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Suspect Arrested 5 Times While Awaiting Murder Trial

AIKEN, S.C. - Aiken Prosecutors say they will ask a judge to revoke bond for a man arrested five separate times after being charged with murder in an Aiken County shooting in 2009. The Post & Courier reports that 22-year-old Freddie Simpkins' latest arrest came Tuesday on a second-degree burglary charge and he remained in jail on a $25,000 bond. Investigators say the suspect was charged with murder in September 2009 in a drug-related shooting.  He was released on a $150,000 bond.  Since his release, the Standard has reported that he was … [Read more...]

The Greatest scam in the world!

Well-known TV pitchman Don Lapre was arrested over the summer on charges that he defrauded more than 200,000 people of nearly $52million. Lapre, known for his forceful and over-enthusiastic salesman's style, has been indicted by a grand jury in Phoenix, after being accused of managing a national scam to sell worthless Internet-based businesses to fans. Lapre was charged with 41 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and promotional money laundering. The charges bring possible fines of between $250,000 and $500,00 per count … [Read more...]

9 Things You Need to Know Before Attending a Bond Hearing on State Charges

1. BE POLITE- As you begin the process of attending a bond hearing, be polite to the employees of the detention center. These men and women have nothing to do your case and are merely doing their job. Also, make sure you are courteous and polite to the Judge at your hearing. Always say yes sir or ma’am or no sir or ma’am to the court. Remember that all statements you make at your bond hearing can be used against you, so do not make any statements concerning the facts of your case. 2. IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE HEARING as a family member, … [Read more...]

White Collar Crimes

 White Collar Crime in South Carolina   Being accused of a white collar crime  is a serious crime with serious consequences. Whether you are indicted in State or Federal Court, the Strom Law Firm, LLC is well equipped to defend personal and business interests in white collar crimes and regulatory violations. Charges of this nature are severely damaging, both personally and professionally. As a result, your case will be handled with utmost discretion and every viable strategy will be explored to secure the most favorable … [Read more...]

What is Breach of Trust?

What is Breach of Trust? Breach means to break, and a breach of trust is basically a broken trust, a way in which someone fails to carry out promises connected to something or someone entrusted to them. In the business sense you’ll see the term breach of trust sometimes related particularly to the administration of trusts.  Breach of trust may be used to show how a person purposely or through neglect failed to act in the terms specified in agreements; an accountant who embezzles funds breaks trust with his clients. Under The South … [Read more...]