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Bill outlines penalties for cryptocurrency crimes

SENATOR Leila M. De Lima has filed a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies. Under Senate Bill No. 1694 filed on Feb. 14, all crimes defined under the Revised Penal Code (RPC), when committed through and with the use of virtual currency, will have a penalty one degree higher than provided […] The post Bill outlines penalties for cryptocurrency crimes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalties on cryptocurrency-related crimes

Senator Leila M. De Lima on Tuesday, March 13, has filed a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties for crimes involving cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. In Senate Bill No. 1694, filed last Feb. 14, or the proposed , the senator stressed that the criminal justice system must be prepared when virtual currency is used in […] The post Bill seeks to impose stiffer penalties on cryptocurrency-related crimes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

House OKs life term for bank hacking, penalties for ATM skimming

The House of Representatives has passed a measure meting out the penalty of life imprisonment for the hacking of a bank's systems, which would be considered a form of economic sabotage. House Bill No. 6710, which was unanimously approved on third and final reading with 224 votes, would also mete out this penalty for the crimes that involve more than 50 automated teller machine cards. The bill would update the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998 to include the acts of "skimming" of ATM cards and "hacking" into banking systems as crimes, finally catching up to the march of technology. "Hacking" was defined under the bill as the "unauthorized access into or interference in a comp...Keep on reading: House OKs life term for bank hacking, penalties for ATM skimming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse

The House Committee on Welfare of Children has approved a substitute bill that seeks to deter the the exploitation of minors and impose stiffer penalties for those who abuse them. Following a hearing conducted last Sep. 3, the committee members approved a substitute bill that seeks to amend several sections of the "Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act" (Republic Act No. 7610). The substitute bill was authored by Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman and 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Michael Romero. In a statement, Roman said the law needed updating as the penalties imposed do not seem attuned to the 21st century. She said the government en...Keep on reading: House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Prosecutors ask for accusers to testify at Cosby sentencing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) --- Prosecutors in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby asked a judge Tuesday to allow testimony at his sentencing hearing about uncharged criminal conduct. A Montgomery County prosecutor asked permission to present multiple witnesses who he expects will testify that Cosby drugged and or sexually assaulted them. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 24, when the judge is also expected to hear arguments on whether to accept a recommendation to classify Cosby as a sexually violent predator. It was unclear who or how many witnesses District Attorney Kevin Steele planned to call, but the filing said Cosby has not been charged with crimes related to their claims....Keep on reading: Prosecutors ask for accusers to testify at Cosby sentencing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Safe, Healthy Workplace Ensured

The labor department has ensured strict compliance of establishments with the occupational safety and health (OSH) standards as it welcomed the signing of the occupational safety bill, which seeks to penalize violators. The law entitled, “An Act strengthening compliance with occupational safety and health standards and providing penalties for violations thereof,” seeks to amend the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Nassar, trainer charged with sex assault; Karolyis cleared

By David Warren, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Friday filed sexual assault charges against Larry Nassar and a trainer who worked at his side, expanding the worst abuse scandal in U.S. sports history beyond Michigan while also clearing world-renowned gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi whose ranch served as a training site for Olympians. Nassar, a former sports doctor, was charged with sexually assaulting six minors in Walker County, home of the Karolyi ranch, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) north of Houston. A grand jury also indicted former sports medicine trainer Debra Van Horn on one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child, making her the first person other than Nassar to be charged in direct connection with the assaults. She had worked at Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics for 30 years. Walker County District Attorney David Weeks said Van Horn was charged as "acting as a party" with Nassar. He didn't elaborate. Efforts to reach her for comment were unsuccessful, and the name of her lawyer wasn't immediately known. In Michigan, Nassar was sentenced earlier this year to decades in prison, after hundreds of women and girls accused him of molesting them with his hands under the guise of medical treatment. They said the abuse went as far back as the 1990s while he worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. A victim, Mattie Larson, told a judge in January that Van Horn "would be in the room many of the times Larry abused me. If a trainer, a professional trainer, doesn't say anything about it, I should trust her. At least that's what I thought." The Karolyis have denied wrongdoing . They couldn't be reached for comment Friday; a call to the number listed for Bela Karolyi wasn't answered. "The Karolyis were and remain fully cooperative with this investigation. There is no corroborated evidence of any criminal conduct" by the couple, said Stephanie Stroud, a Walker County prosecutor. Stroud said investigators tried to determine if anyone at the ranch knew about Nassar's conduct and didn't report it. But the two-year statute of limitations had already lapsed on any possible misdemeanor charges of failure to report. "That in no way means there was no wrongdoing at the ranch or within the ranks of USAG," Stroud said, referring to USA Gymnastics. "It is our belief that there was a total failure by USAG to protect the athletes that were part of their program and to take appropriate action once they were made aware of Dr. Nassar's actions." In a statement, USA Gymnastics said it is cooperating with Texas investigators and is committed "to doing everything possible to prevent this from happening again." Nassar, 54, probably won't be free again due to his long prison sentences for assault and child pornography crimes. But Weeks, the district attorney, said he still wants to bring him to Texas to face the charges. "There are a number of hoops we have to jump through to get him here," Weeks told reporters. The Karolyis are suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, seeking more than $1 million for the canceled sale of their training center near Huntsville — a transaction that tanked in the wake of the Nassar scandal. Several former gymnasts have also filed lawsuits. One of them, Sabrina Vega, filed a lawsuit in May alleging USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Karolyis failed to protect her and other athletes. Vega, who was on the team that won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships, alleges the organizations and the Karolyis ignored signs about Nassar's behavior or should have known he posed a risk. She said Nassar molested her hundreds of times during medical treatments from 2008, when she was 12 years old, until 2012. Vega said the abuse occurred during competitions and at the Karolyi ranch. Congress passed a bill in January that makes members of amateur sports organizations, including those that run Olympic sports, mandatory reporters of sexual abuse. It also requires the organizations to implement standard protections for athletes. ___ Associated Press reporters Ed White and Corey Williams in Detroit, Terry Wallace in Dallas and researcher Monika Mathur in New York contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

