March 22, 2013
In the News & Around the Blogopshere
Nate Raymond, Reuters, Raj Rajaratnam brother charged with insider trading
PerkinsCoie, Perils of the Global Supply Chain Series, Part 3: Groundbreaking 'Honey Laundering' Sting Signals New Era in Supply Chain Enforcement (contributing authors, T. Markus Funk, Jean-Jacques Cabou, Michael A. Sink, Elizabeth M. Banzhoff, & Elizabeth Breakstone)
David Gialanella, New Jersey Law Jrl, Former Prosecutor Convicted of Witness Murder,
DOJ Press Release, Texas Man Convicted in Corporate Hacking Case
Jeff Blumenthal, Philadelpahia Business Jrl, Two Ex-Prosecutors Join Pepper Hamilton
March 18, 2013
Gideon's Promise & White Collar Crime - Is a Ford Taurus Enough?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, a case that promises the accused charged with a crime the right to counsel. Throughout the country many are recognizing the importance of this historic day with articles that tell the Gideon story. (see, e.g., here). One sees a Supreme Court Justice (Kagan) and Attorney General (Holder) recognizing the importance of the right to counsel. (see here)
But what about the white collar case?
White collar cases can be intricate, involve numerous documents, and can entail a sophistication of understanding financial records, something that one may not find in the routine street crime case. So when Justice Kagan says that you aren't entitled to a Cadillac defense, just a "Ford Taurus" defense, will that be enough in a white collar case?
Many white collar defendants will have funds sufficient to pay their lawyers, and in these cases it may be a non-issue. But for those who do not -- Are public defender offices being given adequate funding and resources to handle the lengthy document intensive cases associated with a white collar prosecution? It is difficult to defend these cases with a broken down bicycle that has no wheels.
March 17, 2013
In the News & Around the Blogosphere
Peter Lattman, NYTimes, SAC Capital to Pay $616 Million in Insider Trading Cases
Paul Kish, Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog, Divided Atlanta Federal Appeals Court Upholds Florida Mail Fraud and Bribery Conviction: the Latest Saga in the "Honest Services" Debate
Mary M. Chapman, NYTimes, Former Mayor of Detroit Guilty in Corruption Case
Adam Nossiter, NYTimes, U.S. Embassy Criticizes Pardons in Nigerian Corruption Cases
Nate Raymond, Thomson Reuters, Rakoff says sentencing guidelines should be 'scrapped'
Robert W. Wood, Forbes, Ernst & Young's $123M Non-Prosecution Agreement Over Tax Shelters: Priceless
Michael Pollick, The Herald Tribune, Danish lawyer charged in Morgans' Ponzi scheme
Deon Daugherty, Houston Business Journal, Judge accepts Transocean’s $400M criminal settlement
Thanks for Staying Tuned
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