Monthly Archives: July 2014

Size Matters? CalPERS CEO Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

If you don’t know what the California Public Employees Retirement System (“CalPERS”) is, you should. It is the second-largest public pension fund in the country. It is responsible for operating the pension benefit system and health care benefit system for … Continue reading

Posted in Bribery, Conspiracy, Obstruction, Public Corruption | 1 Comment

Where Are They Now? An Update on Past Posts

Every few weeks, I review the press releases for the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices across the country. In the blur of stories about drug busts and indictments for low-level health care fraud, sometimes a name sounds familiar. No, not because it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Conviction After Jury Trial, FCPA, Government contracting fraud, Insider Trading, Sentencing | Tagged | 2 Comments

White Collar Crime Resource Guide: Statute of Limitations

Some issues in white collar criminal defense arise over and over. I’ll periodically post Resource Guides to cover those issues. Feel free to suggest other Resource Guide topics in the comments. Click here for a printable version of this statute … Continue reading

Posted in Resource Guide, Uncategorized | 19 Comments

Nominate GrandJuryTarget for ABA Recognition

Greetings, readers The ABA is gathering information for its yearly round-up of the best legal blogs. This is the first year that is eligible, and I’d love to be included on the list. It may not be the road … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Roberts Is On the Side of Criminal Defendants? His Best Quote Yet

The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel. The Fifth Amendment establishes the grand jury. What happens when the right to counsel conflicts with the grand jury’s role? The grand jury wins. So says the United States Supreme Court in … Continue reading

Posted in Appeal, Criminal Forfeiture, Indictment | 1 Comment

These Defendants Are Asking For a Taint Team. Why?

When the government executes a search warrant in a white-collar case, it may seize documents that are protected by the attorney-client privilege. As I’ve posted before about this issue, the government will often assert that a “taint team” should review … Continue reading

Posted in Attorney client privilege, Search warrant | 2 Comments