When one thinks of the international drug trade, one may think of drugs coming from Mexico across the border into Texas, or perhaps opium being shipped from countries in Asia to the United States. One probably does not think of drugs being exported from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Being arrested for a sex crime, even a misdemeanor, is a serious matter. It can affect one's employment, professional licensing and personal relationships. The recent arrest of two men last week illustrates the point.
As Adam Liptak reports for the New York Times, a death row prisoner named Albert Holland Jr. has, since his arrest and subsequent conviction for the killing of a police officer in 1990, bested nearly all of the lawyers he's had to represent him.
We don't normally write about taxes. Usually, we write about things like drug charges or sex crimes. But, given that it is tax day, and given that sometimes tax cases do end up becoming criminal cases, we thought fit to write about Olympic skier Lindsay Vonn's back tax debacle, covered by USA Today.
If what he is now telling police doesn't change, it looks like they might buy it, though that's no guarantee that Bahamian Lynx Jones won't face drug charges for attempting to smuggle more than 80 bales of marijuana into the U.S., as Alexandra Seltzer reports for the Palm Beach Post.
Distribution of marijuana and money laundering are the name of the game after 11 people were arrested by federal authorities in Texas yesterday morning, as Domingo Ramirez, Jr. reports for the Star-Telegram, resulting in federal drug charges.
As Mark Shade reports for Reuters, former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has appeared in court - he has been on house arrest - after 52 charges of sex crime were leveled at him late last year.
Now jailed in a Montana cell, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is in hot water (again) because of an apparent addiction to prescription drugs like hydrocodone. In fact, Leaf has gone as far as breaking into other peoples' homes to get the pills, leading to not only charges for illegal possession of prescription drugs, but felony burglary charges.
As Joshua Norman reports for CBS News, the Dallas Cowboys were the subject of Jesse Joe Hernandez's final words, just prior to his execution. He said, "Go Cowboys!" as the lethal injection was administered. Then he said, "I can feel it, taste it. It's not bad."