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Finaly a Touch of Sanity from Washington.

Finally a touch of sanity from Washington – We have long advocated that sentencing guidelines are a failed experiment. Rather than minimizing disparity in sentencing as originally intended, sentencing guidelines have only lead to the politicizing of criminal sentencing. Instead … Continue reading

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Practicing Law or Being “Galactic Overlord” — A Whole Other Universe

Over our many years practicing criminal law in Tampa, we’ve repeatedly worked with a number of exceedingly gifted lawyers from Zuckerman, Spaeder. The Tampa office of that prestigious law firm, boasts a long list well-regarded lawyers – Jack Fernandez, Sandy … Continue reading

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When an Animated Duck Become a Real Duck

I don’t pretend to be an expert on every aspect of Kelly Mathis’ prosecution but what I know causes me great concern and should send fearful chill down the spine of every lawyer who gives legal advice to business entities, … Continue reading

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Sleeper Spy Cells in Our Own Backyard?

We recognize that the reasonable security of our country requires that certain acts of espionage be done in secret but such acts when done domestically to Americans, must follow the law the strictly and there must oversight and transparency. The … Continue reading

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Another Example of the Trend of Tougher Sentences in White Collar crimes

Today the New York Times reported an 11 year prison sentence for convicted insider trader, Raj Rajaratman, which according to the Times is “the longest prison sentence ever for insider trading.” In handing down the stiff sentence, Judge Richard Howell … Continue reading

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Calculating Loss in a Mortgage Fraud Case – I Still Think I’m Right

I know I have lost the argument that in a mortgage fraud case, calculating the “actual loss” under the federal sentencing guidelines should include a reasonably foreseeable analysis, but it makes me feel better to continue to beat the drum … Continue reading

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