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College Admission Cases

Admid Modest Sentences, Prosecutors Bring New Charges in Admissions Scandal

By Kate Taylor | The New York Times | October 22, 2019

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Parents in College-Admissions Cheating Case Face Additional Charges

By Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz | Wall Street Journal | October 22, 2019

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Lori Loughlin and Other Parents Face New Bribery Charge in College Admissions Scandals

By MATTHEW ORMSETH, JOEL RUBIN | LA Times | October 22, 2019

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Judge Skeptical Of Claim USC Dean Ignored 'VIP' Donations

By Aaron Leibowitz | Law360 | September 18, 2019

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Prosecutor Calls Attempt to Pry into USC's Admission Process a 'Sideshow'

By Andrew Martinez | amartinez@bostonherald.com | September 18, 2019

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Documents in College Admissions Scandal Case Show USC Officials Marked Children of Donors ‘VIP’

By Maria Cramer | Boston Globe Staff | September 3, 2019

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‘Father is Surgeon,’ ‘1 Mil Pledge’:
The Role of Money in USC Admissions

By Jennifer Levitz and Melissa Korn | Wall Street Journal | September 3, 2019

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'Varsity Blues' Parent Says Docs Show USC Payment Is Legit

By Chris Villani | Law 360 | September 3, 2019

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Bribe or Donation? Parent’s Defense Questions the Difference

COLLIN BINKLEY | Associated Press | August 9, 2019

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In College-Admissions Scandal, Prison Sentences for Parents Hinge on Finding Victims and Damage

By Jennifer Levitz and Melissa Korn| Wall Street Journal | June 13, 2019

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Boies Schiller Gets OK to Rep 2 'Varsity Blues' Defendants

By Ryan Boysen | Law360 | June 12, 2019

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Feds Flag Potential Big Law Conflicts in 'Varsity Blues'

By Chris Villani | Law360 | June 6, 2019

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Possible Defense Preview for Accused Parents in Admissions Scandal: Attorneys Say Payments Were Donations, Not Bribes

By Karen Weintraub and Nick Anderson | Washington Post| June 3, 2019

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Lori Loughlin, 15 Others Indicted on New Charges in College Admissions Scandal

By Shelley Murphy and Travis Andersen | GLOBE STAFF | April 9, 2019

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Ex-Football Player in Canada Charged With Paying $200,000 to Hike Test Scores for Sons

By Travis Andersen | GLOBE STAFF | MARCH 14, 2019

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Federal Prosecutors Fail to Close 'Gaping Hole,' Lose Pair of Bribery Convictions

By Kris Olson | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | January 31, 2019

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State Police union votes to stop paying legal fees of indicted former president

By Danny McDonald and Andrea Estes| Boston Globe staff | Sept 19, 2019

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Former State Police union president, lobbyist indicted on federal charges

By Andrea Estes, Matt Rocheleau and Danny McDonald| Boston Globe staff | Sept 12, 2019

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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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Former State Police union chief, lobbyist arrested by FBI; alleged bribery plot uncovered

By Gal Tziperman Lotan, Travis Andersen and Andrea Estes | Boston Globe staff | Aug 21, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein Case

FBI studies two broken cameras outside cell where Epstein died: source

Mark Hosenball | Reuters | September 3, 2019

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Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers highly 'skeptical' of suicide ruling,
say he wasn't 'despairing, despondent' before death

Dan Mangan and Kevin Breuninger | cnbc.com | August 28, 2019

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Epstein Accusers 'Robbed' Of Justice Speak Out At Hearing

Stewart Bishop | Law 360 | August 27, 2019

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Epstein Trial Could Be Held As Soon As June 2020

By Frank G. Runyeon | Law 360 | July 31, 2019

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State Street Executive Ross McLellan Case

Ex-State Street Exec Decries Evidence Used To Convict Him

Jeannie O'Sullivan| Law 360 | February 20, 2019

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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

  • 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.

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