LIVE: House hearing on Philippine Code of Crimes

Bookmark to watch the discussion live at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 19 MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives justice committee on Tuesday, June 19, will tackle House Bill No. 6204, which will institute the Philippine Code of Crimes to further strengthen the criminal justice system. Watch the discussion live on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Work safety bill calls for stiff penalties against violators

THE newly ratified Occupational Safety and Health Standards bill fines employers up to P100,000 per day for noncompliance with safety standards, putting teeth into work safety regulations which previously lacked significant penalties, labor groups said. “We have sufficient provisions for safety and health standards but the problem is in the implementation,” Renato B. Magtubo, spokesperson […] The post Work safety bill calls for stiff penalties against violators appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Death penalty should be reimposed for high-level drug trafficking, says Sotto

    The proposed bill for the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines may pass into law this year, but only if to punish high level drug traffickers, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said on Thursday. Sotto, who recently assumed Senate leadership, said the measure has more chance at the chamber if it aims to stop high level drug trafficking. "Ang tingin ko may pagasa kaming makakuha ng mahigit 13 boto kung ang pag-uusapan lang ay yung high level drug trafficking lamang," Sotto told reporters. Reacting to the call from the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) for the reimposition of capital punishment for heinous crimes, Sotto said ...Keep on reading: Death penalty should be reimposed for high-level drug trafficking, says Sotto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

House bill sets larger license plates to curb motorcycle crimes

MANILA, Philippines – If passed into law, motorcycles will have larger license plates in an attempt to curb crimes. House committees on transportation and public order and safety on Wednesday, March 14, approved the unnumbered substitute bill, which seeks to curb crimes committed on motorcycles by requiring them to have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Bigger plates for MC okayed

A substitute bill requiring motorcycles and scooters to have bigger licensed plates and other identification marks to prevent these from being used in crimes was approved yesterday by the House committee on transportation. Initially, Muntinlupa City Rep. Ruffy Biazon, head of the technical working group (TWG) which harmonized the still….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Curfew law and lower age of liability vs crimes

Here’s another reason why the proposed House Bill 7110 or the Nationwide Curfew Bill for minors must become a law immediately. It was not specified at what time the incident exactly happened but a shocking news report had it that an 18-year-old male was killed by at least 15 teenagers….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Senate OKs anti-hazing bill

The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill that bans all forms of hazing and imposing harsher penalties on hazing deaths......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Roque denies pushing for penalties for rallies without permits

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperon Harry Roque Jr. on Monday, February 11, denied that a measure he filed while he was a member of the House of Representatives sought stiffer penalties for unscheduled rallies. Roque, a former Kabayan party-list representative, explained that the measure he filed was House Bill (HB) 3023 or the proposed act “ensuring the free… link: Roque denies pushing for penalties for rallies without permits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

South Korea says it has uncovered $600 M in cryptocurrency crimes

South Korea has uncovered cryptocurrency crimes worth 637.5 billion won ($594.35 million), which includes illegal foreign exchange trading, a statement released by the country’s customs service said on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

