emotional breakdown in trial in Georgia

Tax Fraud: Being charged with a serious crime can be an emotionally challenging experience for many people. This is particularly true if a conviction can result in significant time behind bars. This seems to be what one woman is experiencing during her recent trial surrounding state tax fraud charges in Georgia.  (You can be charged at the state level or the federal level for these type of charges, although it is more commonly charged at the federal level)

According to reports by the media, the woman appeared visibly upset before the court proceedings began. The woman required removal from the courtroom and was later brought back in.  

Identity Theft: Two face insurance fraud charges in Georgia

Identity Theft: People do what they think they need to do to make ends meet. However, if a person commits a crime, even a non-violent crime, he or she may end up in serious legal trouble. This can even result in significant time behind bars. This is what one woman and her brother are facing after being arrested for insurance fraud in Georgia.

The woman was working as an insurance claims adjuster and is being accused of abusing her position at the insurance company for which she was working. The Georgia Insurance Commissioner announced that the woman was arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from her former employer. The woman's brother was also arrested for his role as a suspected accomplice.

Tax Fraud: Tyrone Brooks Jr. pleads guilty in Georgia

Tax Fraud: Elected public officials are an integral part of democracy in the United States. Typically, these individuals are held to higher ethical and legal standards. However, even elected officials can make mistakes which can result in legal problems. This is what is happening with former Georgia State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Jr. who was charged with various white collar crimes.

Brooks was charged in federal court with filing false tax returns, tax fraud, wire fraud and mail fraud. He was indicted in May 2013. The representative had been accused of misappropriation of funds which were supposed to go to charity. Instead, the man allegedly used the funds to pay for family and personal expenses.

Sex Crimes: Police officer faces statutory rape charge in Georgia

Sex Crimes: Police officers are traditionally looked upon as role models in the community. Nevertheless, police officers are only human and are prone to making errors and misjudgments, just like the rest of us. Even police officers can find themselves facing legal problems, and one police officer in Georgia is now facing a statutory rape charge.

The police officer was recently arrested and jailed with regard to sex crimes he allegedly committed in February. However, the details surrounding the arrest have been kept under wraps by local authorities. Little information concerning the incident has been released to the public. The arrest happened one morning in early March.

Tax Fraud: Married couple faces tax fraud charges in Georgia

The United States tax system is designed for the benefit of all citizens and taxpayers. The funds collected from taxes help to pay for many social services and the infrastructure necessary to maintain society. There are a number of laws aimed at maintaining the integrity of the tax system, and violating tax laws can result in criminal charges. This is what one couple is facing after they were charged with tax fraud in  federal court inGeorgia.

The two defendants, a man and his wife, were accused of conspiring to commit wire fraud by filing fraudulent tax returns during the period beginning in Jan. 2011 and ending in Feb. 2013. The 44-year-old man and his wife were charged with one count of aggravated identity theft and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal prosecutors indicated that the couple filed more than 1,100 fraudulent tax returns electronically.

Man faces drug charges for pharmaceuticals in Georgia

For various reasons, certain types of drugs are illegal, while other types of drugs are legal, and some types of drugs are only legal under certain circumstances. For example, if a person is caught in Georgia with legal prescription drugs without a proper prescription, he or she can find him or herself being arrested by law enforcement. This can result in a person having to face drug charges that can carry serious consequences.

One man is facing exactly this type of situation after he was recently arrested. The incident occurred one evening in early March. The 60-year-old man was found with three types of prescription drugs, according to reports released to the public by authorities. The man reportedly possessed diazepam, oxycodone and alprazolam.

See this blog for more discussion on drug charges

Criminal defense: No-knock warrants in Georgia being debated

Criminal defense: Can the police enter your home unannounced if they have probable cause and a warrant? That is the issue being debated by legislators in Georgia. New legislation allows police officers to use a no-knock warrant only if they have probable cause and a judge signed their warrant. 

A no-knock warrant gives the police permission to enter a suspect's home without any notification. This legislation has led to a serious debate by legislators and the public. Questions surround the legislation, including if a no-knock warrant violates a suspect's privacy, and if the police should be allowed to enter someone's home without any notification.

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