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4 Years On, Unraveling The Lessons Of 'Varsity Blues'

By Chris Villani | Law 360 | September 27, 2023

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Architect Tells 1st Circ. Casino Bribe Case Lacked Proof

By Brian Dowling | Law 360 | August 7, 2023

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'Gravely serious charges.' Boston legal experts react to Trump indictment for 2020 election.

By Tonya Alanez | Globe Staff | August 1, 2023

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After 50 years, veteran defense lawyer’s passion for work hasn’t waned

By Kris Olson | Mass Lawyers Weekly | May 5, 2023

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Pot Shop Bribery Case Is Outside Fraud Law's Core, Atty Says

By Brian Dowling | Law 360 | June 20, 2023

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'Varsity Blues' Ruling Unravels Pot Case, Indicted Atty Says

By Chris Villani | Law 360 | May 22, 2023

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Parent whose convictions were overturned in Varsity Blues college admissions scandal calls decision ‘truevindication’

By Shelley Murphy | Globe Staff | May 14, 2023

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Ex-EBay Execs Attack Thin Links To Civil Stalking Claims

By Brian Dowling | Law 360 | April 21, 2023

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Fraud Defendant Can Leave US After Sudden ICE Arrest

By Elliot Weld | Law 360 | April 6, 2023

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Judge should avoid issuing gag order on Trump in criminal case, legal experts say

By Travis Andersen | Globe Staff | April 5, 2023

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Legal experts say outcome in Trump criminal case tough to predict

By Travis Andersen | Globe Staff | April 4, 2023

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EBay In Talks With Feds To Settle Stalking Probe

By Brian Dowling | Law 360 | March 2, 2023

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Natick couple refiles lawsuit against eBay, saying they were terrorized and tortured

By Travis Andersen and John R. Ellement | Globe Staff | January 19, 2023

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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.

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