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Lawyer known as ‘DWI Dude’ gets prison time for swindling Colombian drug traffickers

A Texas criminal defense lawyer who marketed himself as the “DWI Dude” has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for a scheme to swindle Colombian drug trafficking clients.

Afternoon Briefs: Former music executive sues Trump lawyer; attorney charged with sex trafficking minors

Former music executive sues Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz

Litigator Marc Kasowitz, known for his representation of former President Donald Trump, is facing a malpractice lawsuit by a former Universal…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer accused of laundering cash from undercover agent; Justice Barrett lists home for nearly $900K

Lawyer is charged with laundering cash for undercover agent

Prominent Dallas lawyer Rayshun “Ray” Jackson of the Jackson Law Firm has been charged with laundering money acquired from an undercover…

Judge rules retirement accounts of former BigLaw lawyer can be tapped for $10.4M restitution order

A federal judge in New York City has ruled against a former income partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman in the federal government’s bid to garnish his retirement accounts to help pay a $10.4 million restitution order.

Ex-prosecutor is accused of soliciting bribes from defense lawyers, defrauding man who had Coca-Cola stock

A federal indictment accuses a former Florida prosecutor of soliciting bribes for favorable case dispositions and defrauding an elderly man after obtaining guardianship.

Still no action from SCOTUS on Trump’s emergency request for subpoena relief in tax records case

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking its time with an emergency request by former President Donald Trump to block a subpoena for his tax records.

District attorney is accused of dropped-charges bribery, lying about fantasy statements

A district attorney in Paulding County, Georgia, has been charged with bribery for allegedly dropping charges against the client of a prosecutor in a neighboring county in the hopes of influencing the prosecutor’s decision in a pending case.

Afternoon Briefs: Former adoption lawyer sentenced; lawyer accused in real-estate fraud scheme

Ex-adoption lawyer sentenced for stealing fees

Disbarred adoption lawyer Steven Dubin of Holland, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for pocketing retainer fees from client who thought…

Lawyer who pleaded guilty in porn lawsuit scheme must pay $1.5M restitution, 8th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million restitution order against a Minnesota lawyer who pleaded guilty in a scheme to upload porn to file-sharing websites and then sue people who downloaded it.

Alan Dershowitz played a role in at least 12 of Trump’s clemency grants

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, helped at least 12 people obtain grants of clemency from former President Donald Trump, including two people who received pardons.

Meet the new lawyers taking over Trump’s impeachment defense; 5 others are out

Former President Donald Trump has named two new lawyers to his impeachment defense team after lead lawyer Karl S. “Butch” Bowers Jr. abruptly left, along with four others.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner faces architect’s suit; Weinstein accusers will receive compensation

Suit claims Orrick partner didn’t fully pay for architect’s work

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Jeannie Shin is facing a lawsuit by an architecture firm claiming that she illegally copied…

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t decertify PA election results; 2 election suits by Sidney Powell are tossed

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania election results

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an emergency request to overturn election results in Pennsylvania that favored President-elect Joe Biden. Today…

Afternoon Briefs: Student loan reprieve extended; did Giuliani infect state lawmakers?

One more month of student loan forbearance announced by Education Department

Student loan forbearance has been extended through Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. The offering started…

Afternoon Briefs: Former Trump adviser sues over FBI surveillance; ex-lawyer sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Former Trump campaign adviser sues over FBI surveillance

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for…

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