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Easy Law question. But can YOU answer it?

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Easy Law question. But can YOU answer it?

Postby dent81 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:36 am

Here's a puzzle I want to see if someone can figure out.

Here's the scenario:

Billy finds an ad that talk about an online job in Minnesota.
Billy Is not from there. Billy Lives in Wyoming.
Billy enters the job and ends up committing fraud upon the online job.

Should the online job in Minnesota pursue criminal charges against billy what state would the charges have to be filled in?

What about civil?

See if you can decipher the puzzle!
Good luck!
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Postby oz » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:45 am

Since he committed fraud across state lines I think that makes it FBI jurisdiction.
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Postby augustus » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:51 am

All online jobs are scams. So the employment company won't take Billy to court because they would be exposing their own illegal acts.

Good for Billy. He got one up on the scammers. Tell me how he did it.
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Postby wardell » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:04 am

It's not much of a puzzle - it's a simple case of "jurisdiction". The crime occurs where the victim is located, i.e., where the criminal intended to cause the unlawful harm (the "detrimental effects" of the criminal act).

Ask the guy being extradited to New York from England for criminal infringement of US copyright owners' rights.
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