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2015 News

Venue Ruling May Impact Tsarnaev

By Kris Olson | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 8, 2015

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Puerto Rican Murderer's Case May Influence Tsarnaev Appeal 1st Circuit Addresses Venue Questions in U.S. v. Casellas

By Kris Olson | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | August 20, 2015

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is Guilty on All 30 Counts in Boston Marathon Bombing

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | New York TImes | APRIL 8, 2015

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Defense Looks for Ways to Make Admitted Boston Bomber More Sympathetic

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Despite Similarities, Trials for Aurora Shooting and Boston Bombing Have One Important Difference

The State Column, Ella Vincent | January 20, 2015

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial Set to Start Despite Attempts to Delay Proceedings Experts Believe that the Jury Selection Process for the Case Could be Difficult.

By Susan | Boston Daily | January 2, 2015

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An ‘All-Star Team’ to Defend Accused Boston Bomber Tsarnaev Prosecutors Have Pursued an Aggressive Case Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, so the Opposition will Have to be Formidable, Experts Say.

By Henry Glass | Christian Scientist Monitor | January 2, 2015

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City Official Wasn’t Part of Teamsters’ Top Chef Shakedown, Investigation Finds

By Allison Manning @allymanning | Boston.com Staff | December 28, 2015

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Nevada Orders Fantasy Sports Sites to Shut Down

By Callum Borchers and Shelley Murphy | BOSTON GLOBE STAFF | OCTOBER 15, 2015

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Why are Feds Involved in 'Hate Crime' Case?

By Andy Metzger | State House News Service | August 21, 2015

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Defense Lawyer Turns to Stats in Bid to Clear Timothy Flaherty

By Brandon Gee | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | July 23, 2015

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Volume of Juror Questions at Issue in ‘O’Brien’ Appeal

By Brandon Gee | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | January 8, 2015

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Prison Delayed for O’Brien, Tavares in Probation Scandal Corruption Case Sentences Put on Hold for Appeals

By Travis Andersen and Milton J. Valencia | GLOBE STAFF | JANUARY 09, 2015

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Unusually Long Hernandez Trial Appears Headed for Fast Wrap-Up

By | GLOBE STAFF | APRIL 6, 2015

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End of Jury Selection Near in Aaron Hernandez Case


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In Hernandez Case, Status of Bristol DA Put in Doubt Unintended Snag for Trial After Baker Revokes all of Patrick’s 11th Hour Appointments

By Frank Phillips | GLOBE STAFF | JANUARY 14, 2015

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Aaron Hernandez Prosecution May Have been Derailed Unknowingly by New Massachusetts Governor

Published January 14, 2015 | Fox News Latino

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U.S. Judge May Unseal Epstein Sex­ Crime Plea Deal Records

By Brendan Pierson |Reuters | Fri, Jan 16 2015

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Hawthorne Inn Building Goes up for Auction Feb. 6

By Jesse Buchanan | Record Journal Staff | January 21, 2015

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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.