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The heavy price of conviction

What is the worst thing that the state of Michigan can do to someone convicted of a crime? The obvious answer is the correct one: the state can sentence that person to spend years of their life in prison. But when people try to think of the next worse thing the state or federal government can do, the answers are not nearly as clear or obvious.

Federal officials investigating alleged virus-related fraud in Michigan

The coronavirus pandemic has upended lives across the U.S. and around the world. Law enforcement officials say they have launched investigations to protect members of an anxious public from various forms of virus-related fraud.

Michigan men facing credit card fraud, larceny charges and more

If you drive north of the Detroit metro for about two hours, you will arrive in Bay County, Michigan, sitting beside Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. The scenic area was recently the site of the arrests of two Detroit-area men who have been charged with credit card fraud and larceny.

Part I: Michigan Supreme Court rules against unreasonable searches

In a recent 5-2 opinion, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed with a woman who argued that a police officer made an “unreasonable” arrest inside her apartment without a search warrant. Justices also questioned some of the evidence used to convict her of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

ACLU challenges Detroit’s cash bail system’s inequities

When a person is arrested in Ann Arbor or Detroit or anywhere else in Michigan, the criminal justice system is supposed to have a presumption of innocence. In other words, you are supposed to be considered innocent until you are proven guilty.

Michigan State Police arrest woman in far-ranging alleged scam

Michigan State Police recently arrested a woman who they believe is part of a scam that ranges from Detroit to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Syria and Poland. The 59-year-old was taken into custody on nine counts of criminal conspiracy to commit theft by deception and receiving stolen property, a news source reported.

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