Archive for November, 2016

Mystery Nevada man’s sentence for aggravated identity theft upheld – Las Vegas Review

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

CARSON CITY — A man identified only as “John Doe” who illegally used another person’s information for decades has had his conviction and 78-month sentence for two counts of aggravated identity theft upheld by a federal appeals court.

A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld an increase by U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Doe’s sentence, from a recommended range of 18 to 24 months

The man, a Mexican national, never provided his name in the court proceedings and remains unidentified. He appealed his conviction arguing that the prosecution never proved that he knew that the identity he used belonged to a real person.

But the three-judge panel unanimously held that the man’s repeated submission of false information as part of successful applications to a government agency is sufficient to permit a jury to find that the man knew the information belonged to a real person.

The victim, identified only as “V”, was born in San Jose, California, and assigned a Social Security number sometime around 1977. No later than 1987, V’s uncle sold his birth certificate and provided his Social Security number to a man who was not identified at trial, according to court documents. In 1987, someone, most likely Doe, used the information to obtain a replacement Social Security card.

The information was used, most likely by Doe, for 27 years, the court noted in its opinion.

Doe used the information in 2002 to obtain a Nevada driver’s license and renewed it several times.

Doe’s use of V’s identity caused V numerous problems, including a suspended license for DUI on two occasions, tax refund checks going to someone else in Nevada using his Social Security number and the garnishment of his wages on three occasions to pay child support.

Doe was arrested in Reno on June 4, 2014 by Officer William Bergin, apparently a federal agent, after a fraud investigation by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His apprehension came after Doe submitted a federal employment eligibility form with the stolen information to obtain employment from Granite Construction Co. in Sparks. V had contacted Doe’s employer to tell them his identity was being used unlawfully.

At sentencing in Reno, Du commented on the decision to increase Doe’s prison time by noting that he didn’t lead a law-abiding life and committed offenses under the victim’s identity that caused “terrible disruptions to the victim and his family.”

“The defendant did not just steal the victim’s identity and use it for a few years, he stole and utilized the victim’s identity for about 27 years, which is more than half of the victim’s life,” Du said.

Contact Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-3820. Follow @seanw801 on Twitter.

Article source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/courts/mystery-nevada-man-s-sentence-aggravated-identity-theft-upheld

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One of two people wanted in connection with identity theft, burglary.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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Article source: http://www.bakersfield.com/news/breaking/two-wanted-on-suspicion-of-identity-theft/article_e7d909f0-f32a-59fc-aeb5-98d72b4c6e56.html

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4 Arrested in Riverside on Suspicion of Stealing Mail, Identity Theft in Victoria Neighborhood

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Officers arrested four individuals Tuesday in Riverside after a resident reported seeing people stealing mail in the Victoria neighborhood, authorities said.

From left, Chadwick Clark, Reginald Young, Jessica Black and Jennifer Durivege are shown in booking photos released Nov. 29, 2016, by the Riverside Police Department.

From left, Chadwick Clark, Reginald Young, Jessica Black and Jennifer Durivege are shown in booking photos released Nov. 29, 2016, by the Riverside Police Department.

Upland resident Jessica Black, 37, and Moreno Valley residents Reginald Young, 45, Chadwick Clark, 29, and Jennifer Durivege, 34, were all detained on suspicion of identity and mail theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to a post on the Riverside Police Department’s Facebook page.

The suspicious activity along the 5400 block of Glenhaven Avenue was first reported around noon, officers said.

Although the suspects immediately left the area, based on the description given police were able to locate the suspects’ vehicle heading toward Moreno Valley at Alessandro Boulevard and Gem Street, officials said.

Once officers made contact with the four individuals in the vehicle, they discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, according to the statement. Numerous documents and items to facilitate identity theft were also found in the vehicle, police said.

Article source: http://ktla.com/2016/11/29/4-arrested-in-riverside-on-suspicion-of-stealing-mail-identity-theft/

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La Liga Hangover: Lucky Barcelona Escape as Real Sociedad Commit Identity Theft

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

His team had escaped but he knew there was no escaping it. Earlier, only seconds removed from what had been billed as a battle but had instead turned out to be a one-way stampede, one of his senior players hadn’t held back; another had followed suit. It was time to say it like it was. 

