A U.S. Navy recruiter is behind bars after being arrested on multiple charges for possession of underage pornography. The 35-year-old La Crosse man was arrested Jan. 9 after a search of his home revealed alleged underage pornography on a computer at his residence.
Two Wisconsin residents, a 35-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman. were each charged this month with one felony count of "manufacturing/delivery of cocaine as party to a crime near a school." The charges stem from an undercover operation in which the Jefferson County Drug Taskforce used a subject to purchase a gram of cocaine from the pair.
A 19-year-old Milwaukee man finally resolved his case this month by pleading guilty to four reduced misdemeanor counts for sex with a person 16 or older and one felony count of child enticement.
A 37-year-old man from Wausau could face up to 80 years of jail time after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors for his alleged crimes against children.
It may not be the crime of the century, but that hasn't stopped the Wall Street crowd from lining up for a front row seat at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in the lower part of Manhattan. That's where former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma sits on trial for what the government is calling "the most lucrative insider trading scheme ever charged."
Although it is expected by society that adults follow the law and know the difference between right and wrong, sometimes they are unable to make that distinction. Some adults may have had to quit school at a young age in order to work and support their families and therefore their reading and comprehension skills may be limited. One Wisconsin man was recently accused of Social Security fraud, but was found not guilty after it was determined that the man had limited mental capacity.
The Internet is a great way for people to communicate, but it is also a good way for people to seek out underage children and take advantage of them. This happened to a 14-year-old Wisconsin girl after a man allegedly tricked her into taking nude photos of herself.
Credit card fraud is rampant in Wisconsin and other parts of the country. The incidents can sometimes happen locally and are not always as widespread as the recent case with Target in which credit card information was compromised by hackers. One pair recently turned themselves in after using a stolen credit card dozens of times in their local area.
It can be tempting for Wisconsin residents to take money that isn't theirs, especially when they are in a position where they oversee funds, such as a treasurer. When people see large amounts of cash on a daily basis, it's easy to think of things they can do with the money, especially if they have hit hard times. One woman is facing an embezzlement charge after stealing $11,000 from her workplace.