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Ex-District Judge In Texas Cleared In Campaign Bribery Case

A former state district judge in Texas, who had to leave the bench and had her law license suspended following her conviction on nine felony charges for bribery and money laundering, was declared innocent Wednesday, acquitted of all charges after the state agreed the evidence couldn’t support her conviction. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Atty Says Ill. Police Dept. Framed Him For His Wife’s Murder

An Illinois attorney says he was set up to be charged with his wife’s murder by a local police department and the state’s attorney’s office where he used to work, claiming in a federal complaint that the charges for which he was acquitted wrecked his law practice and forced him to skip town. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Jury Convicts Ex-Dewey CFO, Frees Exec Director

A Manhattan jury on Monday issued a split verdict in the long-running criminal case against top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, acquitting the defunct law firm’s executive director but convicting its former chief financial officer on fraud and conspiracy charges. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Fla. Eye Doc Denied Acquittal In Medicare Overbilling Case

A federal judge has refused to acquit a Florida ophthalmologist linked to New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez who was found guilty of overbilling Medicare by $ 32 million for unnecessary eye injections, finding the jury had sufficient evidence to return its verdict against the doctor. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Pharmacist Seeks New Trial On Racketeering Conviction

The New England Compounding Center pharmacist convicted of racketeering in March over a deadly meningitis outbreak asked a federal judge on Monday for a new trial, saying that the government’s focus on second-degree murder charges on which he was acquitted tainted the entire trial. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Gov’t Fights Over Facts In Ex-MLB Insider Trading Trial

Prosecutors told a California federal judge Thursday that former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces and his associates can’t be acquitted because there’s more than enough evidence to tie them to trading on nonpublic tips about a medical device company, but the ex-CEO in the case said the feds were twisting facts. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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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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