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The act or intent (i.e., mens rea) of violating or breaking the law, or helping others to. Crimes are offences against society which may be punished by the state.
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Q. Does anyone have information on Bipolar "blackouts" or know what they're really called? My boyfriend is bipolar and experienced a blackout a few weeks ago during which he did something completely out of character. A crime was committed and he has since been arrested. He's having trouble coping as he has no memory of the crime. He was on Wellbuterin and a doctor prescribed steroids and vicodin for a crushed disc. The chemicals may have led him into this blackout. He is a wonderful loving person and is now facing a life sentence for this terrible thing that happened that he had no conscious control over. They will not continue his medications in jail and he is not receiving mental or medical treatment. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some answers?

A. i never heard of such thing. but there are strange results sometimes from mixing drugs that affect the central nervous system. here is for instance a web page talking about interactions between Vicodin and Wellbutrin.

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Regarding countries experiencing economic crime, the survey found that it was as prevalent in fast-growing emerging economies such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey as it was in the more developed countries.
Based on 3,634 interviews with companies in 34 countries, the third biennial PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Economic Crime Survey is the most comprehensive global assessment of the nature and impact of economic crime.
The addition would still be far from the amount needed to efficiently hamper economic crime, the minister added, according to the Finnish new agency STT.
class="MsoNormalThe matter has been the subject of discussion after the High Court in June ruled that EACC has investigative powers on economic crimes.
Results of the survey showed that in the past 24 months, companies in the Philippines experienced economic crime incidence of 20 percent, lower than the average of 30 percent seen in Asia Pacific and 36 percent globally.
At the conclusion of last week's proceeds of crime hearing, Mark Bancroft, a financial investigator with Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police's economic crime unit, said: "The Proceeds of Crime legislation is a powerful tool in the fight for justice, removing assets from the offender to rightly reimburse the victims of their crime, even if they have been subject to a custodial sentence."
"It is disappointing that the government has chosen not to endorse the committee's recommendation for the creation of a register of politically-exposed persons," she said, commenting on the government's response to the Committee's recent report on economic crime.
Belgut MP Nelson Koech said they no longer had confidence in the DCI and demanded that all economic crime matters before the DCI be handed over to the EACC.
Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Mr Machana Shamukuni has confirmed that the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is investigating money misappropriation for the Botswana Public Officers' Pension Fund.

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