The Internet has become a very useful tool for people in Tennessee and elsewhere. Not only does it help people accomplish their work goals, but it also lets people connect to others across the globe. However, with the good comes some bad. The Internet has also opened up a number of new criminal offenses that can penalize those who are accused of using the Internet in a wrongful way. Unfortunately for one man, a former Mitt Romney intern, such an accusation was made against him recently. He is now facing federal charges.
Recently, federal prosecutors in Memphis have made some major allegations. They claim that some current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have fraudulently obtained more than $250,000 in government benefits. The prosecutors have now brought federal charges against the government employees.
When authorities make an arrest they sometimes look to charge the suspects involved with whatever they can, even if they are not related to the reason they initially made the arrest. For example, if someone is arrested for drug possession but the authorities also find materials that could be used to make drugs, the authorities may also charge the suspect with other drug crimes such as drug manufacturing.
In some criminal matters, the statute of limitation may run out before a suspect is ever found. A proposed Tennessee law seeks to prevent this from happening in the future by allowing law enforcement to charge unidentified DNA with violent crimes.
Recently, a former Tennessee Titan cheerleader has been in the news once again for her age. This time, however, not in a good way. Instead of being praised for making the cheerleading team as one of the older women on the squad, she is now being charged for a sexual offense involving a young boy.