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In-House Lawyer Killed in ‘Targeted’ Shooting in Broad Daylight

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A suspect with a criminal record has been arrested in connection with the murder of an in-house attorney with UPS in Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Leon Cooperman Ordered to Trial in Insider-Trading Case

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A billionaire investor could face trial on allegations that he reaped more than $4 million in illegal profits after conversations with a company insider, Bloomberg reports.

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Too Much Wine: Ex-BigLaw Partner’s Insider Tip to Broker Leads to His Conviction

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Robert Schulman of McLean, Va., was convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Post-trial defense motions are due April 14, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Ex-Harvard Lawyer Gets 40 Years in Prison for Abducting Woman

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A U.S. district judge sentenced disbarred Harvard-educated lawyer Matthew Muller to 40 years in prison for abducting a California woman in a crime so elaborate and bizarre that police initially dismissed it as a hoax, the Associated Press reports.

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Miami Lawyer’s Pants Erupt in Flames During Arson Trial

Miami Lawyer’s Pants Erupt in Flames During Arson Trial

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A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury – in an arson case, reports The Miami Herald.

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China’s ZTE Pleads Guilty, Settles With U.S. Over Iran, NKorea Sales

China’s ZTE Pleads Guilty, Settles With U.S. Over Iran, NKorea Sales

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Reuters is reporting that Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to pay $892 million and plead guilty to criminal charges for violating U.S. laws that restrict the sale of American-made technology to Iran and North Korea.

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Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Setting Copyright-Trolling Traps for Downloaders

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One of the two attorneys behind the notorious Prenda Law copyright factory has admitted extracting more than $6 million from internet users by accusing them of illegally downloading porn, reports Forbes.

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U.S. Justice Department Targets Executives in Wells Fargo Probe

U.S. Justice Department Targets Executives in Wells Fargo Probe

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Reuters is reporting that a U.S. Justice Department probe into a phony accounts scandal at Wells Fargo & Co. is asking whether executives hid details from the company board and regulators as the problem grew over years.

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U.S. Extends Its Search for Dirty Money in Real Estate

U.S. Extends Its Search for Dirty Money in Real Estate

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The U.S. Treasury Department said it will extend its search for criminals who seek to launder money by buying U.S. real estate, according to a Reuters report.

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Doctor Guilty of Felony for Botched Surgery; Prosecutors Said His Hands Were Deadly Weapons

Doctor Guilty of Felony for Botched Surgery; Prosecutors Said His Hands Were Deadly Weapons

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Christopher Duntsch of Colorado has been in jail since his arrest in July 2015, charged with five aggravated assault charges after four of his patients were maimed and two died, reports The Dallas Morning News.

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Akin Gump Lawyer Accused of Trying to Sell Lawsuit Under Seal

Akin Gump Lawyer Accused of Trying to Sell Lawsuit Under Seal

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Jeffrey Wertkin immediately lost his job with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP after he was picked up Jan. 31 in the lobby of a hotel in Cupertino, Californiaallegedly trying to collect $310,000 for selling the lawsuit.

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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and SEC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Hinshaw

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and SEC Enforcement Lawyer Joins Hinshaw

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Former assistant U.S. attorney and SEC enforcement lawyer Ken Yeadon Joins Hinshaw in Chicago. Yeadon joins the firm’s white collar defense practice.

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Attorney Says Case Against Dylann Roof Provides Prosecutors Some Insurance

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Roof’s decision to take the innocent lives of South Carolina citizens is deplorable, and the pursuit of the death penalty in state court is likely an effort to offset any potential success he may find during his federal appeal, says Dallas criminal defense attorney Nicole Knox.

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Platinum Hedge Fund Executives Charged With $1 Billion Fraud

Platinum Hedge Fund Executives Charged With $1 Billion Fraud

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The New York Times reports that federal agents arrested Mark Nordlicht, a founder and the chief investment officer of Platinum, and six others on charges related to an alleged $1 billion fraud.

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NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

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The goal of such emails is to trigger the recipient to click a link or open an attachment through which the hacker can gain access to the server, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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FinCEN Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity

FinCEN Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity

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More guidance on cybersecurity requirements is available, this time an advisory from FinCEN to help financial institutions on their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) obligations regarding cyber-events and cyber-enabled crime.

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Florida Lawyer is Shot At His Office; Ex-Client Arrested

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Real estate lawyer Larry Harshman, 54, was shot five times at his Florida law office. Harshman, who had drawn up paperwork for a home the suspect was forced to sell short three years ago, underwent surgery and was recovering in a hospital,

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Kilpatrick Townsend Partner is Shot and Killed Outside Home

Kilpatrick Townsend Partner is Shot and Killed Outside Home

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James Gilliland was a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP in San Francisco, where he headed litigation from 2013 to 2015.

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Lawyer Gets Prison Time After Stashing $234K From Sorority

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The sentence also calls for Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan, 40, to serve 18 months of home confinement and 40 months supervised probation, along with community service and participation in a mental health program, reports AL.com.

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U.S.-Asia Cross Border White Collar Crime Series: Dec. 6 in NYC

U.S.-Asia Cross Border White Collar Crime Series: Dec. 6 in NYC

Event, Dec. 6, 2016
The Innoxcell Annual Symposium – The US -Asia Cross Border White Collar Crime Series will be on Dec. 6, 2016, in New York at the Warwick New York Hotel.

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