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U.S. Will Not Charge Police Officer in Eric Garner’s Death

Five years ago, Eric Garner died on Staten Island while being arrested by New York City police.  Mr. Garner suffocated during the arrest.  Video of the encounter appeared to show that a police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, applied an unlawful chokehold on Mr. Garner.  Autopsy results indicated that death occurred due to an asthma attack precipitated

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Epstein Prosecution

How Federal Prosecutors Are Able to Charge Jeffrey Epstein Years after a Non-Prosecution Agreement Ten years ago the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida signed a non-prosecution agreement with financier Jeffrey Epstein.  The agreement required Epstein to plead to two state charges of solicitation, register as a sex offender, and serve a

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President Trump May Have Been Saved Twice by DOJ Guideline

In the aftermath of the testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller before Congressional committees this week, we can view the Russian investigation and the hush money investigation in the Southern District of New York from a bit of a distance.  In each case the President appears to have benefited from a Department of Justice guideline

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Physician Convicted of Anti-Kickback Violations

Dialecti Voudouris, a hematologist associated with Lenox Hill Hospital and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to violation of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.  The conviction resulted from a scheme by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., to pay kickbacks to doctors for prescribing the company’s fentanyl spay to cancer

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