Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Brady Win for a Defendant–Finally (and Some Tips to Get Brady Material)

The conviction and sentence of a man in California were recently vacated when it was discovered that the government had improperly withheld exculpatory material from his defense team at trial. We read a lot of stories about the failures of Brady … Continue reading

Posted in Conspiracy, Discovery/Brady, Reversal | 1 Comment

Free Speech Wins: Overbroad Massey Mine Gag Order Lifted

I have been writing about the stupendously overbroad gag order imposed sua sponte by the judge in the criminal trial of Donald Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Mine. Judge Irene Berger imposed it, several media organizations intervened to challenge it, … Continue reading

Posted in First Amendment | Tagged | 2 Comments

A Cautionary Tale: Make Sure Your Investigator Follows The Law

In a white-collar case, the prosecutors have the FBI on their side. A private lawyer can’t call on armed agents to investigate a case. Hiring a good private investigator, then, can make all the difference. A skillful and diligent investigator … Continue reading

Posted in Computer fraud, Ethics | Leave a comment

First-Ever Case Against Chief Compliance Officer For Failure To Implement Anti-Money Laundering Program at MoneyGram

A Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) ensures that the Board of Directors, management and employees comply with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies and the company’s own policies and procedures. What happens, then, when the CCO is personally accused of … Continue reading

Posted in civil case, Compliance, Money Laundering | Tagged , | 5 Comments