“It’s almost a miracle that it’s ended 1-1,” said Luis Enrique of Barcelona’s draw with Real Sociedad at Anoeta on Sunday night, per ESPN FC

As do his predecessors, the Barcelona manager knows a thing or two about miraculous draws. It’s usually his team who leave frustrated whenever the scoreboard is left in a stalemate, with them having handed out a two-hour pummelling only to be denied by the remarkable. Malaga and Carlos Kameni spring to mind, but this time they hadn’t been Kameni-d. Lucho was sitting on the other side of the fence. 

The Barcelona boss is often deflective and dismissive, but here there was nothing that could be dismissed. His team had taken the pummelling. Whereas after the loss to Manchester City in the Champions League he’d said there was “no explanation,” on Sunday night he said there was a simple one: “Real Sociedad were superior to us in all aspects.”

He wasn’t wrong. La Real in recent times might only be best known to a British audience for having a British manager who unsuccessfully attempted to speak Spanish and who had trouble finding a good cuppa, but on Sunday they showed that you’d better know who they are. 

In the face of football’s dominant club, the men from Anoeta launched a raid of staggering intensity. They took 17 shots to 10, six of them on target to two, per WhoScored.com. They had more possession, hit the woodwork twice and had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside. And if their pressing had been any more vigorous, Barcelona would have started leaking juice. 

“They’ve not allowed us to string five passes together,” said Luis Enrique. “They pressed us as and when they wanted, they won all the battles and you have to say that to be goalless at halftime was a miracle. It’s the worst performance since I have been in charge. We didn’t deserve the point we’re taking back to Barcelona.”

The Asturian was right about that too, and Anoeta continues to haunt the Catalans. Going into Sunday night’s contest, the visitors hadn’t won in San Sebastian in almost a decade and lost four straight there. 

Luis Enrique had presided over the most recent pair of those, and the two of them had been strikingly similar in nature. Each time, they’d suffered an early setback before not being able to hit a rhythm. Here there was no such early blow, but no one really knows how.

If Barcelona had taken any more body shots in the opening 20 minutes, they would have ruptured a kidney. In an opening barrage that eclipsed that of Jorge Sampaoli’s dashing Sevilla a couple of weeks earlier, Real Sociedad at one point had taken six shots to none while having almost 65 percent of the ball. 

In midfield, the hosts flicked it around at will. Asier Illarramendi, David Zurutuza and Xabi Prieto sparkled with their neat triangles that looked eerily like what their opponents would have once served up. For half an hour it was as if they got a taste of being Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, playing around opponents who couldn’t get out of their own box. 

But it wasn’t just them. It was Yuri Berchiche, Inigo Martinez and Carlos Vela, too; it was all of them. For Barcelona, it must have been like looking in a mirror or at an old video. The tired assessment made too often in commentary boxes that the teams must have swapped shirts was for once spot on.

It was as though Eusebio had rounded up his old Dream Team team-mates and got them to wear Mission Impossible face masks. This was identity theft of the highest order. It wouldn’t have been surprising if Barcelona’s bank suspended the club’s credit cards. 

But Barcelona shouldn’t have been taken by surprise. La Real had been the form team in La Liga heading into Week 13. They’d won four straight and five of their last six; they’d taken down Atletico Madrid in that run, and through their play you could see something special building. 

Under Eusebio, a member of Johan Cruyff’s all-conquering Barcelona side of early 1990s and a recent Barcelona assistant and B-team coach, some Barca-like traits have been growing in the Basques. Whereas under David Moyes there had been no identifiable method, now there’s a clear structure to the way they move the ball and an order in the way they commit men forward, shape maintained both in and out of possession. 

Illarramendi anchored that on Sunday night. No longer looking like a lost child at the Bernabeu while carrying a gold bullion around his neck, the 26-year-old did his best impression of a ’90s Pep Guardiola against Barcelona, distributing from the base of a midfield that camped itself in the visitors’ half. 

He was helped by Zurutuza and Prieto, the three of them combining relentlessly before finding the forwards and on-rushing full-backs. Prieto even pushed forward himself, giving Yuri and Carlos Martinez another target for crosses alongside Willian Jose. Twice he went close with headers; both times he should have scored. 

