Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year sentence upheld

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year sentence upheld

(CNN)A federal judge Tuesday imposed the same 14-year sentence against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, despite pleas for a reduced term from his wife, two daughters and the disgraced former politician, himself, now serving time for corruptio

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Posted on Monday, date : 29 Aug, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

The Stanford Rape Case, Social Media, and The Duties of Criminal Defense Counsel

The Stanford Rape Case, Social Media, and The Duties of Criminal Defense Counsel

Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s six-month sentence for having sex with an unconscious woman behind a dumpster has taken over the internet. There’s a lot about the case to talk about. The sentence strikes many as a shockingly l

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Posted on Monday, date : 29 Aug, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

This is what it’s like when the 1% go to jail, according to a couple that ministers to their families

This is what it’s like when the 1% go to jail, according to a couple that ministers to their families

Shame. Ostracism. A shift to food stamps. This is a harsh reality for the families of white-collar criminals – hedge fund managers convicted of insider trading, or bankers nabbed for embezzlement. Sure, these are some of the world’s mo

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Posted on Wednesday, date : 03 Aug, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

A Happy New Year for the SFO?

A Happy New Year for the SFO?

The Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) will wave goodbye to 2015 with a few triumphs under its belt, but what will 2016 bring for David Green? 2015 was a year of “firsts” for the SFO: Tom Hayes was the first person to be tried fo

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

For White Collar Defendants, an Eight-Justice Court Could Mean Less Rights and More Liability

For White Collar Defendants, an Eight-Justice Court Could Mean Less Rights and More Liability

Despite the speculative ideological divide left in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death, the Supreme Court’s five post-Scalia decisions, each decided 6-2 or better, have reflected appreciable consensus. But notwithstan

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

Microsoft Sues U.S. Government in Privacy Fight

Microsoft Sues U.S. Government in Privacy Fight

On April 14, 2016, Microsoft sued the United States Department of Justice, challenging a law that provides the government with authority to prevent technology companies from informing customers when their data is given to the government. This laws

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

Utah Publishes Nation’s First Online White Collar Crime Offender Registry

Utah Publishes Nation’s First Online White Collar Crime Offender Registry

Public shaming has reached new levels in Utah. In February 2016, the state became the first to publish an online registry of white collar crime offenders. The Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry (“Registry”) has been a long-time

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

Recent News and Comments Show U.S. and U.K. Authorities’ Efforts to Get the Information Behind the Panama Papers Scandal

Recent News and Comments Show U.S. and U.K. Authorities’ Efforts to Get the Information Behind the Panama Papers Scandal

The Panama Papers have captured the public’s and the legal community’s attention, with blockbuster disclosures of the offshore dealings of various prominent persons. The investigation so far has been controlled by a team of journalis

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

UK Confiscation in the Wake of Tom Hayes

UK Confiscation in the Wake of Tom Hayes

In January 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee launched an Inquiry into the effectiveness of the UK’s proceeds of crime regime. It is anticipated that the Inquiry will hone in on the legal concept of ‘criminal benefit’ and

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

SCOTUS: No Quid Pro Quo Where Gov. Official Merely Arranged the Meeting, the Menu, the Venue, the Seating

SCOTUS: No Quid Pro Quo Where Gov. Official Merely Arranged the Meeting, the Menu, the Venue, the Seating

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton depicts a backroom dinner meeting between then Congressman James Madison (Virginia) and the titular Secretary of Treasury, during which Madison proposes a “quid pro quo”: Hamilton will convince Preside

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Posted on Monday, date : 25 Jul, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

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