White Collar

  • September 20, 2010

    Despite Bluster, New Bribery Bill Lacks Punch: Attys

    A bill the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed that would ban companies convicted of bribing foreign officials from contracting with the federal government will have little impact, attorneys say, because most Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations are resolved in a manner that would not trigger the sanctions outlined in the proposed law.

  • September 20, 2010

    Calif. Hospital Settles Medicare Fraud Suit For $2M

    A Southern California medical center has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a False Claims Act qui tam case accusing the hospital of committing Medicare fraud.

  • September 20, 2010

    DOJ Drops Plan For New Case Management System

    The U.S. Department of Justice has pulled the plug on a new case management system that would have allowed its Civil, Criminal, Antitrust, Environmental and other divisions to share case information, but required another $193 million in funds, President Barack Obama's information chief revealed Monday.

  • September 20, 2010

    3 More Sentenced For Roles In Tax Scam

    A federal judge has sentenced three people to time behind bars for their alleged roles in a scheme to sell sham programs that purported to help purchasers avoid paying taxes and duck credit card debt.

  • September 20, 2010

    Q&A With Skadden's David Zornow

    Misconduct by prosecutors is as pernicious a development in the criminal justice system as I can imagine, says David M. Zornow, leader of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP's white collar crime group.

  • September 20, 2010

    Jailed GM Fraudster Agrees To CFTC Trading Ban

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday settled claims against a former General Motors Corp. executive who pled guilty in November to defrauding the auto giant out of $6.5 million in a bulk metals kickback scheme.

  • September 20, 2010

    Winston & Strawn Nabs Ex-DOJ Atty, High Court Clerk

    A former deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice who has expertise in government contracts, fraud and appellate law will join Winston & Strawn LLP as a partner in its Washington office, the firm said Monday.

  • September 20, 2010

    Man Pleads Guilty To Bilking $1M From Wilson Sonsini

    The president of San Francisco printing company Attorneys Printing Supply has admitted to fraudulently billing Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC more than $1 million for office supplies.

  • September 20, 2010

    Nexus Owner Gets 16-Month Sentence In Bribery Case

    Nexus Technologies Inc. President Nam Nguyen, who pled guilty in March to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by engaging in a bribery scheme aimed at winning lucrative contracts with Vietnamese government agencies, has been hit with a 16-month prison term, well short of what prosecutors recommended.

  • September 20, 2010

    Defense Bar Gains Ground In Money Laundering Battle

    Two recent decisions handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit could give defense counsel a powerful new weapon against prosecutors trying to pursue money laundering charges in white collar cases, experts say.

  • September 17, 2010

    Lancer Fraudster Denied Bond For Financial Woes

    The U.S. government is opposing The Lancer Group insider Martin Garvey's request to recover a $25,000 bond keeping him out of jail, saying the alleged fraudster has misbehaved — including getting busted for driving while intoxicated — and should not be trusted with the money.

  • September 17, 2010

    Ohio Auditor's Son To Join Father In Jail Over Bribery

    The son of a former Ohio county auditor who pled guilty to extensive bribery charges as part of a massive corruption probe has accepted a plea agreement for his own role in the alleged scheme.

  • September 17, 2010

    Ex-MoFo IP Partner Pleads Not Guilty In Fraud Case

    A former intellectual property partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP and his wife have pled not guilty to allegations that they stole nearly $400,000 from the San Francisco school district and private insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, to pay for the care of their autistic son.

  • September 17, 2010

    UBS Tax Dodger Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

    A federal judge on Friday gave a one-year prison sentence to Federico Hernandez, a former investment manager who used Swiss bank accounts held at UBS AG to hide $8.8 million from the tax man.

  • September 17, 2010

    Md. State Sen. Pleads Not Guilty In Corruption Case

    Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie pled not guilty Friday to allegations that he took about $250,000 in bribes from a subsidiary of Supervalu Inc. in exchange for favors, including trying to secure public funds for a project to reduce the company's costs in opening a grocery store.

  • September 17, 2010

    Obama Taps Drinker Biddle Counsel For US Atty Post

    President Barack Obama has nominated former three-term Delaware attorney general and current Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP of counsel Charles Oberly to serve as U.S. attorney in Delaware.

  • September 16, 2010

    Ex-Armor Holdings Exec Cops To $4M Kickback Scheme

    A former Armor Holdings Inc. executive has reportedly pled guilty to bribing United Nations and foreign government officials to secure lucrative body armor contracts.

  • September 16, 2010

    Ex-Lobbyist To Plead Guilty To Illegal Contributions

    Paul J. Magliocchetti, founder of lobbying firm PMA Group Inc., has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Justice in a probe of congressional campaign donations that led to hundreds of millions of dollars going to no-bid defense contracts.

  • September 16, 2010

    Ex-Mercury CFO Pleads Guilty In Backdating Scheme

    Mercury Interactive Corp.'s former chief financial officer has pled guilty to tax evasion in relation to a stock options backdating scandal that caused the company to shell out $117.5 million to placate angry shareholders.

  • September 16, 2010

    Ex-Auditor Snared In Ohio Corruption Probe Cops Plea

    Frank P. Russo, whom federal prosecutors accuses of participating in numerous bribery schemes during his tenure as Cuyahoga County auditor, entered a guilty plea Thursday, marking the latest fallout from a public corruption probe that has led to the indictments of an Ohio county commissioner and two judges.