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Bank Robberies on the Rise in South Florida

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Bank Robberies on the rise in FloridaDo you find it interesting that, according to the FBI source in this news article, the federal crime of bankrobbery and bank robberies general are now on the increase. These crimes most often happen  on a Friday afternoon and they go down right at the bank teller’s window — and just as we’re experiencing a battle between ...

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Former Texas prosecutor and judge should get more jail time in wrongful conviction case

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Ken Anderson ArrestedFt. Lauderdale, Fl – A Texas judge who admitted he lied and withheld exculpatory evidence in a murder case when he was a prosecutor — a case in which the innocent defendant received a life sentence, should have received a sentence of more than just 10 days in jail, Florida Civil Rights and Defense Attorney John M. Castellano said today.

Former Texas Judge ...

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Life in Prison for Whitey Bulger

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Whitey-BulgerI’m both a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney and a Florida criminal defense lawyer, so I can share this from personal experience in representing clients in both States: If he were convicted and sentenced here in Florida rather than his native Massachusetts (where they don’t allow for executions) Whitey Bulger would have no doubt received the death penalty.

Read more about the trial and conviction of James (Whitey) Bulger ...

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Undercover Cop and 10 Others Indicted in Biker Mob Attack

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cop-arrestedThe U.S. Food and Drug (“FDA”) Administration is now targeting “real killer,” the one we’ve all known by his alias, “trans fat.” Maybe the feds will do a Superseding Indictment and remove this case from New York (“Undercover cop and 10 others indicted in biker mob attack” – NY Daily News) and make for some creative sentencing upon conviction:

Punishment ...

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Update on insider trading and securities fraud prosecutions, from Federal S.E.C. criminal defense lawyer John M. Castellano

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Breaking News: SAC Capital Agrees to Plead Guilty to Insider Trading:

When you and yours get indicted by the feds (U.S. Attorney’s Office working with the Securities and SAC-Pleds-GuiltyExchange Commission) for “securities fraud” and “insider trading” (like Martha Stewart and countless others) let us help you. That helpful, cute little monkey we grew as a fledgling democracy and supportive Government (“by and for the ...

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Contini champions the civil rights of victims of police brutality

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Contini has championed the civil rights of victims of police brutality

In 2009, two tourists were walking down South Beach when a Miami Beach police officer confronted them and then shot one in the head at point blank range with his hands raised in submission as he begged for his life. Shehada was unarmed when he was murdered. The Police Officer had been involved in a prior questionable shooting and months later was suspended and then resigned when he tested positive ...

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Government shutdown could result in a crime boom, Florida criminal attorney warns

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Government shutdown could result in a crime boom, Florida criminal attorney warns

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl – Prominent criminal defense attorney John M. Castellano said Thursday (Oct. 3, 2013) an extended length Government Shutdown will have the unintended impact of increasing crime, similar to the tragic violence now unfolding in Washington DC.

Contini’s legal practice is recognized for successfully representing defendants in State and Federal cases involving murder, drugs, white-collar, sex, and federal crimes.

Contini said that if the shutdown continues, Americans can expect ...

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Shocking Admissions made by the U.S. Government following Washington Shooting

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us-navy-shooterWhy investigate Snowden or comb through every American citizen’s emails, when our very own National (NSA) Security Agency can busy itself all day long, simply investigating the military and civilian contractors working for our Navy! You don’t have to be a former prosecutor or Florida criminal defense lawyer like me to be in shock over hearing our Government’s latest admission:

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Zimmerman Back in the News for Alleged Domestic Violence Attack

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Domestic-Violence-ChargesWhether it’s Zimmerman or you, it makes no difference today. I’ve been a former prosecutor and Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer for 30 years now and I can assure you that EVERYONE is guilty until proven innocent, in this ass-backward, 2013 standard of justice. Anyone can be charged with “Domestic Violence” today — it’s as simple as an accusation from a disgruntled “partner” ...

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“Shanah Tovah!”

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star-and-crossOn this celebration of the Jewish New Year “shana tova” — and quite frankly, on any other day in which we ought to be generously giving thanks, I’m hoping that we’re all blessed with what I’m referring to as His “Providential  P’s” for our lives! Here goes my prayer for all of my LinkedIn and facebook friends and connections — whether ...

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