The consequences of a conviction for identity theft are serious and charges should be vigorously challenged.
A 45-year-old White Plains woman is facing charges for allegedly posing as a dentist and performing medical procedures on unsuspecting patients. She was arraigned in a New York court on April 16.
On March 6, a 72-year-old New York man who was accused of owning a large cockfighting ring was sentenced to just under one year in prison. According to the attorney general, the man's farm spanned 92 acres and supplied roosters that had been trained to fight.
On Dec. 4, a New York associate of an international arms dealer who was convicted on conspiracy and wire fraud charges was sentenced to prison. While the sentencing guidelines initially called for a prison sentence of seven to nine years, the U.S. district judge sentenced the man to five years as a result of medical problems.