U.S. Atttorney's office uses the 1934 Hobbs Act to aim at hardened criminals, but hits others, too.
Updated: December 30, 2012, - 07:41 PM
Don't be surprised if Minnesota gets a new U.S. attorney next year.
Updated: December 12, 2012, - 07:01 PM
Jason "Bo" Beckman, a brash 42-year-old former money manager, is offering a $19 million check to avoid what could be life in prison when he stands before Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis for sentencing on Jan. 3.
Updated: December 12, 2012, - 05:30 AM
Judge sides with preachers' free-speech rights at Duluth event.
Updated: December 05, 2012, - 11:57 PM
"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