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December 1, 2020
What Distinguishes Federal Criminal Cases from State Prosecutions?

Criminal cases in federal and state courts are both governed by the United States Constitution. However, there are substantial differences between the litigation of federal criminal cases and state-level cases. Federal criminal cases such as securities and investment fraud and cases pertaining to white collar crime require a thorough understanding of the distinct differences in […]

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November 19, 2020
The End of the Trump Administration: Investigations and Non Disclosure Agreements

The End of the Trump Administration: Government Investigations and Nondisclosure Agreements I. Introduction Anyone paying attention to any media coverage over the past three years has seen the use of Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs) by the Trump Administration used as a means to attempt to control government employees who either work with or come in contact […]

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November 6, 2020
The Allure of the Civil RICO Case

There are normal business disputes where one side or the other fails to live up to its contractual obligation and a law suit ensures to determine the precise meaning of the contract, the responsibilities of the parties and the amount of damages, if any, to be paid.  There is another category of business disputes where […]

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November 2, 2020
How to Find the Right International Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing any type of international criminal charges, it is essential to find a defense attorney with experience handling international criminal cases. The United States has many Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties that allow the U.S. Department of Justice to request assistance from the prosecution authorities in other countries. Defense counsel can cooperate with […]

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October 29, 2020
Self-Defense Against Persistent Oppression

The Case of the Kosovo Liberation Army Blerina Jasari In the summer of 1942, more than a quarter of a million Jews were deported from the Warsaw Ghetto to “resettle to the East”.  Under the code name “Grossaktion Warschau”, the Nazis terrorized people in daily roundups, and forced them to march through the ghetto and […]

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October 19, 2020
Infallibility as the backbone of Forensic Computer Investigations: the Case of Federation v. Kirk

Imagine: you are asleep in your bed next to your spouse.  It is just after 5:00 a.m., not that you would know because typically at 5:00 a.m. you are still asleep.  On this particular morning, however, you awaken to the sound of a team of SWAT officers who have broken down your front door and […]

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October 8, 2020
“I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse”: Understanding Duress as a Defense In the Age of Organized Crime

In the movie, The Godfather, Marlon Brando, playing Don Vito Corleone, seeks to “persuade” a Hollywood director to caste his godson in a role as a singer in an upcoming film by making his “. . .an offer he can’t refuse”.  The line is uttered in a quiet, understated manner without a hint of malice […]

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October 3, 2020
Understanding COVID-19 Fraud and how to Prepare for Government Investigations

The United States and much of the World have been staggered by the global COVID-19 Pandemic.  This disease caught medical professionals, public health officials and public policy makers off guard, infecting millions of Americans and killing hundreds of thousands.  As the government frequently does when faced with an unanticipated catastrophe, it opened the flood gates […]

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September 26, 2020
“Greed is good”, or is it? COVID-19 and the Government Bailout

In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas makes the famous statement “Greed is good” as a means of explaining why the desire to accumulate wealth helps fuel societal wealth.  Whether the statement is actually true or not is a matter to be debated among economic theorists and theologians.  It is clear, however, that greed is […]

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There are many criminal defense attorneys providing legal counsel throughout the Washington, DC area. However, very few of them have the professional experience and legal acumen to handle criminal defense on an international scale.
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Mail and wire fraud are two of the most frequently prosecuted crimes in the US. Both of these crimes are federal felony offenses
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Cyber crime is a relatively new and rapidly growing area of law. Too many people, and too many lawyers, think that cyber crimes are just like any other crimes.
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