A former scientist for Bayer AG's Monsanto Co. has been indicted by a Missouri federal grand jury on allegations that he attempted to give a secret algorithm developed by the agrochemical giant to improve farmers' agricultural productivity to the Chinese government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
A former executive for airport X-ray developer OSI Systems has been charged with using his inside knowledge of OSI and another company to earn more than half a million dollars on illegal securities transactions, federal prosecutors in California said Thursday, months after securities regulators sued over the same transactions.
President Donald Trump’s “extravagant legal claims” aren’t enough to temporarily pause enforcement of the House committee’s subpoena for eight years of Trump’s business records from his longtime accounting firm, the House told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP has announced that former Associate U.S. Attorney General Jesse Panuccio will join the firm in early December as a partner in its Washington, D.C., and Florida offices.
President Donald Trump isn’t immune from an investigation into acts he committed while a private citizen, New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance told the Supreme Court on Thursday, disputing Trump’s attempts to quash a subpoena for his tax returns.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pled guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion on Thursday, a day after prosecutors accused her of bilking the city and customers by overselling and underdelivering her "Healthy Holly" children's books and of hiding the revenue on tax returns.
Proskauer Rose LLP has asked a Texas federal court to move quickly to end litigation in Antigua that the firm says is barred after it paid $63 million to settle claims over a former partner's work for entities affiliated with the R. Allen Stanford $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
The Third Circuit on Thursday shot down a disbarred immigration attorney’s bid for a new trial on charges of bilking two multinational companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars for advertising services that were never provided, saying his purportedly newly discovered evidence would not likely lead to an acquittal.
A California federal judge will allow the pretrial release of a former Twitter employee accused of helping Saudi Arabia spy on users deemed critics of the regime, saying prosecutors did not sufficiently demonstrate that the Seattle resident is a flight risk.
An Illinois federal judge cut a mortgage fraud scheme leader's prison sentence from 12 years to 10 years on Thursday after the Seventh Circuit ordered that he be resentenced in light of miscalculations over how much money he should repay lenders.
A former investment manager with shuttered English brokerage firm Beaufort Securities has pled guilty in a New York federal court to defrauding the U.S. by violating the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A group of investors in Robert Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme are asking the Fifth Circuit to revive their claim that investment processor SEI Investments Co. could have provided them with the information they needed to avoid the scheme's collapse.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been formally charged with fraud, breach of trust and bribery, the country’s attorney general announced on Thursday, around nine months after stating his intention to charge Netanyahu.
A Manhattan federal jury on Thursday found former Locke Lord LLP corporate partner Mark S. Scott guilty of helping "CryptoQueen" Ruja Ignatova, the fugitive head of the global OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, launder $400 million and lie to banks.
A London court on Thursday blocked a Russian billionaire featured in the Mueller report from learning why U.S. prosecutors had records seized from a company he controlled, saying disclosure could harm relations with U.S. authorities.
A Florida federal judge came in under prosecutors' goal Thursday when he ordered convicted nursing home mogul Philip Esformes to pay $44.2 million in restitution and forfeiture for orchestrating what the U.S. Department of Justice earlier billed as the largest health care fraud case it has ever prosecuted.
A private investigator began taking his clothes off in a London courtroom on Thursday after a lawyer representing the owner of a bank accused him of wearing a wire — but was saved from going any further when he was admonished by the judge.
The president of the United Automobile Workers, Gary Jones, resigned on Wednesday after the union moved to oust him from his post amid a bribery and accounting scandal, according to an attorney for the ex-labor leader.
Prosecutors asked a California federal judge Wednesday not to release a former Twitter employee accused of helping Saudi Arabia spy on users deemed critics of the regime, arguing that the Seattle resident is a flight risk.
A consultant for the owner of a North Carolina insurance conglomerate charged in a $2 million bribery scheme to derail an investigation into the insurer has asked a federal judge to dismiss him from the case, saying the attempted reassignment of an investigator does not constitute conspiracy.
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Elizabeth Pugh has been hit with fraud charges stemming from an alleged scheme to use her “Healthy Holly” children’s books to defraud consumers, Baltimore schools and taxpayers, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in Maryland federal court.
