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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

  • 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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