Crime

San Francisco police gain live access to private surveillance cameras

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San Francisco police will be able to access live video feeds of privately owned surveillance cameras after a board of supervisors vote.

Cryptocurrency presents new challenges and opportunities for local authorities

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Why state and local governments need to pay attention to the evolution of cryptocurrency in their jurisdictions.

Virginia government worker sentenced for $1.8M pandemic fraud scheme

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An ex-employee of a state board was sentenced 70 months for using her access to government databases to file phony unemployment claims.

Former Maryland IT secretary pleads guilty to bribery charge

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Isabel FitzGerald, a former state Cabinet member, pleaded guilty to a bribery charge after threatening to cancel vendor contracts.

Delaware auditor indicted on theft, intimidation charges

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State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness was indicted on five charges, including email surveillance and intimidation of state employees she viewed as "disloyal."

New Hampshire town lost $2.3 million in email scam

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Foreign criminal actors impersonated a school district and a construction firm to rip off Peterborough, N.H., which is unlikely to recover the funds, officials said.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, settles lawsuit with former IT chief

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Scot Rourke, who was for 19 months embroiled in a corruption probe, but never charged, will be paid $245,000 by the county government.

Florida man arrested for tampering with governor's voter registration

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An alteration to Gov. Ron DeSantis' address was not a hack of Florida's voter database, but does show what can be done using publicly available information.

Alleged anti-vote-by-mail robocall scammers charged again in Ohio

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Right-wing scammers Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were previously charged in Michigan for allegedly placing a robocall discouraging minority voters from casting mail-in ballots.

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