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Government Will Not Re-Try John Edwards

Posted in Mistrial

From the Winston-Salem Journal and numerous other sources has come the news that on Wednesday the Federal government announced that it would not seek to retry former U.S. Senator and Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards on the remaining campaign finance charges against him. Edwards’ trial ended in a mistrial on May 31. The jury… Continue Reading

9th Circuit Pushes Back Against DOJ; Names Names In Case of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Posted in Governmental Misconduct, Mistrial

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have come into conflict over misconduct by an Assistant U.S. Attorney which resulted in a mistrial, and the issue of whether prosecutors who engage in misconduct are entitled to have their names withheld from legal decisions. On the second day of the trial of… Continue Reading

Government Opposes Clemens’ Request for Legal Fees and Costs Relating to Mistrial

Posted in Immunity, Miscellaneous, Mistrial

As reported in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, the government has opposed former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens’ request for reimbursement of the legal fees and costs incurred by him in the government’s prosecution of Clemens for perjury, false statements and obstruction of justice. Clemens’ trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia… Continue Reading

Former CEO of Kansas Utility Westar Energy Receives $36 Million Settlement, Plus $3.1 Million in Legal Fees for Dismissed Criminal Prosecution

Posted in Fraud, Mistrial

Westar Energy, the largest electrical utility in the State of Kansas, announced last week that it will pay former Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board, David Wittig $36 million as an arbitration settlement relating to Wittig’s compensation contract, as well as $3.1 million in attorney’s fees and $2.7 million in stock compensation,… Continue Reading

Harris County, Texas, Commissioner Faces Second Trial on Bribery and Other Charges Following Mistrial

Posted in Fraud, Mistrial

Jerry Eversole, a Harris County (Houston), Texas, Commissioner, was charged in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas with conspiracy, accepting bribes and filing false income tax returns in 2003 and 2004. Eversole was alleged to have accepted $100,000 in gifts from a developer, Michael Surface, in exchange for being awarded County… Continue Reading

Former Yankees Pitcher Roger Clemens Granted Mistrial in Prosecution for False Statements, Perjury and Obstruction

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  As reported by ESPN (and virtually every other media outlet), United States District Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens’ request for a mistrial in his prosecution on three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury, and one… Continue Reading

Government to Decide Whether to Take a Second Swing at a Bonds Conviction

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Former San Francisco Giants slugger and outfielder Barry Bonds was convicted last Wednesday on one count of obstruction of justice, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California declared a mistrial on the three perjury counts against the former player. The Associated Press has reported that U.S. Attorney for the Northern District… Continue Reading