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March 2, 2021
The Problem of “Parallel Construction” in Criminal Investigations

“In wartime, truth is so precious that it must always be attended with a bodyguard of lies.” - Winston Churchill “Parallel construction” is a law enforcement technique where a law enforcement official who wishes to keep an investigative activity hidden will take the results of the investigation and “reinvestigate” the case using other methods to […]

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February 23, 2021
Prosecutorial Misconduct: Ongoing Violations of the Prosecution’s Obligation to Disclose Exculpatory Information

On February 17th, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York released yet another scathing order concerning the government’s misconduct in the case of United States v. Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad.  This order follows several similar orders over the last year involving not only […]

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February 4, 2021
The Biden Administration And the Loss of Due Process For Male College Students Accused of Sexual Assault and Harrassment

New Administrations mean new policies, and President Biden’s policy toward college sexual assault allegations suggests a return to Obama era policies on the prosecution of male college and university students accused of sexual assault on campus.  If anything, the policy statements suggest that the relatively few rights extended by colleges and universities under the Obama […]

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February 1, 2021
The Story of Robinhood and the Sheriff of Wall Street

As the GameStop battle between the Reddit community, r/WallStreetBets, and hedge funds continues, a new player has inserted itself into the game and attracted a lot of attention—Robinhood Markets, Inc. (“Robinhood”).  My previous blog post gives an in-depth discussion about GameStop and how the current short squeeze developed.   This post focuses upon Robinhood and its […]

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January 28, 2021
GameStop: What a “Meme Stock” Teaches us about Market Manipulation

“[GameStop] is about more than just money, [GameStop] is about sending a message”, writes one user on the popular online messaging board Reddit. In recent weeks, the video game and electronic retailer GameStop has become the battleground for a stock trading war between retail investors and powerful hedge funds. To understand how this conflict ensued […]

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January 15, 2021
The Government Corruption Defense in International Narco-trafficking Cases

International narcotics trafficking organizations are large, complex organizations, and investigations into organizations frequently involve multi-agency task forces involving law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and the country in which the agency is based.  This means that U.S. law enforcement agencies are frequently working hand-in-hand with the law enforcement agencies of other countries where the rule […]

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January 4, 2021
Responding to False Allegations of Sexual Assault or Harassment at Work or in the Office

It happens with incredible frequency.  A co-worker accuses another worker, a manager or maybe even the owner of a company of sexual harassment or sexual assault.  The matter is reported to HR, and if there is an allegation of unwanted touching or any physical contact, the police are called.  Because of political pressure generated by […]

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December 29, 2020
Six Potentially Successful Defenses to Child Pornography Charges

Child pornography charges are among the most serious state or federal charges that anyone can face.  The federal child pornography statute, 18 U.S.C. 2252 carries a maximum punishment of up to 20 years in prison, and, in many cases, a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.  These harsh sentences are frequently applied even […]

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December 29, 2020
Suppressing or Excluding Evidence Obtained by Wiretap

At a time of increased government surveillance, prosecutors at both the state and federal level are making ever greater use of evidence obtained from wiretapping.  Wiretaps, electronically intercepted communications, used to be reserved for the most dangerous organized crime groups like the Italian Mafia or international drug cartels or arms traffickers.  More recently, evidence from […]

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December 1, 2020
Six Potential Issues with Federal Criminal Cases

If you face federal charges, you need to be in the hands of the best Washington DC federal criminal attorney available. An experienced federal criminal attorney is able to take decisive actions to help you avoid the charges against you rather than face the possibility of conviction in a federal courtroom. By making sure you […]

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