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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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ABA Reveals Alleged $1.3M Theft By a Now-Former Staff Member on Tax Form

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An ABA official told the ABA Journal that the theft was well-hidden with falsified documents, but the theft became apparent when the individual got more ambitious in attempts to divert more money.

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Big Law Partner Disbarred After Bilking Firms, Client for $7.8M

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Ravelo was accused in 2014 of conspiring to defraud Hunton, Willkie, and MasterCard by submitting false invoices for several million dollars to two litigation support vendors she and her husband controlled, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Former Fugitive Ex-Lawyer Pleads Guilty to U.S. Fraud Scheme

Former Fugitive Ex-Lawyer Pleads Guilty to U.S. Fraud Scheme

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Scott Wolas, 69, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to defrauding 20 investors in two real estate projects out of $1.7 million while he was using someone else’s identity, Reuters reports.

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Former ICE General Counsel Heads to Prison for Identity Theft

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The former legal adviser to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau was sentenced to 48 months in prison, reports Government Executive.

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V&E Lawyer Faces Possible Felony Charge in Boat Crash That Injured Colleagues

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The boating accident occurred on Austin’s Lake Travis the night before a Vinson & Elkins daylong retreat planned for the next day.

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Lawyer Who Tried to Bilk Insurance Companies Out of $300,000 Sentenced to Prison

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The Tarrant County district attorney said that Richard Kent Livesay schemed to bill insurers for fraudulent hailstorm damage to roofs without the knowledge or consent of homeowners.

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Hours After His Divorce is Final, Man Accused of Killing Ex-Wife’s Attorney

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Antonio Benjamin Mari, 41, died from multiple gunshots Wednesday afternoon, two hours after the final divorce hearing in a Bartow County court.

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