We have discussed the case of U.S. v. Jones, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held in February that the attaching of a global positioning satellite (GPS) device constituted a search. Well, the government is attempting to re-try the defendant, Antoine Jones. And this time it is seeking to introduce location data from Jones’ cellphone… Continue Reading
We have mentioned the case of U.S. v. Jones which was pending before the United States Supreme Court, and the issue of whether placement of a gobal positioning satellite (GPS) device on a vehicle by law enforcement constitutes a search. Late last month, the Court issued an opinion holding that the government’s installation of a GPS device on a… Continue Reading
Sir Robert Allen Stanford is scheduled to be arraigned today on conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, money laundering and obstruction charges in Houston in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Stanford is represented by attorneys Dick DeGuerin and Sean Ryan Buckley, of the Houston firm of DeGuerin and Dickson. According to… Continue Reading
The writers of Federal Criminal Defense Blog have been busy writing on other matter and apologize for the brief hiatus. Much has happened in the sphere of white collar crime even during our short absence, most notably developments in the two largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, and we have some catching up to do…. Continue Reading
As set forth in a detailed article in the National Law Journal, the Fourth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have recently affirmed decisions upholding warrantless, suspicionless searches of laptop computers at international airports. See United States v. Arnold, 523 F.3d 941 (9th Cir. 2008), petition for reh’g en banc filed, No. 06-50581 (9th… Continue Reading
Eleventh Circuit affirms conviction and sentence of former Coke employee in trade secrets case.