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US v. Nora: Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud

Jonathan Nora was convicted of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, conspiracy to pay or receive illegal healthcare kickbacks, and aiding and abetting healthcare fraud. He appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming his convictions wer… Read More
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Prosecutors Garnish Retirement Funds For No Restitution Payment

In the March 2021 decision of United States v. O’Brien, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Manhattan prosecutors could garnish the wages of a former partner at Sullivan & Cromwell who made no restitution payment after a 2011 convict… Read More
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Categories: Federal Law
Lorenzo v. SEC

Lorenzo v. SEC: Rule 10(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act

In March of 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Lorenzo v. SEC, deciding that someone who is not a “maker” of a false statement can nonetheless be held liable under Rule 10(b) of the Exchange Act for knowingly disseminating a misstatement made b… Read More
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Categories: Securities
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What to Do If You Are the Subject or Target of a Federal Grand Jury Investigation

A federal grand jury has enormous power. Composed of 23 people, a federal grand jury usually sits for a term of 18 months and meets regularly to review evidence presented by a federal prosecutor. Ultimately, a grand jury will determine whether there… Read More
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Second Circuit Upholds Convictions in Recruiting Fraud Case

In the January 2021 decision of United States v. Gatto, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of three men who were found guilty of fraud for funneling secret payments from Adidas to the families of top college basketball recruit… Read More
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Entrepreneurs are receiving money that is a bribe of their partners with both of whom are corrupt in the company room.

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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