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January 2011 Archives

Internet crimes: Mandatory data retention a violation of privacy?

The U.S. Department of Justice proposed a new law to members of Congress last week that involves Internet companies and users' activity and information. This concept is not new. In previous years, others have suggested that Internet companies should have to retain information about customers.

Wisconsin man convicted of sex crimes in federal case

In the past two years, there have been several federal child sex trafficking cases filed in Milwaukee. Sex crimes have been a concern for both federal and state law enforcement. Earlier in January, a man was convicted of multiple felonies that included sexual assault.

Wisconsin man facing serious penalties for pornography charges

As mentioned in a previous post, internet crimes have become more prevalent with the increased use of computers and the internet to communicate and connect. An internet crime occurs when the internet is used in order to commit illegal act. There is concern at both the state and federal level surrounding these types of crimes.

Law Enforcement Concerned Over New Synthetic Drug

Many people will recall the growing concern over synthetic drugs last year. Synthetic marijuana became national news after people who used the synthetic drug were hospitalized across the nation. In response, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is working to ban synthetic marijuana.

FBI Investigates Former Milwaukee Officer Accused of Assault

A former Milwaukee police officer is currently the focus of a federal investigation. He was accused back in 2010 of raping a woman who had called 911. Following the accusation, he lost his job because he violated department rules.

Meth Producers Adjust to Tracking Laws by Recruiting Pill Buyers

Law enforcement has been cracking down on the sales of cold medicine after national concern was raised over the use of methamphetamine in the U.S. According to research by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the number of meth-related activities has increased in the past few years.

Former Politician Faces Prison for Federal White Collar Crime

Back in 2005, one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics was charged criminally for money laundering. Tom DeLay had been a big player in Congress when he was federally charged with illegally giving money to political candidates.

Wisconsin Sex Offender Forgets to Update Registry, Faces Prison

Being charged with a sex crime is a serious matter. There are many different crimes that are considered sex crimes: sexual assault, possession of pornography, indecent exposure, and many more. Though a charge is not necessarily a conviction, it can still impact a person's life.

Cocaine Use Leads to Charges for Former Wisconsin Police Officer

A former police officer for Platteville, Wisconsin, has been ordered to serve a prison sentence of a year and a day for federal drug charges. Drug charges are serious and can carry severe penalties including prison time and a criminal record. In this instance, the former police officer had drug charges against her for cocaine use.

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