White Collar

  • November 10, 2010

    Nadel Receiver Nets Settlements With 7 Defendants

    The receiver in Arthur Nadel's Scoop Management Ponzi scheme has reached settlements with several defendants as he seeks to recoup $71 million in alleged false profits on behalf of the scheme's victims.

  • November 10, 2010

    Ex-White Sox Exec, Scouts Indicted Over Kickbacks

    A former Chicago White Sox scouting executive and two former scouts for the baseball team in Latin America have been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly accepting $400,000 in kickbacks from prospective players.

  • November 10, 2010

    Jurors Flummoxed In Abramoff Cohort's Bribery Trial

    Jurors in the bribery trial of Jack Abramoff associate Kevin Ring reportedly alerted the judge overseeing the case Wednesday that they were having trouble reaching a verdict, a development that comes more than year after another jury in the case admitted unanimity was impossible and forced a mistrial.

  • November 10, 2010

    Madoff Judge Greenlights New Wave Of Investor Suits

    A judge has allowed a trustee to move forward with potentially thousands of new lawsuits seeking to recover assets from Bernard Madoff’s ex-customers in order to recoup funds for the notorious Ponzi schemer's bankruptcy estate.

  • November 10, 2010

    Feds Hit Back At Stryker Biotech's Dismissal Bids

    Prosecutors have ripped Stryker Biotech LLC and several of its current and former executives for trying to dismiss criminal allegations that they falsely marketed devices used in invasive bone surgeries.

  • November 10, 2010

    Ropes & Gray Snares White Collar Pro For DC Office

    Ropes & Gray LLP has snared its fourth lateral partner since October, this time hiring white collar attorney Alexandre Rene away from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP for its government enforcement practice group.

  • November 10, 2010

    Q&A With Baker & Daniels' J.P. Hanlon

    There is no affirmative defense that a corporation can invoke, such as those available in civil cases, to mitigate liability for violations of federal employment laws and exposure for punitive damages. This does not provide incentive to businesses to self-police, says J.P. Hanlon, a leader in Baker & Daniels LLP's white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and internal investigations practice gorup.

  • November 10, 2010

    South Bay Exec Defends Info Request In Kickback Case

    The chief executive of clothing distributor South Bay Apparel Inc. has renewed his bid for a more detailed accounting of the government’s case against him regarding an alleged $350 million kickback scheme with an Aeropostale Inc. executive.

  • November 10, 2010

    NASA Security Officer Charged With EBay Scheme

    A security officer for NASA has been charged with one count of wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to steal portable radios, monitors and projectors from the federal government and sell them on eBay.

  • November 10, 2010

    3 More Indicted In Display Tube Price-Fixing Probe

    A federal grand jury has indicted three South Korean former executives from a pair of companies, accusing them of taking part in an international conspiracy to fix prices on color display tubes used in computer monitors.

  • November 9, 2010

    6th Circ. Backs Federal Seizure Of $20M Diamond

    Family members of convicted money launderer Paul Monea have failed to convince a federal appeals court to reverse an order requiring Monea to forfeit a 43-carat diamond worth approximately $20 million to the federal government.

  • November 9, 2010

    Ex-GSK Atty Indicted For Obstructing Federal Probe

    A former GlaxoSmithKline PLC attorney has been indicted for obstructing justice and lying to federal investigators in their probe of whether the drugmaker illegally marketed its antidepressant Wellbutrin SR for weight-loss purposes.

  • November 9, 2010

    Ariz. Attorney, CPA Sentenced For Tax Evasion Plot

    An attorney and a certified public accountant from Mesa, Ariz., have been sentenced to prison for setting up fake offshore trusts to hide money from the Internal Revenue Service.

  • November 9, 2010

    Judge 'Disappointed' In SocGen Trade Secrets Attys

    A federal judge on Tuesday upbraided attorneys on both sides in the trial of a former Societe Generale SA trader accused of stealing the computer code to the bank's lucrative high-frequency trading program, criticizing the defense attorney's wide-ranging opening arguments and the government attorneys' failure to object.

  • November 9, 2010

    Computer Shop Owners Charged In $6M Fraud Scheme

    A New York state prosecutor has accused the owners of a computer service business of defrauding a jazz composer and oil heir by tricking him into spending at least $6 million for computer data security and personal protection.

  • November 9, 2010

    Ballard Spahr Launches San Diego Office

    Ballard Spahr LLP is opening a San Diego office that will focus on general civil litigation and white collar cases.

  • November 9, 2010

    Report On Excess Travel Costs Includes NJ Governor

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, previously a top prosecutor, was among five U.S. attorneys cited in a new U.S. Department of Justice report for routinely spending excessive funds on travel lodging between 2007 and 2009, a Christie spokesman told Law360 Tuesday.

  • November 9, 2010

    Tesoro Explosion Subject Of EPA Criminal Probe

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Criminal Enforcement has launched an investigation into a Tesoro Corp. refinery in Washington state where an April 2 explosion killed seven workers and resulted in a $2.39 million fine.

  • November 9, 2010

    Feds Get 2nd Guilty Plea In $17M W Financial Fraud

    A second executive of Houston-based W Financial Group LLC has pled guilty to defrauding investors who bought more than $17 million worth of securities from the firm by misrepresenting the company's history and the safety of putting money in the debt obligations.

  • November 9, 2010

    Fla. Contractor Pleads Guilty To Iraq Bribery Scheme

    A co-founder of Global Procurement Inc. pled guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a plot involving a U.S. Navy officer and bribes to win military contracts to renovate dining facilities in Iraq.