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2016 News

Fed Court: Carmen Ortiz ‘Overstepped’ in Probation Case

By O'Ryan Johnson | Boston Herald | December 20, 2016

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Appeals Court Overturns Convictions in Probation Department Scandal

By Milton Valencia GLOBE STAFF |

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US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz Announces Resignation

By Milton Valencia GLOBE STAFF |

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Ortiz Successor Faces Uphill Climb In Mass. Corruption Cases

By Law360, Boston |

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US Prosecutors Considering Appeal of Probation Ruling

By Milton Valencia GLOBE STAFF |

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Lobbyist McDonough Could Race New, Stringent Probation Conditions

By Milton J. Valencia GLOBE STAFF |

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Federal Judge Questions DiMasi Codefendant’s Upcoming Release

By Milton J. Valencia GLOBE STAFF |

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Teamsters’ Appeal Could Define Line for Union Advocacy

By Milton J. Valencia GLOBE STAFF |

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Court Queries Legal Teams in Appeal of Probation Case

By Shelley Murphy GLOBE STAFF |

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Supreme Court’s Corruption Decision Could Affect Mass. Cases

By Shelley Murphy GLOBE STAFF |

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Lawyers of Convicted Probation Officials Allege Juror Misconduct

By Milton J. Valencia | Boston Globe Staff | January 22, 2016

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DAs: Locked Phones Hamper Local Cases

Waiting for a Bite of the Apple

By Antonio Planas | Boston Herald | March 4, 2016

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Attorneys Predict Top Massachusetts Legal News of 2016

By Kris Olson | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly| January 7, 2016

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A Nightmare for Defense Attorneys

By William Booth | The Washington Post| June 8, 1995

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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.