A former Goldman Sachs board member has been accused of feeding insider trading tips to a fund manager. In the wake of the financial crisis, there has been increased scrutiny placed on those in the financial services industry, so the board member is facing federal charges for the alleged crime. As the case proceeds in New York, though, it is said that the board member's relationship with the fund manager was entirely "above the board."
Social media seems like it has become a prevalent factor in nearly every aspect of our society. It's not uncommon to hear about the content of a person's Facebook profile having an impact on their job prospects. Meanwhile, Facebook is also entering the realm of criminal law. Recently, an Upstate New York man was charged with assault after he was identified by his alleged victim, a 12-year-old boy, using photos from his Facebook page.
Strikes aren't just for baseball anymore. Soon, in New York, the same "three strikes and you're out" rule may become applicable to DUI offenses. The legislation in question, formally referred to as Charlotte's Law, would cause anyone who accumulates three vehicular crime convictions to lose their driver's license permanently.
Being accused of committing a felony offense is a scary predicament, no matter what police allege you have done. Furthermore, conviction on felony charges carries a series of consequences, some of which follow a person for their entire life. For one young New York man, no conviction has yet been obtained, but he has been charged with felony assault.
After an investigation spanning the past several years, one major New York contractor has avoided prosecution for multiple charges of fraud. In this recent case, the contractor was accused of white collar charges consisting of allegedly inflated bills on various New York City projects that potentially affected developers as well as taxpayers across the state. The contractor in question has contributed to the construction of a significant portion of the city.