Barely a minute after the second of those, Prieto set up Vela with a gorgeous chipped past, wiping out the Barcelona defence. When the Mexican pulled his shot wide, Eusebio would have been right to feel his side should have been 3-0 up. 

For Barcelona, it was as though they’d forgotten who they are and it’s not the first time this season. The team had no answer to La Real’s pressing, Gerard Pique’s clearances became a matter of anywhere will do and Sergi Roberto couldn’t live with Yuri. None of them could live with Vela. 

It was Vela’s hassling of Javier Mascherano and blocked shot that resulted in Willian Jose heading home the hosts’ opener, with some help from a wobbling Pique. It was also Vela who struck the woodwork twice, the first seeing Juanmi tap home the rebound. It should have stood; Juanmi was a yard onside. 

It speaks volumes for the work Eusebio is doing that Vela looks like this again. Though prodigiously talented, the Mexican has looked disinterested in recent seasons and not even close to fit. Early last season while under David Moyes, he said he’d “continue until January,” per Sport

He may as well have said he was off to collect some cozy paychecks in MLS as soon as he got the chance. But look now: energetic, lean, motivated, full of belief and with complete conviction in what he’s doing. Those around him are just the same, but that can’t quite be said for their opponents. 

This sort of performance from Barcelona is becoming increasingly regular. It’s not just a matter of the form of the individuals but something collective, something deeper.

Barcelona have been going through a stylistic shift ever since Luis Enrique’s arrival, but this season you sense they’re drifting too far along the spectrum. Control is being sacrificed and too much is left to moments of brilliance from the forwards.

At Anoeta, one such moment from Neymar and Lionel Messi saved the Catalans, but that in itself was reflective of the problem. No longer is the majesty of the front three coming within the framework of a tight system; instead, those three are the system. 

On Sunday night, Busquets was isolated and passed by again, and Andre Gomes and Ivan Rakitic were unable to go with Zurutuza and Prieto. Three was no ball movement or tempo. Repeatedly the back four had to hit it long with no options near them. 

Such a dynamic wouldn’t be a cause for concern if it was a one-off, but it’s not. This unstructured, fragile and disjointed Barcelona was also seen against Celta Vigo, Valencia, Manchester City and Sevilla

“Playing like this, it will be difficult to win La Liga,” Pique told a post-match television interview, per Sport. Jordi Alba agreed: “You won’t win the league… or even a game playing like this,” he said

On Sunday, they didn’t. They took a pummelling and though they escaped, they can’t escape it. With each passing week, Barcelona are looking a little less like Barcelona. With each passing week, Real Sociedad are looking a little more so. 

                                 

Not Forgotten Amid the Hangover

  • Zinedine Zidane called Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon at the Bernabeu on Saturday “a game to forget,” per ESPN FC, and it probably was. It was cold, it chucked it down, the hosts fell apart in the second half and they needed a missed penalty from Sporting late on to take the points. “I’m not very happy with how we played,” said Zidane
  • Still, Zizou’s men have now gone 31 games unbeaten in all competitions, matching the second-longest run in the club’s history. The Frenchman’s team is a difficult one to work out: They’ve rarely hit the stylistic heights many expect, but they just keep winning anyway. Zidane has managed 47 games in all competitions—he’s lost two of them. 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: eight goals in his last four league games. “He’s fading, wait, no he’s not. He’s fading, wait, no he’s not.”
  • Real stepped out against Sporting, err, sporting one-off eco-friendly kits. Each shirt was made from plastic bottles taken from the Indian Ocean, with Adidas having teamed up with Parley for its “Parley for the Oceans” campaign. That part was great; the shirts’ resistance to water was less so. Ronaldo and Co. were essentially entered into a wet T-shirt contest: 

