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Manziel’s Attorney Says Assault Indictment to Come Tuesday

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

CBS News in Dallas reports that Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL quarterback said Monday.

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Tags: criminal law

Highland Park family weighs options after son linked to TCU busts by mistake

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments

An attorney said Thursday that a prominent Highland Park family is “considering all options” against the Fort Worth Police Department a day after their son’s picture mistakenly appeared on an arrest warrant as a target in this week’s TCU drug busts. “A public apology would appear to be in order, for starters,” said David Finn, […]

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Tags: criminal law · Dallas · Dallas Observer · Texas

Jury begins deliberations in concert assault case

July 13th, 2011 · No Comments

A jury will resume deliberations Thursday in the trial of a 20-year-old Plano man accused of sucker-punching a UCLA tennis player, resulting in a brain injury two years ago. The jury of eight women and four men began deliberations about 2 p.m. Wednesday and stopped about 4:30 p.m. Chancellor Jay Hutcheson is charged with second-degree […]

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Tags: criminal law · Dallas · Dallas Court

“Blood Oath” Sealed Stanford Deal, Court Is Told

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

HOUSTON — R. Allen Stanford’s relationship with the chief regulator of his Antigua bank was closer than most.

James M. Davis, Mr. Stanford’s chief financial officer, leaving court on Thursday with his wife, Lori, and lawyer, David Finn.

28stanford395At a meeting in 2003, they became blood brothers, cutting their wrists and mixing their blood in a “brotherhood ceremony? that Mr. Stanford’s chief financial officer said promoted an elaborate scheme to hide a multibillion-dollar fraud from American and other regulators.

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

Lawyer: Greed May Explain Former Stanford Associate’s Actions

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys Texas Lawyer August 31, 2009 After pleading guilty on Aug. 27 to three criminal charges that could put him in prison for 30 years, James M. Davis, the former chief financial officer for Stanford Financial Group and Stanford International Bank Ltd., expressed remorse for his actions that contributed to the downfall […]

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Defense Attorneys · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

Dallas Observer Stanford Story

April 9th, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2009-04-09/news/sec-says-texas-financier-sir-allen-stanford-swindled-investors-out-of-billions/

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

Scalia Rocks

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ROBERT SORICH, TIMOTHY McCARTHY, AND PATRICK SLATTERY v. UNITED STATES ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT No. 08–410. Decided February 23, 2009 The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied. McNally v. United States, 483 U. S. […]

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Tags: criminal law · Government · Texas · Texas FLDS

U.S. Supreme Court has had it with District Courts

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments

For the second time in less than a week, the Supreme Court has summarily reversed a federal appeals court for failing to strictly follow post-Booker sentencing law.  In Nelson v. United States, __ S.Ct. __, 2009 WL 160585 (Jan. 26, 2009), the Court took the Fourth Circuit to task for affirming a within-guidelines sentence despite […]

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Tags: criminal law · Federal Law · Government · Supreme Court Opinions

Attorney-Client Privilege Reform Needed

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments

COALITION TO PRESERVE THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE American Chemistry Council American Civil Liberties Union Association of Corporate Counsel Business Civil Liberties, Inc. Business Roundtable The Financial Services Roundtable Frontiers of Freedom Lawyers for Civil Justice National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Manufacturers Retail Industry Leaders Association U.S. Chamber of Commerce COMPREHENSIVE REFORM STILL […]

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Federal Law

Holder Should Support Executive Order On Attorney-Client Privilege

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments

WASHINGTON, DC — The Coalition to Preserve the Attorney-Client Privilege issued the following statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation proceedings scheduled for January 15, 2009 on the nomination of Eric H. Holder Jr., to be Attorney General of the United States:

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Tags: criminal law · David Finn · Department of Justice · Federal Law · Texas

Texas Federal/State Comparison: George Milner,III., Milner & Finn, Dallas, Texas

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

CRIMINAL PRACTICE IN TEXAS STATE AND U.S. DISTRICT COURTS – A COMPARISON by: George R. Milner, III Milner & Finn Dallas, Texas www.milnerfinn.com I. INTRODUCTION Most attorneys will begin their careers practicing in either state or federal court, but rarely both.

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