2014 Press Work With One of the Nation's Most Experienced & Successful Trial Lawyers

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

  • Charges Dismissed U.S. v. Moffett

    The case is U.S. v. Moffett, case number 22-1075, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

  • 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

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • 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.

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.