Tenth Circuit expands the reach of the wire fraud statute to encompass a web site accessed and hosted from different states, which was used to disseminate fraudulent claims about a defendant’s unlicensed law practice.
Prosecutors are increasingly turning to the responsible corporate officers doctrine to bring cases against corporate officers in the absence of any evidence of intentional misconduct by them, relying on a Supreme Court-approved theory of vicarious criminal liability.
New York’s newly-elected Attorney General is devoting resources to a new unit poised to take advantage of a more muscular state False Claims Act in an effort to combat perceived contractor fraud against the state.
In the wake of the subprime crisis and economic crisis, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have recently introduced the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (“FERA”) to provide the federal government with more tools to investigate and prosecute financial fraud in the mortgage industry. See Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act,… Continue Reading