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Criminal defense attorney Nicole DeBorde of the Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm in Houston gets results. Visit her Houston criminal defense law blog to see proof of her respected and responsive legal representation.

Federal Law Enforcement-authorized Crimes by Informants Rising

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Jan 02, 2014

In the movies, it seems reasonable when cops recruit criminals as informants to get an inside view of organized crime. In reality, there can be serious problems with the reliability…...

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Does Any Scam Involving Non-cash Money Constitute Bank Fraud?

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Dec 18, 2013

Unintentional Federal Bank Fraud The U.S. Supreme Court has just agreed to hear an appeal by a Utah man. This man was convicted on federal charges of aggravated identity theft,…...

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Mexican Politician and Businessman Accused of Fraud, Racketeering

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Dec 04, 2013

Federal prosecutors in Brownsville have just indicted a former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and a businessman from that state for federal crimes including money laundering, racketeering, conspiracy…...

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Thoughts on Federal Sentencing: Firearms and Drug Cases

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Nov 21, 2013

U.S. Sentencing Commission In fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Sentencing Commission received 84,173 reports of federal criminal convictions. Of those, 5,768 involved the possession of firearms or ammunition by individuals…...

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Cops Worry Parents’ Drug Arrests Mean Kids Without Support System

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Nov 08, 2013

In May 2006, more than 200 officers finished a 15-month undercover operation called “Operation Fish Bowl” with a massive drug raid. It resulted in the arrests of 41 people on…...

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Philanthropist on Trial in El Paso for Money Laundering

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Oct 22, 2013

Philanthropist on Trial A prominent international trade lawyer from El Paso is on trial this week, accused of conspiring to launder nearly $500 million for a Mexican drug cartel. The…...

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Dallas Journalist Facing Federal Identity Theft Charges Over Link

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Sep 19, 2013

In 2010, a Dallas-based journalist who specializes in exposing ties between the government and private security firms formed an online collective called Project PM. The reporter, whose stories have appeared…...

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Former Epa Adviser Accused of Pay Fraud, Claimed to Be With Cia

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Sep 12, 2013

A former senior policy adviser for the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to plead guilty to federal fraud charges after allegedly explaining his frequent, long absences from work by claiming…...

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Is Buying Bogus Internet ‘likes’ or Followers Fraud or Just Spam?

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Aug 23, 2013

Zeus Virus Reuters recently broke the story that the infamous “Zeus” virus has been repurposed. “Zeus” installs malware on personal computers that allow hackers to directly control those PCs, has…...

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Study: Cutting Crack/Powder Sentencing Disparity Saving Millions

Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
Aug 08, 2013

Cocaine Crack Disparity Saves Millions From the mid-80s to 2010, the federal sentencing guidelines instructed judges to sentence people convicted of drug offenses involving crack cocaine 100 times more harshly…...

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