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Bankruptcy costs properly considered “actual losses” because “foreseeable” for purposes of federal sentencing guidelines in wire fraud case; Petitioner loses §2255 motion. United States v. Lagos, 25 F.4th 329 (5th Cir. 2022)
May 19, 2022
Heavy, heavy sentences in a white-collar RICO case; Dentists Behaving Badly; United States v. Hills, Nos. 19-3372, 2022 WL 619928 (6th Cir. Mar. 3. 2022)
May 9, 2022
The Government Prosecutes Tricare Fraud and Court Not Pleased White-Collar Defendant Treated Leniently, Remanded for Resentencing (Yikes!); United States v. Howard, 28 F.4th 180 (11th Cir. 2022)
April 28, 2022
United States v. Duldulao, Case No. 20-13973 (11th Circuit Court of Appeals, filed December 21, 2021) Court allows expert witness with reliability and “candor” issues to testify to ultimate issue in dispute; sufficiency of the evidence challenges denied.
April 10, 2022
On the Importance of Being Super Cautious When Attempting to Get a Downward Departure from the Fed’s, Mesa v. United States, 2021 WL 5501491 (11th Cir. filed 11/24/21)
March 21, 2022
United States v. Precias K Freeman, No. 19-4104 (filed January 25, 2022): Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals En Banc Finds it Unnecessary to Send Counsel Ineffectiveness Claim to 2255; Relief Granted Based on Existing Record.
February 21, 2022
When Can a Buyer-Seller Relationship Result in Criminal Liability? U.S. v. Bondars, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Filed January 10, 2020
February 24, 2020
26 U. S. C. §7212(a) Obstruction of the IRS and the “Nexus” Requirement: Marinello v. United States, US Supreme Court, Filed March 21, 2018
October 28, 2019
What Happens if I Don’t Pay Restitution in Federal Court?
August 19, 2019
What is Hobbs Act Extortion?
May 21, 2019