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  • Robocallers & Criminal Intent

    May 14, 2018

    Computers have made the commission of crimes so much easier, from stealing someone’s identity to hacking into bank accounts, and of course, with making fraudulent phone calls to vulnerable people. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission has been cracking down on the latter, called ‘robocalls,’ and last Thursday got its largest fine in history. Adrian Abramovich, […]

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

    May 2, 2018

    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 […]

  • Got arrested in NY- what happens now?

    April 29, 2018

    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 […]

  • The Blotter 4.26.17

    April 26, 2018

    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 […]

  • Hearing Aid Scam

    April 20, 2018

    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 […]

  • Martin Shkreli

    April 15, 2018

    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 […]

  • Something’s Rotten in Denmark

    April 10, 2018

    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 […]

  • Negligent Crime

    April 6, 2018

    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 […]

  • Criminal Slumlords

    April 2, 2018

    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 […]

  • Doctors & Sexual Assault

    March 29, 2018

    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, […]