  • It chucked it down in Malaga, too, and that doesn’t often happen. What also doesn’t often happen in Malaga are seven-goal thrillers. Malaga 4-3 Deportivo La Coruna was yet another example of this thrilling La Liga season. And Javi Ontiveros‘ scorching winner in added time was the league’s 26th winner or equaliser after the 85th minute in 13 rounds. Yep, 26th.
  • A Diego Godin goal from a set piece, Gabi and Tiago in midfield, Jose Gimenez crashing around, Jan Oblak making big saves and a clean sheet: Welcome back, Atletico Madrid. 
  • Quique Sanchez Flores said on Friday that his Espanyol are “very far away from playing as we want.” That might be true, but Flores was visibly delighted as his team took down Leganes 3-0 on Saturday. After a torrid start, it’s starting to come together for Barcelona’s other team; they’ve now gone seven unbeaten while keeping six clean sheets, and have won three of their last four. A bold new project is taking shape. 
  • More woe for Valencia; another win for Sevilla. Carry on. 
  • The good news for Valencia is that Munir scored again, on the same day Sandro scored again for Malaga. The ex-Barcelona pair—though admittedly, Munir is still on loan from the Camp Nou—now have eight goals between them this season after their struggles in Catalonia. That’s eight more than the man who replaced them, Paco Alcacer. Scoring goals at Barcelona isn’t as easy as it might look. 
  • Eibar really shouldn’t be capable of doing this, you know?
  • Neither should Alaves. Sunday’s 2-0 win over Villarreal means the Basques have already gone away to three of last season’s top four (Barcelona, Atletico and Villarreal), and have taken seven points from nine. 

                        

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2678244-la-liga-hangover-lucky-barcelona-escape-as-real-sociedad-commit-identity-theft

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SFPD looking for identity theft suspect

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/police-looking-identity-theft-suspect/

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Car catches on fire outside school, identity theft and other Riverview police briefs

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A 2002 Buick sedan caught on fire in the east parking lot at Memorial Elementary School, 13425 Colvin. Officers arrived at about 6:20 p.m. Oct. 26 to find an active fire underneath the hood and front driver’s-side wheel well. Riverview firefighters extinguished the blaze.

The cause of the fire was attributed to deteriorating equipment. The owner, a Rockwood resident, said he parked the car there about 20 minutes prior to the fire breaking out.

A thief stole a LG 40-inch flat screen television out of an apartment in the 14000 block of Brookview. The resident said she left the apartment at about 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and discovered the TV set missing when she returned at about 9:45 p.m.

The door was still locked when she returned home, but her bedroom window was slightly open.

Credit card fraud was reported to police Nov. 3. A resident of the 18000 block of Marsha said that on Oct. 27 he received a credit card in the mail he didn’t apply for. The bank confirmed the credit card account was opened Oct. 20, but it had not been used.

On Nov. 2, the human resources department at his place of employment asked him if he had recently applied for unemployment benefits. He said he did not. Police advised him to place an alert on his credit card accounts.

On Nov. 5 a Southgate resident reported someone cut off a lock that secured her storage unit, in the 11000 block of Longsdorf. She said nothing appeared to be missing, but at the time of the report she didn’t have a chance to thoroughly inspect everything in the unit.

The woman told police the storage units next to hers also had missing locks.

A Lincoln Park woman told police an intruder has been breaking and entering into her mother’s apartment at American House, in the 20000 block of Fort Street. She arrived at the apartment on the morning of Nov. 12 to find the screen and glass door partially open. She said this happened before, which is why she made sure to tightly secure the door the last time she left the apartment.

The apartment was unoccupied, but her mother still has belongings inside, as family are moving her out. Police did not detect forced entry, but police said the apartment appeared to be ransacked. Nothing was taken or damaged.

On Nov. 14 a resident of the 17000 block of Brinson reported being a victim of identity theft. He told police that on Nov. 10 he was made aware of fraudulent activity on his credit account. A debt collector contacted him to collect $134 on an unpaid wireless phone bill. He was suspicious because he never was a customer of this particular wireless company.

He checked his credit report, discovering someone opened an account in his name on April 7, 2015, and closed it on Oct. 31, 2015. The scammer used his old mailing address from about 10 years ago.

Article source: http://www.thenewsherald.com/news/police_fire/car-catches-on-fire-outside-school-identity-theft-and-other/article_6ff5a93d-0abd-59b8-8bc8-e7e1f1fff893.html

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Trio accused of identity theft at Pasadena hotel – The Pasadena Star

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016



PASADENA Police on Monday arrested two men and a woman for allegedly using a fraudulent credit card at a local hotel.

Officers also recovered several credit cards, according to Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra.

She said staff at Hilton Pasadena called police shortly after midnight to report that someone rented a room using a fraudulent credit card.

