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3rd Circuit Ruling on Trade Secret Theft Case

Government Must Prove Intent to Cause Actual Loss In an August 2, 2022, decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, the court found that two defendants who admitted to stealing intellectual property and trade secrets from London-based pharmaceutica… Read More
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Choosing the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer

It is important to know whether the person you choose will actually be handling your case at all stages of the proceedings. If a criminal case is in federal court, it is essential to have a lawyer who practices there regularly. Read More
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DOJ Changes Federal Corporate Crime Policies, Leading to Increased Enforcement Actions

In October, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a roll-back of a series of Trump administration policies that Biden administration officials say were too lenient toward corporate crimes. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco outlined a set o… Read More
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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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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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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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