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What are the potential penalties for insider trading?

People sometimes do not take insider trading all that seriously, either thinking that they're not going to get caught or assuming that they're just "bending the rules" a little bit and not actually breaking the law. They think of it the same way they think about going 10 miles per hour over the speed limit on the interstate.

This is a mistake. If you are facing allegations of insider trading, you absolutely must take them seriously and understand the substantial ramifications that you could face under federal law.

Alleged drunk driver crashes into a house

A number of people in their home in Ohio got the surprise of a lifetime when a truck left the road and smashed into the house.

Per the Ohio State Police, the truck was driving down County Road 1 in South Point at about 11 p.m. on Friday, May 31. It is unclear how it crashed into the home, but pictures from the scene show the white pickup with its lights still on, sitting behind a fence and jammed at an angle under a black Jeep Wrangler and against the wall of the house. The windows and siding on the house appear heavily damaged, with holes in the wall. The truck's back tires are in the air as a tow truck moves into position.

High-stress jobs linked to divorce

It's safe to say that joining the military probably means you have a fairly high-stress job. Obviously, some positions carry more stress than others; someone who sees active combat, for instance, may feel more stress than someone who does not. But, on the whole, everyone who joins the military sees a bit more stress than people who work in other professions.

Some of the most high-stress jobs include:

  • Firefighters
  • Detectives
  • Police officers
  • Military service members
  • Pilots, including fighter pilots
  • Senior corporate executives
  • Event coordinators
  • Newspaper reporters
  • Public relations executives
  • Taxi drivers

3 tips for divorcing in the summer

Divorce is not a popular event during the summertime. It tends to happen more during the beginning of the year or before school starts for the children, reports The Atlantic. The reasons for the summer-end divorce high revolve around vacation. They include not wanting to affect an already planned vacation, feeling more stress and contention after a vacation and trying to give the marriage one last shot through a family vacation.

Regardless of the spikes, people still get divorced during the summer months. If you fall under this category, here are some tips to help you through the process.

Couples may argue about property values during divorce

Couples may end up arguing about a lot of things during a divorce, from child custody arrangements to whose fault the divorce is. One of the key points of any case, though, may be some of their high-value assets. When they don't agree, it can make splitting up property more complicated.

For instance, one man said that he bought a boat -- he didn't state what he paid, but he said that he knew other people who purchased boats for around $500,000 -- and he wanted to live on it after he and his ex got divorced. He wound up spending anywhere from three to four years on it.

Nystagmus may lead to an arrest

A law enforcement officer pulls you over on suspicion of drunk driving and administers the standardized field sobriety tests. You have only had one drink, so you are not worried. She asks you to follow a pen with only your eyes as she moves it back and forth in front of your face. When she watches your eyes, her demeanor changes. Shortly afterward, you find yourself under arrest.

What made the officer so certain of your intoxication?

Police are often surprised when you know your rights

You know your rights. You have had friends who got picked up on drug charges, after all, and you started doing your research. When the police approach you, you are not intimidated. You know what they can and cannot do.

This is very good, but the reality is that police officers often do not expect you to know your rights, and they may even get angry when you do.

Driver arrested after deadly accident

A man in Ohio is facing serious charges after getting involved in a deadly crash while he was allegedly intoxicated.

The incident started when a second man, who was 37 years old, got into a minor accident. It is unknown who he hit, but it damaged his Jeep Compass. The damage was extensive enough to disable the vehicle.

Why people resist the easiest way to divide a home in divorce

You and your spouse bought a home worth $1,000,000 about 10 years ago, and the value has only increased. When you file for divorce, you want to sell the house and split up the proceeds from the sale.

Your spouse, however, doesn't want to do it. They resist the sale and demand that you consider other options. You're confused. Why would they want to do anything other than the easiest way to divide a home, a way that could give both of you a nice payout since the home's value increased?

Ohio investment advisor gets 10 years in fraud case

People often think of white collar crimes as less important than other types of crime. They think of fudging the numbers to commit tax fraud as less of a problem than stealing a car or robbing a house, for instance.

This outlook is what causes a lot of people to commit these crimes, and it is important for them to understand that these are serious cases that carry significant ramifications. They may feel less "real" than other types of crime, but they're not. They're still illegal and can lead to fines and jail time.

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