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Ex-MLB Player Seeks Acquittal On Insider Trading Charges

Former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces asked a California federal court Wednesday to acquit him of insider trading charges, saying the government has provided no proof, before trial or during, that he profited from nonpublic merger tips about a friend’s medical device company. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-Barclays Traders Acquitted in Libor Rigging Retrial

Former Barclays PLC derivatives trader Stylianos Contogoulas was found not guilty by a London jury on Thursday of dishonestly rigging a key global interest rate benchmark to boost his profits, in a result that deals a major blow to the Serious Fraud Office. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Meningitis Murder Trial Judge Hones In On Intent To Defraud

A federal jury deliberating right now in the racketeering murder trial over a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts drug compounder will have to decide whether its head pharmacist had the intent to defraud or mislead — or else must acquit the defendant on some counts. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Gorsuch May Bring Needed Changes To Federal Sentencing

Should Judge Neil Gorsuch be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, there may well be a paradigm shift in sentencing law, policy and practice, particularly in the area of acquitted, uncharged and unproven conduct at sentencing. His analysis of plain error review in Sabillon-Umana influenced Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Molina-Martinez last April, say criminal defense attorneys Alan Ellis and ...

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Ex-Jefferies Trader Seeks Acquittal On Sole Guilty Count

Former Jefferies & Co. trader Jesse Litvak urged a Connecticut federal judge on Friday to acquit him on the one count of securities fraud for which he was convicted by a jury last month, arguing the government’s win was rooted to a “flimsy reed” of evidence. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Norway Appeals Jury Acquits Ex-Yara CEO Of Corruption

The former CEO of Yara International, a fertilizer company whose largest shareholder is the Norwegian government, had his conviction for bribery of Indian and Libyan officials reversed by an appeals court jury in Oslo on Friday, according to published reports. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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$1.6B Wynn Casino Fraudsters Ask For Partial Acquittal

The three landowners charged with fraud over a controversial land deal tied to Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s $ 1.6 billion casino resort project asked a Massachusetts federal judge to acquit them of two counts of the indictment, arguing the government has not provided sufficient evidence to support its claims. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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London Jury Convicts Two In Tabernula Insider Trading Case

A London jury convicted a former Deutsche Bank executive and an accountant Monday tied to the so-called Tabernula insider trading ring but acquitted three others in the the largest and most complex insider dealing case ever brought by the Financial Conduct Authority. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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