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Overview of the federal grand jury

February 8, 2011
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The purpose of the grand jury is to decide whether criminal charges should be filed against an individual. Grand jurors are selected for duty in much of the same way as jurors who sit on criminal trials. Each juror receives a summons to appear for jury duty and then, after questioning on their impartiality, they […]

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Failure to report more than $10,000 cash: felony under federal law

January 16, 2011
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A person who is self-employed would probably always prefer cash payment from customers over credit cards or personal checks. But the self-employed should be wary of federal laws concerning reporting cash payments. Intentional violation of cash reporting laws can result in felony charges. The federal government watches small business closely in a number of ways. […]

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