Baltimore to Pay Largest Settlement in City History — $9 Million — to Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

James Owens, who was featured in a ProPublica investigation last year, sued police detectives for the alleged misconduct that landed him in prison for 21 years. Prosecutors had tried to make him take a controversial plea deal. Baltimore officials today approved a $9 million settlement — the largest in city history — to James “J.J.”…

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FBI’s Violent Crime Database to Get Financial Boost From Justice Department

The infusion of money for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program comes after ProPublica reported on shortcomings in the use of a database meant to assist in capturing serial killers and rapists. The Justice Department is seeking to bolster the FBI’s efforts at apprehending violent criminals — issuing grants for local police departments to test…

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Leader & Members of Notorious Carbanak Cybercrime Group Arrested in Spain

The mastermind behind a massive malware campaign which saw the cumulative theft of at least $1.2 billion from banking institutions has been arrested in Spain. This was accomplished through a coordinated operation by law enforcement agencies in different countries to bring down the Carbanak cybercrime gang. The main suspect was identified as Denis K. by…

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