House bill on ATM scams approved on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives has passed on second reading a bill seeking to impose stricter penalties on automated teller machine (ATM) hackers and scammers. House Bill (HB) 6710, passed on second reading last Tuesday, Jan. 23, seeks to amend Republic Act (RA) 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998 and declare “fraudulent activities […] The post House bill on ATM scams approved on 2nd reading appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Senate bill bans all forms of hazing, sets harsh penalties

  The Senate has started deliberations on the Anti-Hazing Act that one senator wanted to be called the Atio Castillo law, in memory of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman who died during a fraternity initiation rite last year.   Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday sponsored on the floor Senate Bill 1662, or the proposed Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, that prohibits "all forms of hazing" in fraternities, sororities and similar organizations.   Lacson's bill came on the heels of the Senate findings and recommendations on the death of Castillo in September last year while undergoing initiation by members of the Aegis Juris fraternity.   'Writ...Keep on reading: Senate bill bans all forms of hazing, sets harsh penalties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Senate bill raises penalties for hazing

THE Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs pushed for harsher penalties of up to reclusion perpetua (40 years jail) and P3 million in fines for death related to hazing. The more severe punishments stemmed from hearings of the Senate Committee chaired by Sen. Panfilo Lacson to prevent a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Bengals give coach Marvin Lewis 2-year extension

By Joe Kay, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis got a two-year contract extension Tuesday, providing more chances to try to get the Cincinnati Bengals that playoff victory that has eluded him for 15 seasons. The agreement came after a second straight losing season and two days of discussions with owner Mike Brown. Lewis has the second-longest active coaching tenure in the NFL, behind Bill Belichick’s 18 seasons with New England. Unlike Belichick, who has won five Super Bowls and made two other appearances in the title game, Lewis is 0-7 in the playoffs, the worst coaching record in NFL history. The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, the sixth-longest streak of futility in league history. Paul Brown Stadium was half-empty for the final home game, an indication fans had given up on the team and were hoping for change. Instead, Brown decided to stay the course and keep Lewis, who wanted more say over the coaching staff and the roster if he stayed. Brown’s aversion to change won out. “Marvin has made significant contributions during his time here,” Brown said in a statement. Lewis planned to meet the media on Wednesday. He said in a statement that he was committed “to making the necessary improvements to put this team in the best position to win.” Lewis has acknowledged that he would have been fired in any other NFL city. Instead, he’s gotten second and third chances — and now a 16th chance — to lead the Bengals to a postseason win. Brown, an owner who values loyalty, has decided to keep Lewis around. It marks a stay-the-course coaching offseason for both of Ohio’s teams. The Browns are keeping coach Hue Jackson after they became only the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. On Monday, Lewis said he was interested in staying only if he and ownership had a common vision for changes that needed to happen. He said the organization needs to do a better job building a roster that can contend for an AFC North title. Lewis has by far the longest coaching tenure in team history — founder Paul Brown and Sam Wyche are tied for second at eight years — and a 125-119-3 record, including that 0-7 playoff mark. Under Lewis, the Bengals have had some of their best regular seasons and some of the worst playoff moments. The mastermind of Baltimore’s Super Bowl championship defense in 2000, Lewis came to Cincinnati before the 2003 season — a rare outside hire by the Brown family. Lewis turned the Bengals into a competitive team and then a playoff team after years of languishing as a laughingstock. He hasn’t been able to win a playoff game, though. His best chance came in 2015, when the Bengals matched the franchise record with 12 wins and were in control in the final minutes of a playoff game against rival Pittsburgh at Paul Brown Stadium. Lewis’ team unraveled, fumbling to give Pittsburgh a final chance and then committing two unthinkable penalties — Vontaze Burfict and Adam “Pacman” Jones got 15-yard fouls — that set up the Steelers’ field goal for an 18-16 win. It was one of the worst meltdowns in NFL playoff history. At yet, Lewis survived it. His team never recovered. The Bengals won only six games last season. When Lewis and Brown met afterward, they couldn’t agree on terms of an extension of his deal that ended after the 2017 season. A 23-20 Monday night loss to Pittsburgh on Dec. 4 essentially ended the Bengals’ chances. Paul Brown Stadium was less than half-full for the final home game, a 26-17 victory over the Lions on Dec. 24. In the final game at Baltimore, the Bengals rallied for a 31-27 win that eliminated the Ravens. The Bengals now have to sell tickets by convincing fans that things are changing, even if the head coach is the same......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

House panel chair vows okay of life imprisonment, stiffer penalties for hazing

THE chairman of the House Committee on Justice yesterday said a bill imposing 20 years to life imprisonment and a fine of P1 million on any person behind fatal hazing during fraternities’ and sororities’ initiation rites is scheduled to be approved on second reading when Congress resumes session on January… Source link link: House panel chair vows okay of life imprisonment, stiffer penalties for hazing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018