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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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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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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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Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

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The tabloid publisher was supposed to refrain from all illegal activity for a three-year period.

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Ex-Attorney on the Run After Failure to Report to Jail; His Mother Was Found Dead

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Richard Merritt had pleaded guilty in January to more than 30 counts of felony, including theft, forgery and elder-exploitation charges related to crimes committed against 17 former clients.

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Lawyer Whose Boozy Brag Led to Insider Trades Can’t Ditch Verdict

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Robert Schulman was a Washington-based partner with Hunton & Williams, now Hunton Andrews Kurth, working on a patent dispute involving King Pharmaceuticals when he learned of the potential merger of King and Pfizer in August 2010.

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General Counsel Named in Corruption Probe Subpoenas Resigns

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Emily McNeeley was placed on unpaid leave in April after corruption investigators repeatedly named her, and her boss in subpoenas served on the county.

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Chicago Alderman Charged in Alleged Extortion to Get Business for His Law Firm

Chicago Alderman Charged in Alleged Extortion to Get Business for His Law Firm

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The complaint details alderman Edward Burke’s repeated attempts to pressure the executives of a Texas company into hiring his law firm, Klafter & Burke.

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Thousands Say Judge Who Gave Baylor Frat President Probation, Not Prison, in Rape Case Must Go

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Former Baylor fraternity president Jacob Walter Anderson, 23, was allowed to plead no contest to a charge of unlawful restraint.

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