White Collar Crime

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Afternoon Briefs: Michael Avenatti is accused of bail violations; Virginia is 38th state to ratify ERA

Michael Avenatti is arrested for alleged bail violations

The lawyer who once represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been arrested for alleged bail violations. The federal government contends that,…

To perp walk or not: When do white-collar defendants get to surrender peacefully?

When the federal government charges anyone with a crime, it’s rare that person will get to surrender peacefully at an arranged date and time without being subjected to a fright-inducing home raid by dozens of armed law enforcement officers and an embarrassing “perp walk” into the station or court. For the people who are afforded the privilege of self-surrender, popular perception is that they must be white-collar defendants who are rich and powerful.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge bans trick-or-treat warning signs; Johnny Depp settles fee dispute

Federal judge sides with sex offenders in battle over trick-or-treat warning signs

A federal judge in Macon, Georgia, has granted a request by three sex offenders to stop a county…

Government fights health care fraud with aid of data analytics
The government is using data analytics to spot trends in Medicare and Medicaid billing patterns that point to possible health care fraud.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer convicted in conspiracy involving fake law firms; legal jobs fall

Lawyer convicted in conspiracy that involved creation of fake law firms

Virginia lawyer David H. Miller, 70, of Fairfax was convicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud and to…

Afternoon Briefs: Justice for bilked law firms; conviction upheld for driving lawn mower while drunk

Belgian man to plead guilty in scheme to bilk US law firms and charities

Belgian national Aref Said has notified a Massachusetts federal court that he plans to plead guilty…

Former tax attorney sent to prison for tax evasion of over $2M
A former tax attorney from the Indianapolis area has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion of more than $2.4 million.
Blagojevich faces new ethics complaint amid Trump’s talk of possible clemency

President Donald Trump has suggested that he might commute Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year sentence for political corruption, but that wouldn’t put an end to all the former Illinois governor’s legal troubles.

‘America’s DA’ Robert Morgenthau dies at 99

Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau died Sunday, less than two weeks before his 100th birthday. Morgenthau was the DA for 35 years before his retirement in 2009.

Lawyer is accused of creating sham secured creditor to shield client assets

A former partner with Freeborn & Peters in Chicago has been charged in an alleged scheme to protect a client’s assets by creating a sham secured creditor with a senior…

Ex-felon’s firm helps wealthy white-collar criminals prepare for their prison sentences

White Collar Advice, based in Calabasas, California, is led by convicted securities broker Justin Paperny. Former federal inmates offer white-collar defendants insights that complement advice from their defense counsel, starting after indictment.

Trump pardons former business associate who wrote complimentary book about him

President Donald Trump has issued pardons to a former Republican legislator who backed prison reform and a former business associate who praised him in a book last year.

The former…

Lawyer’s identity stolen by scammer asking timeshare sellers to send money for closing

A scammer targeting timeshare owners desperate to sell their properties stole the identity of a Florida lawyer to further his scheme.

The scammer would call people who had placed ads…

Hedge fund founder jailed after judge says he lunged at federal prosecutor during trial break

Updated: A hedge fund founder on trial for allegedly faking investment gains was sent to jail Monday after prosecutors accused him of trying to intimidate an assistant U.S. attorney during…

Socialite grifter convicted, despite help from courtroom stylist; she allegedly fooled law firms
A professional courtroom stylist was unable to win an acquittal for accused socialite grifter Anna Sorokin, who was also accused but not charged with duping three BigLaw firms.

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