White Collar Crime

2488 ABA Journal articles on White Collar Crime.

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.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal by former Illinois governor Blagojevich
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year sentence for political corruption.

It is the second time the court declined to grant cert to Blagojevich, report the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago-Sun Times.
How will prosecutors handle privileged documents from Michael Cohen raids?
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that attorney-client privilege was “dead” after the FBI raid of his personal lawyer Mark Cohen’s New York office and hotel room, where agents reportedly sought records about two women who received payments to keep quiet after claiming they had affairs with Trump.
One-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album and lawyer payments at risk as a result of Shkreli forfeiture order

A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, has ordered former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.36 million in connection with his conviction for securities fraud.

U.S. District Judge…

Pennsylvania mayor is convicted in scheme to solicit donations in exchange for legal and other work

The mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was convicted along with a lawyer on Thursday in a scheme to solicit campaign donations from law firms and vendors in exchange for city contracts.

New charges unsealed against Manafort as his latest bail offer is rejected
Special counsel Robert Mueller unsealed new charges Thursday against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Rick Gates, who served as the president’s campaign deputy.
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…

California lawyer helps long-term inmates with their white-collar problems
When Perry Fisher was sentenced to a California prison for second-degree murder in 1991, he knew he was going away for a very long time. Not surprisingly, keeping an eye on his finances wasn’t the first thing on his mind.
Judge says ex-Sutherland partner is competent for trial, cites ‘snowball effect’ in prior diagnoses

A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled a that a former partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is competent to stand trial on charges that he stole $2 million from…

Judge charged with bribery after criminal defense lawyer participates in federal sting operation

A judge in Edinburg, Texas, has been charged with bribery in a federal sting operation aided by a local criminal defense attorney.

Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado, 64, was accused of…

Justice Department moves to drop corruption case against Sen. Menendez
A week after a federal judge trimmed the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the U.S. Justice Department has filed a motion to drop the remaining charges against the New Jersey Democrat.

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