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United States v. Farraj

The Facts

Defendant was a paralegal at a law firm which was set for trial in a large tobacco case.  In preparation for the case, the firm created a 400 page trial preparation document.  Only the firm’s attorneys could access the document, but it is unclear whether defendant had acces...

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State v. Sein

Facts

Defendant reached across the victim as she was getting in her car and “just slid her pocketbook – which wasn’t very hard to do- from under her arm and took off.”  Evidence does not suggest that defendant used any more force than was required to steal the purse.  At trial ...

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State v. McGraw

Facts

Defendant charged with nine counts of theft for “… knowingly exerting unauthorized control over the property of the City … :the use of computers and computer services with intent to deprive the City of Indianapolis.”  The city leased computers, but was not charged based on...

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State v. Kittilstad

The Facts

Defendant, a Lutheran minister, was charged with four counts of soliciting prostitution.  Defendant sponsored five Panamanian students to come to the US.  Defendant told the students that he would pay them if they brought back women, had sex with them, and let him watch.  On...

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State v. Greenspan

The Facts

Defendant complained to police on multiple occasions that a dental student was making harassing phone calls to his address.  Defendant worked with police and positively identified the dental students.  The following day, defendant called the dental student stating that he wou...

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