Trial begins in $30 million Tax Fraud Scheme

The trial of two former accountants began last week in Tampa, Florida.  George B. Calvert and Gregory F. Guido, both Florida natives, are alleged to have masterminded an energy tax credit scheme that defrauded the Internal Revenue Service of more than $30 million. The case revolves around an IRS pr...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds – Mistrial declared on three counts of perjury

Jurors on Wednesday convicted Barry Bonds on one count of obstruction of justice, but a mistrial was declared on three counts of perjury after jurors reported that they could not reach agreement. The verdict shows jurors believed that Bonds lied when he testified to a grand jury in December 2003 tha...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Barry Bonds jury still in deliberations and expected to continue

The Jury in the Barry Bonds deliberations continued without verdict on Friday, as deliberations are expected to continue into next week.  Bonds is charged with one count of obstructing justice and three counts of making false statements, for refuting that he intentionally took steroids and human g...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Federal prosecutors respond to Roger Clemens request to throw out criminal indictment

In response to the request made by Roger Clemens a few weeks ago (see our previos blog post)  to throw out a criminal indictment accusing him of obstructing a congressional investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Federal prosecutors have returned to court to defend their indictm...
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NewsFlash: Timothy Durham, CEO of Nat’l Lampoon, arrested in alleged $200M ponzi scheme

Timothy Durham, 48, and CEO of National Lampoon, is accused in a federal grand jury indictment of defrauding investors through his loan company and using the money to support expensive homes and cars, a 100-foot yacht and travel on a personal jet. Read More...
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Criminal Law Update: Weapons possession law impermissibly discriminated against non-citizens

In People v. Bounasri, the  defendant, a citizen of Tunisia who was a lawful permanent resident of the United States, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree under a provision of New York Penal Law that criminalized only a non-United States citizen’s possession ...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Roger Clemens seeks to dismiss perjury case

Former star pitcher Roger Clemens has asked a federal judge to throw out a criminal indictment accusing him of obstructing a congressional investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. Attorneys for the seven-time Cy Young award winner claim the indictment is &#...
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Entertainment & Sports Update: Indictment Charges Against All Time Home Run King Barry Bonds Reduced from Eleven to Five

Last week, federal prosecutors reduced the number of felony charges pending against Barry Bonds from eleven to five.  The charges stem from allegations that Bonds lied to a grand jury in 2007 about his purported past steroid use.   Bonds has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has maintained ...
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