Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system:

  • Swedish police are increasingly certain that two Romanian nationals arrested in Hungary are the masterminds behind the widespread credit card scam which recently hit residents in Malmö in southern Sweden. Hundreds of residents in Malmö have complained of credit card fraud; half of them after using an unnamed Shell gas station. More.
  • Ron Nichols picked the wrong person’s credit card to steal: a top-ranking prosecutor for the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. More.
  • Gregory Alexander was indicted by a federal grand jury for the unauthorized access of the private e-mail account of Randall Hough, a member of the United States Chess Federation’s Board of Directors, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Alexander is the webmaster of, a Web site with a forum for chess players to talk about the game. More.

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