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  • Department of Justice Renews Commitment to Enforcement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    During his campaign, President Donald Trump raised uncertainty with statements that he disapproved of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Since then, however, the Department of Justice has emphasized its continued enforcement efforts for FCPA violations. On April 18, 2017, at the Anti-Corruption, Export Controls & Sanctions Compliance Summit, DOJ’s Acting Principal Assistant Attorney General Trevor...… Continue Reading
    May 5, 2017
  • Former NHL Player receives probation for drug offense

    Former NHL player Kevin Stevens avoided a federal prison sentence yesterday following a hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston.  Stevens, who played in the NHL for 16 years (1987-2002), including  parts of 11 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, also starred at Boston College and for the 1988 U.S. Olympic team.  In the early 1990s,...… Continue Reading
    May 5, 2017
  • What to Expect in Terms of Criminal Justice Priorities Under Attorney General Sessions

    Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General would be tough on urban crime, corporate wrongdoers, and immigration violations. An analysis of his recent Senate confirmation testimony, record as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, and public comments as a U.S. Senator, provides a picture of some of the prosecution priorities that Sessions is … Continue Reading
    January 30, 2017
  • MLB Looks For A Strike Out In Stadium Safety Case

    Major League Baseball has asked a California federal court to dismiss a proposed class action claim that accuses the league of failing to sufficiently protect spectators with safety netting. Brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Gail Payne et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball et al., 4:15-cv-03229, … Continue Reading The post MLB Looks For A Strike Out In Stadium Safety Case appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
    September 7, 2016
  • NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT ADDRESSES CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF WHISTLEBLOWERS

    Authored by Robert J. Cino (Morristown, NJ) When the Supreme Court of New Jersey held in Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., 204 N.J. 239 (2010) that an employee’s unauthorized taking of an employer’s confidential documents can constitute protected activity when the documents are used in support of a discrimination claim. it left several vexing questions unanswered. … Continue Reading
    August 24, 2015
  • Federal White Collar Crime Prosecutions at 20-Year Low

    Written by Peter Torncello  Federal prosecutions of white-collar crime have fallen to a 20-year low, researchers at Syracuse University, analyzing Justice Department documents, have concluded. Researchers found the federal government brought 5,173 white-collar crime cases in the first 9 months of 2015. This figure is down by approximately 4,000 cases from just a decade ago.... Continue Reading
    August 12, 2015
  • Federal White Collar Crime Prosecutions at 20-Year Low

    Written by Peter Torncello  Federal prosecutions of white-collar crime have fallen to a 20-year low, researchers at Syracuse University, analyzing Justice Department documents, have concluded. Researchers found the federal government brought 5,173 white-collar crime cases in the first 9 months of 2015. This figure is down by approximately 4,000 cases from just a decade ago. … Continue Reading
    August 12, 2015
  • Corporate Executives Sentenced to Prison for $3.4M Kickback Scheme

    Two former executives at one of the nation’s leading healthcare claims processing firms, MultiPlan, Inc., were recently sentenced to serve one year and one day in federal prison for their role in a scheme to steer contracts to technology vendors in exchange for $3.4 million in bribes and kickbacks. Keith Bush, MultiPlan’s former Vice President … Continue reading Corporate Executives Sentenced to Prison for $3.4M Kickback Scheme
    December 29, 2014
  • Kentucky High Court Upholds Attorney Ethics Rule Prohibiting Plea Agreements with ‘Ineffective Assistance’ Waivers

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has unanimously rejected a challenge by the local U.S. Attorney’s Office to Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion E-435, which states that the use of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) waivers in plea agreements violated Kentucky’s Rules of Professional Conduct. U.S. v. Kentucky Bar Assn., 2013-SC-000270-KB (Aug. 21, 2014). It has become common practice in … Continue reading Kentucky High Court Upholds Attorney Ethics Rule Prohibiting Plea Agreements with ‘Ineffective Assistance’ Waivers
    September 3, 2014
  • DOJ announces that Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement is a Top Priority

    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara informed attendees at a recent Anti-Money Laundering Risk Management Conference in New York that enforcement of the anti-money laundering (“AML”) laws are a top priority for his office.  Bharara stated, I can promise. . . financial institutions need to take [the BSA] seriously because we are deadly serious about enforcing … Continue reading DOJ announces that Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement is a Top Priority
    April 1, 2014

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