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2014 News

Stay No Longer a Certainty in Joint SEC Investigations


By: David E. Frank | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | May 15, 2014

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Victims Win Right to See Negotiations That Led to 'Lenient' Plea Agreement for Billionaire Sex Offender

By Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel | April 21, 2014


Harassment via Internet a Crime, SJC Rules Decision Upholds Conviction of Pair Who Targeted Neighbors in Andover

By Evan Allen | GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 11, 2014

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Technology Companies Are Pressing Congress to Bolster Privacy Protections


By ELENA SCHNEIDER | The New York Times | MAY 26, 2014

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2014 Tsarnaev articles

Boston Marathon Bombing: Can Tsarnaev Get a Fair Trial in Boston? (+video)

By Henry Glass, staff writer, Christian Science Monitor | December 18, 2014

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Why the Robel Phillipos Verdict Could Be Bad for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Defense

By Eric Levenson | Boston.com Staff | October 18, 2014

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Analysts Divided Over Phillipos's Marijuana Defense

By Evan Allen | GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 11, 2014

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2014 Hernandez articles

McGovern: Aaron Hernandez's Winning Streak Snapped Judge Denies Two Defense Motions on Jury Selection

By Bob McGovern | Boston Harald | Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Winchester Man Tells Reporters He 'Murdered' His Mother

By Jeremy C. Fox | Globe Correspondent | October 29, 2014

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Probation Case Focus on Lawmakers May Backfire - Some Wonder Why Legislators not Indicted

By Milton J. Valencia | GLOBE STAFF JULY 14, 2014

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Witnesses Display Allegiance in Probation Trial -
Some Probation Testimony Hostile

By Milton J. Valencia | GLOBE STAFF JULY 07, 2014

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2015 O'Brian, Tavares articles

Probation Official Seeks to Stay Out of Prison Pending Appeal

By Milton J. Valencia | Globe Staff | Dec 13, 2014

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The Record Needs Setting Straight in the Vitale Case

By Martin G. Weinberg | The Boston Globe Letters | Nov 15, 2014

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Supporters Praise Convicted Former Probation Chief O’Brien -
Judge Prepares Sentences in Probation Case

By Milton J. Valencia | Globe Staff | Nov 12, 2014

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‘Co-conspirators’ List in John J. O’Brien Trial a Shocker

By Laurel J. Sweet, O’Ryan Johnson | Boston Herald | Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Significant Cases

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Vacated Sanction US v Agosto-Vega

    (1st Cir, 9-27-13): Federal Court of Appeals vacated a monetary sanction imposed against a criminal defense attorney holding that there was no legal or factual basis for the imposition of the sanction.

  • Vacated Conviction US v Urciuoli

    513 F3d 290 CA 1 (2008): Vacating of honest services conviction as a result of instructions that impermissibly broadened the “official act” element of 18 USC 1346.

  • New Trial Motion US v Carpenter
  • Habeas Corpus Relief Ferrara v US

    456 F3d 278 CA 1 (2006): Affirming trial court’s granting of habeas corpus relief to a RICO defendant whose decision to plead guilty to murder predicates was found to be involuntary due to prosecutor’s concealment of core exculpatory evidence.

  • Appeal of Conviction US v Stewart

    433 F3d 273 CA 2 (2006): Co-counsel in appeal of conviction of Martha Stewart for making false statements and obstructing an SEC investigation.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Carucci

    364 F3d 339 CA 1 (2004): Reversal of money laundering convictions following split jury verdict in prosecution of Boston real estate developer

  • Non-Contempt US v Kouri-Perez

    187 F3d 1 CA 1 (1999): Representation of attorneys charged with non-contempt civil sanctions.

  • Vacated Sentence US v Grandmaison
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