Category: Criminal

Obama Threat Conviction Reversed

Online messages urging the assassination of presidential candidate Barack Obama, coupled with racial slurs, is protected free speech, according to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Reinhardt, joined by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, reversed a…

Renzi Racketeering Charge Reinstated

A federal appeals court reinstated the racketeering charge against former Republican Congressman Richard “Rick” G. Renzi of Arizona.  Renzi, the former state co-chair of Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign, was charged in 2008 with multiple counts of corruption arising from…

Estonian Investment Fraud

 For conspiring to defraud a federal overseas investment program of millions of dollars purportedly to fund a bakery and mill in Estonia, four men were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay more than $2 million in restitution. In a…