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Lawyer Who Claimed Child Porn Was Legal Research Is Acquitted – News – ABA Journal

Lawyer Who Claimed Child Porn Was Legal Research Is Acquitted Leo Flynn plans to continue practicing law, the Argus Leader reports. “This just reaffirms why I became a lawyer,” he said outside the federal courtroom. “That’s why I’m going to… Read More
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FBI — Medicare Fraud & Organized Crime Bust

It was the largest Medicare fraud scheme ever committed by a single enterprise and criminally charged by the Department of Justice. Today, 73 defendants—including members and associates of an Armenian-American organized crime enterprise—were publ… Read More
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Categories: Government Fraud

Third Circuit Grants Appeal for Sentencing Error

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded a final judgment where the trial court entered a general sentence on all counts of the Indictment. In United States v. Ward, 2010 WL 4746185 (C.A. 3 (Pa.)), the Third Circuit held that the sente… Read More
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Advice of Counsel Defense Under Attack

Prosecutors have charged an attorney with Glaxo SmithKline with obstruction of justice and argue that the advice of counsel defense only applies to specific intent crimes where a defendant is charged with willfully violating the law. The attorney is… Read More
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New Media and the Courts: The Current Status and a Look at the Future

The Conference of Court Public Information Officers report on new media and the courts finds that more than one-third of state court judges and magistrates responding to a survey use social media profile sites like Facebook, while less than 10 percen… Read More
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Categories: Federal Law