Monthly Archives: October 2016

Control—Having It and Losing It

I work with a lot of corporate executives who are being investigated by the government. They are folks who are used to being in control. They lead divisions or units or entire companies. They lead a government agency. They handle … Continue reading

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Prosecutorial Misconduct in the Grand Jury But No Dismissal of Charges, Says Ninth Circuit

Prosecutors who engage in misconduct are rarely subjected to ethics charges. In a recent case out of the Ninth Circuit, the prosecutor engaged in wrongdoing, the court suggests that he should be referred to the bar, yet there is no … Continue reading

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Only in Texas: Civil Securities Fraud Claims Dismissed but Criminal Charges Head to Trial

Warren “Ken” Paxton, Jr. is the attorney general of Texas. He’s had some ups and downs this week, to be sure. On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Eastern District of Texas dismissed all of the securities charges filed by the … Continue reading

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The Coolest Investigation – Is a Failed Kickstarter Campaign a Crime?

About two years ago, I saw a video on Facebook about a Kickstarter campaign for the Coolest cooler. I thought it was a joke. It was a cooler with a blender and a Bluetooth speaker, plus giant wheels, built in … Continue reading

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