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Second Circuit Upholds RICO and Truth in Lending Act Conviction

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Defendant Richard Moseley, Sr., who faced criminal charges in the Southern District of New York for an illegal payday lending scheme. In 2018, a New York jury found that Moseley violated th… Read More
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Criminal Charges Allege Fraudulent Claims Under CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 29, 2020, and has provided more than $2 trillion in economic relief to help Americans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act originally authorized up to $34… Read More
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What to Expect in a Federal Criminal Case

Facing criminal charges in federal court is intimidating and scary. Any criminal case, and a federal criminal case, in particular, is complicated. It can be helpful and reassuring to understand how a criminal case works, and what to expect. If you be… Read More
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Second Circuit Update on Insider Trading Cases

On January 11, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Second Circuit decision that had affirmed four convictions for insider trading. The Supreme Court recommended that the lower court reconsider its finding that confidential government information c… Read More
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US vs. Razzouk: Second Circuit Addresses the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act

In 2011, Sassine Razzouk pled guilty and was convicted of accepting bribes in violation of 18 U.S.C. §666(a)(1)(B) and three counts of tax evasion in violation of 26 U.S.C. §7201. Razzouk was accused of manipulating contractor bidding systems while… Read More
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BitMex: Inadequate Anti-Money Laundering Program

On October 1, 2020, federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against the founders of BitMex, an offshore cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. BitMex executives are charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and conspiring to violate the BSA… Read More
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DEA Shutting Down Illegal Distribution of Oxycodone by Doctors

In 2020, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) targeted doctors in New York and elsewhere for conspiring to illegally write prescriptions for oxycodone and other opioids. Expect this trend to carry on into 2021, as the DEA will continue to… Read More
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An Analysis: SEC 2020 Financial Fraud Actions

On September 30, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) closed its books on FY2020 and, on November 2, released its 2020 Annual Report. Analysts have begun reviewing SEC enforcement actions to reach conclusions about the types of financia… Read More
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U.S. DOJ’s Cyber-Digital Task Force Issues Crypto Guidance

On October 8, 2020, the United States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Cyber-Digital Task Force released new cryptocurrency guidelines. The 83 page report, entitled “Cryptocurrency: An Enforcement Framework” identifies cryptocurrency users’ lega… Read More
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Third Circuit Vacates Sentence of Former Vanguard Employee Accused of Money Laundering, Mail Fraud, and Tax Evasion

Scott Capps, a former employee of The Vanguard Group, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion in March of 2019. He also admitted to filing false tax returns in 2013 and 2014 to cover up the scheme. By challen… Read More
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