People charged with financial crimes like embezzlement, financial fraud and insider can face stiff penalties under federal sentencing guidelines, which often call for lengthy prison terms and costly fines. Recently, sentencing reform advocates are calling for a revision of those guidelines in order to lighten the penalties for many white collar crimes.
Police officers at the University of Minnesota are on high alert for credit card fraud and phishing after a string of recent incidents involving unauthorized credit card use. They say they have received at least 10 complaints of credit card fraud since last fall. The UMPD says it typically hands those cases over to the Minneapolis Police Department for further investigation.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision that addresses a particularly modern application of the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures: When can police search the contents of a person’s cellphone?