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First NBC Bank’s Former Top Lawyer Charged With Defrauding New Orleans Bank

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First NBC Bank’s former top lawyer was charged in federal court Friday with conspiracy to defraud the New Orleans bank, which failed two years ago in the biggest U.S. bank collapse since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Parents Charged in College Scandal Are Turning to This Convicted Felon for Advice on Life in Prison

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Justin Paperny and his eight-person firm, White Collar Advice, have already been hired by one person tied to the college admissions scandal, he says.

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High-Profile Defendants in College Scandal Hiring Biglaw Heavy-Hitters

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Defendants in the college admissions cheating scandal case have been turning to Biglaw firms for representation, including Cooley, Sidley Austin, Latham & Watkins, Boies Schiller Flexner, and Ropes & Gray.

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Hackers Shut Down Boston Legal System for Weeks, Seeking Payment in Bitcoin

Hackers Shut Down Boston Legal System for Weeks, Seeking Payment in Bitcoin

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A cyberattack on the agency overseeing Boston public defenders has caused a weekslong slowdown, disabling e-mail systems, delaying some hearings, and hanging up payments for the private attorneys who represent clients, reports The Boston Globe.

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Will the Supreme Court Save This Movie Producer/Lawyer From 15 Years in Prison?

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A bid to overturn a fraud conviction for Peter Hoffman, a lawyer turned movie producer, has picked up support from 14 retired federal judges, nine criminal law professors and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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Biglaw Co-Chair Charged in College Bribery Scheme

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Caplan was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and was released on $500,000 bail after appearing in Manhattan federal court.

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Biglaw Firm Offers $10k Reward for Lead on Man Who Shot Associate

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The gunman shot 37-year-old Spencer Hill in the stomach during a botched robbery attempt as he headed home after a late night at the office, reports The Philadelphia Tribune.

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What Not to Do: Construction Contractor Charged With Lying to OSHA

What Not to Do: Construction Contractor Charged With Lying to OSHA

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A case discussed in a Seyfarth Shaw blog provides an important lesson: Don’t lie under oath, especially when there exists discoverable evidence to the contrary.

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Manafort Caught Sentence Break But Soon Faces Tougher Judge

Manafort Caught Sentence Break But Soon Faces Tougher Judge

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Paul Manafort won leniency Thursday from a federal judge who sent him to prison for less than four years, but next week he’ll be sentenced in a second case by a less forgiving judge who could add another 10 years to his term, according to Bloomberg.

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‘I’m Just Plain Guilty’: Former WV Supreme Court Justice Avoids Prison Time

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Menis Ketchum pleaded guilty to using a state vehicle and state gas card for personal trips to Virginia to play golf.

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Texas Judge Reprimanded for Telling Jury God Said Defendant Was Innocent

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Judge ack Robison acknowledged to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct that his conduct was improper, adding that it might have been caused by stress from treatment for a severe medical condition.

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UBS Lawyers Played Hardball With French Enforcers, Failed Spectacularly

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The bank has been ordered to pay more than $5 billion in the tax-evasion case — matching what was sought by prosecutors.

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Supreme Court Limits Police Powers to Seize Private Property

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The court’s decision will open the door to new legal arguments when the value of the property seized was out of proportion to the crimes involved.

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Federal Prosecutors Broke Law in Hedge Fund Manager’s Plead Deal; Current Labor Secretary Led Them

Federal Prosecutors Broke Law in Hedge Fund Manager’s Plead Deal; Current Labor Secretary Led Them

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The former prosecutor now serves as U.S. Labor Secretary. A White House spokeswoman said the administration is looking into the plea deal.

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Dallas Won’t Release Police Files on Slaying of Prominent Lawyer, Despite Judge’s Order

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Ira Tobolowsky, 68, was found dead inside his burning garage at his North Dallas home in 2016, and the death was ruled a homicide.

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Judge Could Revoke Roger Stone’s Bond And Send Him to Jail Because of ‘Crosshairs’ Instagram Post

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Stone apologized to the court for the photograph, which included a crosshairs image beside the judge’s photo.

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Roberts Again Sides With Liberal Supreme Court Justices in Disagreeing With Lower Court Interpretations

Roberts Again Sides With Liberal Supreme Court Justices in Disagreeing With Lower Court Interpretations

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has sided with liberal Supreme Court justices in cases involving the death penalty and abortion access, reports The Washington Post.

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One of Apple’s Former Top Lawyers Faces Criminal Charges for Insider Trading

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The former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary has been charged by the SEC with trading “on material nonpublic information about Apple’s earnings.”

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Former WV Supreme Court Justice Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison

Former WV Supreme Court Justice Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison

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The charges against Allen Loughry, who resigned from the court last October, included misuse of state vehicles and credit cards for personal travel.

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Houston Federal Judge Bars Female Prosecutor From Trial, Sparking Standoff With U.S. Attorney’s Office

Houston Federal Judge Bars Female Prosecutor From Trial, Sparking Standoff With U.S. Attorney’s Office

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The federal judge has twice ejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Ansari before trials, claiming she lacked ability and integrity, records show.

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