Tag Archives: victims

United States Attorney Announces Over $880,000 Recovery for Victims of Real Estate Fraud Scheme | USAO-MA

BOSTON – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that $884,755 recovered from forfeited assets of Scott J. Wolas will be distributed to his victims. The United States Attorney’s Office expressly sought permission to have the forfeited assets directly applied to victim restitution, which was granted by the Department of Justice. Wolas, who had been… Read More »

SUPPORT WITHIN REACH: Tougher legislation could help sexual assault victims come forward

These changes included the elimination of the Statute of Limitations for criminal sexual conduct crimes and changes to the definition of Mentally Incapacitated and Coercion. Statute of Limitations refers to how long the prosecution has to charge an individual after a crime has been committed or has been reported. Previously, there was no time limit… Read More »

Astroworld Festival victim’s family declined Travis Scott’s offer to pay for their 9-year-old’s funeral

The death toll from the November 5 concert now stands at 10, and dozens of lawsuits have been filed following the festival tragedy, according to Harris County District Court records. Ezra Blount, a 9-year-old Houston boy injured at the event, was placed in a medically induced coma in an attempt to overcome brain, liver and… Read More »

IPV victims’ advocates hope for a new BC family court | Blog

Advocates believe a family court pilot initiative in British Columbia may be promising for domestic violence victims who are navigating an intimidating legal system. The Ministry of Attorney General and BC’s provincial court developed the project. An informal trial process is being examined as part of new court rules meant to resolve legal matters faster.… Read More »

Family law system can pose challenges to parents, victims of abuse

Breadcrumb Trail Links Saskatchewan A family lawyer says the Court is cautious about involving police in custody matters. A family lawyer says the Court is cautious about involving police in custody matters. jpg Article content Navigating the legal system can be challenging for anyone, but for a parent who is terrified about a missing child,… Read More »