“A Boulder County restaurant owner has been indicted for defrauding his employees, harboring illegal aliens and failing to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes.
Boulder resident Opas Sinprasong, 51, who operates restaurants in Boulder, Louisville and Broomfield, brought Thai nationals to the United States between 2001 and 2008 and imposed an onerous two-year employment contract on them, according to the federal grand jury indictment.”
“The Nebraska Supreme Court is backing the state’s Public Service Commission in a legal fight waged by a prepaid-wireless carrier over 911 fees.
In an opinion released Friday, the high court affirmed a lower court’s decision that TracFone Wireless Inc. must use one of three approved methods to collect fees from prepaid-wireless cell phone users for enhanced emergency services.”
“A jury convicted a man of capital murder and rape Friday in the killing of a Kansas college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model.
Jurors deliberated just more than an hour before convicting Israel Mireles, 26, in the death of Emily Sander. The 18-year-old Butler Community College student’s disappearance received national attention after it was revealed she also was known as Internet model Zoey Zane.”
“In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on corporate campaigning, observers say Alaska’s political landscape will become even more malleable to industries’ designs, while state lawmakers are trying to update, and possibly shore up, campaign laws before elections later this year.
Lawmakers have been quizzing state lawyers since the high court threw out part of a federal law that allowed states to bar corporations from independently spending their money on advertising that urged people to vote for or against specific candidates—something Alaska had banned outright. That kind of third-party political spending is now a form of protected free speech.”
“Larimer County commissioners have reached a settlement to compensate Tim Masters in the range of $4 million for his wrongful imprisonment in the 1987 murder of Peggy Hettrick, according to sources close to the negotiations. The deal, set for a formal vote by the board on Tuesday, would pay damages resulting from the conviction.”
“Citing weak evidence, a judge Friday acquitted two former employees of fallen financier Allen Stanford on charges they illegally shredded thousands of company documents to hinder the federal probe into an alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme.”
“Newly released parole records show that accused kidnapper Phillip Garrido complained in 2008 about having to wear a monitoring device because he had not been in trouble with the law for 19 years - nearly as long as he allegedly held Jaycee Dugard captive in his backyard.”
“The Obama administration appears increasingly unsure what to do with professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after officials indicated they are reconsidering not just where he should go on trial, but whether he should face civilian or military justice.”
“The Realtor to the Stars trial was thrown into turmoil two weeks into testimony this morning when accused bludgeoner Natavia Lowery demanded a new lawyer — the third since her murder arraignment. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers quickly denied the request, averting a potentially lengthy delay or even a mistrial by ordering her legal team to stay on the case.”
“R&B superstar Beyonce has been hit with a breach of contract lawsuit from the bosses of a Hong Kong clothing manufacturer.
The Irreplaceable hitmaker, who launched clothing collection House of Dereon with her stylist mother Tina Knowles in 2005, is accused of costing apparel maker Vier International $500,000 in an alleged conspiracy to undercut the Asian company.”
“We’ve made no bones of the fact that McDonald v. Chicago is our favorite case of the current Supreme Court term. The case has it all: a hot-button political issue (gun control), a set of fascinating constitutional questions, and plenty of pre-game controversy.”