White Collar Crime

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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.
‘Humiliated and ashamed’ Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison
President Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to 47 months in prison for bank and tax fraud, the Washington Post and New York Times report.
Judge finds Manafort lied to prosecutors after cooperation deal
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, breached a cooperation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying about his interactions with a Ukrainian business associate who had ties to Russia.
Trump inaugural committee documents are subpoenaed by federal prosecutors
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed documents from President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee relating to donors, foreign contributions, vendors, contractors, spending and federal disclosure filings.
How some law firms are affected by the government shutdown
Law firms handling antitrust, capital markets and white-collar defense work are feeling the effects of the partial government shutdown, which has recently become the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

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