Tag Archives: prosecution

Prosecutors Offer ‘Snitch-Visa’ to Cooperating Terrorists

When prosecutors believe terrorist suspects have valuable information, and they are willing to cooperate, they will sometimes offer a "snitch visa" to secure their cooperation. The snitch visa program started after the World Trade Center attack in 1993 as a…

US Claims Al Qaeda Ordered Failed Subway Attack in 2008

A federal prosecutor revealed more details about a planned attack on the New York City subway system from 2008. Three men from Queens, one of New York’s burroughs, are charged with planning the attack. The prosecution has now revealed that…

Embattled New York Governor May Face Criminal Charges

The New York State Commission on Public Integrity found that embattled New York Governor David Paterson falsely testified during an ethics investigation last year. As a result, the commission has asked prosecutors to determine whether criminal charges should be brought…

State Seeks to Criminalize Illegal Abortions

The Utah legislature is strongly considering legislation that would seek criminal penalties for women who seek illegal abortions. The legislation is being considered in part because of the case of recent woman who paid a stranger $150 to assault her,…

Prosecutor Asked to Remove Ash Wednesday Marking From Forehead

An Iowa Assistant County Attorney was asked by a the presiding judge to remove an Ash Wednesday marking from his forehead. The attorney had just returned from lunch to continue with a trial. The defense attorney, after noticing the mark,…

Securities and Exchange Commission to Reorganize

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is trying to toughen up after the Bernie Madoff scandal. The SEC will reorganize many divisions in an attempt to react faster and crack down on individuals seeking to violate Federal regulations. The SEC…