Presumption of Guilt analyses criminal prosecutions that spawned the notorious “kids for cash” scandal. Although a juvenile judge freely admitted committing fraud in failing to properly account for millions of dollars, prosecutors insisted he had accepted that money in exchange for jailing juveniles. These heinous allegations were presumed to be true, resulting in widespread hysteria. Incredibly, after creating the scandal, prosecutors failed to produce evidence it had ever happened at the judge’s trial. Unfortunately for the judge, by that time “kids for cash” was so ingrained in the public’s conscience that the lack of its proof was meaningless.
Mericle and Powell wiring money to Pinnacle, the Florida condominium owned by Conahan and Ciavarella's wives, from 2004 to 2006. But he was convicted of honest services mail fraud based on his mailing of four false annual statements of ...
Author: Lorna N. Graham
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
Category: True Crime
"You can't be convicted of a crime without a guilty act and a guilty mind." A lawyer might dress the same idea up in Latin: "You can't be convicted of a crime without actus reus and mens rea." Things like that are often said, but what do people mean when they say them? Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds proposes an understanding of mens rea and actus reus as limits on the authority of a state, and in particular the authority of a democratic state, to ascribe guilt through positive law to those accused of crime. Actus reus and mens rea are necessary conditions, among others, for the legitimacy, as distinct from the justice, of state punishment. The actus reus requirement disables a democratic state from using its authority, on the one hand, to ascribe guilt to those who didn't realize they were committing a crime, provided they lacked the capacity to realize they were committing a crime; and on the other, to ascribe guilt to those who realized they were committing a crime, but who lacked the capacity to conform their conduct to the requirements of law. The mens rea requirement disables a democratic state from using its authority, on the one hand, to ascribe guilt to those who didn't realize they were committing a crime, provided their ignorance manifested no lack of law-abiding concern for the law and its ends, and on the other, to ascribe guilt to those who realized they were committing a crime, but whose failure to conform to the law nonetheless manifested no lack of law-abiding concern for the law and its ends"--
Going left, when everyone else is going right, is now dangerous.15 As Hercules sees it, money laundering doesn't, at least not in any straightforward way, fit this theory. Making it a crime to use dirty money doesn't solve any ...
Author: Stephen P. Garvey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Department of Justice. Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. cf. United States v . Kramer , 73 F.3d 1067 ( 11th Cir . 1996 ) ( when jury finds defendant not guilty of conducting transfer , it necessarily finds him not guilty of ...
Author: United States. Department of Justice. Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section
There was therefore no evidence supporting these counts on which Stephan ultimately got convicted. Count Twenty-Two Griffin never addressed this charge of conspiracy to launder money in violation of 18 U.S.C. ...
Author: Stephan Botes
A guіltу man begins his ѕtоrу. "I dіdn't wаnt аnу оf thіѕ..." I thought to myself, as I gazed оut over my pool аnd уаrd. Thе ѕun bеаt down on my bаrе bасk as I lау wіth mу сhіn рrорреd uр оn the bасk оf my hands. I listened to thе gіrlѕ lаughіng аnd рlауіng іn аnd аrоund the рооl. Twо of my gіrlѕ wеrе dоwn thе hill a wауѕ, trying to fly thеіr kіtе in thе ѕоft ѕummеr brееzе. Thе warm аіr was tоо trаnԛuіl fоr them to ѕuссееd, but thеу enjoyed thе еffоrt, runnіng bасk and fоrth thrоugh thе grаѕѕ. And I еnjоуеd watching thеm аѕ thеіr lоng tanned lеgѕ propelled thеm аlоng, flірріng their lіght skirts uрwаrdѕ. "If уоu don't want іt, then mаkе іt go away!" Thаt lаѕt thought came from Annа. Nо, Annа іѕn't a person, ѕhе іѕ my соnѕсіеnсе, the lіttlе angel оn my shoulder that trіеѕ tо gеt mе tо dо thе rіght thіng. All mеn have a соnѕсіеnсе whісh ѕреаkѕ іn thе voices оf раѕt authority figures оr victims оf a mаn'ѕ misdeeds. My inner vоісе іѕ unіԛuе іn аll thе world, bесаuѕе Anna іѕ unіԛuе. At least ѕhе was bеfоrе I fеll соmрlеtеlу and tоtаllу in lоvе wіth hеr.
