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Justice Department to Enhance Corporate Criminal Enforcement Efforts

Intelligize Blog

ESG News Rules & Regs clawbacks compliance enforcement cooperation corporate crime deferred prosecution Department of Justice Disclosure malfeasance

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United States: The Corporate Transparency Act: Blinding Small Businesses To Shine A Light On Corporate Malfeasance - Eckland & Blando

Mondaq

If you are a small business owner, your regulatory burden is about to increase thanks to the "Corporate Transparency Act" ("CTA").[1] 1] Buried deep within the 2021 National

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Garland Vows DOJ Headcount Surge In White Collar Blitz

Law 360

Department of Justice is planning a hiring spree to combat pandemic-related fraud and to redouble its efforts to prosecute white collar criminals, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday, outlining the government's wider strategy for busting corporate malfeasance The U.S.

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Five Lousiana law enforcement officers indicted for deadly 2019 arrest of Black driver Ronald Greene

JURIST

Union Parish Deputy Chris Harpin face three counts of malfeasance in office. A Union Parish, Louisiana, grand jury Thursday indicted five Louisiana State Police (LSP) officers relating to the 2019 death of Black driver Ronald Greene in police custody.

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United States: DOJ 'Invigorates' Efforts To Combat Corporate And White Collar Crimes - Lowenstein Sandler

Mondaq

The Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland, has expressed that one of its top priorities in corporate criminal matters is "to prosecute the individuals who commit and profit from corporate malfeasance

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Mid-Trial Report: An Ex-Goldman Exec And 1MDB

Law 360

The trial of former Goldman Sachs managing director Roger Ng over the $6.5

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Gilead Must Foot $1.8M Bill For 'Egregious' Litigation Conduct

Law 360

million in attorney fees for shareholders who battled Gilead's "overly aggressive" efforts to shut down investigations into its potential malfeasance regarding its AIDS drug development The Delaware chancellor on Thursday chastised Gilead Sciences Inc. for "glaringly egregious" litigation conduct, ordering the company to pay nearly $1.76

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New Orleans Police Seek Arrest of Dispatcher Under Novel Criminal Charge

JonathanTurley

She is now accused of criminal malfeasance in office and interfering with an emergency communication. She was charged under Louisiana law with malfeasance in office. Obviously, this is one of the most serious forms of malfeasance since people could die or be injured as a result.

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How To Be An Effective Company Watchdog

InHouseBlog

Like it or not, being a company watchdog is increasingly part of the day to day responsibilities of many in-house counsel. The stakes are high, and have gotten even higher, with companies operating in increasingly regulated environments.

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Missouri v. China: a Letters Blogatory (Informal) Amicus

LettersBlogatory

” This is the case brought by the state of Missouri against the Chinese government, the Chinese Communist Party, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, alleging that the COVID-19 pandemic is “the direct result of a sinister campaign of malfeasance and deception. I wrote almost a year ago about Missouri v. China, which I called the “unmeritorious case of the day.”

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Florida Gov Suspends Prosecutor for Refusing to Criminalize Abortion

The Crime Report

Under Florida law, a governor can suspend state officials for wrongdoing that includes neglect of duty, incompetence, malfeasance, drunkenness or commission of a felony. Ron DeSantis of Florida has suspended Andrew H.

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Mexican Journalists Fear for Their Safety After Three Killings So Far This Year

The Crime Report

She expressed concern that possessing proof of malfeasance by the ex-governor, who has denied any involvement in her murder, could put her in danger.

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NYC Mayor Searches for ‘Middle Ground’ on Rikers Island Future

The Crime Report

The current Rikers plan would raze the 11,300-bed jail complex — which long has been plagued by horrific living conditions and officials’ malfeasance — and replace it by August 2027 with four new high-rise lockups located in each of the city’s boroughs, excluding Staten Island.

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Vietnam journalists jailed for ‘anti-state propaganda’

JURIST

Human Rights Watch said in a statement , “Democracy dies without freedom of expression and the press, and the work of independent journalists like these three who dare expose malfeasance and demand reforms to end abuse of power.” A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced three freelance journalists known for their criticism of the government to between 11 and 15 years in prison.

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DOJ Signals New Strategy For ‘Environmental Justice’

The Crime Report

Kim signaled that ENRD will “prioritize” prosecuting individuals who commit and profit from corporate malfeasance. Illustration by Giorguio Tadieski via Flickr.

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Brazil police launch timber-trafficking investigation of Environment Minister Ricardo Salles

JURIST

The order further granted the removal of 10 governmental officials from their posts for “crimes against the Public Administration (corruption, administrative advocacy, malfeasance and, especially, contraband facilitation) practiced by public agents and businessmen in the logging industry.”

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LawProse Lesson 363: A British Counterpart to Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage (Without Prejudice)

Law Prose

splatter , comprised or composed , continual or continuous , malfeasance or misfeasance , penal or punitive , GDLU. Although only a select few legal writers know they exist, usage. guides help anyone navigate the tributaries of legal language. Since it first. appeared in 1987, Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage ( GDLU ) has. been cited in more than 1,000 appellate opinions in state and federal courts. In the field of legal usage, nothing else has come close—especially in the.

