Saturday, October 31, 2009
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 -
Friday, October 30, 2009
Mike Scarcella, BLT Blog, Top DOJ Fraud Section Supervisors Planning to Leave Justice
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Mike Scarcella, Nat. L.J.,DOJ Witness in Stevens Case Sentenced to Prison ; DOJ Press Release, Bill Allen and Richard Smith, Former Officers of VECO Corporation, Sentenced for Roles in Alaska Public Corruption Scheme
John Bresnahan & Maru Raju, Politico,Sen. John Ensign's aides pay the price for his affair(w/ a hat tip to Dennis Beal)
Curt Anderson, AP, UBS ex-client avoids prison for tax conviction
Hans Villarica, Medill Reports, Researchers expose a pattern for white-collar crime
Richard Lacayo, Time, Skilling's Enron Appeal: Is 'Honest Services Fraud' a Bogus Charge?
Mark Hamblett, law.com, N.Y.L.J., Dead in Reported Suicide, Attorney Faced SEC Complaint Over Leak of Law Firm Data
Nicolas Vaux-Montagny, Washington Post, Church of Scientology convicted of fraud in France
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
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 ...
(esp)(w/ a hat tip to Joe Beeler)