Criminal Law and Procedure

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Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged as Conspiracy: Cop Guilty Of Extortion In Auto Fraud
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by Barry Zalma

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... Read More

Supreme Court Reminds that Judges Should Not Participate in Plea Negotiations
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by Jack Townsend

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... Read More

Criminal Asbestos Case Against Tennessee Salvage Company
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer sentenced five people to prison terms in federal court in Greeneville, Tennessee, this week for conspiring to commit Clean Air Act offenses in connection with the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos... Read More

Department of Justice’s Pursuit of Individual Criminal Liability for Corporate Misconduct: The Yates Memo
Posted on 3 Nov 2015 by DLA Piper

By Frank E. Sheeder Cooperation credit is a critical issue for corporations that become embroiled in investigations or enforcement activity. In both the criminal and civil contexts, it is the only way to mitigate the financial impact of corporate wrongdoing... Read More

2d Circuit Majority and Concurring Opinions of Fraud and Sentencing
Posted on 1 Aug 2013 by Jack Townsend

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... Read More

D.C. Circuit to Decide Scope of Judges’ Authority in Approval Process for Deferred Prosecution Agreements
Posted on 20 Oct 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

A federal judge exceeded his authority when he rejected a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], entered into earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Justice... Read More