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For White Collar Defendants, an Eight-Justice Court Could Mean Less Rights and More Liability

Despite the speculative ideological divide left in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death, the Supreme Court’s five post-Scalia decisions, each decided 6-2 or better, have reflected appreciable consensus. But notwithstanding President Barack Obama’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s seat, uncertainty remains concerning the fate of cases […]

Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Take Kickbacks. Do Not Fail to Pay Taxes on Illegal Kickbacks.

Taking kickbacks from your subcontractors is a federal crime. Failing to pay income tax on those kickbacks is a separate federal crime. That’s what an Alabama man learned when he was sentenced on February 17, 2016, to four years in prison. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release (click here to read the […]