The IRS Sees You When You’re Sleeping, Knows When You’re Awake

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We are talking about tax evasion, or the willful attempt to avoid paying a lawfully due tax. As a refresher from our last post, it’s a felony, and you can land in prison for as long as five years. The question, of course, is how the IRS figures out that someone has willfully declined to
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NC’s New Criminal Laws P4: Concealed Guns, Inmates And Cellphones

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We are wrapping up our discussion of changes to North Carolina’s criminal code that took effect on Dec. 1. The list looks a little haphazard — there is a trivia game in there somewhere: What do BB guns, Venus flytraps, inmates and cellphones have in common? Not much. A few of them, however, show that
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Feed Me, Seymour: NC’s New Criminal Laws P3

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We are continuing our discussion of laws that went into effect on Dec. 1, and we thought it was time to look at the new law protecting the Venus flytrap. The North Carolina General Assembly, on the recommendation of conservation groups, has increased the penalty for Venus flytrap poaching. The crime had been a misdemeanor.
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NC’s New Criminal Laws – From BB Guns To Venus Flytraps P2

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It seemed strange to be reading about the state’s law about BB guns so close to the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. But here we are anyway. The North Carolina General Assembly’s revised BB gun law went into effect on Dec. 1. Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter,  stole the semi-automatic rifle he
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