On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Internet Crime on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A 22-year-old Missouri man is facing charges for alleged Internet sex crimes. Authorities have charged the man, and Boy Scout leader, with two counts of encouraging a sexual performance by a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Authorities began investigating when they received a complaint from the Boy Scouts of America about inappropriate conversations and exchanges occurring on Facebook. The organization cited the name “Sarah McGee” as the Facebook account holder that allegedly engaged in conversations with minor boy scouts. Scout officials believed the messages may have been coming from a Boy Scout leader.
The Cyber Crimes Task Force obtained search warrants to search the …
On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense and Drugs on Thursday, March 22, 2012
Media reports often imply guilt. However, it is important to remember that a person that has been accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Recently, police arrested two Missouri residents for allegedly committing drug offenses. Authorities say they received a tip that the two individuals purchased pseudoephedrine pills. Upon further investigation, the two individuals were arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines, a Class C felony.
The two were incarcerated in a Missouri prison with cash bond set at $50,000 for each of the accused.
Legal problems, such as the ones that these two Missouri residents …
On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes on Thursday, March 15, 2012
Prosecutors recently dropped charges brought against five Missouri men in 2009. The men were accused of committing sex crimes more than two decades ago.
The men, a father and his four sons, allegedly molested five young relatives on their Missouri family farm. A sixth man was also charged, but he died last year. Some of the victims even claimed that murders took place on the farm. However, investigators never found any human remains on the property.
Recently, one of the supposed victims asked to be removed from the case. The court removed another victim due to issues with the statute of limitations.
In addition, …
On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Fraud on Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A Missouri woman recently pled guilty to embezzlement and tax fraud. She admitted to embezzling over $500,000 from two separate employers and said that she did not pay taxes on any of the funds.
Prior to 1999, the woman worked for Modern Business Systems where she admitted to embezzling $54,000. From 1999 to 2008 she served as vice president and secretary to the board of directors at Jefferson Bank. During that time she fraudulently embezzled $487,000 from not only the bank, but also from the bank president’s personal checking account.
As his personal executive assistant, the woman had access to the president’s personal account to pay his bills …