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The Secret Online Weapons Store That′ll Sell Anyone Anything

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Category: Crime

From gizmodo.com

The Armory began as an offshoot of The Silk Road, notable as the Internet′s foremost open drug bazaar, where anything from heroin and meth to Vicodin and pot can be picked out and purchased like a criminal Amazon.

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How Wall Street Lawyer Turned Insider Trader Eluded FBI - Bloomberg

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.bloomberg.com

Kluger began confessing his crimes to federal authorities the day of his arrest. He first detailed them to Bloomberg News nine days later, after posting bail in Newark, New Jersey, when he needed a ride back to a jail to pick up his heart medicine.

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The Chickens and the Bulls

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.slate.com

In the year following the Western Union arrest, the NYPD and the FBI, working in parallel (and sometimes at odds), would uncover and break a massive gay extortion ring whose viciousness and criminal flair was without precedent.

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Optimal policy toward prostitution

Monday, July 23, 2012
Category: Crime

From marginalrevolution.com

Neither across-the-board legalization nor criminalization unambiguously reduces sex trafficking. The impact of either of these policies crucially depends on the incidence of voluntary prostitution, which in turn depends on other variables, such as the female-male income ratio.

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Automated robbery: how card skimmers (still) steal millions from banks

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Category: Crime

From arstechnica.com

The scam has moved beyond ATMs. Skimmers now attach card readers to gas pumps across the US, capturing both credit and debit card data. Self-checkout machines at grocery stores have been targeted, too.

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Professional Snitch

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.nytimes.com

Eight officers approached the house, and they didn’t knock. The warrant police obtained, on the basis of a false affidavit, declared they didn’t have to — the house where their informant had bought crack that day, the affidavit said, had surveillance cameras, and those inside could be armed.

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Economists demonstrate exactly why bank robbery is a bad idea

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Crime

From arstechnica.com

For guidance on the appropriateness of knocking over a bank, the authors first suggest that a would-be robber might check with a vicar or police officer, but "[f]or the statistics, look no further. We can help.

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Inmates, corruption rule Honduras′ deadly prisons

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Category: Crime

From news.yahoo.com

It′s more like a fenced-in town than a conventional prison, where raccoons, chickens and pigs wander freely among food stalls and in troughs of open sewage. But guards do not dare cross the painted, yellow "linea de la muerte" (line of death) into the inner sanctum run by prisoners, and prisoners do not breach the perimeter controlled by guards.

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A Vacation Goes South

Saturday, July 7, 2012
Category: Crime

From alumni.berkeley.edu

People flowed from both the countryside and urban areas into a nonregulated ‘informal’ sector where life is catch-as-catch-can. If a drug trafficking job in that sector pays well, there is little evident alternative to it.

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′The Analyzer′ Gets Time Served for Million-Dollar Bank Heist

Friday, July 6, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.wired.com

Ehud Tenenbaum, aka “The Analyzer,” was quietly sentenced in New York this week to time served for a single count of bank-card fraud for his role in a sophisticated computer-hacking scheme that federal officials say scored $10 million from U.

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