U.A.E Colonel Acquitted from Keeping an Unpaid Servant, but More is Still to Come

A United Arab Emirates Officer, Colonel Arif Mohamed Seed Mohamed Al-Ali, was acquitted this past Friday from charges of keeping an unpaid servant in his home. Elizabeth Cabitia Ballesteros accused Al-Ali of having her work long, unpaid hours cleaning, cooking and babysitting. In addition, she claim...
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Insider Trading Crackdown against Father and Son Duo

The newest “victims” of the government’s crackdown on insider trading: are father and son  H. Clayton Peterson, 65 and Drew Peterson, 35.  The pair from Denver pled guilty last week, each to one count of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Clayton Peterso...
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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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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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