News and notes

Happy New Year! I am back after taking a break to recuperate from a 9-week health care fraud trial in the Southern District of Florida. Some news and notes to start 2022: Following the COVID-19 Omicron variant surge over the holidays, Big Law is postponing the return...

Sentencing guidelines

On September 15, Stefan He Qin, was sentenced to 90 months in prison for a Ponzi scheme that caused over $54 million in losses to investors. Qin pled guilty to one count of securities fraud and admitted to embezzling nearly $90 million from his cryptocurrency hedge...

Exciting news!

I will be a guest blogger over at the Southern District of Florida Blog each Thursday. HERE is the announcement. Looking forward to this.  Hope you will enjoy the blogging.

Fifth Circuit rules in favor of attorney client privilege

The Fifth Circuit created a new avenue to protect privileged materials in Harbor Healthcare Systems LP v. United States – Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(g). Harbor Healthcare Systems (“Harbor Healthcare”) was the subject of two qui tam investigations.  Following...

District Court reverses conviction due to Brady violation.

The United States District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee reversed a murder conviction and granted a new trial in the case of United States v. Maurice Burks, 2021 WL 2209334, due to the prosecutor’s failure to disclose Brady evidence prior to trial. The...