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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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Federal Suit Claims Systemic Failures to Pursue Rape Cases by Travis County DA, Austin Police

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Three women have filed a federal class action lawsuit claiming that the Travis County District Attorney’s office and the Austin Police Department have violated the constitutional rights of women and discriminated based on gender in the manner in which they handle sexual assault cases.

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Goldman Sachs Vice President Charged With Insider Trading

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Woojae “Steve” Jung, a 37-year-old Korean citizen, is charged with trading illegally on confidential information relating to upcoming transactions and merger negotiations that he was privy to through his job, reports Reuters.

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Federal Prosecutors Poised to Get More Than 1 Million Files Seized From Michael Cohen’s Phones

Federal Prosecutors Poised to Get More Than 1 Million Files Seized From Michael Cohen’s Phones

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A special master said investigators have already been given access to nearly 300,000 pieces of potential evidence seized from Cohen’s office and residences in an April raid, reports The New York Times.

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What Does the NRA Want With One of America’s Top Drug Lawyers?

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Federal law could cause pot users to lose their right to own firearms, even in states where marijuana possession is legal, reports The Dallas Morning News.

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GC and CEO of Bank That Hid Drug Cash Face U.S. Criminal Probe

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Bloomberg reports California bank branches near the Mexican border became a pipeline for the profits of organized crime starting in 2009, according to the Justice Department.

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Ex-Biglaw Partner Said He Shot His Wife By Accident – Jurors Didn’t Buy It

Ex-Biglaw Partner Said He Shot His Wife By Accident – Jurors Didn’t Buy It

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It’s unclear whether the jurors who leaned toward involuntary manslaughter knew they were accepting a deal that would likely send McIver away until death,” the Journal-Constitution reports.

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Dallas Lawyer Who Planted Niece in Government Job As a ‘Mole’ Gets 10-Year Max for Medical Fraud

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Prosecutors say Dallas lawyer Tshombe Anderson and his family members used trickery and outright fraud, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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Accepting a Pardon From Trump Could Add Booster Rockets to State Prosecutions

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In a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1915, justices stated that individuals have a right to refuse a pardon because “acceptance” of one carries with it a “confession of guilt.”

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Ponzi-Scheming Company’s GC (and Texas State Senator) Guilty on 11 Charges

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Prosecutors said the state senator used his prestige to lend credibility to the company for which he served as general counsel.

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Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

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Alex van der Zwaan faces as long as six months in jail under advisory guidelines, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Ex-Biglaw Partner Gets 7 Years for Money Laundering

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Above the Law reports on the sentencing of the one-time legal star  who the government referred to as a “prolific money launderer.”

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Former Associate Gets Jail Time In Biglaw Extortion Case

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Prosecutors had asked for a three-month prison sentence for Michael Potere, but the U.S. district judge handling the case sentenced him to five months, plus a year of supervised release.

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