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Police officer acted like 'sexual predator'
Dec 11, 2012, - 0 Comments

The Independent

A police officer acted like a "sexual predator" and used his position of trust to "further his sexual ambitions", a court heard today.

Pc John Alan Forrester, 40, took advantage of women he came into contact with while carrying out his job as a neighbourhood police officer in north Liverpool, the city's Crown Court heard.

Forrester, from Halewood, Liverpool, is charged with four counts of misconduct in a public office in relation to engaging or attempting to engage three separate women in sexual activity.

He is also charged under the Data Protection Act with eight counts of accessing personal data on the police computer system, which involve a further two women.

Duncan Bould, opening the case on behalf of the prosecution, said: "The prosecution say there is a theme which runs through each of these 12 charges.

"In short, we say that he has used his professional position as a policeman to take advantage of females with whom he came into contact while doing his job.

Bernie Madoff is Arrested - 2008
Dec 11, 2012, - 0 Comments

Madoff

Bernie Madoff

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 11, 2008, Bernard Madoff is arrested at his New York City apartment and charged with masterminding a long-running Ponzi scheme later estimated to involve around $65 billion, making it one of the biggest investment frauds in Wall Street history.

Former police officer to be executed in Fla.
Dec 10, 2012, - 0 Comments

Clarion Ledger

TAMPA, FLA. — Manuel Pardo was a decorated Florida highway patrolman and police officer who went horribly bad, slaying nine people during a three-month crime spree after he had been fired for lying.

Now, almost 27 years later, Pardo, 56, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night at Florida State Prison in Starke barring a last-minute stay, fulfilling a request he made to jurors at his 1988 trial.

"I am a soldier, I accomplished my mission and I humbly ask you to give me the glory of ending my life and not send me to spend the rest of my days in state prison," the then-31-year-old Pardo told the panel.

Pardo's attorneys are trying to block his execution, arguing in federal appeals that he is mentally ill, something his trial attorney believed more than two decades ago.

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