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Michigan law: a look at kidnapping

In many states, “kidnapping” is defined as the taking of an individual from one place to another against their will, and confining them in that space. In the state of Michigan, the law further stipulates that in order to be considered kidnapping, the defendant must have the intent to do something unlawful to the victim, such as:

Trial begins for 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's lawyer for aiding fraud

Martin Shkreli, aka "Pharma Bro," may be best known for his unapologetic price gouging for the HIV drug Daraprim. The legal system had no claim on him for that, but he was recently found guilty of securities fraud. He was convicted of running a Ponzi-like scheme in which he looted millions of dollars from one of his biopharmaceutical companies in order to distract investors he was defrauding through two hedge funds.

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