White Collar Crime
2587 ABA Journal White Collar Crime articles.
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.…
Feb 4, 2022 3:15 PM CST
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.
Jan 4, 2022 2:47 PM CST
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.
Jan 4, 2022 9:36 AM CST
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.
Dec 14, 2021 9:48 AM CST
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.
Dec 7, 2021 3:00 PM CST
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.
Dec 3, 2021 3:30 PM CST
A federal appeals court has overturned the false statements conviction of a man who posed as a lawyer to file a document in civil litigation between actor Bill Cosby and sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand.
Nov 30, 2021 3:08 PM CST
By the time he reached his third stretch in prison, Carlo “Charlie” Ponzi was an American celebrity. In a single remarkable year, 1920, the smooth-talking Italian immigrant made money as fast as anyone, ever. In a matter of months, he took in more than $15 million ($200 million today); but by year’s end he had also been arrested, indicted and convicted for a scheme that came to bear his name.
Oct 1, 2021 12:10 AM CDT
Police say prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, under investigation for law firm theft, plotted to have himself killed by a former client, so his son could collect a $10 million life insurance policy.
Sep 16, 2021 1:29 PM CDT
A district attorney in Georgia was indicted Tuesday based on accusations that he offered $1,000 bribes to two prosecutors and tried to influence a police officer’s testimony.
Sep 8, 2021 3:43 PM CDT
Projected numbers for white-collar prosecutions in 2021 show a continuing decline over the last 20 years, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.
Aug 20, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
The founder of blood-testing company Theranos can’t exclude government evidence at her fraud trial on the basis of lost, purportedly exculpatory evidence because her company was responsible for the destruction, a federal judge in San Jose, California, has ruled.
Aug 5, 2021 1:15 PM CDT
Federal prosecutors in New York have sold a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album
to help satisfy a forfeiture judgment against “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, a former drug company CEO convicted of securities fraud.
Jul 28, 2021 10:52 AM CDT
DOJ withdraws death penalty requests
The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn requests for the death penalty in seven cases, reversing the stance taken by the department during the Trump…
Jul 23, 2021 2:32 PM CDT
The former general counsel for the defunct law firm LeClairRyan
has pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding for trying to thwart an investigation into his misconduct as a bankruptcy trustee.
Jul 23, 2021 12:22 PM CDT
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