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Retail Crime Could Go Federal Could organized retail crime become a matter for the federal judicial system? Perhaps, if legislation introduced in Congress last week comes to fruition. H.R. 6491, known as the Organized Retail Crime Act of 2008, was introduced by Rep Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.), and would add organized retail crime to federal statutes while making “the acquiring of retail merchandise by illegal means for the purpose of reselling the items” a federal crime. The National Retail Federation has endorsed the bill. Bear Breaks Into Circuit City He may not be a criminal, but he was certainly

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