Monthly Archives: February 2017

OIG Investigations – Why Lawyers and Clients Should Both Worry

On first glance, investigations by a federal agency’s Office of Inspector General, or OIG, may seem like no big deal. An inspector general has no criminal authority. He can’t charge you with a crime or throw you in jail. He … Continue reading

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Why Won’t the Witness Talk to Me?

When I’m representing a white-collar criminal defendant pre-indictment, one of my key tasks is to try to contact potential witnesses. But when? The timing is a tightrope. Contact a witness before you know anything about the case and your risk … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now? The First-Ever Case Against a Compliance Officer over Failure to Implement Anti-Money Laundering Program

Nearly two years ago, I wrote about the government’s civil complaint filed against the former Chief Compliance Officer of MoneyGram. The defendant in that case is still fighting and the case appears headed for trial. As a quick reminder of … Continue reading

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