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A former manager of a major U.S. software company was recently indicted on charges of wire fraud, suspicion and money laundering, following an investigation which revealed a multi-million dollar international scam.

During the course of his five-year employment with the software company, the defendant appears to have taken kickbacks from foreign suppliers in exchange for insider information and future plans of the company. The co-conspirators included several suppliers from Singapore and China, as well as other partners in Asia. A the defendant is responsible for approximately $2.25 million in lost revenue for the company which he represented. This amount reflects both personal gains that the defendant gleaned from the shady Asian foreign suppliers, as well as damages to the software company he once served as manager. Potentially he can be charged with Grand Larceny wither in State or Federal Court

A New York Criminal Lawyer observes that the defendant, a native of Sunnyvale, CA, was indicted on August 11, 2010. He subsequently entered into a plea deal, the details of which are summed up in an official statement by a representative of the U.S. Department of Justice: “…(the defendant) admitted to engaging in a scheme to defraud (the company) of its money or property and its right to his honest services while he was employed with the company from 2005 through 2010.” Federal agents scoured the defendant’s home following his detailed conviction, where they found approximately $150,000 cash hidden in shoe boxes. This cash was most like part of the kickbacks he received from the Asian-based suppliers, which constituted a certain percentage of the commerce between the plaintiff company and its foreign suppliers.

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A New York Criminal Lawyer has learned that a former middle school teacher has been arrested by police for improper text messaging a former student and offering to furnish her with alcohol. The 41-year old former teacher now faces the fourth degree felony of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The police department has expressed its happiness in getting a child predator off the streets. The text messages and emails the former teacher had sent to the 15-year old girl were very carefully crafted and with the exception of offering the teen alcohol, never included any offers for sex. However, there were some personal compliments included, such as how pretty the girl is, how nice her legs are, and how much he wished he were younger so he could date her. It is unclear as to whether the teenager or her parents notified the police. However, it is at this point that the police did become involved.

The former teacher did not realize that police had begun monitoring the teenager girl’s Facebook account and in reality he was making these comments to them instead of the teen he was seeking her favors. His offers to provide her with alcohol were accepted. When he pulled into a local store parking lot to meet the teen, police were there waiting for him. A search of the vehicle concluded with the discovery of alcohol that he had allegedly brought for the 15-year old girl’s use. In Manhattan and Queens this could easily be considered a sex crime.

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Although he’s been charged with taking bribes for falsely saying that cranes had been inspected and that operators of the cranes were certified, James Delayo who is a senior inspector with the Dept. of Buildings has not been connected to the recent accidents in NYC. The collapses killed nine in Manhattan and set off a wave of investigations into the situation which has been perceived to be corrupt.

Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said that Delayo took thousands in bribes from a number of crane companies.

If you or a loved one has trouble with the law and is facing criminal charges, get a NY Criminal Lawyer to defend you. That move can help you to avoid jail time.

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