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Veteran DEA agent arrested on drug charges

A DEA agent with years of experience under his belt is proclaiming his innocence against allegations that he participated in the very crimes that he was investigating. The veteran agent was arrested in Louisiana on a number of claims, including drug charges, perjury and stealing thousands of dollars out of evidence. He faces 10 counts in all, although many of his co-workers have had their charges reduced or dropped in exchange for cooperating with the investigation against him.

The arrest comes after an undercover investigation of the task force for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA. The accused was a leader of that office for many years, investigating various claims of drug dealing across the state. The attorney representing him was once an assistant U.S. attorney and prosecutor in many of the cases that the accused investigated.

Misdemeanor hazing gaining national attention

With school in session just over a month, Louisiana parents may be concerned about their children fitting in and making friends, especially if they have gone off to college. One way in which some college students find companionship is through sororities and fraternities. However, recent events at universities across the country have brought attention to the dangers of hazing. While considered a misdemeanor in many situations, hazing can lead to more serious consequences.

No arrests have been made yet in a hazing incident that may have contributed to the death of a freshman at Louisiana State University. However, investigators continue to comb through evidence collected at a fraternity house where the alleged incident took place. Police believe the 18-year-old had been called to the frat house around 10 p.m. the previous night to attend a gathering known as a "bible study" during which pledges were reportedly quizzed about the fraternity and made to drink for each incorrect answer.

Louisiana man facing sales tax fraud charge

A business owner has been arrested on suspicion of tax evasion. The Louisiana cash register salesman is charged with failure to pay over $100,000 in sales tax. The fraud charge can come with serious penalties for this person should a conviction result. While prosecutors get ready to present their case in court, the businessman is likely contemplating his options for criminal defense. 

The man was the owner of a business called Cash Control Systems. It is alleged that he failed to send an estimated $121, 396 in sales taxes he owed to the state of Louisiana over a span of five years. The arrest warrant claims the man was fully aware of the money he owed to the state. 

Why women may have more of an uphill climb with DUI/DWI charges

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that law enforcement arrests about 1.5 million people yearly for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To put the number in more perspective, it translates to one out of every 121 drivers with licenses.

No matter their gender, drivers can argue their alcohol or drug charges based on inaccurate chemical tests, insufficient reason for stopping and other issues. However, women often face more of an uphill climb than men do.

Three people arrested on drug charges in Louisiana

According to the police, a woman and two men have been arrested in the state after a tip was sent in. The three are facing drug charges after a tip was given to detective about possible drug sales in Louisiana. The two men are 55 and 57 years old, and the woman is 41, according to the report.

The three people were pulled over in a traffic stop, which led to their homes eventually being searched. The two male suspects are said to live in the same apartment building. It is unclear at this time what caused the detectives had to search the homes. After searching the woman's house, she was arrested for possession of marijuana and oxycodone.

Louisiana murder suspect held on drug charges

A 23-year-old man is being held in custody while police continue to gather evidence in a murder case in which the man is a suspect. The Louisiana resident is being held on drug charges as police investigate what they believe was a racially motivated murder of two black men. A Baton Rouge police sergeant  said the suspect is linked to the murders by gun shell casings found at the scene. The suspect's vehicle also allegedly matches a description of one spotted at the murder scenes, which happened about five miles apart.

The first murder took the life of a 59-year-old homeless man. The second occurred two days later when a 49-year-old man was shot dead while walking to his job. Police have indicated they believe the same gun was used in both crimes. In both incidents, a male initially shot the victims from his vehicle. Reportedly, he then got out and approached the victims, only to shoot them several times again while they were on the ground.

Violent crimes: Overdose death leads to murder charge

When a person is suspected of a crime, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction. The burden of proof in criminal cases is purposefully set high to help prevent wrongful convictions. Because of violent crimes accusations involving an overdose death in Louisiana, the woman accused is likely wondering about the evidence supporting the charges against her.

The second-degree murder charge was recently filed against a 35-year-old woman in connection to the death of a 38-year-old man in July. According to reports, the deceased man was a patient at a long-term care facility while he received treatment for a MRSA staph infection. He was reportedly discovered deceased in his room with a syringe in his IV port.

How to get your finances in order for divorce

Before you rush to file your divorce paperwork in Baton Rouge, take some time to think about your financial situation. You may think you have nothing to worry about because you and your partner both agree it is best for your situation, but divorces often have a way of becoming complicated. Things may change the moment you submit your paperwork to the courts. 

It took little effort for you and your spouse to combine your financial habits and lives together. You will need the courts to separate them to ensure no one gets taken advantage of. Check out the following ways to get your finances in order to prevent costly delays with your divorce case.

Louisiana woman facing 88 counts of fraud charge

A 45-year-old woman is being accused of taking money, using a ministry that she founded. According to the sheriff's office, the woman allegedly committed 88 counts of fraud, giving her a bond of $250,000. She has been arrested on the fraud charge in Louisiana.

The report claims that the police began to get reports of suspicious activity on the part of the woman through her non-profit organization. The authorities then issued warnings to local residents and churches against donating to the woman's ministry. The woman has since been arrested and charged with Monetary Instrument Abuse.

Couple facing drug charges after passing out in hospital room

After passing out in her husband's hospital room, one woman has been arrested and the husband will be as well once he is released. The 34-year-old woman was allegedly found in her husband's room with a hypodermic needle stuck in her arm and a tourniquet wrapped around it. Several drugs were said to have been found in the room as well. Both the husband and wife will be facing drug charges in Louisiana.

The woman has been arrested and booked on several different drug charges. The husband also had illegal drugs in his system, according to the authorities, but was able to respond to the police. He had been a patient at Our Lady of Angels Hospital where the incident took place. The alleged drug use was discovered when hospital staff found the woman.

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