Monthly Archives: May 2013

Quick Cases: Environmental Prosecutions

This is one of this blog’s recurring posts that offer quick summaries of similar cases. Think of them as the Kay and Peele version of my blog posts, though not nearly as funny and always safe for work. According to … Continue reading

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Helpful Tip of the Day: If You Work at a Bank, Don’t Send Your Friend a Copy of the Bank’s Grand Jury Subpoena

Karen Galo may have been trying to help out a friend, but now she faces five years in prison. In early 2008, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida opened a grand jury investigation into mortgage fraud … Continue reading

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A Poll: Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Fifth Amendment Rights?

As many of you know, Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS division on tax-exempt organizations, testified before Congress this week. However, the media coverage has not focused on what she said as much as what she ended up not … Continue reading

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You Say “Committee,” I Say “Subcommittee”: District Court Calls Off Obstruction Charge Against BP Executive

On May 20, 2013, Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed the obstruction charge in the indictment against David Rainey, a former vice president at BP involved in the Deepwater Horizon spill. The 44-page decision dismissed the … Continue reading

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There’s At Least One Company Out There With the, um, Guts To Stand Up To The Government

The government’s insider-trading investigation into SAC Capital Advisors, a Connecticut-based hedge fund that manages in excess of $15 billion, has been the subject of many press articles. But since neither the company, nor its leader Steven A. Cohen, has been … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Prison Sentence From 1 Day To 70 Months

This post is not about a corporate executive (though it’s arguably white collar in nature).  But it’s a gorgeous Friday afternoon in DC and I just filed a Third Circuit brief, so I think a lighter subject is in order. … Continue reading

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Newsflash! DOJ Says It Wants To Prosecute Corporate Executives But It Is Ok Not To Prosecute Companies

Two recent appearances by high-ranking Department of Justice officials make clear that the target on corporate executives’ backs isn’t going away any time soon.  On May 3, 2013, the Criminal Division’s Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman offered remarks at … Continue reading

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Quick Cases: Insider Trading

This is the first of what will be recurring posts that offer quick summaries of similar cases. Think of them as the Kay and Peele version of my blog posts, though not nearly as funny and always safe for work. … Continue reading

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“WE CAN NOT LOOSE [sic] THIS PROJECT!” Three Former Power Company Execs Charged in Indonesian FCPA Case

The number of former executives of a French power and engineering company indicted for FCPA violations is up to three. William Pomponi and Frederic Pierucci recently joined David Rothschild as defendants based on their supposed involvement in a scheme to … Continue reading

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WPO + Forum 91 + Florida Keys = Insider Trading Claims Against Former Office Depot President

A former corporate executive was recently sued by the SEC for insider trading based on information he learned during meetings of the World Presidents’ Organization (“WPO”).  Mark Begelman, who lives in Florida, is no stranger to corporate governance.  Begelman was … Continue reading

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