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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 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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On December 11, 2013, the Department of Justice issued a press release regarding a $32 million dollar penalty imposed against the German engineering firm Bilfinger SE for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The monetary penalty is the latest

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Patrick Brightwell, a resident of Georgia, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on November 15, 2013. The indictment was unsealed December 5, 2013. According to the press release, Brightwell was a U.S. Government contractor

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On November 20, 2013, several Maryland fishermen and one company were indicted by a federal grand jury in Baltimore for illegally harvesting and selling striped bass. While environmental crimes are not always at the forefront of federal criminal activity, the

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