April 22, 2014

Charles Oliver: Evidence at the last minute or later


• Joshua Rogers, 16, found a flaw in a Victoria, Australia, Transport Department website that allowed him to access the personal information, including credit card numbers, of about 600,000 people who use public transit. He reported the problem to the government, but he didn’t hear anything back from them. So he contacted a local newspaper. When reporters started asking about the problem, the Transport Department reported Rogers to the police.

• Former Troy, Ohio, police officer Kirt E. Wright was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation after pleading guilty to theft in office. Wright stole about $13,000 from the police department’s anti-drug DARE program, which he oversaw from early 2008 to May 2013. He has already repaid the money and must also pay a $500 fine as well as court costs.

• Former Marcus Hook, Pa., mayor James Schiliro has been sentenced to 10 to 20 months in prison, five years probation and 50 hours of community service and ordered to pay $1,300 in fines and court costs after being convicted of reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression and furnishing alcohol to a minor. The conviction stemmed from an incident in which Schiliro had police bring a former neighbor, a 20-year-old whom he said he was attracted to, to him. Schiliro refused to let the man leave, threatened suicide and fired a gun into a stack of papers before the man was able to get away.

Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.

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    Stephen F. Hall has pleaded guilty to theft by deception and falsifying a government record.

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    Judicial elections in this area are usually pretty staid. In fact, they are generally nonexistent, since most judges run unopposed.

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