Supreme Court Reminds that Judges Should Not Participate in Plea Negotiations

In United States v. Davila , ___ U.S. ___, 2013 U.S. LEXIS 4541 (2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a criminal tax case, here free version , decided June 13, the defendant was charged with multiple counts of tax fraud and conspiracy. As is typical, the Government indicated...

2d Circuit Majority and Concurring Opinions of Fraud and Sentencing

In United States v. Corsey , ___ F.3d ___, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 14897 (2d Cir. 2013), here free version , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a per curiam decision, the Second Circuit opens its opinion: This appeal principally raises two issues: (1) whether the misrepresentations...

Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged as Conspiracy: Cop Guilty Of Extortion In Auto Fraud

Insurance fraud is not a charge prosecutors like. Although it is an easy crime to prove since all it requires is a single document used with an intent to defraud an insurer, prosecutors prefer to deal with more complex issues and criminal charges. An example of how simple insurance fraud charges were...