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December 2011 Archives

New York couple up against felony fraud charges

A couple from New York is currently facing federal charges. They are accused of felonies including mail fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. According to reports, the 66-year-old lawyer and his wife, both of Seneca Falls, were charged in mid-December. Each of the charges they face carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, a $1 million fine, or possibly both.

Young woman faces DWI, other charges after fatal accident

A passenger was killed and a driver injured in a recent car crash in West Hempstead, New York. The driver of the vehicle is reportedly facing drunk driving and manslaughter charges. The young woman was taken to the Nassau University Medical Center and was due to be arraigned as soon as medically practical.The accident happened in the early hours of the morning. Police claim that the 18-year-old driver from Uniondale was in the eastbound lane of the Hempstead Turnpike when she lost control of her vehicle. That caused the car to strike a parked car and to cross into the westbound lane. The vehicle subsequently came to a stop after it collided with a wall.

Complaint about selling marijuana from store leads to 4 arrests

Recently, four New York men were arrested after a complaint was filed that an employee was selling marijuana at a convenience store, as well as from his apartment. After a search warrant was purportedly executed at the home, the four men were arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including third-degree criminal sale of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.One of the men also faces charges of second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, though the details of that particular charge were not disclosed. Another man is additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Those charges range from misdemeanors to felonies.

New York teenager facing drug charges for cocaine and ecstasy

A 17-year-old girl was recently arrested after New York police responded to an alleged traffic violation. The girl is now facing drug charges, but was released from police custody under the supervision of a day-reporting program. A male passenger was also arrested in the same incident on different charges.Reportedly, police were responding to a reckless driving complaint at about 9:30 p.m. when they pulled over the 17-year-old girl's vehicle. A search of the vehicle purportedly uncovered five baggies of cocaine in the center console, in addition to 36 ecstasy pills on the girl's person. News reports did not reveal on what basis authorities searched the vehicle, the driver or the passenger. The 21-year-old male was also allegedly found to be in the possession of a loaded handgun.

Man accused of importing 2 tons of marijuana arraigned in New York

An alleged leader of what prosecutors claim is the "most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world" has been returned to New York and now faces federal charges. The 53-year-old man is accused of importing tons of marijuana into the U.S. He has been arraigned and is awaiting his due process.

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