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MTA Background Check On Transit Workers Flawed

Admin December 10, 2019
Background Check

The MTA background check has allowed some employees with convictions for serious crime to slip through the net. According to a recent audit from the inspector general of the MTA points to flaws in both the city and the authority’s background checks. The Inspector General (MTA) found major failings especially relating to large numbers of applicant’s histories. The findings applied…

Tenant Background Check Could be Banned in Berkeley

Admin November 22, 2019
Background Check

Those renters filling out a tenant background check who have a felony in Berkeley know that their application may well be destined for the shredder. The check boxes for references and employment are a breeze but one box is a real fly in the ointment. Activists and numerous elected officials now want Berkeley to implement “Ban the Box” in to…

PACER Court Records Unlikely to be Provided Free of Charge

Admin October 9, 2019
Court Records

,PACER court records requires a funding source, to offer them to the public for free will only require an alternative funding option. Legislation proposes free access however this would increase litigation costs (Court fees) and may well present a bar to justice as a result of these costs. PACER is the federal court’s electronic records system. Without additional options the…

Criminal Records Expungement Program Pays $500 for Records Removal

Admin September 23, 2019
Criminal Records

Ohio-based CareSource is a non profit nationally recognized health plan. As a result one of the country’s largest administrators of Medicaid. The Indiana re entry criminal records expungement program will assist those returning to successfully adjust and transition back in to society. CareSource have received Indiana State approval for the $500 per person contribution. The health plan provider sees the…

Ohio Background Check Laws to be Enhanced

Admin September 9, 2019
Background Check

The Ohio background check system is under the spotlight. Of the 500,000 warrants open in Ohio only around 18,000 registered in to the federal background check system. Seen as a “major flaw” by the governor, the system exists to vet purchasers and prohibit ownership to those barred. A plan put forward by the Governor that would require the submission of…

Probate Court Clerk Steals $300k from Probate Office

Admin August 29, 2019
Probate

A probate court clerk has been found guilty of a $300,000 theft from The Chambers County Probate Court, using her official position for personal gain. The Probate Court Clerk (Rene Welch (57)) violated Alabama’s ethics law and found guilty on August 12th. The Chambers County Circuit Court sentenced her to 10 years in prison. However the sentence split with an…