Posts Categorized into Topic: Criminal Defense

Know your social host liability in Minneapolis

By Kirk Anderson on August 10, 2016

The legal definition of a social host is different from state to state, but generally, a social host is someone who serves alcohol, or condones drinking, on a property that the host controls. The property is usually the host’s home or apartment, but it can also be a hotel room, or vacation house. But what… Read more »

Minnesota Racial Profiling – It’s Real

By Kirk Anderson on July 5, 2016

There are Minnesota statutes in place (626.8471) that forbid racial profiling at traffic stops and during other policing matters. While this may seem like a no-brainer, it was necessary to put these statutes into effect. Minorities, particularly African-Americans, have alleged for many years that they are treated unfairly by law enforcement officials, especially in regards… Read more »

Minneapolis Woman Guilty of Faking Ex’s Death for Insurance Money

By Kirk Anderson on May 25, 2016

Irina Vorotinov, a Minneapolis resident, plead guilty to charges of mail fraud and making a monetary transaction with criminally derived funds. The charges stem from a case of insurance fraud dating back to 2011, when Vorotinov made a claim with Mutual of Omaha to collect benefits for her ex-husband, Igor. Igor Vorotinov had taken out… Read more »

Does Killing Persons Aiding Federal Investigations Exist?

By Kirk Anderson on May 11, 2016

Killing persons aiding federal investigations can occur. However, there are many reasons people may be murdered to eliminate them and their testimony. These types of murders are now cynically called by a new description,”suicide d”. Many stories defy common sense and reason. They belong in the same column as the magic bullet that killed JFK…. Read more »

Minneapolis Saw an Increase in Violent Crimes in 2015

By Kirk Anderson on February 9, 2016

The violent crime numbers in Minneapolis increased in 2015 with citywide violent crime increasing 7 percent. However, the murder rate saw a 53 percent increase over 2014. One precinct saw a 16 percent increase in murder, a 22 percent increase in rape, a 9 percent aggravated domestic assault increase, and an aggravated assault increase of… Read more »

Minneapolis Police Record Higher Crime Rates in Como

By Kirk Anderson on December 15, 2013

Southeast Como has seen an increase in crime, but neighborhood leaders and residents say they are determined to reverse this trend. There have been everything from assaults to sex crimes throughout the area and this has Minneapolis police logging more crimes happening in the area. This led to the community having a late October meeting… Read more »