Tag: drug trafficking

FinCEN Form 114—I’m Not the Criminal Here »

FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, is a mandatory report to the U.S. Treasury Department and is inherently intrusive.

Review: Moonlight’s Focus on Drugs, Sexuality Make It a Film for Our Times »

On the surface, Moonlight is a heart-wrenching film about a young African-American boy coming to terms with his sexuality while growing up in the impoverished public housing projects of Miami. But the Golden Globe winner (Best Motion Picture—Drama) is much more than a compelling, poignant, and uncompromisingly relevant movie; it’s a provocative portrayal of...
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Jury Not Judge to Decide Whether a Weapon Is a Machine Gun »

Today the Supreme Court decided United States v. O’Brien. Under 18 U.S.C. 924(c) certain mandatory minimum sentences apply for carrying/using/possessing a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime. The typical mandatory minimum is 5 years, but if the weapon is a machine gun, then the minimum becomes 30 years. The Court, in a unanimous...
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