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On Friday, January 17, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced that Neil S. Rodgers, a former District of Columbia government official, was indicted on federal charges stemming from his role in channeling $110,000 in youth and

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Acknowledging the rising costs of incarceration and the overcapacity of prisons, the U.S. Sentencing Commission announced on January 9, 2014 that it is seeking comment on proposed amendments to the Guidelines that would reduce drug trafficking sentences. The proposal reduces

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Section 1030(a)(1) proscribes that “[w]hoever having knowingly accessed a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, and by means of such conduct having obtained information  that has been determined by the United States Government pursuant to an Executive order or

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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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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland issued a press release on December 11, 2013 notifying the public that a grand jury has indicted 11 individuals on charges related to a conspiracy to traffic over $6.6 million in

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Recently, the issue of whether continuing payments resulting from a criminal conspiracy toll the statute of limitations has come up. It has been argued by the government in recent cases that interest payments resulting from criminal conduct could constitute overt

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