White Collar Crime

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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.
Former BigLaw partner gets prison sentence for work on behalf of Martin Shkreli

A former income partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud in connection with his representation…

Jurors in Paul Manafort trial ask for new definition of reasonable doubt

Judge T.S. Ellis III told jurors that reasonable doubt is a doubt based on reason, and the government is not required to prove guilt beyond “all possible doubt.”

Manafort prosecutor lashes back when judge tries to speed up Gates’ testimony

A prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday showed his frustration with the Virginia federal judge overseeing the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.

Manafort trial to begin; prosecutors have identified 500 potential exhibits and 35 witnesses
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, goes on trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges of tax evasion, bank fraud and failure to report foreign bank accounts. The charges were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Former Balch & Bingham partner convicted of bribing ex-lawmaker to oppose Superfund expansion

A federal jury in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday convicted a former Balch & Bingham partner and a corporate executive for bribing a onetime Alabama lawmaker to oppose expanding and prioritizing…

Nonlawyer with a multistate law practice gets 12-year sentence
A New Jersey man convicted of posing as a lawyer while running a multistate law practice has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Judge refuses to toss money laundering charge against Manafort, upholds search of storage unit
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to dismiss a money laundering charge against Paul Manafort and refused to exclude evidence seized from his storage unit.
Blood-testing company Theranos CEO Holmes and company president indicted

Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO and founder of blood-testing company Theranos, was indicted Friday on wire fraud charges.

Also indicted was Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, a Theranos employee who had worked as…

Former town justice pleads guilty to helping steal over $11.8M in estate assets

A former part-time town justice in New York who was also a law firm partner has pleaded guilty for his role in stealing more than $11.8 million in estate assets…

Business partner of Michael Cohen reportedly agrees to cooperate with prosecutors
A business partner of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government.
Increased enforcement of immigration laws has raised the risk of scams

Fraud targeting immigrants did not begin with the Trump administration; advocates say it’s constant and pervasive. But the administration’s aggressive approach to immigration law enforcement is driving up interest in legal services, they say. And some subset of those immigrants looking for help will end up trusting the wrong people.

Underreporting makes notario fraud difficult to fight

Immigration legal-services fraud is extremely underreported, advocates say. One potential solution: making victims of immigration legal-services fraud more comfortable coming forward.

Former New York prosecutor is convicted of bribing ex-cop over gun-license issues

A former Brooklyn, New York, prosecutor has been convicted for bribing an ex-police sergeant in matters involving gun licenses for his clients.

Manhattan federal jurors convicted John Chambers, 63, on…

Justice of the peace pleads guilty to tampering in connection with faked petition signatures

A Texas justice of the peace has pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with government records after he was accused of faking voter signatures to get on the ballot.

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