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Ethics Charges Filed Against 6 of 7 Arkansas Supreme Court Justices

Ethics Charges Filed Against 6 of 7 Arkansas Supreme Court Justices

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A spokesman for the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission said it was the first time in the 30-year history of the commission that formal charges of ethical misconduct were brought against any member of the state’s highest court.

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Three Charged in $364M Scheme That Paid for Splurges on Diamonds, Bugattis and Mansions

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A federal grand jury has indicted three men for what officials describe as a $364 million Ponzi scheme to defraud investors, reports The Dallas Morning News.

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Former Skadden Partner May Face Charges Related to Manafort-Linked Ukraine Report

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The report was written by Skadden attorneys about the 2011 trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister of Ukraine who was found guilty of abusing her office.

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Former Locke Lord Partner Indicted on Charges Related to Alleged Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

Former Locke Lord Partner Indicted on Charges Related to Alleged Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme

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According to the indictment, Mark S. Scott was part of a conspiracy to conceal the source of $400 million in process from an alleged pyramid scheme involving a purported cryptocurrency, OneCoin.

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Annual Security Report Deadline is Approaching

Annual Security Report Deadline is Approaching

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The U.S. Department of Education’s deadline for institutions to comply with the Annual Security Report is Oct. 1, 2018, points out Canopy Programs by United Educators.

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Judge Rejects Ex-Bank Executives’ Bids for Acquittals, New Trials

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Judge Richard Andrews refused to enter judgments of acquittal or set new trials for the former Wilmington Trust executives.

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Federal Judge’s Meltdown Ends With Hostages, Suicide

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Police and federal agents had already confiscated a weapons cache from the home of Timothy Maher a few days before he took hostages and then killed himself.

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The Biglaw Firm Defending the Catholic Church

The Biglaw Firm Defending the Catholic Church

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Reports indicate that Cardinal Donald Wuerl has tapped Jones Day to represent him on matters relating to a grand jury report that alleged the sexual abuse of thousands of victims at Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania.

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Another Lawyer Slain: Indiana Victim was Close to Retirement

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Indiana lawyer T. Edward Page was murdered at his home by a client, Hobart, Ind., police said late last week.

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Ex-Biglaw Partner Gets 18 Months in Prison for Role in Shkreli Fraud

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The former lawyer who helped “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli defraud investors landed just one and a half years in prison for his role in the crime.

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Prosecutor: Illinois Attorney Fatally Shot By Brother-In-Law Over Finances

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Prosecutors in the Illinois murder case of Stephen Shapiro, a partner in Mayer Brown, say he was gunned down by his brother-in-law, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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‘Superhero’ Lawyer Who Argued Cases Before Supreme Court Slain in Home

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The Mayer Brown partner had spent some time in the U.S. solicitor general’s office, arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The Entire W.Va. Supreme Court Faces Impeachment for Alleged Corruption

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Fourteen articles of impeachment allege corruption, maladministration, incompetence, neglect of duty and potential criminal behavior — impeachable offenses under the state constitution, according to The Washington Post.

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Health Care Fraud: How a Strike Force is Selected for a City

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According to the Department of Justice, a Medicare Fraud Strike Force consists of a partnership between the DOJ and Department of Health and Human Services to prevent fraud and enforce anti-fraud laws.

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‘He Has Torn My Head Off’: Manafort Judge Known for Being Tough During Trials

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T.S. Ellis III regularly interrupts trial testimony with his own questions and demands that certain lines of inquiry be cut short, clearing up ambiguity that defense attorneys hoped to create, reports The Washington Post.

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Ex-Dentons Extortionist Faces Disciplinary Charges

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that a former Dentons associate who stole the firm’s confidential files and then tried to extort cash and artwork from the firm now faces attorney discipline charges.

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Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces 40 Years in Jail for Lying to SEC

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces 40 Years in Jail for Lying to SEC

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The virtual currency operator absconded with investors’ assets, exchanging them into U.S. dollars to buy groceries and to pay for travel and other personal expenses, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Biglaw Tries to Persuade Judge Not to Send One of Their Own to Prison

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Some former colleagues of the lawyer who was convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the “Pharma Bro” case are asking the judge in his case for leniency.

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Former Baylor Coach Rips Pepper Hamilton, Calls Out Ken Starr

Former Baylor Coach Rips Pepper Hamilton, Calls Out Ken Starr

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A former football coach who lost his job at Baylor University had some harsh words for former Baylor president Ken Starr, but his strongest words are for Pepper Hamilton, the firm that investigated a sexual misconduct scandal involving football players.

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GC Resigns, Stands Accused of Falsifying Death Threats

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Julia Marie Ezell faces three counts of using a computer to send herself death threats and then falsely report a made-up crime, reports KWTV News 9.

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