In 2008, DEA agents arrested Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout in Bangkok, Thailand, during a sting operation in which agents posed as buyers for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC. After a delay of two years in extraditing Bout from Thailand, he was transferred to New York where he was charged in the U.S…. Continue Reading
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Who is Dr. Arthur Jordan and Why’s the Government Protecting This GuyPosted in Appeals, Health Care Fraud
Roy Black, appeal, Dr. Arthur Jordan, confrontation clause, controlled substances, government expert witness, prescriptions, legitimate medical purpose
The Demise of Honest ServicesPosted in Appeals
The oral arguments in the Conrad Black and Bruce Weyrauch cases last week portend the demise of honest services mail fraud. We expect the Supreme Court to declare 18 U.S.C. 1346 unconstitutionally vague.
Another Win in the SupremesPosted in Appeals
In Abuelhawa v. United States, the Supreme Court held that using a telephone to make a misdemeanor drug purchase does not “facilitate” felony drug distribution in violation of 21 U.S.C. 843(b).