It took me a long time to realize that taking money criminals meant taking money from the victims of crimes . So between the guilt and cowardice , I didn't want anyone to know that I was the one behind the new law - wave , as the media ...
Author: Megan Bates
Publisher: Megan Bates
Many people are paralysed with guilt. Guilt robs you of freedom, peace and joy. It can make you feel unacceptable or isolated. Jesus' forgiveness is the ultimate remedy for guilt, but even for those who believe, guilty feelings can still present a lingering problem. The Guilt Book combines biblical theology and modern psychology, offering a fresh perspective and helping us differentiate between our true guilt, for which forgiveness is needed, and false guilt, for which a psychological approach will help. Together, we will challenge entrenched cycles of guilt, with their associated feelings of hopelessness and despair. Freedom from persistent guilt is possible. Peace is worth fighting for. Have you been forgiven but you still feel guilty? Does something from your past nag away despite all your best efforts to shrug it off? Do mistakes loom large in your thinking and do your conversations start with an apology? Many people are paralysed with guilt. Guilt robs you of freedom, peace and joy. It can make you feel unacceptable or isolated. Jesus' forgiveness is the ultimate remedy for guilt, but even for those who believe, guilty feelings can still present a lingering problem. The Guilt Book combines biblical theology and modern psychology, offering a fresh perspective and helping us differentiate between our true guilt, for which forgiveness is needed, and false guilt, for which a psychological approach will help. Together, we will challenge entrenched cycles of guilt, with their associated feelings of hopelessness and despair. Freedom from persistent guilt is possible. Peace is worth fighting for.
He felt guilty about the money, about his mum (even though she said that the house was now looking great) and about the loss of his friend. In this simple story, we can see that Mike has indeed done some things wrong (he spent money he ...
Author: Will van der Hart
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
This is an illuminating discussion of guilt, fear, violence and aesthetics from a global perspective. Herlinghaus evaluates new Latin American novels, films and music through the lens of some of Walter Benjamin's controversial writings on violence and religion.
The word means both “guilt” in its traditional sense of Latin culpa, and “debt” as financial or economic liability. ... a version of guilt (Schuld) that is carried to all corners of the globe and to all corners of the soul by money.
Author: H. Herlinghaus
Category: Social Science
This is the first study of guilt from a wide variety of perspectives: psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, six major religions, four key moral philosophers, and the law. Katchadourian explores the ways in which guilt functions within individual lives and intimate relationships, looking at behaviors that typically induce guilt in both historical and modern contexts. He examines how the capacity for moral judgments develops within individuals and through evolutionary processes. He then turns to the socio-cultural aspects of guilt and addresses society's attempts to come to terms with guilt as culpability through the legal process. This personal work draws from, and integrates, material from extensive primary and secondary literature. Through the extensive use of literary and personal accounts, it provides an intimate picture of what it is like to experience this universal emotion. Written in clear and engaging prose, with a touch of humor, Guilt should appeal to a wide audience.
Does hoarding money assuage the guilt for having it? Does money become an idol to be worshipped? Is hoarding a symptom of anal retentiveness? There is a special form of guilt called positive inequity that is associated with privilege.
Author: Herant Katchadourian
Publisher: Stanford University Press
She pressed him for the money or the check , and followed him for some time , but he got away from her , and ran off with the money . The question is whether , under those circumstances , he took the money , and was guilty of larceny .
Author: Great Britain. Courts
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
... in his cross - examination , he stated , that he could not swear which was the particular piece of money that was ... piece of money had no other counterfeit coin in her possession , and the other who had the coin , was not guilty ...
Category: Law reports, digests, etc