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Government appeals decision against Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

SCOTUSBlog

First, the Dodd-Frank Act authorizes the CFPB’s director to serve five-year terms after appointment by the president and confirmation by the Senate, and – until Seila Law – constrained the president from firing the director except for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.”

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JURIST Digital Scholars Program Calls for Applications for Summer 2021

JURIST

How do we encourage innovation while protecting privacy and preventing malfeasance? JURIST is a nonprofit legal news organization powered by a global team of smart, dedicated, and public-minded volunteer law students connected for the greater good.

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A bungled house sale, a bankrupt couple, and a statutory puzzle involving debts incurred through fraud

SCOTUSBlog

It would be “bizarre,” she contends, for the liability under subparagraph (A) to leave a debtor unable to discharge a debt incurred through the fraud of another when the parallel provision for fraudulent financial statements clearly is limited to the debtor’s own malfeasance.

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LawProse Lesson 363: A British Counterpart to Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage (Without Prejudice)

Law Prose

If you’re wondering whether to use blood spatter or blood splatter , comprised or composed , continual or continuous , malfeasance or misfeasance , penal or punitive , GDLU. Although only a select few legal writers know they exist, usage guides help anyone navigate the tributaries of legal language. Since it first appeared in 1987, Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage ( GDLU ) has been cited in more than 1,000 appellate opinions in state and federal courts.

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LawProse Lesson 363: A British Counterpart to Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage (Without Prejudice)

Law Prose

splatter , comprised or composed , continual or continuous , malfeasance or misfeasance , penal or punitive , GDLU. Although only a select few legal writers know they exist, usage. guides help anyone navigate the tributaries of legal language. Since it first. appeared in 1987, Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage ( GDLU ) has. been cited in more than 1,000 appellate opinions in state and federal courts. In the field of legal usage, nothing else has come close—especially in the.

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EPA Hopeful of Return to Obama-Era Level of Criminal Cases

The Crime Report

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A community-college spat leads to a First Amendment retaliation claim

SCOTUSBlog

Wilson contends that just before and during his time in office, the board “was plagued by accusations of corruption and other malfeasance, culminating in the longest-serving trustee’s conviction on federal bribery charges.”

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‘Invisibility’ of Prosecutor Misconduct Erodes Trust: PA Report

The Crime Report

Although prosecutors can in theory be charged with malfeasance, the report said it found no cases where a prosecutor faced criminal charges for conduct related to their role in conducting a trial, such as withholding evidence or intimidating witnesses.

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Making Crypto Available to Everyone

InHouseOps

Corporate malfeasance, embezzlement, things that were happening inside very large corporations that required attention. Tom Davis, a former FBI Special Agent and fraud prevention and AML/KYC compliance expert, recently joined Coinme as their first general counsel.

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A Question of Willfulness: The Trial of “Other” Officers in the Floyd Case Is No Slam Dunk

JonathanTurley

It is often more difficult to prove criminal nonfeasance (the failure or omission to perform an obligatory duty) as opposed to misfeasance (wrongful performance of a lawful act) or malfeasance (intentional conduct that is wrongful or unlawful).

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US Justice Department asks appeals court to end special master review of Trump documents

JURIST

The request argues that Judge Aileen Cannon was wrong to grant a special master review at Trump’s request because there was no indication of malfeasance or infringement of Trump’s rights in connection with the search.

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Get Ready for the Investigators

InHouseOps

In determining severity, we look at the amount of money at issue, the number and type of victims, and whether the malfeasance is ongoing or stopped,” said a securities regulator in North America. Best practices for financial and competition regulators around the world.

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Third-party arbitration funding – Comparative analysis and Indian Perspective

LexForti

A rising sector with little legislation might result in marketplace malfeasance, while a moderate-risk industry with much legislation might stifle development. Author: Shubhangi Nangunoori. OVERVIEW.

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Despite constitutional violation, court rejects broad relief for shareholders of mortgage giants

SCOTUSBlog

In Seila Law , the court struck down restrictions that said the CFPB director can be removed only for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance while in office.”

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As the United States Targets China’s Human Rights Abuses, Companies Should Prepare for Stricter Due Diligence on Forced Labor

Foley Hoag LLP

The Trump Administration’s 2017 Executive Order on sanctioning agents of such malfeasance was based on a combination of IEEPA and Global Magnitsky authorities, which ultimately makes for a highly flexible human rights policy regime, and either the IEEPA, the Global Magnitsky Act, or both, have been aggressively employed by Treasury and State to target influential foreign nationals who grossly abuse human rights.

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TURKEY TORTS (2020)

JonathanTurley

In 2020, the cancelation of parades and the reduction of travel has led to a very different legal profile of holiday mishaps and malfeasance.

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