Category Archives: Criminal Investigation

Did the Founding Fathers Think the Fourth Amendment Would Protect our iPhones?

Our mobile devices increasingly hold the details of our lives. Our phones hold the names and contact information of our friends, family and colleagues. They maintain our calendars and plans. They track our internet activity and preferences, store passwords and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Feds Indict Biofuel Executives For a $100 Million Fraud

The government loves to encourage us to be “green.” Drive a Prius and get a tax credit. Put solar panels on your house and get a tax credit. Heck, buy the right kind of heat pump for your house and … Continue reading

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Corporate Kickback Charges That Involve Private Jets, A “Gentleman’s Club” and Marketing for Pharmaceutical Companies

Michael Mitrow, Jr. and his brother Matthew Mitrow were recently charged in a superseding indictment for a corporate kickback scheme in the Southern District of New York. The Brothers Mitrow were executives of an unnamed marketing agency. According to the … Continue reading

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In Tax Fraud Case Against Investment Company Executives, Are the Clients the Next Targets?

Two Tampa businessmen, Duane Crithfield and Stephen Donaldson, Sr., were indicted for conspiracy to commit tax fraud, based on an allegedly fraudulent tax strategy for affluent clients. The defendants have not yet entered pleas. Are the “affluent clients” the next … Continue reading

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There’s At Least One Company Out There With the, um, Guts To Stand Up To The Government

The government’s insider-trading investigation into SAC Capital Advisors, a Connecticut-based hedge fund that manages in excess of $15 billion, has been the subject of many press articles. But since neither the company, nor its leader Steven A. Cohen, has been … Continue reading

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Quick Cases: Insider Trading

This is the first of what will be recurring posts that offer quick summaries of similar cases. Think of them as the Kay and Peele version of my blog posts, though not nearly as funny and always safe for work. … Continue reading

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“WE CAN NOT LOOSE [sic] THIS PROJECT!” Three Former Power Company Execs Charged in Indonesian FCPA Case

The number of former executives of a French power and engineering company indicted for FCPA violations is up to three. William Pomponi and Frederic Pierucci recently joined David Rothschild as defendants based on their supposed involvement in a scheme to … Continue reading

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How (Not) To Turn $10 T-Shirts Turn Into $350 Million Fraud

You may think of the teen clothing company Aéropostale as a cheaper alternative to Abercrombie to buy t-shirts for your fourteen year old, but it turns out that the company was also the focus of a $350 million fraud scheme.  … Continue reading

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