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Archive for August, 2011

American Justice: JP Morgan Chase Bank Avoids Criminal Prosecution by Paying $88 Million in Fines for Violation of Bank Laws

American Justice: JP Morgan Chase Bank Avoids Criminal Prosecution by Paying $88 Million in Fines for Violation of Bank Laws

August 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank has agreed to pay $88 million to settle charges of sanction violations. The settlement with the US Treasury Department concerns a series of transactions involving Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. According to the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, J.P. Morgan processed a total of $178.5 million in 2005 and [...]

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The Child Custody, Timesharing, and Visitation Process

The Child Custody, Timesharing, and Visitation Process

August 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

Your right to have a relationship with and raise your child according to your own goals, morals, beliefs, values, philosophy, traditions, customs, and personal standards is one of the most important things there is in life. The United States Constitution recognizes this as a Fundamental Constitutional Right that the government can only modify, regulate, and/or [...]

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The Divorce Process

The Divorce Process

August 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

New Mexico has what’s called “no fault” divorce, which means that with respect to dividing up the marital property and debts, this is done without regard to fault. In other words, the reasons behind the divorce (abuse, abandonment, adultery, cruelty, incompatibility, etc.) are essentially irrelevant. These “fault” issues might be important with respect to child [...]

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Boston Catholic Church Releases Only a Partial List of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse; Names of 91 Other Priests Kept Hidden

Boston Catholic Church Releases Only a Partial List of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse; Names of 91 Other Priests Kept Hidden

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Since 1950, 248 priests and two deacons of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston have been accused of child sexual abuse. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston recently released the names of 159 of those priests, but curiously left 91 names off the list. The Catholic Church has been criticized by many for its decades-long and continuing [...]

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Albuquerque Prosecutor Files Motion To Keep Repeat Property Crime Offender in Jail; Claims He’s a Danger to the Community

Albuquerque Prosecutor Files Motion To Keep Repeat Property Crime Offender in Jail; Claims He’s a Danger to the Community

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

One of Albuquerque’s top property theft criminals is out of jail and enjoying his punishment from the comfort of his own home. Justin Virgins, who pleaded guilty to dozens of crimes, including one where he ran over a police officer while fleeing a crime scene, is now under the “strict” supervision of an ankle bracelet. [...]

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Las Cruces Police, FBI, and ICE Investigate Las Cruces Massage Parlors

Las Cruces Police, FBI, and ICE Investigate Las Cruces Massage Parlors

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Illegal sexual services may be taking place in massage parlors down in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Possible illegality may include prostitution, money laundering of illegal drug profits, and immigration violations. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Las Cruces Police, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initiated search warrants for two massage parlors on Wednesday Augugst [...]

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Carlsbad Husband Sentenced To 20 Years For Beating, Stabbing Ex-Wife

Carlsbad Husband Sentenced To 20 Years For Beating, Stabbing Ex-Wife

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

Jerry W. Phillips, 42, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stabbing and beating his ex-wife Jennifer Sanford. Phillips stabbed his wife in the thigh with a sharp tool during an argument in May 2010. Read more: http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/carlsbad-husband-sentenced-to-20-years If you’re the victim of domestic violence, and need to protect yourself or your children with [...]

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Man Claims He Was Left Nearly Blind After Severe Police Beating

Man Claims He Was Left Nearly Blind After Severe Police Beating

August 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

The El Monte Police Department in California is under investigation for allegedly beating a suspect so severely that he was left nearly blind. According to attorney Brad Gage, Cornelio David Chavez endured a violent ten-minute beating by six El Monte police officers. “The beating was so loud that neighbors outside could hear the blows being [...]

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Child Kinship Guardianship

Child Kinship Guardianship

August 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

Child kinship guardianship cases are situations where someone, usually a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or even a close friend of the parent of the child is seeking formal court approval to obtain custody of a young child because that child’s parents are either unwilling or unable to do so. This type of guardianship can [...]

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Grandparent Visitation

Grandparent Visitation

August 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

The State of New Mexico has very specific statutes governing grandparent visitation. Both the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States have issued numerous and detailed opinions regarding grandparent visitation rights, the interplay between them and parental rights, and the court procedures that must be followed in connection with these [...]

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The Child Support Process

The Child Support Process

August 8, 2011 | Comments (0)

In New Mexico, child-support matters are fairly straightforward. Most matters can be handled in one hearing. However, in situations where child-support is claimed to be owed over a long period of time, where there are a lot of financial and other documents involved, where there complicated evidence issues, where somebody’s driver’s license has been suspended, [...]

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