Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-Up, June 1-20


This is the sixth of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.

1. Perjury, Obstruction and Barry Bonds’ Conviction

Read why we regard the Barry Bonds obstruction of justice verdict as troubling: It sets a bad precedent for the grand jury system and allows prosecutors to unfairly pin an obstruction of justice charge on a witness. Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

2. FTC Says These ‘Free’ Offers Were Anything But Free

In yet another salvo aimed at online marketers, the FTC goes after a Canadian company in the latest federal action targeting companies involved in what is known as the upsell industry. Our post looks at how the FTC wants ads to be worded. Read the full post here on the FTC Beat blog.

3. Disqualification of AUSA in Scruggs Case Is Message to Prosecutors

In this case, the government may have imprisoned an innocent defendant for 14 months. The only remedy that took effect was the removal of a particular prosecutor. We wonder: Was that really enough?

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