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Former GC Charged With Defrauding Failed New Orleans Bank

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Prosecutors alleged that Gregory St. Angelo and two other bank officers conspired to defraud the bank through various “false and fraudulent pretenses.”

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3 Charged in Psychic Swindle That Scammed Attorney Out of $1.5M

3 Charged in Psychic Swindle That Scammed Attorney Out of $1.5M

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A Las Vegas lawyer was steadily swindled out of $1.5 million after authorities said she responded to a flyer for “Psychic Readings,” according the the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Imprisoned Lawyer Ordered to Repay $40M After Embezzlement

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Nat Hardwick is currently serving 15 years in a low-security federal prison in Kentucky.

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Prosecutors Drop Charges in Prominent Biglaw Partner’s Texas Boat Wreck

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Vinson & Elkins partner Douglas E. McWilliams has said he told passengers he was leaving to get help for two women who had suffered serious injuries.

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Lawyer’s Identity Stolen in Timeshare Scam

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The scammer would call people who had placed ads to sell their timeshares and tell them their property could be sold if they forwarded closing costs to the lawyer.

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Prosecutors Accuse Robert Kraft’s Lawyers of Lying in Court

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Prosecutors in the solicitation of prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have accused two of his defense attorneys of lying.

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Hard Time for Cohen: Tennis, Bocce Ball, Kosher Food

Hard Time for Cohen: Tennis, Bocce Ball, Kosher Food

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A former inmate said Cohen “can pretty much do what he wants,” but guards “intimidate you a lot. They speak down to you a lot. It’s not a pleasant atmosphere.”

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Federal Prosecutors Seeking Biglaw Bills as Part of Probe

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The review focuses on whether there were payments from the firm to Cathy Hampton, the city’s former top lawyer.

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Alleged Phony Lawyer Arrested For Creating Fake Website With Cravath Bios

Alleged Phony Lawyer Arrested For Creating Fake Website With Cravath Bios

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The criminal complaint says that John Lambert and a co-conspirator, non-lawyers who allegedly created a fake law firm, collected more than $50,000 in payments through a PayPal account.

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Former Biglaw Co-Chair Gordon Caplan’s Plea Deal Calls for Prison Time

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Gordon Caplan and the prosecutors agree that his guidelines offense level is 11, which translates to a recommended term of 8 to 14 months in prison for someone with no criminal history.

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Former SeaWorld Associate GC Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

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The SEC said that it had also charged Paul B. Powers with insider trading based on confidential information he received.

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Murder-for-Hire of North Texas Woman Featured on ‘In Ice Cold Blood’ TV Series

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Fears Nachawati trial lawyer Matthew McCarley will be featured in an upcoming episode of the true crime show “In Ice Cold Blood,” detailing the murder-for-hire of a 69-year-old woman who was killed for her $5 million life insurance policies.

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Ex-NFL Player’s Tax Lawyer Gets 3 Years for False Returns

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Hiram M. Martin was charged with falsifying returns for Antrel Rolle, a former Pro Bowl NFL safety.

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Illinois Prosecutor Killed in Wisconsin, Sought Protection Against Ex-Husband

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Stacia Hollinshead, a 30-year-old assistant state’s attorney from DeKalb County, Ill., was murdered in Wisconsin, and her ex-husband has been arrested.

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Attorney Loses Appeal of Contempt Finding for Not Taking Stand

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that a Washington, D.C., attorney is in criminal contempt of court for refusing to answer questions about where his client’s assets could be found, the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed March 26.

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Former Prosecutor: Mueller’s Hedging on Obstruction ‘Somewhat Surprising’

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“It is perhaps somewhat surprising that Mr. Mueller didn’t provide a conclusion on the issue of obstruction of justice. Certainly, many Americans were expecting a clear-cut decision,” said Philip Hilder, a former U.S. prosecutor in Houston.

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First NBC Bank’s Former Top Lawyer Charged With Defrauding New Orleans Bank

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First NBC Bank’s former top lawyer was charged in federal court Friday with conspiracy to defraud the New Orleans bank, which failed two years ago in the biggest U.S. bank collapse since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Parents Charged in College Scandal Are Turning to This Convicted Felon for Advice on Life in Prison

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Justin Paperny and his eight-person firm, White Collar Advice, have already been hired by one person tied to the college admissions scandal, he says.

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High-Profile Defendants in College Scandal Hiring Biglaw Heavy-Hitters

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Defendants in the college admissions cheating scandal case have been turning to Biglaw firms for representation, including Cooley, Sidley Austin, Latham & Watkins, Boies Schiller Flexner, and Ropes & Gray.

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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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