Articles Tagged with “Fraud Crimes”

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Happy Monday!

We have three short but good cases from the circuits from last week. I think my favorite is U.S. v. Glover, a nice suppression case. Congrats to Adam Kurland for the win.

To the victories!

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It’s a good week for reversals in fraud cases.

The Second Circuit sent two fraud cases back for resentencing, and vacated a conviction in its entirety! And they’re cool issues — for example, for the “mass marketing” enhancement under the fraud guidelines to apply, the government has to show not just that mass marketing happened, but that mass marketing happened to victims. A number of convictions were also vacated in a criminal tax prosecution, and the Second Circuit found a violation of the defendant’s public trial right.

The D.C. Circuit entered the fraud remand fray, sending a criminal copyright case back because of errors in the restitution order.

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White-collar criminal cases present unique challenges. White-collar cases often involve vast amounts of information – in addition to a subject matter that’s complicated and all the difficulties of a general federal criminal case.

For example, I had a case that had close to 60 gigabytes of evidence produced by the government, not counting the information that I collected through my own investigation.

fda_ndaboxesThe information deluge is a problem in figuring out a case. It’s also a problem in figuring out how to present a case to a jury.