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May 2017 Archives

Inmate charged with possession of child pornography

A Pennsylvania halfway house inmate has been charged with possession of child pornography. He has now been transferred to the Westmoreland County Prison, where he awaits court proceedings. Possession of child pornography involving the Internet is a federal crime that is also punishable under Pennsylvania state law.

Pennsylvania: one of the safest states for teen drivers

A recent survey reveals that Pennsylvania is one of the safest states for teen drivers. One of the factors taken into account is the level of teen drunk driving, a pervasive problem nationwide. In the comparative ratings of all states, Pennsylvania has moved up four spots from last year, giving it the number three spot on the list.

Avoid tax fraud when claiming a home office deduction

Many people in Carbondale work from home. Flexibility, savings and comfort are just a few of the perks that come with the job. However, the conveniences of working from home may also come with the complication of claiming a home office deduction on tax returns.

Defending a charge of securities fraud

With the growing popularity and accessibility of the stock market, securities fraud is now one of the most common types of fraud charges filed. Because of the unpredictable fluctuation of the stock market, alleged victims will have to prove more than just a loss of money. Several theories can be used to support a securities fraud claim, each of which contains possible defenses.

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