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2020 News

Pandemic Delays 'Varsity Blues' Trial Until September 2021

By Brian Dowling | Law360| December 21, 2020

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Insys Boss Tells 1st Circ. Feds Made Him Opiod 'Scapegoat'

By Chris Villani | Law 360 | September 11, 2020

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Appeals court rules in favor of Robert Kraft in Florida prostitution case, tosses video footage- The Boston Globe

By Yvonne Abraham | Boston Globe| August 19, 2020

Martin G. Weinberg, as a criminal law expert, said the decision was “predictable and unassailable”. “The open-ended use of video surveillance of private conduct not otherwise visible to the public violated all of the cornerstone principles of the Fourth Amendment which protect citizens privacy and its state law corollaries in Florida,” he said by e-mail.

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Ruling Renews Fairness Debate in Boston Marathon Bomber Case

By Jim Mustian and Wilson Ring | AP News | August 1, 2020

Marty Weinberg, a veteran defense attorney, was quoted as an expert explaing that a second penalty phase would be “made enormously more difficult by the widespread knowledge — particularly in the Boston area — that another jury previously decided upon death.”

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Footballer Gets 3 Months in 'Varsity Blues' Case

By Brian Dowling | Law 360 | July 15, 2020

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Admission Scandal: David Sidoo, former Canadian football player, sentenced to 90 days in prison

By Matthew Ormseth | Los Angeles Times | July 15, 2020

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B.C. resident fined $250K in U.S. college admissions scam

By Thomson Reuters | CBS News | May 19, 2020

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'Varsity Blues' Mom Gets Maximum Fine for 'Money Crime'

By Brian Dowling | Law360 | May 18, 2020

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Insys Founder Tells 1st Circ. COVID-19 Risk Merits Bail

By Emily Field | Law360 | March 20, 2020

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USC Says 'Varsity Blues' Docs Put Students In 'Media Circus'

By Brian Dowling | Law360 | March 18, 2020

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‘An unprecedented order in unprecedented times’ — SJC halts trials in state court

By John R. Ellement | Globe Staff | March 17, 2020

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Ex-pro Football Player to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scam

By Travis Andersen | Globe Staff | March 11, 2020

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College Admissions Scandal: Canadian Businessman, a Former Pro Football Player, to Plead Guilty

By Matthew Ormseth | Staff Writer | March 11, 2020

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Judge Orders USC to Disclose Sensitive Admissions Records, in Victory for Parent Accused in Scandal

By Matthew Ormseth | Staff Writer | March 3, 2020

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A "Slap in the Face" to Federal Prosecutors? Specialists Weigh in on Boston Calling Decision

By Danny McDonald | Globe Staff | 2/12/2020

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Michael Taylor, Special Forces Op, Undercover Agent, and Suburban Football Dad, is Now a Wanted Man

By Shirley Leung | Boston Globe | 1/30/2020

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Admissions Scandal: Mother Arrested in Spain and Charged with Bribing Son's Way into UCLA to Take Deal

By Matthew Ormseth | The Los Angeles Times | 1/29/2020

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'Varsity Blues' Parents Could Be Headed For 3 Trials This Year

By Chris Vallani | Law360 | 1/17/2020

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David Sidoo's Lawyer's Legal 'Fishing Expedition' Opposed by U.S. Government

By Dan Fumano | Vancouver Sun | 1/21/2020

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Michelle Carter Case

By Travis Andersen, Danny McDonald, & John R. Ellement | Globe Staff | 1/13/2020

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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.