Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for Internet crimes

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Internet Crime on Monday, February 6, 2012

A Danish man was given the maximum penalty by a judge for committing Internet crimes and harassing an 11-year-old girl from Missouri.

The man worked as a government technology consultant 4,500 miles away in Denmark. He met the girl online in July 2010. He allegedly told her he was a 14-year-old boy and asked that she pose nude in front of a webcam. The girl did as he asked, and the man recorded her.

The girl claims that after posing nude for the man, he used it against her and tried to harass her into posing for him again.

When the girl’s mother found out about the …

Man with alleged plan to commit federal crime is arrested

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A man who authorities say had plans to rob and murder a wealthy lawyer has been arrested in nearby Granite City. The suspect is said to have had plans to extort money out of the wealthy man and then kill him by electrocuting him in his hot tub.

The man with alleged plans to commit these federal crimes has been charged with attempted extortion by threatening physical violence. Depending upon the strength of his criminal defense, this charge could be punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and as many as 20 years in jail.

The man apparently spoke to an acquaintance from work about his plans to commit …