• Schlitterbahn Water Park- who should be charged with murder?

    Written by: May 2, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    White collar crime is usually something that you associate with securities fraud or tax evasion. But lately, the United States has started holding companies and their executives accountable for their actions which have resulted in harm to others, including environmental damage, personal injury and financial ruin. The latest case dealing with criminal liability in a […]

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  • Got arrested in NY- what happens now?

    Written by: April 29, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    Some of the biggest worries potential clients have for criminal defense lawyers is what happens next. The criminal justice system can be confusing for those unfamiliar with its landscape. Many individuals base their knowledge on what they see on T.V. or in films. This article will provide a general overview of what to expect once […]

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  • The Blotter 4.26.17

    Written by: April 26, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    Welcome to the next edition of the Blotter, where we take a look at some of the weirdest and dumbest crimes that have occurred lately around the world. First up, we travel to Arizona. Alberto Saavedra Lopez worked for Bank of America, where he was then accused of stealing over $5,000.00 from the bank within […]

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  • Hearing Aid Scam

    Written by: April 20, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    Healthcare fraud takes many forms – often with attempts to defraud the government or insurance entities by filing false claims. The government (and as a result, the taxpayers) are clearly victimized – but what about the patients who are the unwitting pawns in such a scheme? Recently, a father-son team was convicted for their role […]

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  • Martin Shkreli

    Written by: April 15, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    Martin Shkreli, the guy everyone loves to hate, was recently sentenced for securities fraud last week in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  He became well-known after he inexplicably and sharply raised the price of an essential HIV drug, Daraprim. As CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shkreli raised the price from […]

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  • Something’s Rotten in Denmark

    Written by: April 10, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    For at least a year now, the people of the United States have been following (sometimes with glee) the investigation into allegations that the Russian government has meddled in our electoral process. Questions of the Trump campaign’s involvement continue to be asked. Robert Mueller continues to investigate, and so far, 19 individuals have been charged […]

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  • Negligent Crime

    Written by: April 6, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    One of the primary elements a prosecutor must prove in attempting to convict a defendant of any crime is that the defendant had the required state of mind (called mens rea.) This means that the defendant either intended to commit the crime, or was so reckless about their conduct that the result was inevitable. These […]

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  • Criminal Slumlords

    Written by: April 2, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    Everyone has a nightmare rental story, whether it be living with psychotic roommates or dealing with an unreasonable landlord. Disputes over repairs, returns of security deposits or even tenant safety are the usual complaints. But recently, a man in Brooklyn showed that sometimes landlords know no limits when trying to run their tenants out of […]

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  • Doctors & Sexual Assault

    Written by: March 29, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    This blog has covered a lot of white-collar and health care crime recently. Today, we shake things up (perhaps only slightly) by covering a case that combines white collar, health care, and basic crimes all in one. In light of the #metoo movement, allegations of sexual assault and harassment are everywhere. Unfortunately, in this case, […]

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  • Sentencing News

    Written by: March 25, 2018
    Under:  The Blanch Blog

    The Eighth Amendment assures U.S. citizens that they will not be subject to cruel and unusual punishment if they are convicted of a crime. This amendment has been extensively litigated, with dozens of cases reaching the Supreme Court. Recently, one state has decided to remove the death penalty. The Federal government is also considering changing […]

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