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3 individuals charged with felonies following allegedy robbery

Three people are facing criminal charges associated with a robbery and assault that reportedly took place in late September in Minnesota. So far, two of the individuals have been taken into custody for allegedly committing both felonies and misdemeanors. Meanwhile, a warrant was issued for the third one.

According to police, the three individuals punched a man and threatened him with a rifle. They also reportedly took some personal items from him. A 20-year-old man faces charges of aggravated robbery in the first degree and assault in the second degree. His bail is $150,000.

2 men sentenced to prison for fraud

Two chiropractors in Minnesota were recently sentenced to years behind bars for engaging in fraudulent activity. Specifically, they participated in separate insurance schemes through which they were able to acquire millions of dollars. The two men facing prison time for fraud are 34 and 40 years old.

Juries found the two men guilty in separate trials last year. Both of them were found guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud. However, the 40-year-old man was also found guilty of wire fraud. They essentially used runners to get car crash victims to receive treatment at their clinics, and the runners paid kickbacks to those patients whom they recruited. The men did not pay the runners until the patients had undergone a certain quantity of chiropractic treatment sessions.

Couple accused of committing tax-related felonies

Two individuals in Minnesota were recently accused of committing tax-related crimes. They now face felony charges as a result. However, anybody accused of committing felonies in Minnesota is always presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty in a court of law.

According to authorities, the two individuals -- a married couple -- had received over 35 notices from Minnesota's revenue department prior to being charged. Officials said they willfully avoided filing their tax returns and thus paying taxes between 2013 and 2016. Therefore, they currently owe income tax totaling $55,000.

Man convicted of fraud in connection with wind energy scheme

A man in Minnesota was recently convicted in federal court on criminal charges after spearheading a scheme aimed at bilking wind energy customers out of millions of dollars. The scheme took place over the course of several years. The man convicted of fraud in connection with the scheme is 52 years old.

He apparently created a renewable energy company back in 2009. At the time, he claimed to sell, install and maintain wind turbines that could help farmers to reduce their energy costs. However, he ended up stealing $13 million from his customers from 2010 to 2013.

Man accused of committing felonies, including robbery

A man in Minnesota was recently taken into custody for allegedly committing a robbery. The man is also said to have physically struck the man he robbed. However, those who are accused of committing felonies such as robberies are always presumed innocent until their guilt can be proved in a court of law.

Police said they were told about shots being fired at a particular mobile home. When they arrived at the scene of the incident, they determined that a man, 58, had fallen victim to a robbery and assault. Specifically, a 37-year-old man had allegedly robbed him and used a handgun to hit him in the head.

Common forms of tax fraud the IRS searches for

With how detrimental taxes can be to businesses and personal finance plans, many Minnesota businessmen try to use various tactics to pay less than what they owe or avoid taxes all together. These strategies do not go unnoticed by the IRS, who have dealt with numerous techniques over the years to recognize when someone is holding back payments.

It is important to be aware of what methods can provoke the IRS into prosecuting you for tax fraud to avoid the harsh punishments could come with a conviction.

Federal agents investigate Minnesota business for fraud

Federal officials recently reported that they have been conducting a major investigation into companies that they believe were part of a scheme involving immigrants. One of these companies, the pork-producing Christensen Farms, is located in Minnesota. The individuals being targeted by federal agents in Minnesota are said to have committed the crimes of both money laundering and fraud.

According to authorities, the businesses being investigated knowingly hired immigrants and then mistreated them. The immigrants who were reportedly taken advantage of were brought into the United States illegally. As part of the investigation, authorities served search warrants at Christensen Farms' Minnesota headquarters and at its facility used for truck washing in a separate Minnesota city. Warrants were also served at the slaughterhouse's producer plant in another state.

Man charged with DWI-related felonies

A man in Minnesota currently faces felony charges related to drinking and driving. The man is also accused of impersonating a police officer. However, those facing criminal charges for felonies in Minnesota are always presumed innocent until and unless their guilt is proved in court and beyond a reasonable doubt.

A deputy was apparently informed at about 2:23 a.m. on a recent Tuesday that an individual was pretending to be another deputy. Authorities said that according to the complainant, the man impersonating an officer was drunk and was driving along Highway 4. When police found the man, he reportedly tried to evade them. Police said the man ended up driving through the backyards of several homes before stopping near a shed.

Copyright infringement can be costly

The newest episode of your favorite TV show was leaked onto the internet a week before it is scheduled to air. Everyone is watching it online. The previous episode ended with a cliff-hanger and you are eager to see how the plot continues. You find the episode online and enjoy it for free. What you may or not be aware of is you also just committed a crime.


Criminal defense may help those facing drug-related felonies

A 35-year-old man was recently arrested in Minnesota in connection with a serious drug crime. He now faces a felony drug charge. Anyone charged with felonies in Minnesota has the right to vigorously defend themselves against these types of charges.

The recent arrest took place following a months-long police investigation of the man. Police said that, at about 4 p.m. on the day of the arrest, they saw the man leaving a house with a tiny bag. The man then reportedly got into a car that another man was driving. Officers followed the motor vehicle and ended up pulling it over.


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