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Federal Crimes Archives

Did A.G. Sessions ask for permission to go after medical marijuana providers?

In a post last week, our blog discussed how U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to adopt increasingly hard-line approaches to crime, suggesting that his tenure as the nation's top cop will be nothing short of controversial.

Is SCOTUS going to reach new ground in Fourth Amendment cellphone data case?

Two years, ago the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a groundbreaking decision in Riley v. California, holding that law enforcement officials must secure a warrant prior to undertaking a search of a cellphone seized during an arrest.

DOJ announces record $3.5 billion-plus fine under FCPA

In a series of ongoing posts, our blog has been discussing the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -- or FCPA -- the landmark legislation passed by Congress back in 1977 to address corruption in the global marketplace. In particular, we've been focusing on its anti- bribery provisions.

Why are so many speaking out against the Back the Blue Act? - II

Last week, our blog began discussing how many people might have missed the recent introduction of a new tough-on-crime bill by federal lawmakers -- one that could significantly alter the criminal law landscape -- thanks to everything taking place on Capitol Hill. 

How does the IRS distinguish between tax fraud and negligence? -- III

In our previous post on this subject we began delving into the important issue of how exactly the Internal Revenue Service distinguishes between mistakes and willful acts. In other words, we looked at how tax auditors are able to differentiate between tax fraud and negligence.

AG calls on federal prosecutors to adopt harsher charging policies

In an earlier post, our blog discussed how Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it very clear upon assuming the role of the nation's top cop that he would be departing from the efforts of his predecessors. Indeed, in a memo to federal prosecutors in March, he indicated that cracking down on violent crime would be a top priority of the Justice Department going forward rather than reducing the nation's prison population

What business owners should know about the FCPA -- II

In a previous post, we began discussing the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or FCPA, a landmark law passed by Congress back in 1977 to combat international corruption via anti-bribery provisions. Specifically, we discussed not only what it is, but what it prohibits and to whom it applies.

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