Modern Day “Bonnie and Clyde” Burglarized Home Before Crime Spree

A couple, who has been given the nickname, the “new Bonnie and Clyde”, allegedly stole guns and horse saddles among other things in Utah before embarking on their two-state, 330-mile crime spree, according to authorities. Police issued new charges to Angela Hill and Logan McFarland saying the couple broke into a house in Mount Pleasant Utah on December 28 while a friend distracted the homeowner. These charges are in addition to other charges including an attempted carjacking and other home burglaries. Hill claimed she was kidnapped on … [Read more...]

Connecticut Man Claims to have killed 17 People

South Carolina Federal Defense Attorneys Fox News is reporting that a Connecticut man convicted in a deadly home invasion bragged in a letter from death row that he has murdered 17 people and collected victims' sneakers as trophies.  He also ridiculed his accomplice as "not even worthy" of being his partner in crime. The New Haven Register reported over the weekend that it had obtained a letter that Steven Hayes allegedly wrote from prison, where he has been sentenced to death for the 2007 home invasion that resulted in the death of a … [Read more...]

Vietnam Veteran Uncovers Multi-Million Dollar Qui Tam Scam

A New Jerseywheelchair-bound Vietnam veteran with muscular dystrophy uncovered a multi-million dollar medical aid fraud. The New Yorkpost reported Richard West, 63, first discovered his Medicaid benefits were wrongly maxed out in 2004 during a visit to the dentist and spent the past seven years investigating why. Following the dentist visit, West returned home and looked at his own records.  West found the agency that provided his benefits Maxim Healthcare, had billed the government for care he never received, including visits from nurses … [Read more...]

Was I Trapped?

South Carolina Entrapment Lawyers In criminal law, entrapment constitutes a law enforcement agent inducing a person to commit an offense that the person would normally not commit. However, entrapment does not exist when a person is ready and willing to break the law and the government agents provides an opportunity for the person to commit the crime. For example, entrapment does not exist if a government agent pretends to be someone else and offers, either directly or through a decoy, an unlawful transaction with the person. That … [Read more...]