Category: Criminal

Death Penalty Delays Reviewed


What was to be a major challenge to the constitutionality of the decade-long delays in carrying out California’s death penalty turned into a procedural quagmire for a federal appeals court. In arguments before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Pellicano RICO Conviction Upheld


A federal appeals court has upheld the racketeering and illegal wiretap convictions of Anthony Pellicano, the one-time private investigator for the stars, but some lesser charges of aiding computer fraud and unauthorized access were reversed. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Six Indicted in DMV Bribery Case


Dirty Department of Motor Vehicles workers accepted bribes from trucking schools to get at least 100 commercial licenses for drivers who didn’t take, or failed,  tests, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Federal prosecutors charged six people Tuesday with conspiracy, bribery and…