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On February 29, 2012, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision to deny Frank Aidoo, the defendant, the benefit in sentencing espoused in 18 U.S.C. 3553(f). Commonly referred to as the “safety valve,” section 3553(f) allows a judge to

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It’s been reported that Stewart David Nozette, a former U.S. government scientist with NASA, has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted espionage for trying to sell classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli spy. The

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Congress enacted the principal money laundering statutes in 1986. 18 U.S.C. 1956 and 1957 criminalize financial and monetary transactions with proceeds of underlying criminal activity. These statutes make money laundering a crime in and of itself. Thus, not only can

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Federal prosecutors in the infamous Barefoot Bandit case say Colton Harris-Moore shouldn’t profit from his story. If you remember, Harris-Moore’s arrest stems from a spate of crimes in 2009 and 2010. He escaped from a federal detention center in Seattle

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If you are under investigation by the United States Attorneys Office there may be some options for you to avoid prosecution. Although many prosecutors take a hard line approach, there is some hope for a guarantee of no prosecution in

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