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Michael Volkov

DOJ Releases Cryptocurrency Guidance and Enforcement Framework (Part I of II)

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Earlier this month, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), through its Cyber Digital Task Force (hereinafter the “Task Force”), published its 83-page crypto guidance report titled “Cryptocurrency: An Enforcement Framework.”...more

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Investigations Newsletter: Medical Device Manufacturer Settles Improper Payment Allegations for $18 Million

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Medical Device Manufacturer Settles Improper Payment Allegations for $18 Million - Merit Medical Systems Inc. (MMSI), a Utah-based medical device maker, will pay $18 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a...more

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Investigations Newsletter: Investment Bank Fined $400 Million For Failing to Remediate Deficiencies in its Risk Management Systems

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Investment Bank Fined $400 Million For Failing to Remediate Deficiencies in its Risk Management Systems - On October 7, the Federal Reserve Board and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a consent order...more

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Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Entrapment-by-Estoppel: A Potential Future Defense for Lenders in PPP Fraud Cases

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The past decade has taught lenders much about regulatory enforcement risk. In the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis and collapse of the housing and related markets, the Department of Justice and other agencies...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Privacy Tip #251 – DOJ Charge Four Men with Defrauding Thousands of Senior Citizens in Mail Schemes

The Department of Justice recently indicted four men—two of whom are located in Canada and two in New York—for a mass-mailing scheme that bilked thousands of senior citizens out of tens of millions of dollars....more

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DOJ and Multi-Agency Task Force Charge International Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, and Illegal Wildlife Trade Scheme

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“Front” Seafood Businesses Allegedly Hid the Proceeds From Smuggled Shark Fins and Marijuana Distribution - Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia unsealed an indictment returned in July,...more

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SBA Loan Fraud Defense—How to Defend Against an Indictment

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Tips on Preparing to Defend Against Allegations of SBA Loan Fraud During the COVID-19 Crisis - Federal emergency relief legislation—including the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)—has...more

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Three Individuals Charged with Fraud and FCPA Violations in International Adoption Scheme

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FCPA cases can arise in un usual situations.  DOJ has focused two separate prosecutions on bribery and fraud involving adoptions from Uganda and Poland.  At the heart, the defendants bribed Ugandan and Polish authorities to...more

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Investigations Newsletter: DOJ Issues First FCPA Advisory Opinion Since 2014

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DOJ Issues First FCPA Advisory Opinion Since 2014 - On August 14, the DOJ issued its first advisory opinion on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in six years. The DOJ’s opinion release process allows companies to...more

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training: Environmental Crimes Case...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training publishes an environmental Case Crimes Bulletin (“Bulletin”) that summarizes publicized investigative activity...more

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DOJ Charges California Physician with COVID-19 Fraud

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On April 16, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California charged Dr. Jennings Ryan Staley, a licensed physician and the operator of Skinny Beach Med Spa in San Diego, with mail fraud in...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

DOJ’s ‘China Initiative’ Uses Scheme-to-Defraud Charges for Nondisclosure of Ties to China

Although U.S.-China bilateral tensions eased to a degree earlier this year with the signing of an interim trade agreement, fundamental differences remained. These differences — such as the role that China’s industrial policy...more

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FCPA Litigation Update: DOJ Theories on Unit of Prosecution and Agency Tested, to Mixed Results

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Two recent rulings in separate foreign bribery cases highlight the continued impact of individual prosecutions on the interpretation of various provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In United States v....more

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Federal judge provides reminder that fraudulent mass tort litigation can carry criminal, as well as civil, consequences

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Recently, a Mississippi federal judge provided a heartening reminder that, while it may seem all too often ignored, fraud in the mass tort context can carry serious—indeed, criminal—consequences. As we discuss below, victims...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 11.26.2019 | Top Story: Viagogo buys ticket reseller from StubHub for $4 billion

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The merger craze keeps on keeping on, with news that Ebay’s selling secondary ticket marketplace StubHub to Viagogo, a smaller rival with a strong presence in Europe helmed by StubHub’s co-founder Eric Baker, for more than $4...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) - The World in U.S. Courts: Summer 2019

US Domestic Injury Found Where Theft Deemed to Have Occurred when Funds Transferred from US Bank Account Bascuñán v. Elsaca, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, June 13, 2019 This opinion reflects the second time...more

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American Airlines Settles False Claims Act Allegations for Misreporting Mail Delivery Times

Last week the Department of Justice announced that American Airlines will pay over $22 million to settle claims that it falsely reported delivery times for mail it delivered on behalf of the United States Postal Service. ...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

DOJ Enters into $225 Million Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer to Resolve Criminal and Civil Investigations

On June 5, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a global settlement with Insys Therapeutics (Insys) that preliminarily resolves criminal and civil cases against the opioid manufacturer in a number of jurisdictions....more

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State Contractor Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison Following Conviction For Mail And Wire Fraud In Connection With...

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On May 2, 2019, Nathaniel Lorenz was sentenced to 18 months in prison following his November 8, 2018 conviction on eight counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud for defrauding the government in connection with a...more

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Closing the Side Door – The Imperative of the College Admission Scandal

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On March 12, 2019, the Justice Department unveiled its indictment and charges of 50 individuals involved in one of the most sweeping admissions scandals to hit higher education. Eight universities have been implicated in the...more

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Desperate Housewives – More Like Desperate Parents?

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Proactive Steps for Higher Education Institutions as Admissions Scandal Intensifies- On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Felicity Huffman, best known for playing Lynette Scavo on the popular television series Desperate Housewives,...more

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Trademark and Patent Owners Beware: Misleading Solicitations on the Rise

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After successfully registering your trademark or receiving your issued patent, a notice from a private company requesting additional watch, renewal, or registration services appears in your mailbox or inbox. The offer might...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Second Circuit Rejects Coin Dealer’s Coram Nobis Petition

Robert du Purton was convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in 2001 for participating in an “elaborate scheme of fraudulent representations” in his rare coin business. According to trial...more

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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

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CAFA’s Local Controversy Exception Requires Class Claims Against Local Defendant

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As we previously reported, in September 2017, a federal district court in Louisiana dismissed with prejudice as time-barred putative class action RICO and state racketeering claims related to alleged wrongful conduct by an...more

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Updates to This Policy

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