Ibarra said officers arrested one man at the hotel located at 168 S. Los Robles Ave. around 2 a.m. A second man ran from police

Officers found the second suspect when they went back to the hotel around 11 a.m., Ibarra said. He was accompanied by a woman.

Arrested on suspicion of identity theft were Scott Vitug, 29, of Los Angeles, Joshua Usrey, 31, from Fresno and Geraldin Tecson, 36 of Pomona.

The two men are being held at Pasadena jail while Tecson is at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood.

Article source: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20161128/trio-accused-of-identity-theft-at-pasadena-hotel

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JPSO seeks name of identity theft suspect, persons of interest

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of committing identity theft at several local stores. 

Investigators released photos of the suspect, as well as persons of interest who accompanied him, taken by surveillance cameras, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department. 

The man used what investigators believe was a counterfeit Louisiana driver’s license to open lines of credit at local businesses. He then went on to make fraudulent purchases at stores in Harahan, Gretna and New Orleans East. 

Investigators suspect he has also tried his luck at stores in Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.  

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Anyone with information about the identity of the suspects or the persons of interest is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office investigations bureau at 504.364.5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Tips can be texted to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637); text TELLCS then the crime information. Callers or texters do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an indictment.

Article source: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/11/jpso_seeks_name_of_identity_th.html

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Upheld: ID Theft Laws Used by Sheriff Arpaio to Prosecute Illegal …

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

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A federal district court judge in Arizona has upheld two identity theft laws used to prosecute illegal aliens in employment raids by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The case involves the constitutionality of two Arizona laws that provide for criminal penalties when an act of identity theft is done with the intent to obtain or continue employment (statute amended in 2007 and 2008 to apply specifically to the use of false identities to obtain employment), and another statute that makes it a crime to commit forgery (passed in 1977).

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Most of the tips that generated investigations by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) were from citizens in the community about a place of business or its employees and were made on telephone and email hotlines set up by the MCSO.  The department would investigate, and if there was evidence of a crime, would apply for and execute a search warrant for the employment worksite. While executing the warrant, the MCSO would seize employment files and arrest workers they believed had committed identity theft or forgery.

The MCSO conducted over 80 workplace investigations resulting in the arrest of 806 employees who “were almost exclusively unauthorized aliens,” the Court’s Order said.

The plaintiffs argued that the three Arizona State laws were preempted under federal law when applied to illegal aliens who commit fraud to show authorization to work under federal immigration law, or when they do so during the federal employment verification process. The plaintiffs also complained that the two identify theft statutes were enacted with the purpose of discriminating against illegal aliens and are on their face invalid under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. They filed the lawsuit to seek a judicial declaration and an injunction to block the application of the laws.

The case styled Puente Arizona, et al. v. Joseph M. Arpaio, et al., was filed by plaintiffs which included two illegal aliens whom had been convicted of identity theft felonies in Arizona. They both used false names to obtain employment. Several residents of Marciopa County who object to their tax dollars being used to prosecute illegal aliens for identity theft or forgery when trying to obtain employments are also plaintiffs.

Plaintiff Puente is an organization in Arizona that according to its website, “The Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. We develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend our families and ourselves,” it states. They say they were “formed in 2007 in response to the first agreement between policy and federal immigration (287g) in Arizona.” They add, “This agreement led to cruel attacks on our community at the hands of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.”

Numerous plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and “all others similarly situated,” sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and Robert Halliday, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety (all sued in their official capacities), as well as, the State of Arizona and Maricopa County. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) was also named as a defendant.

United States District Judge David Campbell granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment on the equal protection argument. As to the preemption claim, the judge granted in part plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment (with respect to the preemption of defendants’ use of federal Form I-9 and attached documents but denied it as to the other claims) and the judge did the same on defendants’ motion (granted on other preemption claims but denied as to use of Form I-9). In short, the judge found that Arizona officials cannot use Form I-9s to prosecute based on federal preemption grounds but it would not prevent the use of other fraudulent documents. Movants on a motion for summary judgment have the burden to show that there is an absence of a genuine issue of material fact.

Judge Campbell wrote in his opinion, “After carefully reviewing these statutes, the Court cannot conclude that Congress has expressed a clear and manifest intent to occupy the field of unauthorized alien fraud in seeking employment.”

