• The 220 Pound Coin Heist

    Written by: February 1, 2019
    Under:  Uncategorized

    Everyone loves a good heist story. Films like Ocean’s Eleven, the Usual Suspects, Snatch and the Italian Job are riveting, full of action and – well, fake, right? Except, sometimes a group of people plan a major theft and get away with it.  One group in Germany did just that! Well… until they got caught. […]

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  • Crazy crimes of 2018

    Written by: January 3, 2019
    Under:  Blog

    It’s a new year, and it’s always time to reflect. Let’s take some time to reflect on the craziest, most insane crimes – or just weird acts – committed last year. Killer Klaus Remember the movie “Office Space” where fed-up, burnt-out workers took out their rage on a copy machine? Well, one guy in Germany […]

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  • Louisiana’s Non-Unanimous Jury

    Written by: December 25, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    This week, in Louisiana, a ballot measure would change the Louisiana constitution when it comes to criminal convictions. Currently, Louisiana is one of two states that does not require a unanimous jury to convict a defendant. Only ten of twelve jurors are required to be in agreement to return a guilty verdict. The law was […]

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  • Border Patrol Prosecution

    Written by: December 5, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    Perhaps you’ve seen the headlines and photos of the caravan of families from Central America headed to the U.S. with plans to seek asylum. The border has since become heavily guarded by both the National Guard and a contingency of border patrol and protection officers. The current administration has made statements that any projectiles thrown […]

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  • NCAA Pay

    Written by: October 25, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    The world of sports has had its fair share of criminal legal troubles, from murders and domestic abuse up to tax evasion and fraud. But recently, two former Adidas employees and a wannabe sports agent were found guilty in a Manhattan federal court for their role in a fraudulent scheme to recruit college basketball players. […]

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  • NY Crypto Crime

    Written by: September 25, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency – all of this sounds like jargon in a sci-fi movie. But it’s actually a new form of banking, combining money with the internet. It also happens to be a new frontier for criminal enterprise. What is Cryptocurrency? It was actually an accidental invention which resulted in a decentralized, digital cash system. […]

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  • Art Crime

    Written by: September 1, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    White collar crime comes in many forms. Many times, people think of white-collar crimes as securities fraud or tax evasion. But white collar crimes happen outside the purview of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the IRS, such as in the art world. Bac in 2016, a New York art dealer, Nancy Wiener, was arrested […]

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  • Dozier Execution Problems

    Written by: August 2, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    The death penalty is one of the more controversial issues facing the United States today. In states where execution is legal, the government has increasingly used lethal injection as the preferred method, although that has become more difficult in recent years. Pharmaceutical companies across the country are objecting to their drugs being used in this […]

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  • What is Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Written by: May 2, 2018
    Under:  Blog

    With the recent FBI raids on President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the President has gone off on a bit of a Twitter tirade, at one point asserting that “attorney-client privilege is dead!” Yet, his tweet demonstrates that he does not appear to understand the full scope of what this privilege covers. And if the […]

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  • Utah Man Arrested And Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Commodities Fraud

    Written by: May 6, 2016
    Under:  Blog

    Utah Man Arrested And Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Commodities Fraud  Who: Scott A. Beatty, owner of two investment companies, Peak Capital Management Group and Peak Capital Group (the “investment companies”), the Defendant. What: Beatty was charged by the Southern District of New York federal court with 1 count of commodities fraud (carrying a […]

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