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Mother Arrested For Alleged Murder of 10 Year Old

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

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Tags: Family Code · Federal · India · Media · News · Press Release

“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

Former Stanford CFO Cooperates With Feds

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments

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Accused financier Stanford hospitalized hours before ex-finance chief pleads guilty

August 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Nola.com report on Stanford’s health

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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

New Supreme Court Case-Criminal Law

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Arizona v. Gant, decided by the United States Supreme Court on April 21, 2009. Held: Police may search the passenger compartment of a vehicle incident to a recent occupant’s arrest only if it is reasonable to believe that the arrestee might access the vehicle at the time of the search or that the vehicle contains […]

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Tags: David Finn · Federal Law · Government

New York Times Article

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

CLIFFORD KRAUSS Published: April 20, 2009 HOUSTON — R. Allen Stanford, the Texas financier accused of defrauding tens of thousands of bank depositors, said on Monday that he was not a thief. He denied that his operation was a Ponzi scheme and suggested that if any depositor money had been lost, it was largely a […]

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Stanford Update-Bloomberg

April 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins April 9 (Bloomberg) — Stanford Group Co. Chief Financial Officer James M. Davis, accused by federal regulators of helping his boss, R. Allen Stanford, run a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme, will enter plea negotiations with prosecutors. Davis was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission along with Stanford. Davis will […]

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Tags: Federal Law · Stanford · Texas · Uncategorized

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

“My Baloney has a first name, it’s A-L-L-E-N”…

April 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7273921 Native Texan R. Allen Stanford told ABC News that fraud allegations against him and his Stanford Financial Group companies are “baloney,? according to a report aired Monday. In what the network said was Stanford’s first media interview since the Securities and Exchange Commission filed the civil fraud complaint, Stanford also denied the SEC’s allegation […]

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Tags: David Finn · Federal Law · Stanford · Texas

Federal Deferred, Nonprosecution Deals Fall by 60%

February 5th, 2009 · No Comments

NACDL Update – Feb. 5, 2009   FORTHCOMING STUDY: Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements Decline 60% The National Law Journal reports, according to a forthcoming study conducted by Lawrence D. Finder, Ryan D. McConnell, and Scott L. Mitchell, that the number of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) and non-prosecution agreements (NPAs) between the Department of Justice and […]

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Tags: Federal · Federal Law

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

Federal Convictions Reversed-2008

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

                                                                                      The following is a publication of the Office of the Federal Public […]

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New Supreme Court Decision-April 23, 2008

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In Virginia v. Moore, case number 06-1082, the Supreme Court today decided that just because police officers violate state law by arresting a person for an offense that is not subject to arrest, a search incident to that
(unlawful) arrest does not violate the Fourth Amendment. And it was a unanimous decision (Justice Ginsburg only concurred in the judgment).

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Federal Misdemeanors-List

April 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

David Finn: In addition to the individuals named in the following article, credit for the distribution of this material goes to Tony Lacy, Assistant Public Defender, Western District of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It’s old, so check the Federal Code before relying on the information. A giant “Thank You? goes out to Sherri Katz, Research […]

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Updates to the Adam Walsh Act: John Teakell, Milner & Finn

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

UPDATES TO by John Teakell Milner & Finn Dallas, TX Federal Bar Assn.’s Federal Criminal Practice Seminar April 11, 2008 “THE ADAM WALSH ACT? AN OVERVIEW Re: Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 – H.R.4472 – Public Law No: 109-248 I. Note There are no official changes; however, there are several proposed […]

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More Great Federal Sentencing Stuff from Amy Baron-Evans

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Rita, Gall and Kimbrough: A Chance for Real Sentencing Improvements Amy Baron-Evans April 4, 2008 In a series of cases beginning in 1999, the Supreme Court examined the historical roots of the right to jury trial in both the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. See U.S. Const. Art. III, § 2, cl. 3, […]

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Gall & Kimbrough: Crime and Punishment in Federal Court

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

As many of you know, the first shot fired in the modern Sixth Amendment revolution left the Supreme Court’s muzzle seven years ago in Apprendi v. New Jersey. In that opinion, the Court explained that the Sixth Amendment mandated that “other than the fact of a prior conviction, any fact that increases the penalty for […]

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Gall v. United States

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s the opinion referenced in earlier blog entry.

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Supreme Court Continues to Undercut Sentencing Guidelines

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Building on its 2005 decision in United States v. Booker, the U.S. Supreme Court has now held that, in reviewing a district court’s sentence in criminal cases, appellate courts must review the sentence under a deferential abuse-of-discretion standard. This decision really puts the guidelines in their place, and it makes it crystal clear that, while […]

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