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Can I get in trouble for allegedly importing stolen goods?


You might, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case and the quality of your criminal defense. According to federal law, if you receive, store, sell, or dispose of any goods, merchandise, securities, or money over $5,000 in value, those items have been stolen, and they have crossed a state line or a U.S. boundary, then you might be charged with a federal crime. Additionally, if you accept or promise to hold stolen goods to secure a loan, the value of the stolen goods is $500 or greater, and the goods crosses a state or United States boundary, then you could face federal criminal accusations.

Can you help me understand federal kidnapping charges?


Kidnapping is a criminal offense that can fall under either state or federal law, depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime. Typically, kidnapping is considered a federal offense if a person is taken against his or her will and transported across state lines. However, other present factors can render a kidnapping a federal offense. For example, if the alleged abductor uses an instrument of interstate commerce in furtherance the offense, then it may fall under federal jurisdiction.

Bay area postal worker faces federal theft allegations


Workplaces are far from perfect. Nearly every work environment has something go unexpectedly wrong at one moment or another. Employees and customers can get aggressive, a business' building may become structurally unsound, or a company may go out of business. Yet, perhaps no other type of workplace incident garners the amount of attention as alleged theft. Such allegations are serious, and could severely damage an accused individual's life.

California National Guard members accused of wire fraud


Individuals, organizations and corporations are protective of their money. So, when funds go missing or are paid out in a suspicious way, they quickly take note and seek to get to the bottom of the matter. Their investigation and thirst for justice can lead to federal charges and the potential for harsh penalties and long-term consequences.

Feds crack down on human sex trafficking network


In recent years the federal government has placed new efforts on targeting individuals that are believed to be involved in human sex trafficking. Generally speaking human sex trafficking is defined as a form of slavery which involves the sexual exploitation of people for profits, usually through prostitution. Due to an increase in concern among various state legislatures over these issues there is currently a patchwork of state and federal laws that address the crime of human trafficking.

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