Matthew G. Kaiser

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Short Wins - It's White-Collar Week In The Federal Circuits

It's white-collar week here at the federal criminal appeals blog. Two big wins in white collar cases - a price fixing conspiracy case in U.S. v. Grimm and a sentencing win in a securities fraud case in U.S. v. Simmons....more

12/18/2013 - Conspiracies Price-Fixing Securities Fraud White Collar Crimes

A Brady Violation In Tennessee

Placido Mendoza drove a truck from North Carolina to Tennessee. His passenger was Abel Tavera....more

8/8/2013 - Brady Violation Conspiracies Criminal Prosecution Due Diligence Illegal Drugs Methamphetamine

If You Transfer Someone's Personal Identity Information, You Don't Necessarily Use It, And They Aren't A Victim Of Your Identity...

Erica Hall was an office assistant at an OB/GYN office in Coral Springs, Florida. The job may not have paid well, because Ms. Hall was trying to make some extra cash on the side by selling patient information to some folks...more

3/15/2013 - Conspiracies Data Protection Identity Theft Personally Identifiable Information Sentencing Enhancements

Short Wins - President's Day Edition

It's a scattershot collection of sentencing remands in this week's short wins....more

2/19/2013 - Conspiracies Drug Distribution Fair Sentencing Act Illegal Drugs Mail Theft Resentencing Sentencing Sex Trafficking USPS

It's Hard To Lie (Though Not For The Reason You Think); Or You Haven't Made A False Statement If The Statement You Made Isn't...

Daniel Castro was a high-ranking person in the Philadelphia Police Department. And the Third Circuit's opinion in his case - United States v. Castro - may just be the most awesome published opinion I've seen in months....more

2/7/2013 - Conspiracies Extortion False Statements Sting Operation Exception

When FBI Agents (Allegedly) Talk In The Hallway; Or Why Even A Lawyer Should Not Talk To The FBI If There's A Real Estate Fraud...

Marc Engelmann was accused of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, as well as bank and wire fraud. He was convicted at trial after some very shady stuff might have happened between two FBI agents. The Eighth Circuit...more

1/29/2013 - Bank Fraud Conspiracies FBI Sequestration

The First Circuit On Police Providing Information To Drug Dealers - You're Only In A Federal Drug Conspiracy If You Know It's A...

It seems that Rolando Ramos was a marijuana dealer. I say that because the police had him on a wire doing drug deals, found marijuana in his house when they executed a search warrant, and because he pled guilty to being...more

1/14/2013 - Conspiracies Drug Distribution Evidence Marijuana Police Search Warrant

The Second Circuit Reverses A Conviction For Tax Evasion Based On Insufficient Evidence

Five partners at Ernst & Young - Robert Coplan, Martin Nissenbaum, Richard Shapiro, and Brian Vaughn, and Charles Bolton - were charged with a number of tax crimes in federal court in New York, specifically tax evasion,...more

12/28/2012 - Appeals Conspiracies Evidence IRS Reversible Error Tax Evasion

The Second Circuit Reverses A Conviction For Tax Evasion Based On Insufficient Evidence

Five partners at Ernst & Young - Robert Coplan, Martin Nissenbaum, Richard Shapiro, and Brian Vaughn, and Charles Bolton - were charged with a number of tax crimes in federal court in New York, specifically tax evasion,...more

12/28/2012 - Appeals Conspiracies Evidence IRS Reversible Error Tax Evasion

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