John T. Floyd

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More Prosecutorial Misconduct: Murder Conviction, 40 Year Sentence, Reversed after Court Finds Intentional Suppression of Favorable Evidence by Nueces County DA’s Office
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More Prosecutorial Misconduct: Murder Conviction, 40 Year Sentence, Reversed after Court Finds Intentional Suppression of Favorable Evidence by Nueces County DA’s Office

Corpus Christi, Nueces County has a problem with their District Attorney’s Office.
 
Over the last couple years the Texas State Bar has sent an unmistakable message to state prosecutors that the days of getting a free ethical pass on…

Corporations Continue to Escape Criminal Liability
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Corporations Continue to Escape Criminal Liability

Americans over the past five or six decades have been lulled into believing white collar crime—crimes committed by the affluent or large companies (fraud, embezzlement, defective products, etc.)—is more socially acceptable than “blue collar” crime—crimes more often tied to street…

Locked Up for Being Sick: Mentally Ill Man Sentenced 8 Years in Federal Prison for Firearms Violations
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Locked Up for Being Sick: Mentally Ill Man Sentenced 8 Years in Federal Prison for Firearms Violations

There’s no question that Des Moines, Iowa resident David Anthony Tumea had serious mental health problems in 2012.
 
There is also no question that Tumea had a bizarre proclivity for collecting, making, and possessing anything that could be used…


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