The Court heard oral arguments on October 13, 2016.

The judge referred to the illegal aliens in his order as “unauthorized aliens.” His order, attached below, is divided into sections that discuss the federal laws and regulations that govern the employment of illegal aliens, and the Arizona state laws challenged as preempted and unconstitutional by the plaintiffs. A history and background of the case is also included, as are the facts relating to Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the County Attorney.

The Order states that Sheriff Arpaio “acknowledges that a majority of those referred by law enforcement agencies for identity theft prosecutions are unauthorized aliens.” Ninety-three percent of the MCSO referrals of identity theft and forgery cases were from investigations by the MCSO.

The executive director and general counsel for the Immigration Law Reform Institute (IRLI), Dale L. Wilcox told Breitbart Texas, “This is very much a welcome decision. But, unfortunately, it’s a surprising one. Federal judges all over the country have routinely recognized the ‘constitutional rights’ of illegal aliens in their knocking back of laws passed by states wishing to restrain effects of mass illegal immigration.”

Wilcox added, “Thankfully, this decision struck a blow against a very serious problem in this country, mass identity theft; an offense that disproportionately hurts American children.”

The plaintiffs have until on or before December 7 to file a memorandum on the appropriate remedy in the case, and defendants have until December 21 to file a response. Plaintiffs must file any reply to the defendants’ response on or before January 4. A memorandum on whether plaintiff is entitled to injunctive relief and any response and reply are ordered due under the same timelines.

The judge noted in his Order that “Sheriff Arpaio recently lost a general election and will no longer be in office to pursue the policies about which Plaintiffs complain.”

Arpaio was officially charged with criminal contempt-of-court over claims he ignored a judge’s order in a racial profiling case, as reported by Breitbart Texas on October 25. The move by the federal government came just two weeks before Arpaio stood before the voters of Maricopa County for re-election to his seventh term. Breitbart Texas had reported on October 11 that prosecutors for the Department of Justice were preparing charges for his alleged violations of a court order on racial profiling. At that time, Judge Susan Bolton asked the prosecutors to write a “show cause order” for her to sign.

Arpaio claimed the charges by the Obama Justice Department are politically motivated in an election ad, Fox News reported. Arpaio’s lawyer, Mel McDonald told Fox News he believed “that when the final chapter is written, he (Arpaio) will be vindicated.”

Arpaio was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and a law firm that Eric H. Holder, Jr. works for. Holder was a partner at the firm for six years prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney General, and Holder returned to the firm after he left his post. The law firm has been reported as “a key player in the opposition to Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law.”

Arpaio criticized Holder for among other things, how he handled Operation Fast and Furious, and for not being a supporter of peace officers. Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012 over the ATF’s Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. There were 255 House members who voted to hold the sitting Attorney General in contempt, including 17 Democrats. Holder and the DOJ would not comply with an October 2011 subpoena to turn over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Breitbart Texas has reported extensively about Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was slain in Arizona while on patrol. Two of the guns involved in the ambush were eventually tied to the Fast and Furious operation. After two officers were shot execution-style in New York, Arpaio criticized New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and Attorney General Eric Holder.

Arpaio has long been a critic of President Obama. In June 2014, Breitbart TV reported that Arpaio told Newsmax TV that he believes Obama intentionally caused the current crisis of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border to force “Congress to do something” or “shove some more executive orders down our throat.”

AZfamily.com reported that the retired police officer that defeated Arpaio in the general election in November, Paul Penzone, says he has no plans to resume the illegal alien employment raids.

Lana Shadwick is a contributing writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. She has served as a prosecutor and associate judge in Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2.

Puente Arizona et al v. Joseph M. Arpaio et al. by lanashadwick on Scribd

Article source: http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/11/28/upheld-id-theft-laws-used-sheriff-arpaio-prosecute-illegal-aliens/

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Avoiding identity theft

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Identity theft

Identity theft

Protect your identity during the holidays.



Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 11:06 am

Avoiding identity theft

Kelsey McLaughlin

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With the holidays comes shopping fervor, but protecting your identity shouldn’t fall to the wayside.

As you continue your holiday shopping, pay attention to these tips to protect your identity and make sure that you don’t fall prey to fraud. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has suggested the following and was endorsed by Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley:

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