Posts Tagged 'Facebook'

Not So Criminal Mind: 1st Lady Tax Fraud

A series on anti-social media criminals Every little girl dreams of being a princess, queen, royalty or First Lady…...and some can even make their dreams a reality. Of sorts. This social media savvy criminal, Rashia Wilson, most definitely believed she had achieved this - as the self-proclaimed [...]

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A History of Social Media Evidence

State of Connecticut v. Eleck [2011] Unique Rules of Evidence for Digital Content? In this landmark case, it was established that a printout of social media evidence was deemed inadmissible, and the court established that while social media evidence does not require new rules of [...]

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Facebook Fail: Liking own wanted photo

Fugitive likes own "wanted" mugshot in Facebook Fail When law enforcement and social media cross paths....it's usually a legal and viral #win or #fail . The actions of Montana native, and not so much criminal mastermind, Levi Reardon, could likely be construed as the latter judging from his recent [...]

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Facebook Circumstantial Evidence

Commonwealth v. Banas [2014] A History of Social Media Evidence: Facebook Circumstantial Evidence In this relatively recent case, the admissibility of social media evidence was disputed when the defendant was convicted of larceny, and during the original trial a screenshot from his Facebook [...]

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Social Media Evidence v Privacy Limitations

Nucci v. Target Corp [2015]  If a photograph is worth a thousand words, there is no better portrayal of what an individual’s life was like than those photographs the individual has chosen to share through social media before the occurrence of an accident causing injury. Such photographs are [...]

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In-court Testimony v. Online Evidence

People v. Franco [2009] In this instance of vehicular manslaughter, MySpace and Facebook posts were used to contradict in-court testimony; highlighting the increasing due regard, weight and importance given to authentic social media content in the courts. The jury convicted the defendant of [...]

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