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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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Ex-American Realty CFO Convicted of Falsifying Company’s Accounts

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American Realty shares lost about $4 billion in market value on one day in 2014 after the company said employees intentionally concealed accounting errors, reports Reuters.

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Ex-WellCare General Counsel Pleads Guilty in Florida Medicaid Case

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Thaddeus Bereday, indicted along with four other former WellCare executives in 2011, faces a maximum of five years in prison.

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Shkreli Described by Prosecutors as Spinning ‘Lies Upon Lies’

Shkreli Described by Prosecutors as Spinning ‘Lies Upon Lies’

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Shkreli is accused of fraud in relation to his control of two hedge funds he ran as well as Retrophin Inc., a pharmaceutical company he founded in 2011. Prosecutors characterize him as a con man.

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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

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The Petya virus has been spreading, locking companies out of their networks and demanding a ransom in cryptocurrency to unlock them, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Former Tax Judge Sentenced To Prison for Tax Fraud

Former Tax Judge Sentenced To Prison for Tax Fraud

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Both defendants entered guilty pleas, admitting to conspiring to obstruct the IRS by claiming personal expenses as business expenses. Those expenses included vacations, Pilates classes, upkeep and renovation and utilities for their home, and more.

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Disbarred Lawyer Arrested in Florida After at Least 18 Months on the Lam

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A disbarred Georgia lawyer accused of stealing client money was arrested last weekend in Florida after going missing for at least 18 months, reports the ABA Journal.

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Prominent California Lawyer Convicted of Embezzling $300,000

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A federal jury convicted California lawyer James R. Miller of embezzlement and tax evasion for stealing more than $300,000 from the internet sales company he oversaw as president from 2009 to 2012, reports The Beach Reporter.

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Client of Disgraced Lawyer: ‘Everybody Knew He Would Run’

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Disability attorney Eric Connd had told at least six people he would flee the country instead of going to jail and now he has kept his promise, reports the Associated Press.

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Judge ‘Sick And Tired of Lawyers From White-Shoe Law Firms’ Helping Clients Avoid Charges

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“I’m sick and tired of lawyers from white-shoe law firms marching into my courtroom and getting a deferred-prosecution agreement for their clients,” said U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis in his Brooklyn court.

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