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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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Every federal criminal case requires defense counsel to review the investigation and evidence for constitutional violations. A substantial majority, if not all, of federal cases involve search warrants; thus, a thorough review of the requirements of the Fourth Amendment is

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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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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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The precedent following United States v. Flores-Montano makes clear that there is a well-established exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment at the United States’ border. 541 U.S. 149 (2004). As stated by former Chief Justice Rehnquist, “The

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On the heels of the contraband cigarette conspiracy arrests in Maryland last Wednesday, federal investigators in DC shortly thereafter launched a large scale arrest of members of an alleged drug conspiracy. Eleven have been arrested on federal charges stemming from

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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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