A Note From Our Attorneys During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus in New York

Coronavirus in New York City Last Update: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 9:38 PM Due to government restrictions, The Blanch Law Firm is working remotely, but we remain available by telephone and have been communicating with many of our clients via video conference. Virtually all court appearances are being rescheduled, but we are willing and […]

New York Court Procedures and E-Filing During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City Last Update: Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 10:28 PM Update from Sunday, May 10, 2020 SDNY Announces Procedures for Attorney Calls to Inmates On May 8, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced a new procedure for placing attorney calls to inmates […]

Bank Owes Over $1 billion in Penalties for White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are widespread and can include everything from healthcare fraud to tax evasion, and violations of banking or financial regulations. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, along with several other legal agencies, has finally resolved its investigation into UK-based Standard Chartered Bank and its criminal behavior. As a result, the bank owes over $1 billion […]

The College Admissions Scandal

Modern parenting is hard. All parents want only the best for their children, and some parents will stop at nothing to ensure their children get all the opportunities they can. This temptation is no doubt what led dozens of parents to exaggerate the abilities of their children and amend test scores to ensure their children […]

‘Operation Brace Yourself’ Scammed Over $1.2 billion From Medicare

Congress continues to discuss the state of America’s healthcare system. There is no question that Medicare and Medicaid are stretched thin, while insurers and healthcare companies seem to be making millions. One reason for that is because of various schemes of healthcare fraud. Recently, the federal government uncovered a Medicare scam involving over $1.2 billion […]

Top 5 Most Notorious Gangsters from New York City

Every big city in America has dealt with its fair share of organized crime. Chicago had Al Capone, and John Dillinger; Las Vegas had Busy Siegel and Frank Rosenthal, and Boston gave us Whitey Bulger. But New York is a fabled land with some of the most notorious criminals and mobsters. Here are the top […]

Request for Death Penalty for Corrupt NYC Officer

New York is an amazing state and city, but it is not without its problems. Just like the rest of the country, police corruption and racial tensions crop up regularly. The latest decision from federal prosecutors speaks to this reality when it was announced that they would be seeking the death penalty against a former […]

Changes in NY Discovery Laws

New York legislators recently passed new laws that would pose to overhaul the current criminal defense system. Essentially, the new rules would require prosecutors to share evidence (or discovery) as soon as possible, in the early stages of a case. If the case is a felony prosecution, and the state intends to offer the defendant […]