Federal Bureau of Investigation

Investigative alerts allow Chicago police to make false arrests without warrants or probable cause

March 6, 2013
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With the help of local media, the public is learning more about a dubious practice by the Chicago Police Department of making warrantless arrests based on questionable information. The Tribune reported the story of Frank Craig, an Army veteran who sued the City of Chicago for his arrest in 2006. Police officers arrested him inside […]

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Summary of federal offenses for making a false statement

November 2, 2010
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Federal law prohibits making a false statement to the United States government. Lying to a federal agent is a criminal offense with serious penalties. The law against making a false statement to an agent of the federal government is 18 USC 1001. The statute says it is against the law to knowingly and willfully make […]

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Overview of federal entrapment defense

October 17, 2010
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As an alternative to the defense that the government has failed to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant may allege that he was entrapped. An entrapment defense admits that the offense took place, but alleges that the defendant would not have committed the offense but for the influence of law enforcement. […]

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