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Perkins Coie Adds NY Governor’s Office Special Counsel Adam H. Schuman

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Perkins Coie announced that Adam H. Schuman has joined the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice group as a partner in the New York office.

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Judge Rebukes Manafort’s Lawyer for Sidewalk Speech

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“This is a criminal trial and not a public-relations campaign,” U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said at a hearing Thursday, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Mueller Pierced Manafort’s Attorney-Client Privilege Once, May Try the Tactic Again

Mueller Pierced Manafort’s Attorney-Client Privilege Once, May Try the Tactic Again

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Judge rules, “When a person uses the attorney-client relationship to further a criminal scheme, the law is well established that a claim of attorney-client or work-product privilege must yield to the grand jury’s investigatory needs.”

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With Killer Still on the Loose, Associates of Slain Kansas Lawyer Are Fearful

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Within minutes of attorney Tom Pickert’s murder Wednesday morning at his Kansas City-area home, his colleagues in a recent case started worrying about their own safety, reports The Kansas City Star.

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Fired Associate Takes Plea Deal In Biglaw Extortion Charge

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Above the Law reports that Michael Potere accepted the deal that included dismissal of an underlying indictments that included a charge of extortion. That charge carried a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

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Wilmington Trust $60M Settlement Gets Criminal Charges Dropped

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Wilmington Trust Corp., the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program, reached a $60 million settlement with prosecutors Tuesday.

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Tree Trimming Firm Pays Biggest Fine in U.S. Immigration Case

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A tree trimming company has been handed the largest penalty imposed in a United States immigration case, totaling $95 million, after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants, Reuters reports.

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Alabama Lawyers, Coal Executive Indicted On Bribery Charges

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Two partners in prominent Alabama law firm Balch & Bingham have been placed on indefinite leave after named on charges including conspiracy and bribery, the AP reports.

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Top-Tier College Coaches, Adidas Rep Charged With Bribing Players

Top-Tier College Coaches, Adidas Rep Charged With Bribing Players

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The case followed allegations that an executive at an apparel company bribed students to attend universities where the company sponsored athletic programs.

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Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

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The judge overseeing the bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez ripped into prosecutors Thursday for trying to focus on what he called “tabloid’’ details, reports The Washington Post.

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DOJ Fraud Section Assistant Chief Laura Perkins Joins Hughes Hubbard

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed announced that Laura N. Perkins has joined the firm as a partner in its Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice and White Collar & Regulatory Defense group.

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Samsung Lader Jay Y. Lee Given Five-Year Jail Sentence for Bribery

Samsung Lader Jay Y. Lee Given Five-Year Jail Sentence for Bribery

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A South Korean court on Friday convicted the heir to the Samsung business empire of bribery and embezzlement and sentenced him to five years in prison, The New York Times reports.

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Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

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Bloomberg Law describes how special counsel Robert Mueller is following a time-tried strategy for looking into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia

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Seven Charged in U.S. Insider Trading Ring

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The alleged tipster, Daniel Rivas, and James Moodhe, the father of Rivas’ girlfriend, both pleaded guilty to charges of fraud, conspiracy, and making false statements to the FBI, Reuters reports.

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He Forged Signatures of Judges Over 100 Times. Now This Lawyer Is Going to Jail

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Disgraced South Florida lawyer Jose Camacho — suspected of forging more than 100 judicial signatures on financial settlement cases — was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail, plus 10 years of probation, reports the Miami Herald.

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Ex-Fiat Chrysler Executive Charged in Union Official Payoff

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A former Fiat Chrysler executive has been charged with looting a training center for blue-collar workers by giving $1.2 million through a variety of ways to a UAW leader, his wife and other senior union officials, according to an Associated Press report.

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Defense Lawyer: Shkreli Would Lose $65 Million If Convicted

Defense Lawyer: Shkreli Would Lose $65 Million If Convicted

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A defense lawyer says former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would lose a $65 million stake in a drug company he founded if he’s convicted at his securities fraud trial, reports the Associated Press through ABC News.

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Can the President Be Indicted? A Long-Hidden Legal Memo Says Yes

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The New York Times reports that the 56-page memo amounts to the most thorough government-commissioned analysis rejecting a generally held view that presidents are immune from prosecution while in office.

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New Jersey GC Sentenced to Prison in $2.4M Timeshare Scam

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The Philadelphia Business Journal is reporting that the former general counsel of an New Jersey timeshare consulting service was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to obstruct justice, according to The Philadelphia Business Journal.

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Disgraced Fugitive Lawyer Sentenced in Absentia to 12 Years in Prison

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The conspiracy included using false evidence of clients’ physical or mental disabilities in their claims, paying doctors to sign forms with little scrutiny, and bribing a Social Security judge, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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