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DiRuzzo & Company moves to dismiss all charges brought in the case of State v. Peterson

COMES NOW, the Defendant, SCOT RALPH PETERSON, by and through the undersigned counsel, pursuant to Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.190, U.S. Const. amend. XIV, Fla. Const. art. I, § 9, U.S. Const. art. I, §§ 9......

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BlueHippo Contempt Ruling Violated Automatic Stay: 2nd Circ.

Rulings by summary order do not have precedential effect. Citation to a summary order filed on or after January 1, 2007, is permitted and is governed by Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 32.1 and this Court’s Local Rule 32.1.1. When citing a s...

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IRS Whistleblower Reward Suit Revived By DC Circ.

Joseph A. DiRuzzo III argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellant. Carlton M. Smith was on the brief for amicus curiae The Federal Tax Clinic of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in support of the appellant. Janet A. Bradley...

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Former Parkland security officer Scot Peterson charged with neglect for not entering school

A former Parkland, Florida, school safety officer who failed to confront the gunman when 17 people were fatally shot at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges...

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Parkland deputy who failed to confront school shooter arrested on 11 criminal charges

Scot Peterson, the former Broward Sheriff’s deputy responsible for protecting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, has been criminally charged for failing to confront a gunman who metho...

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Families of Parkland school shooting victims file lawsuits charging negligence

More than 20 lawsuits filed by the families of Parkland school shooting victims accuse the Broward County school board, sheriff's office and others with negligence for failing to prevent the massacre that left 17 people dead and 17 injured....

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Taking away Scot Peterson's pension unconstitutional, attorney says; mayor seeks Broward's support for effort

Attorneys representing former Broward Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson put state officials on notice Tuesday that proposed legislation to strip him of his state pension is unconstitutional and will be challeng...

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ANTHONY MEGGS AND BETH MEGGS, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, Respondent

T.C. Memo. 2019-5 UNITED STATES TAX COURT ANTHONY MEGGS AND BETH MEGGS, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONER OF INTERNAL REVENUE, RespondentDocket No.14604-12. Filed February 4, 2019.Christopher J. Rajotte, Joseph A. DiRuzzo III, Jeffrey J. ...

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V.I.-based corrugated roofing manufacturer joins excise tax lawsuit

A St. Thomas-based manufacturer with a plant on St. Croix is seeking to join the federal lawsuit that has temporarily halted the excise tax, and asked that the territorial government be found in contempt, court documents show....

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New legal challenge to Trump’s pick at Justice Department

A convicted drug trafficker from the Dominican Republic has joined the ranks of those challenging President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Due to a technical issue raised by a fede...

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Officer in Parkland shooting fights subpoena and refuses to testify

(CNN)The school resource officer, criticized for not entering the building to confront the Parkland shooter, will not testify in an investigation of the shooting.Scot Peterson's lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo III, told CNN that the former resource office...

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Former deputy Peterson a no-show at Parkland shooting hearing

Scot Peterson, the disgraced Broward sheriff’s deputy who hid in a stairwell during the Parkland school shooting, refused to appear Thursday before the state commission investigating the massacre....

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Court documents: V.I. owed taxpayers $97 million

ST. THOMAS — Documents filed in a potential class action lawsuit against the government show the government owes far more in unpaid tax returns than has been publicly stated.The latest lawsuit, filed in late August in U.S. District Cou...

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I’m no coward, says deputy who didn’t go inside Parkland school during massacre

Broward Deputy Scot Peterson says he is no coward.The longtime campus cop at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High has been nationally ridiculed over the last week for his response to a mass shooter on camp...

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Florida officer Scot Peterson defends response to Parkland shooting

The sheriff's deputy blamed for failing to enter a Florida high school while 17 people were killed said Monday that he's been unfairly labeled a coward and that he did nothing wrong. A lawyer representing Scot Peterson said...

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Manafort Faces Charges That Are Tough to Beat

One of the more serious crimes alleged against former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates is money laundering conspiracy. For that one count alone, they face a maximum of 20 years in prison....

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High Risk, and Drama, if Sen. Menendez Testifies at His Bribery Trial

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is on trial in U.S. District Court in Newark, charged in a bribery scheme in which he allegedly accepted gifts from a Florida eye doctor in exchange for using his Senate office to benefit the doctor's financial and perso...

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The IRS Declares War on Offshore Tax Evasion

From election-cycle news reports of Mitt Romney’s offshore accounts in Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands to the recent revelations that Apple has stashed its pot of gold beneath Ireland’s tax-favorable rainbow, offshore tax avoidance has been fro...

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