A string of stolen items – which include a pickup truck, a lawnmower, and an ATV – has landed a 22-year-old man from Sandusky, Ohio behind bars here in Michigan. Continue reading
A rather strange and unfortunate series of events has resulted in two teenaged brothers facing charges for a fight they were involved in a family fight with each other and their mother’s boyfriend.
According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Department, they were dispatched to a residence at the Shady Rest Trailer Park in Bangor Township after a woman there called 911 to report that her grandsons had attacked each other, and that a butcher knife was involved. Continue reading
After being found guilty in a case related to butter infused with marijuana, a former corrections officer committed suicide this past weekend.
Timothy Bernhardt, along with three other Kent County officers, was criminally charged earlier in the year for making marijuana butter. All of the men held medical marijuana cards. However, the law does not really protect those who use marijuana edibles like brownies or pot butter. Continue reading
Dr. Rajesh Doshi, a 59-year-old physician in Bloomfield Hills, recently pled guilty in U.S. District Court to single counts of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, and health care fraud.
According to prosecutor Niall M. O’Donnell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Fraud Section, Doshi admitted to having conspired with others by referring Medicare patients for home health care which was not medically necessary. He also submitted false claims for these services to receive reimbursement from Medicare. Continue reading
After less than even one full day of deliberations, a jury in the Washtenaw County Trial Court returned with a guilty verdict on all four counts. 32-year-old Willie Wimberly was found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, witness intimidation and felony firearm. Continue reading
Last month, the ACLU released a video featuring the police execution of Milton Hall, which occurred in 2012. Hall was a black, homeless, mentally ill man from Saginaw, Michigan. He was shot at 46 times and hit 14 times by eight white police officers for holding a pen knife in a parking lot. Police previously claimed that he made an aggressive movement; however, the footage paints a different picture. Continue reading
Teens Charged with Hiring a Hit Man
Hiring a hit man looks easy in the movies. But real life is nothing like Hollywood’s portrayal of reality, as two young Oakland County teens recently discovered, when they hired an undercover detective to perform a revenge killing on their behalf. Continue reading
On Monday, November 10th, 18-year-old Tyrel Bredernitz, who is one of the three teens involved in the murder of MSU student, Dustyn Frolka, was sentenced to spend decades in prison by Clinton County Circuit Judge Randy Tahvonen.
During an emotional plea hearing on September 8th, Bredernitz pled guilty to second-degree murder. At his sentencing, Judge Tahvonen ordered him to serve a maximum of 38 years in prison, with the minimum being 25 years. Continue reading
Jeremy Todd Rollins, the 37-year-old man from of White Pine who was arrested and held in Dayton, Ohio on felony charges pertaining to meth production, has officially withdrawn his guilty plea, and now all bets are off. Continue reading
When the state of Michigan legalized marijuana, it was for the express purpose of getting a highly effective medicine into the hands of those who needed it most. But the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) was also very specific about how this process was to take place. And in these turbulent times, when the state and federal laws don’t line up, people who overstep the legal boundaries are likely to face very severe penalties.
30-year-old Shawn Andrew Taylor is one of them. He was the head of a major, multi-county marijuana production operation. Taylor, and the other people involved in his pot operation, bought and sold marijuana in very large quantities. Also, marijuana related products like hashish. Continue reading