Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Opening Statement for this Prosecution Writes Itself: The Indictment of Massey Energy CEO

As a general rule, the government does not indict CEOs of big companies. No one really wants to say that out loud—at least on the government’s side of the aisle—but it’s true. It is usually difficult for the government to … Continue reading

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A Trial Victory in a Federal White-Collar Case!

It’s a dreary Monday morning in D.C., but I saw this article on Law360 (subscription required, sorry) that brought a little cheer to the day. Last Thursday, a jury in Fort Myers, Florida, acquitted the former division president of Health … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With . . . the FDIC? A “Real Housewife” and Bank Executives Find Out the Hard Way

You may think of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) as the friendly folks who insure your money at the bank. Or you may think of the FDIC as the regulator that deals with failed banks. You probably do not … Continue reading

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The First-Ever Prosecution for “Spoofing”

Definition: Spoof Noun a mocking imitation of someone or something, usually light and good-humored; lampoon or parody; 2. a hoax; prank. Verb to mock (something or someone) lightly and good-humoredly; kid; 4. to fool by a hoax; play a trick … Continue reading

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