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October 20, 2010
October 20, 2010 Computer Expert Pleads Guilty to Hacker Stock Scheme (Bloomberg)
An Arizona computer specialist who did time in prison for his role in an Internet stock-fraud scheme pleaded guilty in New Jersey today to a similar scam.

October 20, 2010 Cop acquitted of assaulting his judge-girlfriend (Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Oct. 17, 2009, altercation between Judge Leslie Fleisher and paramour Lewis B. Palmer III left her with a cut scalp and scrapes and bruises. But whatever transpired that night in her Society Hill townhouse – her version, his version, or a mix of the two – did not amount to criminal assault, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury ruled Wednesday.

October 18, 2010 DUIs involving prescription drugs difficult to prove – USA Today
As illegal prescription drug use soars, the number of cases of driving under the influence in which the substance is a prescription drug rather than alcohol is rising steadily, authorities say. But prosecuting and obtaining convictions against suspects charged with DUI involving prescription drugs can be a challenge.

October 20, 2010 Vt. police charge motorist with texting, DUI
Vermont State Police say a 49-year-old woman is facing charges of texting while driving and driving under the influence following a crash on Interstate 89 in Richmond.
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