Criminal Justice

17801 ABA Journal articles on Criminal Justice.

Former ICE attorney pleads guilty to stealing immigrants’ identities
The former chief counsel for the Seattle office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of immigrants who came through his office, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.
Special counsel indicts 13 Russian nationals in alleged effort to boost Donald Trump campaign
Updated: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has obtained an indictment charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups with alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election to support Donald Trump's campaign.
Partner’s son admits embezzling $827K from law firm, says details are fuzzy because of drugs

The son of a partner in a Pittsburgh law firm pleaded guilty to bank fraud for embezzling $827,000 from the firm while serving as office manager.

Anthony Calaiaro, 34, pleaded…

Embattled attorney general is embroiled in Republican battles amid uneasy relationship with Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bearing the brunt of Republican anger as he clashes with the legislative and executive branches of government.

President Donald Trump has long expressed his dismay…

Retired judge who told teen he would die in prison urges SCOTUS to review and reverse her sentence
A retired Missouri judge says she “deeply regrets” sentencing a youth to 241 years in prison for his role in two armed robberies committed at age 16, and she hopes her decision will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawyer allegedly targeted for death by his client is allowed to withdraw from case

A New Jersey inmate accused of offering $30,000 for the death of his defense lawyer is applying for a public defender.

Inmate Michael Anthony Nocera, 43, was being held without…

White House counsel has central role in controversies as he seeks to ‘mollify and protect’ Trump

White House counsel Don McGahn is again at the center of controversy amid revelations that he was told of domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter, even as the now-former…

5th Circuit says cash bail system in Texas county is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that the cash bail system in Harris County, Texas, violates the due-process and equal-protection rights of poor defendants.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit…

Top attorney for ICE Seattle office charged with stealing immigrants’ identities
The chief counsel for the Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was charged Monday with stealing the identities of seven people who had come through his office, the Associated Press and Washington Post have reported.
More than 150 deputy public defenders protest appointment of chief they believe is unqualified
Pitting themselves against the government agency that oversees their office, a group more than 150 Los Angeles County public defenders staged a protest Monday against their new interim chief.
Is Devin Nunes helping Trump obstruct justice? Legal experts make the argument
The Republican memo released by the House Intelligence Committee could put its chairman, Devin Nunes, in legal jeopardy if he or his staff members coordinated its drafting and release with the White House, a New York Times op-ed asserts.
Former BigLaw partner is disbarred for child porn conviction

A former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has been disbarred as a result of his guilty plea to possession of child pornography.

Edmund C. Duffy was disbarred…

How Democrats could release their memo without Trump’s approval
President Donald Trump’s objections to the Democratic memo rebutting allegations of FBI surveillance abuse has some law professors spinning out scenarios in which the memo could be released without executive branch approval.
No. 3 lawyer at Justice Department is leaving; what does it mean for the special counsel probe?
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the third-highest ranking official at the Justice Department, is leaving for a top position with Walmart.
Woman pleads guilty to using judicial ruse to steal $116K from state supreme court

A Louisiana woman received a suspended sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to stealing $116,000 from the state supreme court while working as a payroll supervisor.

Misty Corb, 38, of…

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