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2018 News

State Police Association of Massachusetts Union Leader Dana Pullman Case

With One Leader Arrested and His Successor Facing Recall,
Turmoil Engulfs the Powerful State Troopers’ Union

By Andrea Estes and Matt Rocheleau | Boston Globe staff | Aug 28, 2019

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Embattled Former Union Boss Retires from Mass. State Police

By Matt Rocheleau and Danny McDonald | Boston Globe staff | November 21, 2018

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Former Head of State Police Association Retires in Midst of Federal Probe

By Kathy Curran| WCVB/ABC TV November 21, 2018

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Union Boss who Defended State Troopers Faces his Own Fraud Investigation

By Andrea Estes| Boston Globe staff | November 11, 2018

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State Street Executive Ross McLellan Case

Ex-State Street Exec Promises Precedent-Setting Appeal

By Chris Villani| Law 360 | October 18, 2018

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Convicted State Street Exec Gets Lenient 18 Months

By Aaron Leibowitz| Law 360 | October 16, 2018

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Judge Implores State Street's Former Counsel To Testify

By Alison Noon| Law 360 | May 29, 2018

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Ex-State Street Exec Seeks DOJ Help To Get Foreign Evidence

By Alison Noon| Law 360 | March 26, 2018

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Ex-State Street Exec Faces New Charge Of Bilking Insurer

By Jody Godoy | Law 360 | January 18, 2018

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Ex-State Street Exec Can Try To Depose Clifford Chance Atty

By Daniel Siegal | Law 360 | January 12, 2018

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Massachusetts Cases to Watch in 2018

By Ed Beeson | Law 360 | January 1, 2018

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Significant Cases

  • 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 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 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”

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

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

  • 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 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.

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