A University of Arizona basketball coach was again mentioned in a federal corruption probe when secretly recorded conversations of a defendant discussing an alleged plan to make illicit payments to a top recruit were played for a New York federal jury Wednesday.
An attorney for the former chief financial officer of a Platinum Partners fund told a New York federal jury his client did not defraud investors, saying they were told of the liquidity problems that led to the downfall of the now defunct $1 billion hedge fund manager.
The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin pled guilty in Boston federal court Wednesday to accepting bribes to pass off a student as a tennis recruit, including taking $60,000 in cash from the man behind the so-called "Varsity Blues" college admissions scheme.
A former U.S. Department of Defense program office director accused of cheating the government out of millions of dollars in a scheme to misuse a small business contracting program has asked a New Mexico federal court to drop the case as sanction for the government's refusal to produce key files.
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case arguing that a man’s conviction for attempted assault and possession of a controlled substance should be tossed because the trial court judge allowed his wife to sit on the jury.
Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein ducked a modeling agency’s lawsuit Wednesday when a Florida appeals court ruled the business had failed to properly serve him with the complaint at his primary residence on a private island in the Caribbean.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker denied wrongdoing on Wednesday amid reports he was under federal investigation over allegations he allowed a Chicago mansion he owns to fall into disrepair to claim property tax breaks.
The former Standard & Poor's analyst who blames his mom for telling friends about a secret 2016 merger can't call another mom to testify at his insider trading trial, U.S. District Judge S. Rakoff ruled Wednesday.
The former mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, was slapped with an eight-year federal prison sentence on Wednesday following his conviction last year on charges that he accepted campaign contributions from contractors in exchange for promises of work with the city.
One of the five former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives on trial for conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe an opioid spray to patients who did not need it is asking the court to let her await her verdict from home as the jury enters its 11th day of deliberation.
A Pennsylvania federal jury has convicted a biofuels company and its former owners of defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by lying about how much biodiesel they were creating to claim millions of dollars in renewable energy tax credits.
A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday cut five months from the original 18-month sentence imposed on a onetime appointee of ex-Gov. Chris Christie for a plot to orchestrate a traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge, five months after the Third Circuit scaled back the convictions of the former aide and a co-defendant.
Prosecutors pushed back Tuesday against a powerful Philadelphia union leader’s argument that a bribery case against him is unwarranted, saying that putting a city council member on the union payroll in exchange for exerting government influence in the union’s favor amounts to a bribe.
A day trader accused of receiving inside information from a former UBS Group AG compliance officer frequently spent thousands of pounds on nights out at Tramp, a private members club in London’s smart Mayfair district, a London jury heard Wednesday.
A handful of advocacy groups have thrown their support behind a controversial new law meant to crack down on sex trafficking online, telling the D.C. Circuit there's no reason to fear the broadened protections will censor sex health and safety education.
An aluminum manufacturing company resolved a federal criminal case by agreeing to pay a $46 million penalty and admitting it faked quality tests on metal products used in NASA rockets and Pentagon missiles, according to filings made Tuesday in Virginia federal court.
A former financial adviser turned agent for federal investigators testified Tuesday in the New York federal trial of two men charged with funneling bribes to college basketball coaches that he had paid thousands of dollars to college football players, a bombshell admission that hints at wider corruption in college sports.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s first felony charges accusing a drug distributor of fueling the opioid crisis involve familiar allegations of reckless painkiller sales that until now have been punished with civil penalties. But the accusations are also backed up by direct accounts of C-suite complicity, one of several factors that likely tipped the case into criminal waters.
A New York federal jury on Tuesday heard opening arguments in the long-awaited fraud trial of former Platinum Partners executives accused of conning the now defunct $1 billion hedge fund's investors, with a prosecutor saying the case boils down to "deception and greed."
A new Utah law that forces police to obtain a warrant before they can gain access to any person's electronic data could have implications far beyond law enforcement, including for how employers and big tech companies respond to police demands for data.
The continued sprawl of False Claims Act cases warrants scrutiny of one of the statute's lesser understood characteristics — one set of facts can lead to concurrent or successive proceedings initiated by a combination of criminal, civil or administrative authorities, as well as private plaintiffs, say attorneys at DLA Piper.
The U.S. Department of Justice's about-face on Affordable Care Act constitutionality may discourage potential whistleblowers from coming forward unless the DOJ clarifies its plans to enforce the False Claims Act, says Cleveland Lawrence III of Mehri & Skalet.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Recently unsealed indictments from the U.S. Department of Justice make clear that telemedicine will continue to be an enforcement focus at a time when telemedicine is expanding, and should remind providers to focus on compliance obligations, say Edgar Bueno and Matthew Wilmot of Morris Manning.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Wadler v. Bio-Rad falls within a larger pattern of federal courts interpreting whistleblower protection statutes narrowly — especially when employees raise allegations about international business and potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations abroad, say Daniel Wendt and Amelia Hairston-Porter of Miller & Chevalier.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
Recent enforcement actions and agency guidance illustrate how the federal government sets expectations for corporate compliance internal controls, even when no formal regulations have been issued. But companies must know where to find the relevant information, says Jo Ritcey-Donohue of JRD Law.
As constructing global frameworks for patient support compliance becomes increasingly important, health care companies should make sure to clearly mandate a proper purpose, protect patient data, and plan for the training and monitoring of third parties, say attorneys at Paul Hastings in the final part of this article.