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Bricker & Eckler LLP

Personal liability trend continues: Health care CEO gets jail time for fraud scheme

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that the CEO of Indiana-based American Senior Communities (ASC) was sentenced to over 9 years in federal prison for his involvement in a “massive fraud, kickback, and money...more

Zelle  LLP

Texas attorney going to prison for five years for committing insurance fraud and barratry in hail claims

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Those of us in the trenches know that there is an epidemic of insurance fraud and barratry in Texas hail claims. Well, there is now undeniable proof. On Friday, well-known hail attorney Kent Livesay appeared in a Tarrant...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Criminal Enforcement/Clean Water Act: U.S. Department of Justice Announces Guilty Plea by Biodiesel Fuel Company

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a June 5th news release stating that Fuel Bio One LLC (“FBO”) pleaded guilty to an alleged Clean Water Act violation. FBO allegedly discharged over 45,000 gallons of...more

Jones Day

Antitrust Alert: CEO Indicted for Seafood Price-Fixing

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The U.S. Department of Justice indicted Bumble Bee Foods CEO Christopher Lischewski on price-fixing charges. Lischewski is the first CEO to be charged for his role in the alleged U.S. conspiracy to fix the price of packaged...more

Ruder Ware

Treatment Center Pleads Guilty to Anti-kickback Statute Violations Involving Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the guilty plea of two individual alcohol and substance abuse treatment center owners for their participation in what the DOJ labeled a “multi-million dollar health care...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for April 2018

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In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

DOJ Antitrust Division Names New Criminal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Richard A. Powers has recently joined the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division as the acting deputy assistant attorney general (DAAG) for criminal enforcement and is expected to take on the role permanently. This is...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Second Circuit Holds Life Term of Supervised Release for Non-Violent Drug Offender is Unreasonable

On May 2, 2018, the Second Circuit held in United States v. Jamaal Brooks (Parker, Lynch, Chin) (per curium) that the district court erred in imposing a sentence of lifetime supervised release on a defendant who had violated...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Minnesota Joins Widening Crackdown On “Zappers” With Announcement Of State’s First Criminal Convictions For Using Sales...

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The State of Minnesota has joined the growing list of states that are criminally prosecuting business owners for using “zapper” programs to commit tax evasion. Yesterday the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the St. Louis...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | April 2018

FDA Issues Guidance on Concentrated Caffeine - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released guidance clarifying that "dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for March 2018

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In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Lane Powell PC

Weekly Update – They Love Gold Edition

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..Lance Armstrong settled a False Claims Act case for $5 million. His cycling team was sponsored at one point by the U.S. Postal Service. Apparently doping violates the terms of federal government sponsorship agreements. Who...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Second Circuit Remands Ineffective Assistance Claim for Lawyer’s Failure to Apprise Naturalized U.S. Citizen of Denaturalization...

In Rodriguez v. United States, the Second Circuit remanded the case to the district court to hear evidence on a defendant’s application to vacate her guilty plea, on the grounds that she would not have entered into the plea...more

Orrick - Trade Secrets Group

Seedy Business: Chinese Scientist Sentenced to Ten Years for Stealing Proprietary Rice Seeds

In 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents caught researchers attempting to smuggle a $75 million trade secret from the United States to China. ...more

Lane Powell PC

Weekly Roundup - April 2018 #2

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..The ex-CEO of Alaska-based telecom company Quintillion Networks was accused of forging contracts to secure $250 million in investment....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

This Week In Securities Litigation

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One firm and three of its officers were named as defendants in a Commission enforcement action that could have been cloned from earlier remarks of Chairman Clayton about cryptocurrency. In one speech the Chairman decried...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

The Second Circuit Counts to Three: How One Defendant Became a Career Criminal Over the Course of an Hour

In United States v. Bordeaux, 17-486-cr (Cabranes, Raggi, Vilardo), the Second Circuit held that the defendant’s three prior Connecticut state convictions for first-degree robbery—all of which took place during a single...more

BakerHostetler

2017 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review

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As the first year of a new administration, 2017 was a year of transition in terms of both leadership and priorities of U.S. law enforcement agencies. Despite these changes, however, pre-existing trends in cross-border...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Second Circuit Reminds Courts They Must Advise Defendants of the Immigration Consequences of Guilty Pleas

In United States v. Gonzales, 16-4318 (March 13, 2018), the Second Circuit (Sack, Parker, Carney) in a per curiam order vacated the conviction of a defendant who had pled guilty without being informed that he was likely to be...more

Lane Powell PC

Weekly Roundup - March 2018

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..A couple of local “co-schemers” were charged with credit card fraud — one allegedly favored QFC and Fred Meyer, the other was all about Bartell ..A Florida man was indicted in federal court in Boston for pretending to be...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Doctor pleads guilty to providing protected health information to drug maker

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A pediatric cardiologist from Georgia has pled guilty to wrongfully disclosing the protected health information of hundreds of his patients to an Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. sales representative and executive looking to...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Two Mortgage Company Executives Plead Guilty to Fraud

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Two mortgage company senior executives recently pleaded guilty in federal court to wire and bank fraud charges stemming from a scheme in which they conspired to obtain over $8.9 million in warehouse loans from banks by...more

Locke Lord LLP

Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Challenge Statute of Conviction Despite Guilty Plea

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On Wednesday, February 21st, the Supreme Court clarified murky case law among the Circuit Courts. In a 6–3 decision in Class v. United States, the Court held that a defendant who pleads guilty to a federal crime may still...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Good Faith Exception to Exclusionary Rule Saves Conviction Based on Illegal Search

In United States v. Gomez, 16-181-cr (Parker, Wesley, and Droney), the Second Circuit found that the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated during a five-minute traffic stop because the police officers extended the...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Court Orders Jacobson Remand to Determine Reasonableness of $10 Million Fine

In United States v. Zukerman, No. 17-948 (2d Cir. Feb. 6, 2018) (ALK, RAK, RSP) (summary order), the appellant, Morris Zukerman, challenged the substantive and procedural reasonableness of his sentence, which was imposed...more

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