Two former Chicken of the Sea executives testified Wednesday that ex-Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski approached them about pricing, with one executive admitting he entered a price-fixing agreement with Lischewski and the other saying he lied about having been in a car accident to avoid the meeting.
Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that the city of Chicago, its police department and others participated in a malicious prosecution of the "Empire" actor after he was attacked earlier this year and then accused of staging the incident himself.
Pennsylvania state investigators can't force a defendant in a child pornography case to surrender the password to his encrypted computer because doing so would violate his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, the state's top court held Wednesday.
A Florida federal judge denied certification to a proposed class of Centra Tech investors for the second time in a suit over a fraudulent initial coin offering, saying Wednesday that the investors failed to justify allowing a do-over.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s recently announced interagency strike force targets bid-rigging and other antitrust crimes at every level of government, meaning individuals and companies involved in government procurement or grants should prepare for increased scrutiny and enhanced enforcement, say attorneys at Latham.
The U.S. Department of Justice's seven recent health care fraud takedowns reflect an overall shift in how this type of fraud works, from doctor-driven to doctor-enabled schemes, says Stephen Lee at Benesch.
In light of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's report last week that whistleblower payouts have declined, private equity firms — which face unique risks — should shore up policies to encourage internal reporting and discourage retaliation, say attorneys at Kirkland.
Although lateral partner hiring is the preferred method of inorganic growth among law firms, the traditional approach to vetting does not employ sufficient due diligence by the hiring firm, says Michael Ellenhorn at executive search firm Decipher Competitive Intelligence.
The U.S. Supreme Court effectively recognized the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's extraterritorial reach in denying certiorari in Scoville v. SEC. The move may foreshadow the high court's eventual ruling in Liu v. SEC, which will determine the regulator's authority to seek disgorgement, say Adam Schwartz and Russell Koonin at Homer Bonner.
A record $67.4 million settlement the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently negotiated with Tower Research Capital over alleged futures market spoofing offers commodities traders enforcement and compliance guidance, and reflects increasing coordination among regulators, say Charley Mills and Matt Kulkin at Steptoe & Johnson.
Recent federal appellate and district court rulings suggest that the predicted radical curtailing of Auer deference in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kisor v. Wilkie has not come to fruition, say Jeffrey Karp and Edward Mahaffey at Sullivan & Worcester.
An evolving view of the Fourth Amendment acknowledges that the detailed and sensitive nature of internet of things data — which is starting to find its way into courtroom evidence — requires strong privacy protections and a shift away from a blunt, either-or approach to third-party access, say Jennifer Huddleston and Anne Philpot of George Mason University.
In U.S. v. Hoskins, a Connecticut federal court last week convicted a foreigner who did not work for a U.S. company of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, presenting valuable lessons about the scope of FCPA liability and how to effectively withdraw from a bribery scheme, say Sunil Shenoi and Kim Nemirow at Kirkland.
As Texas and other states review their judicial election processes, they would be well served by taking guidance from Massachusetts' Governor’s Council system, which protects the judiciary from the hazards of campaigning, says Richard Baker of New England Intellectual Property.
As Medicare payments for genetic testing rise, recent federal indictments over related fraud schemes suggest that a crackdown is already underway, says Alexander Owens of Pietragallo Gordon.
In U.S. v. Usher, a Manhattan federal jury acquitted three British forex traders known as "the cartel" of antitrust allegations one year ago, but some common myths about the case, perpetuated by flashy headlines, still need to be debunked, say White & Case's Samuel Feldman and Mark Gidley, who represented one of the defendants.
Reading Jeffrey Rosen’s "Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law" is like eavesdropping on the author and his subject while they discuss how the restrained judicial minimalist became the fiery leader of the opposition, says Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown.
It’s common for inexperienced witnesses to become ensnared in their own responses during cross-examination, so they should be coached in advance on how to break down each question-and-answer scenario into three distinct phases, says Jeff Dougherty of Litigation IQ.
A federal bill that would criminalize international doping fraud conspiracies in sports would fill a necessary gap in U.S. enforcement policy, but it may take several more doping scandals before this type of legislation becomes reality, say Gavin Parrish and Miguel Salcedo of FTI Consulting.