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Deutsche Bank Co-CEO, Ex-Execs Beat German Fraud Charges

Deutsche Bank AG co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two of his predecessors have been acquitted of attempted fraud in German court in a trial stemming from the bank’s lengthy legal battle with heirs to the bankrupt Kirch Media Group, German media reported Monday. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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La. Jury Convicts 2 In $34M Medicare Fraud Scheme

A New Orleans federal jury on Thursday night found a physician and a home health care company owner guilty of a $ 34 million Medicare fraud scheme, but acquitted them, along with another physician, from almost twice as many related charges. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Former AGs Want Ex-Ala. Gov.’s Bribery Sentence Tossed

More than 100 former state attorneys general have signed on to an amici brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn former Alabama governor Don Siegelman’s six-and-a-half-year sentence for bribery, saying acquitted conduct should not be used to increase a criminal sentence as it was in Siegelman’s case. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Scheming ‘Birthing House’ Atty Again Asks For Acquittal

An immigration attorney convicted of obstruction for agreeing to help a material witness in a “birthing houses” investigation flee the U.S. pushed a California federal judge again Monday to acquit him, saying the government “cherry picked” evidence to support its stance that his conviction should stand. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Con Who Hid Computer In Pillsbury Ceiling Seeks Acquittal

A hedge fund fraudster convicted on 23 counts — including criminal contempt after he went online against court orders, hiding the computer in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s ceiling — urged a California federal judge Wednesday to acquit him on three of the charges. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Acquitted Mayor Can Go After Miami Suburb For Fees

After successfully beating bribery charges and fighting to get reinstated to office, Miami Lakes Mayor Michael A. Pizzi Jr. can pursue legal fees from the town, a Florida judge ruled Wednesday, finding the fees claims sufficient and likely to warrant reimbursement if proven. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Dermatologist Clears 40 Counts Of Health Care Fraud

A Virginia federal jury acquitted a dermatologist of more than 40 counts of health care fraud Monday, knocking down allegations the doctor intentionally misdiagnosed skin cancer and then billed Medicare and other insurance providers for unnecessary treatments. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Exec Accused Of $300M Ponzi Scheme Denied Acquittal Bid

A Florida federal judge on Monday denied a former vacation rental firm executive’s attempt to derail a second trial stemming from allegations he facilitated a $ 300 million Ponzi scheme, refusing to acquit him based on arguments that prosecutors failed to prove their claims. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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