White Collar Crime

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Special counsel says Michael Cohen has gone to ‘significant lengths’ to aid investigation

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday filed a sentencing memo recommending a “substantial prison term” for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, even as the special prosecutor’s office filed…

The wives of white-collar crime: Support group aims to help families and end stigma

Women from four continents learned the hard way that they were married to white-collar criminals. Now their private online support group, the White-Collar Wives Project, is shining a light on damage that white-collar crime can cause the entire family.

Law firms are making sure they comply with the Foreign Agents Registration Act

The Foreign Agents Registration Act requires anyone lobbying or doing public relations for a foreign government, company or other entity to register with the Department of Justice and file detailed reports about their work every six months. Violations carry penalties of up to $10,000 and five years in prison.

Former Pennsylvania attorney general goes to jail after state high court turns down appeal

Updated: Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported to jail Thursday to begin serving a sentence of up to 23 months for perjury and obstruction of the law.

Judge Wendy…

Special counsel claims Manafort violated plea agreement by lying

The special counsel’s office says President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lied to the FBI and the special counsel’s office after he pleaded guilty in September to reduced…

6-carat diamond ring up for auction as lawyer is sentenced for hiding it in bankruptcy

A 6-plus carat diamond engagement ring that led to an Arizona lawyer’s prison sentence is going up for auction.

The ring, once intended for the fiancee of Scottsdale lawyer Scott…

Former partner sentenced to five years in prison for scheme to bribe Alabama lawmaker

A former partner at Balch & Bingham has been sentenced to five years in prison for a scheme to bribe an Alabama state legislator to oppose expansion of a site…

Suspended lawyer is convicted of embezzling $26M from his now-bankrupt law firm

A suspended Atlanta lawyer was convicted Friday for embezzling $26 million from the law firm where he once served as managing partner.

Nathan Hardwick IV was convicted on 21 counts…

Former BigLaw partner is sentenced to five years in prison in $7.8M scheme

A former partner at Hunton & Williams and Willkie Farr & Gallagher has been sentenced to five years in prison for a phony invoice scheme that bilked her firms out…

Proskauer Rose agrees to pay $63M to resolve investor claims in Stanford’s Ponzi scheme

Proskauer Rose has agreed to pay $63 million to resolve the claims of investors who lost money as a result of a Ponzi scheme by R. Allen Stanford, whose companies…

Former Dewey chairman reaches agreement with SEC to pay six-figure civil penalty

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis has reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to pay a $130,000 civil penalty, the New York Law Journal

10 Questions: This comedian and Oregon lawyer stands up against sexual harassment

ABA Journal: In 2002, you decided to move from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon. Did you have to change your practice to adapt to a smaller legal community?

Mitra Shahri: No, perverts are perverts everywhere you go.

GoFundMe page raises cash for Michael Cohen’s legal fees, despite Lanny Davis blunder

A GoFundMe page for Michael Cohen’s legal fees had raised more than $135,000 by Thursday morning even though Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, gave an incorrect domain name in early…

Former ABA employee is accused of cellphone theft scheme that cost the association nearly $1.3M
Former ABA employee Karen M. Healy of Chicago has been charged with felony theft by deception for the alleged theft of cellphones and iPads worth nearly $1.3 million that she ordered in the name of the association.
Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign finance violations, tax and bank fraud
Updated: Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and so-called fixer for President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations and bank and tax fraud after surrendering to the FBI on Tuesday.

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