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The current version of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030 et. seq., contains seven, wide ranging substantive criminal offenses.  It also includes conspiracy and attempt to commit those seven offenses.  However, due to issues of federalism,  the

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On January 2, 2014, Gregg Pierleoni was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in White Plains, New York, for mail and wire fraud. The press release alleges that in his role as Chief Financial Officer, Pierleoni embezzled approximately $5.7

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Every year the Supreme Court issues a year-end report to address specific issues facing the federal judiciary. In line with last year’s report, the most pressing issue facing federal courts is the budget. Federal courts are constitutionally mandated to perform

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The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers and enforces the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  As part of its regulatory and enforcement functions BIS administers and maintains the Entity List (published at 31 C.F.R. Part 744,

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On Friday, December 20 an indictment charging three individuals with a conspiracy involving the Silk Road website was unsealed in the Southern District of New York. The indictment charges individuals in Virginia, Australia and Ireland for their alleged involvement in

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On Friday, December 20, 2013 the Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in New Mexico returned a nine-count indictment against a retired colonel and a sergeant in the Army National Guard.  The case is being prosecuted by

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On December 19, 2013 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced that Edgar Benitez Hernandez, also known as “Shadow,” 25, of the District of San Miguel, El Salvador, was extradited from El Salvador to the United States

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