"Man in black" suspect illustrates the many pitfalls of representing yourself in a criminal case.
Updated: November 30, 2012, - 08:57 PM
In 2010, 39-year-old Tracy Mixon watched the father of her two young children -- Tom Petters -- get sent to prison for 50 years for running a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme from the Twin Cities. She was evicted from her $640,000 Plymouth home by the receiver rounding up Petters' assets and lost privileges to a Lincoln SUV. Then in September, a federal judge overseeing the remnants of the estate cut off the $1,879 monthly stipend she'd been getting since his 2008 arrest.
Updated: November 28, 2012, - 09:32 PM
A federal jury must decide if they showed deliberate indifference to inmate whose infection spread to others.
Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:06 PM
Hardly a week goes by without someone calling me to complain that a Twin Cities coin dealer ripped them off. Most of the callers are elderly. Many lack any records of their transactions. Some say law enforcement -- the FBI, local police -- advised them to lick their wounds and move on.
Updated: November 20, 2012, - 07:20 PM
The four are accused of conspiring to get Social Security cards under bogus names and collect benefits.
Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:22 PM
He's accused of defrauding clients, investors out of $2.7M.
Updated: November 15, 2012, - 10:07 PM
A manager of a downtown bar could be deported to her native Liberia after helping to steal $550,000.
Updated: November 14, 2012, - 08:33 PM
Judge sends Tennessee man to prison for theft, kickbacks.
Updated: November 13, 2012, - 09:35 PM
Some Twin Cities telemarketing firms accused of cheating clients.
Updated: November 10, 2012, - 11:16 PM