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Wins for 2 corruption defendants show Supreme Court’s distaste for broad interpretations of fraud laws

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday overturned two public corruption convictions.

2 ‘Varsity Blues’ convictions overturned, partly based on faulty honest-services fraud theory

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Boston on Wednesday overturned mail and wire fraud convictions of two fathers accused of paying bribes to gain admission to top colleges for their children.

False-records case against Trump ‘stands apart,’ newspaper review finds

The felony business-records case against former President Donald Trump “stands apart” because the indictment does not include any separate charges, according to the New York Times, which reviewed about 30 such cases.

Former Baker Donelson lobbyist pleads guilty for role in timber investment scheme

A former Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz lobbyist pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for participating in a scheme to defraud investors in timber investments.

Alleged law firm scammer gets charges tossed on speedy-trial grounds

A Nigerian citizen accused of acting with others to scam law firms and lawyers out of more than $30 million has won dismissal of the U.S. charges against him.

Why Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records for one $130K hush-money payment

Former President Donald Trump has been charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records as part of an alleged scheme to influence the 2016 presidential election and mischaracterize payments for tax purposes.

Meet Judge Juan Merchan, a Colombian immigrant who’s presiding in Trump’s arraignment; not guilty plea is entered

Updated: The New York judge who is presiding Tuesday over the arraignment of former President Donald Trump, Judge Juan Merchan, is a Colombian immigrant who came to the United States with his family at age 6.

Cadwalader partner reportedly resigns to lead Trump’s representation in Manhattan DA’s criminal case

A partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has left the law firm to join the defense team representing former President Donald Trump. Todd Blanche wrote, “I have decided it is the best thing for me to do and an opportunity I should not pass up.”

Meet Joseph Tacopina, the outspoken lawyer defending Trump in ‘political prosecution’

New York lawyer Joseph Tacopina began been defending former President Donald Trump in multiple TV appearances even before news of the indictment broke Thursday.

Experts see these problems with felony-records case against Trump over hush-money payments

The prosecution of former President Donald Trump could pose even more problems than that of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, a former Democratic presidential candidate. Experts saw these potential problems with the prosecution.

Former BigLaw partner accused of lying to bankruptcy court to keep pricey home, Aston Martin

A former BigLaw lawyer who previously gave up his law license has been arrested for allegedly lying to a bankruptcy court about his ability to pay creditors.

Selective-prosecution argument in Trump falsified-records case is ‘long shot’ that may still resonate

Former President Donald Trump may argue that any forthcoming indictment in connection with hush-money payments to an adult film actress is a selective prosecution entitling him to dismissal of the charges.

Lawyer convicted for stealing over $26M gives up law license; money was spent on gambling, jets, ‘social companions’

A former managing partner convicted in 2018 for stealing more than $26 million from his law firm and closing business has given up his Georgia law license.

Dechert faces 3 UK trials, 2 US suits stemming from 1 former partner’s work

Dechert is “aggressively defending itself” in three upcoming trials in the United Kingdom and in two lawsuits in the United States that have one common thread: a connection to former U.K. partner Neil Gerrard.

Florida man impersonates general counsel, law firm partner in fake Epstein probe

A Florida man posed as a general counsel and another senior-level executive at two financial firms in Manhattan, New York City, and directed personnel to pay for fake internal investigations that were supposed to determine whether there were ties between people in those firms and deceased multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, federal prosecutors have alleged in a criminal complaint that was unsealed last week.

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