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Chicago Cop Says Review Officials Targeted Him, Leaked Info

A former Chicago police commander acquitted last year on excessive force charges claims the city’s Independent Police Review Authority specifically targeted him and leaked confidential information to the media in retaliation for his contentious history with the group, according to a suit filed in Illinois federal court Thursday. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-Acclarent Execs Beat Felony Off-Label Fraud Charges

A Massachusetts federal jury acquitted two top former Acclarent executives Wednesday of a slew of felony fraud charges related to the company’s promotion of a medical device off-label, but convicted the pair of 10 misdemeanor counts of introducing a misbranded and adulterated device into interstate commerce. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-NOVA Bankers Ask Judge To Nix Fraud Conviction

After expressing open skepticism at trial about the strength of the government’s case, a Pennsylvania federal judge heard arguments Thursday urging him to acquit the leaders of the now-defunct NOVA Bank after their conviction in April for allegedly deceiving regulators into making an investment under the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-Pa. County Commisioner Loses Bid To Revive Libel Suit

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday upheld a pretrial ruling in favor of a Clinton County, Pennsylvania, newspaper hit with claims of defaming a former county commissioner by allegedly falsely characterizing charges of theft of which he was eventually acquitted, saying there was no actual malice, just negligent reporting, at worst. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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‘King Of Nursing Homes’ Can’t Duck Fraud Conviction, Judge Says

An Illinois federal judge said Wednesday he won’t acquit a Chicago doctor convicted of steering dozens of his elderly patients to one hospital in exchange for free labor from hospital staff, rejecting the doctor’s argument that the arrangement falls within an exemption to the Medicare/Medicaid anti-kickback statute. 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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