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Wednesday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: What can I get more prison time for: serving a customer at the grocery store where I work a "yogurt sample" that is tainted with my own semen, or lying to the feds about it when they investigate?

Answer: Lying to the feds may get you more prison time (max of five years) than serving your highly adulterated yogurt sample (max of three years). Plan accordingly. (The Smoking Gun, Man Indicted For Putting Semen In Yogurt Sample)

2) Question: I've been carefully reviewing Things You Can't Do on a Plane Volumes 1, 2 and 3) for guidance in my own situation, but no luck. What about using an expired boarding pass to sneak onto flights? Can you do that on a plane?

Answer: Of course not. That can get you charged with being a "stowaway" and attempting to enter a secure area of an airport by fraud or false pretense, and up to 15 years in prison. (The Associated Press, Man pleads not guilty to stowaway charges)

3) Question: I work for a mortgage lender. Every time we go out to try to execute a foreclosure we encounter an angry mob of hundreds of protesters at the property in question that force us to postpone the foreclosure. What is going on here?

Answer: Foreclosure protesters are starting to use the Internet to gather large crowds to interfere with threatened evictions or foreclosures. (The New York Times, Foreclosure Protesters in Spain’s Cities Now Go Door to Door)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 20, 2011 at 09:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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