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Common Defenses Against Fraud Accusations

Fraud charges can carry severe punishments, but there are a variety of defense methods available to those who face allegations of fraud. Here are some of the most common defenses against fraud accusations: Insufficient evidence of fraud. As in most criminal cases, the burden of proof is on the accuser. Remember: the jury must be… Read More »

Legal Limits on Drug Testing Done By Employers

For many types of jobs, employers require all applicants to take and pass a drug test before they are considered for hire. Some jobs even require random drug tests while on the job. However, it is important to note that there are some legal limits to drug testing done by employers, and that employees have… Read More »

What Are the Differences Between Drug Distribution and Drug Trafficking Charges?

The terms drug distribution and drug trafficking are often used interchangeably, but there are some slight differences between the two terms that you should understand if you are facing charges for either crime. Below is a little bit of information about each type of crime to help you better understand the differences between drug distribution… Read More »

Former Director of Poverty Group Charged with Bribery

The former chair of the Council of Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland has been charged with bribery in federal court after she allegedly accepted $24,000 in illegal goods and services. A Shaker Heights woman was the target of a state investigation, and soon resigned from her position on the council. She accepted work done to… Read More »

Drug-Related Arrests on the Rise in Medina

Medina, Ohio has had some major issues with the prevalence of drugs within its community. Now, with a greater focus on reducing drug use and distribution within the area, there has been a surge of recent drug arrests in the city. On July 14, Medina Chief of Police Patrick Berarducci announced that the city’s police… Read More »

Medical Mutual of Ohio Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

Federal charges of embezzlement have officially been filed against Joseph F. Satava of Sheffield Lake, a manager of Medical Mutual of Ohio. He is accused of stealing $2.9 million through an embezzlement scheme that ran between August 1997 and November 2013. At this point, Satava appears to be cooperating with investigation and will eventually plead… Read More »

Ohio Doctor Arrested on Accusations of Drug Trafficking

News broke recently about an Ohio doctor, Douglas Trubiano, being jailed after accusations of drug trafficking. Trubiano, who practices osteopathic medicine in Jefferson County, was the target of a task force investigation by a state pharmacy board, and is alleged to have illegally distributed and pushed drugs to patients. The Jefferson County Drug Task Force… Read More »

National Panel Reviewing Penalties for Economic Crime

The U.S. Sentencing Commission, a federal panel that determines sentencing policies for various types of crimes, recently announced that it is considering changing some guidelines for white collar crime sentences. The Sentencing Commission already amended its guidelines for drug crimes earlier this year, and now will focus on working with congress to reduce the severity… Read More »

Drug Schedules Impact Penalties for Possession of Controlled Substances in Ohio

Each state has a slightly different approach in what it considers controlled dangerous substances (CDS). Ohio is particularly stringent in its classification of CDS, including drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin and a wide range of materials and compounds used to manufacture them. It is illegal to possess any of these substances in the state…. Read More »

The Unique Circumstances of Conspiracy Crime Allegations

Although most people recognize that there are certain actions that are inherently criminal in nature, in some cases the very act of planning a crime is illegal. These offenses are classified as “inchoate,” and include the crime of conspiracy. Conspiracy is a unique crime because it relies on intent rather than action to prosecute. To… Read More »

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