Sunday, June 28, 2009

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Andrea Chang, LATimes, 3 acquitted in Ralphs lockout case -A federal jury finds the supermarket executives not guilty in a scheme to rehire locked-out workers using false Social Security numbers. The chain and other managers have previously pleaded guilty. (w/ hats off to Attorney Evan A. Jenness for her successful representation)

Jim Schaefer, Ben Schmitt, Tammy Stables Battaglia & Cassandra Spratling, Detroit Free Press, [Detroit City Councilwoman Monica] Conyers [Pleads] Guilty in Bribery Case (yes - she is the wife of Rep. Conyers)

David Kocieniewski, NYTimes,  In Testy Exchange in Congress, Christie Defends His Record as a Prosecutor

Mike Scarcella, BLT Blog, DOJ Announces Commitment to Public Defenders, Legal Aid

DOJ, June 22-  Three Defendants Enter Pleas in BETONSPORTS PLC case (here)

Doug Berman, Sentencing Blog, Feds seeking the max for Bernie Madoff; Joanna Chung & Brooke Masters, Financial Times, Madoff sentence to determine more than just jail time 

William L. Watts, Marketwatch WSJ, U.S. may drop tax case against UBS: report

Martha Brannigan, Miami Herald,Boca Raton accountant pleads guilty in UBS tax fraud case -In the latest sign that Swiss banking secrecy isn't so secret anymore, a wealthy Boca Raton-based UBS client pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return

Press Release,The Society of Corporate Compliance Ethics Introduces Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-Fellow (CCEP-Fellow) Advanced Certification for Compliance and Ethics Professionals (see here)

DOJ Press Release, Former Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

Richard Scrushy files: Motion to Recuse ( Download Motion to Recuse  ) and Motion for New Trial Based on Newly Discovered Evidence (Download Motion_for_a_New_Trial )

University Business (Boston Globe), Grand Jury Indicts 65 in Arizona Fraud Scheme  (w/ a hat tip to Dean Darby Dickerson)

Carrie Johnson, Washington Post, 53 Indicted in Medicare Fraud Sting

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