Sometime prior to 2011, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer collected 114,000 email addresses belonging to iPad 3G users and AT&T subscribers, and turned the addresses over to the website Gawker. Gawker proceeded to publish some of the addresses, partially redacted, and the FBI opened an investigation. Auernheimer was charged and found guilty of violating the Computer Fraud… Continue Reading
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
Roy Black, appeal, Dr. Arthur Jordan, confrontation clause, controlled substances, government expert witness, prescriptions, legitimate medical purpose
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.
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).