Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Blog - Five Years Old

Today the White Collar Crime Prof Blog Turns Five (5) Years Old and I would like to thank all the readers out there who have clicked this way.

As you may imagine, blogging takes an enormous amount of time - and some days it can be difficult to find the minutes to post what needs to be said.  So thanks for sticking with me during the last five years and I hope you will continue to stop by. Please continue to send items this way.  If I didn't get to post it -  I am sorry - but I can only do so much. I assure you that it is always appreciated.

The best to everyone out there -

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Friday, October 30, 2009

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Mike Scarcella, BLT Blog, Top DOJ Fraud Section Supervisors Planning to Leave Justice

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Federal Convictions Reversed

Alexander Bunin - Federal Defender - has just issued an updated edition of Federal Convictions Reversed.  See here - Download Federal Convictions Reversed 10.2009

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Monday, October 26, 2009

Eleventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Count One in Kuehne Case

No surprises in the Eleventh Circuit opinion affirming the trial court's dismissal of Count One in the Ben Kuehne case.  The nine page opinion authored by Hon. Barkett, and joined by Hon. Hull and Quist provides a quick response to the government's contention that 18 U.S.C. 1957 (f)(1) was "nullified" by the Court's decision in Caplin & Drysdale - not so. The court states:

It would therefore make little sense- and would be entirely superfluous-to read § 1957(f)(1) as an exemption from criminal penalties for non-tainted proceeds spent on legal representation, as those funds can always be used for any legal purpose. We do not believe Congress intended such an absurd result ...

See also David Oscar Markus, Southern District of Florida Blog here.  For background see here and here.

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