Commuting Prison Terms Commuting prison terms could reverse the intergenerational failure spawned by our nation’s wrongheaded commitment to mass incarceration. President Obama has expressed an interest in expanding his use of executive clemency. Many people don’t even know what we mean when we … [Read more...] about Commuting Prison Terms
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When people engage in mortgage fraud, what sanctions follow? That depends. Let’s have a simple look at three individuals who had a role in mortgage fraud. Angelo Mozilo, Craig Whitehead, and Paige Kinney. Angelo Mozilo founded Countrywide Mortgage. By the early 2000s, his company became … [Read more...] about Mortgage Fraud Sanctions: What to Expect
A federal judge sentenced Charlie Shrem, the CEO of a Bitcoin exchange company, to two years in prison on December 19, 2014. Prior to pleading guilty to the crime of “operating an unlicensed money transmitting business,” Mr. Shrem’s career was on a fast track to success. He was the former Vice … [Read more...] about Bitcoin Leader Going to Federal Prison
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The government brought an 11-count indictment against David Jackson and Alex Hurt in the District of Connecticut. Jackson and Hurt allegedly used a number of pseudonyms to scam business owners out of advance fees for loans they were supposedly going to secure. They now face multiple charges related … [Read more...] about Coconspirators Enhance Probability of Conviction for Fraud
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Authorities arrested Rashid Minhas, a Chicago travel agent, on December 18. They charged him with operating a fraudulent scheme to sell travel packages that he did not have the authority to sell. If convicted, Minhas will face up to 20 years in federal prison. Many believe in the concept of … [Read more...] about Big decisions follow an arrest for fraud