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Texas nurse accused of murder in death of patient

Medicine is not an exact science. In some cases, a person's body will react to a procedure in unexpected ways that may be difficult to treat. Despite this, a nurse in Texas is accused of murder after police and hospital officials claim that he took action that led to the death or serious injury of patients.

The 34-year-old man was arrested in April. According to reports, he was questioned by the hospital following an incident in January that is said to have left a patient in a vegetative state. He states that he silenced a IV pump alarm that was beeping and took other action. Officials describe the actions that he took as "unnecessary and/or inappropriate." Reports claim that he was not assigned to treat the patients he is accused of harming.

What is an identity theft charge and how can it affect me?

Identity theft is a serious crime that carries serious consequences. If you are thinking about using someone else’s personal information for your benefit, you need to understand what you stand to lose. Though you may feel as if the risks outweigh the penalties, there are some things to know before you make a mistake that you could end up dealing with for almost the rest of your life. 

First, understand that an identity theft charge is not the same as a conviction. The prosecution must prove that your actions or intent are criminal in nature. To better understand the consequences of this type of white-collar crime, here is a brief rundown of what identity theft is: Identity theft involves a variety of unlawful actions, including credit card fraud, impersonating another individual and cashing someone else’s check. Basically, using a Social Security number, birth date, name, driver’s license/state identification and other unique identifying data can earn you a felony charge. 

Texas deputy charged with DWI

While construction projects are necessary to maintain and improve roads, they can often create hazards for drivers, especially those who may not be familiar with new traffic patterns, for example. Unfortunately, accidents can occur. In fact, a Texas deputy now faces a DWI charge after she allegedly drove through barricades.

The incident happened one night in August. According to an off-duty officer who allegedly witnessed the accident, the 57-year-old female driver allegedly drove through construction barricades. As a result, her truck allegedly went through 130 feet of concrete that had recently been poured before it became stuck.

Texas woman reportedly admits to embezzlement

Every person in Texas and across the country has made a mistake. The difference is often in how people respond to their mistakes. One woman, who served as treasurer for a church alliance, reportedly informed church officials on her own of her embezzlement of church funds, resulting in her arrest.

The funds in question were reportedly from tithes submitted by member churches that formed an alliance. A percentage of monthly tithes were to be set aside to help residents with a variety of financial obligations, including school supplies and medical expenses; some of the money was expected to go into a fund for a new food pantry. However, in early July, the 54-year-old treasurer reportedly met with church officials and reported that she had been taking money for her personal use since Feb. 2017.

Man charged with manslaughter following accident

Car accidents can happen at any moment. Under certain conditions, however, they could be more likely such as when a driver comes across traffic that is unexpectedly stopped. In fact, a recent accident in Texas has resulted in the loss of a life; one of the people involved now faces manslaughter charges.

The incident happened during the early morning hours or a day in July. According to reports, a police officer was tasked with blocking oncoming traffic for a funeral procession. Officials say that at approximately 5:30 a.m., the officer was stationary in the road with his emergency lights on.

Federal crimes: Texas doctor charged with fraud

It seems that, during certain periods of time, there are illegal activities on which law enforcement officials focus their energies. In the past, for example, the federal government has placed a great deal of emphasis on the so-called "war on drugs." Currently, reports indicate that the crime of interest to the U.S. Department of Justice is health care fraud. In fact, a doctor in Texas has recently been arrested and now faces accusations of federal crimes.

The doctor reportedly runs a business owned by her husband called Life Spring Housecall Physicians, Inc. Federal law enforcement officials claim that the woman used her signature stamp on home health certifications and home health orders. Reports claim that the doctor did not see some of these patients while others were not qualified for home health services.

What induces people to engage in fraudulent activities at work?

Some people who would never engage in petty crime such as shoplifting are risking much bigger penalties by participating in white-collar crime where they work. 

What motivates otherwise ordinary people to commit these types of offenses in the workplace?

Criminal defense: Texas man arrested after crash

There are a variety of different distractions that a Texas driver could experience. Something as simple as changing the radio station could be all it takes to cause a car accident. However, it may be easy to assume that a car accident was caused by a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol depending on the driver's age and the time of the accident. Unfortunately, one man is likely considering his criminal defense following his recent arrest.

The incident that led to the man's arrest happened just after 7 p.m. on a day in mid-June. According to reports, a 29-year-old man was driving a van on a Texas road. Witnesses claim that the van jumped a curb, then struck a 48-year-old man on the sidewalk. That man passed away.

Great time for Texas business transaction

The decision to purchase a business or to sell one's existing enterprise often includes a great deal of risk. Because the economic situation in Texas and across the country fluctuates depending on any number of variables, a business owner looking to sell may end up taking a loss. Someone seeking to buy may have difficulty completing the business transaction. However, things are looking up.

Entrepreneurs in San Antonio who are looking to buy or sell their businesses could not have chosen a better place or time. In recent years, the successful transfer of businesses has been phenomenal. Although in the first half of 2018, the numbers for business sales have dropped slightly over last year's transactions, experts say it is better to wait until the year is over to make comparisons since completing the sale of a business may take several months.

Criminal defense: Texas man accused of intoxication assault

The criminal justice system is complicated. Often, those who need to create a criminal defense in Texas are overwhelmed by the process and their options. Unfortunately, a young man may be feeling this way after his recent arrest.

The 21-year-old's arrest occurred during the early morning hours of a day in late May. Law enforcement officials accuse the man of driving on the wrong side of a Texas road. Reports claim that his vehicle struck an oncoming vehicle head on.

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