Category: Crime


Drinking and Driving – It’s Never Been Said This Well

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: December 6, 2010

Someone sent me this video. It speaks for itself. On December 10th 1989 the first TAC commercial went to air. In that year the … more info On December 10th 1989 the first TAC commercial went to air. In that year the road toll was 776; by last year 2008 it had fallen to 303. A five minute retrospective of the road safety campaigns produced by the TAC over the last 20 years has been compiled. The montage features iconic scenes and images from commercials that have helped change they way we drive, all edited to the moving song Everybody… Read More

Sexting and the Law (Part One)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 7, 2010

Yikes! Sexting may sound harmless but it is far from it! Sexting can land the sender in prison for a felony and can cause that person to have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her natural life! This is no laughing matter and the powers-that-be (i.e. police and prosecutors) take sexting very, very seriously. What, exactly, is sexting? Well, according to Wikipedia, “Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones.” In California, Sexting is made a crime by Penal Code Section 288.2 which basically says that it’s a crime to send a message to a minor if the message is intended to arouse or seduce the minor. This crime applies even… Read More

Digital Copiers Loaded With Secrets

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 13, 2010

I was absolutely blown away by the CBS News Report on the danger of digital copy machines to your security. Digital copy machines manufactured after 2002 all contain hard drives which take a picture of every document that they scan, print, copy and e-mail. When the machine is put on the used copier market, it can be purchased by anyone. The data on the hard drive can be read by generic software which is found free on the Internet. The data can include anything from copies of a grocery list to your social security number and sensitive medical information. Encryption… Read More

Internet Crime: Fraudsters on Social Networking Sites

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 1, 2009

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has prepared a report entitled “Techniques Used by Fraudsters on Social Networking Sites.” Basically, the fraudsters hijack accounts in order to spread malicious software via various techniques: Use of spam to promote phishing sites, claiming a violation of terms of agreement or some other issue that needs to be resolved Asking you to download an application or view a video Some spam appears to come from a friend’s e-mail, thereby giving the appearance of legitimacy Some involve applications advertised on social networking sites, again giving the appearance of legitimacy. INFECTION! Once the victim responds to the phishing site, downloads the application, clicks the video… Read More

Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud for Second Time in Two Years

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 16, 2009

Commissioner Poizner Announces Bakersfield Woman Charged With Insurance Fraud For Second Time In Two Years. Commissioner Steve Poizner announced today that Shawn Rene Dodd, 43, of Bakersfield, was arrested on Wednesday, and charged with uncertified practice of medicine, making false or fraudulent insurance claims, money laundering, commission of a felony while on bail and selling stocks without a license. Dodd’s bail was set at $1,000,000. If convicted, she could face a maximum of nine years four months in prison for these charges. “I will not tolerate those who abuse the insurance system to satisfy their own greed,” said Commissioner Poizner.… Read More

Contempt of Court: Woman Sentenced to 30 Days for Texting in Court

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 3, 2009

The unthinkable has finally happened – Susan Henwood appeared in court for a debtor’s hearing in an effort to ask the judge to continue the hearing because her husband was sick and could not attend and she was sentenced for 30 days in jail for texting him the updates of the hearing!!! According to an article in the Journal of the American Bar Association Susan Henwood, a mother of four, started serving the sentence in the Tooele County Jail on Monday, according to KSL.com. Henwood’s husband, Joshua Henwood, told KSL that his wife went to court to ask for a continuance in his case because… Read More

Brown Obtains Guilty Plea from Woman Who Operated Sophisticated Loan Scam

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 2, 2009

LOS ANGELES- Continuing his crackdown on mortgage fraud, Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. late Thursday won a guilty plea from 22-year old Anna Santos, who conned thousands of dollars from homeowners in a “cruel and sophisticated” loan scam. Santos will be formally sentenced on May 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court. She is expected to receive 2 years in prison. “Santos conned thousands of dollars from homeowners trying to save their homes through a cruel and sophisticated scam,” Brown said. “She held out hope, but in reality did not provide an ounce of loan modification, leaving her victims unprotected… Read More

Fritzl Chooses Luxury Prison – Where’s the Outrage?

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 22, 2009

Timesonline reports that per Austrian law Josef Fritzl, who was convicted of rape, murder, false imprisonment and other atrocities which he committed during the 24 years that he kept his daughter Elisabeth and the 6 surviving children that he forced her to bear in while confined in a windowless dungeon, will get to pick his poison … I mean prison. (I apologize for the long sentence but, after all, I am a lawyer and we tend to be verbose).Associated Press Video Can this horrific story get any more bizarre? 73 year old Fritzl, a creature who has no right to call… Read More

Josef Fritzl Sentenced To Life in Mental Hospital

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 19, 2009

Joseph Fritzl, the monster who imprisoned, raped and tortured his own daughter, Elisabeth, for 24 years while forcing her to bear 7 of his children, has been sentenced to life in a mental hospital — a mental hospital of HIS own choosing. In general, I’m not a punitive person. However, in these circumstances, this man should be afforded absolutely no choice as to any aspect of his life, not the least of which is where he will spend the rest of his days. He should be afforded the same choice he gave to his daughter – none. According to Timesonline: Josef… Read More

Joseph Fritzl Pleads Guilty to All Charges – He’s Still a Monster

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 18, 2009

In spite of the fact that Josef Fritzl pled guilty to ALL charges today, he remains one of the great monsters of all time. Click here, here, here, here and here to read previous, detailed postings of his horrific crimes. Please watch the CNN Video News Report below for greater details of today’s guilty plea.

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