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Weekly Briefs: Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case; ex-BigLaw partner can’t shield 401(k) cash

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Former Louisville, Kentucky, detective Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday for helping falsify an application for a…

Lawyer pleads guilty in scheme to defraud program intended to benefit farmers subjected to discrimination

A lawyer in Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud Thursday for his involvement in a scheme to file false claims of discrimination in a program intended to benefit farmers.

Weekly Briefs: Go-between sentenced in law prof’s murder; $4.25B opioid settlement announced

Convicted go-between gets life sentence in law prof’s murder

Katherine Magbanua was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for acting as the go-between in the murder of…

Self-described ‘lottery lawyer’ is found guilty in scheme to defraud his lottery-winner clients

A former Rivkin Radler partner who marketed himself as the nation’s leading lottery lawyer was convicted Tuesday for defrauding his winning clients.

Weekly Briefs: Bannon convicted for contempt of Congress; suit targets Skittles ingredient

Steve Bannon convicted for contempt of Congress

Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before convicting Steve Bannon, a former adviser for former President Donald Trump, on two counts of…

New Orleans district attorney goes on trial over federal tax-fraud charges

Jury selection began Monday in the federal tax-fraud trial of Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams in New Orleans.

Lawyer who once directed corporate law at Apple pleads guilty to insider trading

A former top lawyer at Apple who was tasked with enforcing its insider trading policy pleaded guilty Thursday in a scheme to trade on the company's material, nonpublic information.

Weekly Briefs: Michael Avenatti sentenced in money theft of Stormy Daniels; Reagan shooter released without restrictions

Lawyer Michael Avenatti gets more prison time

Suspended lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing nearly $300,000 in book-deal payments intended…

Should the Model Rules have a due diligence standard for money laundering?

In recent years, concerns have arisen over whether attorneys have failed to exercise due diligence in ensuring their clients are not engaged in money laundering. Those concerns escalate when the money laundering may be tied to the financing of terrorism-related activities.

Weekly Briefs: Appeals courts rule in lawyer restitution cases; tribes agree to opioid settlement

Ex-BigLaw partner must pay $537M in tax fraud scheme

Paul M. Daugerdas, a former Jenkens & Gilchrist partner, lost an appeal in his tax fraud case before the 2nd U.S.…

Defense attorney convicted in $1M federal money laundering case

A Baltimore defense attorney, who allegedly helped a longtime client and convicted drug trafficker funnel money through his law firm, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Jury finds Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, guilty of fraud

A jury on Monday found Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO and founder of failed blood-testing startup Theranos, guilty on four of 11 federal charges related to fraud and conspiracy.

As a slew of BigLaw firms match bonuses, some boutique firms join the pack

Some boutique law firms are matching or even surpassing BigLaw’s year-end associate bonus scale of up to $115,000 for the most senior associates.

Real estate lawyer will plead guilty in case accusing him of stealing millions in client escrow cash

New York City real estate lawyer Mitchell Kossoff is expected to plead guilty as soon as this week to allegations that he stole millions of dollars in clients’ escrow money.

NY lawyer receives nearly 5-year prison sentence for defrauding 9-year-old

A federal judge has sentenced a New York lawyer to 57 months in prison for his involvement in a scheme to commit mail and wire fraud against a 9-year-old girl.

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