Some relief for client in federal custody.

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5546, the Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act. The Legislation extends the attorney-client confidentiality to emails sent to and from federal prisons.  The bill requires the Bureau of Prisons...

Prosecutors behaving badly … again

On September 16, 2020, a Manhattan federal judge – Judge Alison J. Nathan – issued a scathing order critiquing prosecutors of misleading the court about the disclosure of potentially exculpatory evidence.  The court further ordered two Southern District of New York...

HIPAA conviction sticks against gynecologist

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Dr. Rita Luthra, a gynecologist in Springfiled, Massachusetts, for violating the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and for obstruction of a criminal health care...

PPP Loans: Audits and Subpoenas

The Department of Justice has already started investigating and even filed charges against individuals who acquired Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan funds under false pretenses.  In most of the cases charged so far, the individuals all claimed to have...