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abc-alphabet-blackboard-265076-300x201High school assistant basketball coach Michael Herbert Cohen was arrested on February 6 for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Cohen, 26, was an assistant coach for the girls basketball team as well as a behavioral and special needs assistant at Santaluces High School in Lantana, Florida.

He is charged with offenses against a student by an authority figure. His bond was set at $3,000, and he was ordered to stay away from the student, the school, or any minor, according to court documents. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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abundance-baked-bakery-205961-300x200Dayron Fuentes of Miami Gardens, Florida was arrested Tuesday for allegedly flashing at teen at Dunkin’ Donuts.

Fuentes, 33, is charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition on a child. He is being held on $7,500 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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squad-car-1209719_1920-300x162Last week, I reported on the state of civil asset forfeiture in South Carolina—that between 2014-16, law enforcement agencies seized property and cash worth at least $17 million with little oversight on how those assets were taken or used.

With 95 percent of the proceeds from civil asset forfeitures going to fund law enforcement, it is clear there are incentives for police in South Carolina to carry out civil forfeitures. This is known to critics of civil asset forfeiture as “policing for profit.” Last week, I reported on gatherings where officers could earn prizes for having the most property seizures.
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columbus-1618317_1920-300x183Two business owners in Ohio have been convicted for failing to have workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) first began investigating James T. Wilson, age 53, of New Albany when it was suspected the two companies he was owner and president of were operating without workers’ compensation coverage. Wilson ran both Performance Companies—which specialized in paving as well as hauling topsoil, concrete, and stone—and the Enviro Recycling Group, which specialized in the recycling of metal, asphalt, and concrete.
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teacher-and-student-300x200High school teacher John Teti of Sunrise, Florida was arrested on January 31 for allegedly attempting to become illicitly involved with a 16-year-old student.

Teti, 41, taught at Northeast High School in Oakland Park. He is charged with soliciting or engaging in a romantic relationship while in a position of authority. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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