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November 2019 Archives

2 California men face drug charges after fleeing traffic stop

Two men, age 19 and 25, remain jailed in Tulare County Jail after police in Visalia captured them for reportedly attempting to walk away from a traffic stop. A sergeant from the police department said that an officer stopped their vehicle near the intersection of Houston Avenue and Turner Street for a code violation. Officers caught up to the men eventually and arrested them.

Paul Manafort's former son-in-law sentenced on fraud charges

A judge in California sentenced a man to nine years in a federal prison on Nov. 8 for orchestrating a string of fraudulent schemes. The judge also ordered him to pay $6.7 million in restitution to his victims. The man, who was once married to the daughter of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, faced the judge after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

New York Times study reveals problems with breath tests

In California and across the United States, breath tests may no longer constitute accurate ways to measure whether drivers are inebriated while driving their vehicles. A recent New York Times report mentioned that approximately 30,000 breath tests were not used in court because of their inaccuracies. Sometimes, the breath tests are not even properly calibrated, which often results in inaccurate readings. The thorough investigation involved interviews with more than 100 attorneys, business executives, law enforcement officers and scientific researchers.

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