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April 2012 Archives

Ponzi scheme charges filed against Long Island brokers

The recent economic downturn has made investment fraud a hot topic these days in New York. It seems that every couple of weeks someone in the city is being charged with a high-profile white collar crime, and now four former employees of an investment firm based in Long Island are facing criminal charges of operating a Ponzi scheme. The criminal complaint alleges that over 4,000 investors lost $179 million as a result of what federal prosecutors say were misleading business practices.

Hundreds in NYC may have been unlawfully arrested for marijuana

A 1977 New York state law makes it a violation to possess 25 grams or less of marijuana, resulting in a penalty of $100 for the first offense. However, drug charges involving possession of any amount of marijuana in public view is a misdemeanor punishable by up to three months in jail and a $500 fine.

White Plains man facing charge of misdemeanor possession of PCP

According to an arrest report filed by the White Plains Police Department, a 34-year-old man was yelling at EMT workers while they assisted his friend. The police claim the EMT workers were giving medical assistance to the second man because he was extremely intoxicated, though it wasn't made clear in a local news report why the officers came to that conclusion.

Charges against ex-Marine reduced after weapons allegation

In a prior blog post, we discussed a man who faced weapons charges after he unknowingly violated New York's strict gun laws. The ex-Marine is a jewelry dealer with a license for the .45-caliber pistol that he usually carries when traveling with valuables. The 28-year-old was in New York on business when he decided to stop at a sightseeing attraction at the Empire State Building. Before entering, he tried to check the weapon in with security guards at the entrance and was arrested.

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