Eight Missouri residents face federal charges for alleged fraud

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Fraud on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

After a tragic tornado struck Missouri last May, residents were able to file applications with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to receive disaster relief benefits. In order to receive benefits, their homes or property must have been damaged or destroyed by the storm. Last week, eight Missouri residents were accused of fraudulently filing these applications to receive a portion of the disaster relief funding. A federal grand jury indicted the eight individuals earlier this month, and the indictment was released eight days later. All eight people are facing federal fraud charges.

When individuals are accused of committing white collar crimes or charged with fraud, it is important for …

Missouri man faces nine years in prison for federal weapons charges

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Missouri man who has admitted responsibility for the deadly shooting of another individual was recently sentenced on federal charges for the violation of federal weapons laws.

According to federal criminal law, it is illegal for a convicted felon to possess any type of firearm or ammunition. This Missouri man has previous convictions for possession and sale of a controlled substance, as well as stealing.

The man was arrested and charged after police responded to a report of gunshots at his sister’s home. According to authorities, when they arrived at the house, the man jumped out of a window and fled the scene. They pursued him …

Two Missouri residents arrested for alleged drug crime

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 …