Texas AG’s heavily armed white-collar crime unit costing taxpayers millions

Texas AG’s heavily armed white-collar crime unit costing taxpayers millions

AUSTIN — During his 14 years as Texas’ top lawyer, Greg Abbott oversaw a significant — and expensive — escalation of police and firepower in the attorney general’s office, which now boasts 160 cops and an arsenal

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Posted on Wednesday, date : 19 Oct, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

Why White Collar Crime Is Here to Stay

Why White Collar Crime Is Here to Stay

Many who follow the depredations of large corporations share a feeling that U.S. criminal law and its enforcers too often fail to hold these institutions accountable. Writers ranging from U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in New York to muckraking jo

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Posted on Wednesday, date : 19 Oct, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Imagine the following scenario (with apologies to Jay McInerney): An FBI agent knocks on your door and, when you answer, asks to interview you. (Note: this will almost always happen either when you’re getting your kids out the door in the m

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Posted on Wednesday, date : 19 Oct, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

White Collar Crime, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Supreme Court

White Collar Crime, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Supreme Court

Does the Supreme Court still believe in prosecutorial discretion? A string of cases over the past few years has to make you wonder. Prosecutorial discretion – the power to decide whether to bring criminal charges, who to charge, what crimes

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Posted on Monday, date : 19 Sep, 2016 by cavazos with no responses

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

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

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

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