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What is wire fraud?

Friday, March 31, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Friday, March 31, 2017. Most people are familiar with the terms wire fraud and spam email but may wonder, in particular, what wire fraud refers to. In general, there are a variety of different forms of fraud that an individual can be charged with. Specifically, however, scams that occur over interstate wires, which can include tel ..

Internet crimes require a strong criminal defense

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Internet crimes are typically charged under federal law. As a result, it is important for accused individuals to recognize the importance of understanding how to navigate the criminal defense process in the federal system. In addition to being different than the state criminal justice system, ..

Orleans Parish man arrested for child pornography

Monday, March 27, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Monday, March 27, 2017. Internet crimes are on the rise all across the United States. Internet crimes can range from fraud to pornography. These crimes are heavily prosecuted by the State of Louisiana and the United States government. Recently, an Orleans Parish man was arrested for the possession of child pornograph ..

Lafayette man arrested on child porn charges

Friday, March 24, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Friday, March 24, 2017. The Internet provides a fertile field for criminal activity. One of the most common criminal uses is the solicitation of minors for sexual activity. The recent arrest of a Lafayette man on allegations of possession child pornography illustrates how easily the internet can be exploited in this mann ..

Four Louisiana men face federal child exploitation charges

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The laws of the United States contain many provisions dealing with child pornography, including prohibitions on using the internet to acquire, possess and sell such materials. One of the broadest such statutes is the penalty for child exploitation, which makes it illegal to "persuade, induce, e ..

Several Louisiana men arrested on charges of child pornography

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Louisianans should be aware that when there are allegations of cybercrime, the penalties for a conviction can be significant not just in jail time and fines, but on a personal basis as well. It might seem to be a relatively new phenomenon for there to be charges and punishments for a crime  ..

What are the consequences for destroying public mailboxes?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. What may seem like a harmless prank can have serious consequences. One of these pranks is destroying public mailboxes. This is a federal crime that can lead to jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. Mailbox vandalism is a popular prank among teens and young adults. A destroyed mailbox ..

Defendant claims feds use porn charges to compel cooperation

Friday, February 03, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Friday, February 3, 2017. Pornography allegations can be one of the most destructive criminal charges that the government can make. Even if the defendant is ultimately exonerated, the stigma of the charges often remains as a permanent blot on his (or her) life. A pending case in federal court in Baton Rouge shows how ..

Auto dealer charged with federal fraud crimes

Wednesday, February 01, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The internet sometimes offers unique opportunities to perpetrate fraudulent schemes on people in the United States and in foreign countries. In a recent case that could have occurred in Louisiana or any other state, a car dealer was arrested and charged using the internet to defraud custo ..

FBI raids offices of two local law enforcement agencies

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
On behalf of J. Kevin Stockstill, Attorney At Law posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The Federal Bureau of Investigation frequently cooperates with local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of alleged federal and state crimes. In a bizarre twist on this scenario, the FBI recently raided the offices of two law enforcement agencies in Tangipahoa Parish to obtain evidenc ..