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June 2011

Conspiracy is frequently charged in federal criminal cases. In the simplest terms possible, a conspiracy exists whenever two or more people agree to commit a criminal offense. Since most white collar crimes involve multiple actors, U.S. Attorney’s commonly utilize conspiracy

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Aiders and abettors, also known as accessories before-the-fact, are the very first provision of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. 2). The provision states that “whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels,

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Southern California Public Radio is reporting that a federal judge in Los Angeles is considering whether to allow the government to seize the trademarked name and logo of the Mongols motorcycle gang. The judge, Honorable Otis D. Wright II, told

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As was previously reported in the New York Times, the FBI’s new edition of its Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide will give agents more latitude to scrutinize the lives of people who attract their attention. As we discussed in the

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The New York Times has reported that the newest edition of the FBI’s manual, called the Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide, gives significant new powers to the bureau’s roughly 14,000 agents. Soon FBI agents will have more leeway to search

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into Goldman Sachs’ relationships with the Libyan Investment Authority. Back in 2007, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi attracted banks and securities firms when he launched the $40 billion fund. SEC officials are looking

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The chief rabbi of Congregation Sharee Zion in Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced on June 1, 2011 to two years of probation for operating an illegal money remitting business, after admitting he accepted bank checks in exchange for checks in lesser

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On Monday June 6, 2011 the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia confirmed for the first time that Councilmember Thomas, of Ward 5, is the focus of an ongoing criminal investigation. The potential allegations from this criminal investigation

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