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Shkreli Looks To Kill Conspiracy Charge Post-Trial

Attorneys for Martin Shkreli on Friday asked a Brooklyn federal judge to acquit him of conspiracy, following his August conviction for defrauding his hedge fund investors and scheming to manipulate the stock price of drug company Retrophin Inc., saying prosecutors misled the jury about a key element of the crime. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Feds Say Shkreli Verdict Is No Escape For Ex-Katten Atty

A former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney trying to gut a criminal case alleging he helped Martin Shkreli pull off multiple fraud schemes recently got pushback from federal prosecutors, who said the lawyer cannot dodge a conspiracy count just because Shkreli was acquitted of it. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Sorting Out Teamsters Acquittal In ‘Top Chef’ Case

A federal jury recently acquitted four Teamsters on charges of criminally threatening the host of the popular cooking competition show “Top Chef.” Michael Abcarian of Fisher Phillips examines how the dispute escalated into a criminal extortion prosecution and where the line is drawn between criminality and lawful conduct when union members threaten an employer who uses nonunion workers. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) ...

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‘Top Chef’ Acquittals Not Satisfying But Right, Juror Says

One of the 12 jurors who acquitted a group of Massachusetts Teamsters of trying to strong-arm the “Top Chef” television production into hiring them for unneeded truck-driving work said prosecutors failed to prove the defendants knew they were trying to do something against federal law. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Ex-Katten Atty Says Shkreli Verdict Nixes Conspiracy Count

Lawyers for Evan Greebel, the former Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP attorney accused of helping Martin Shkreli pull off securities fraud, said Friday they were “shocked and dismayed” prosecutors haven’t dropped a conspiracy charge against Greebel that Shkreli himself was acquitted of earlier this month. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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La. Dentist Beats Insider Trading Rap Over Shaw Merger

A Louisiana dentist was acquitted Friday of insider trading charges brought over claims that he traded on nonpublic information provided by his brother-in-law, a former executive of engineering company The Shaw Group, about a pending merger that would send company stock soaring. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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Philando Castile And A Criminal Justice System On Trial

Last month, a jury acquitted police officer Jeronimo Yanez of manslaughter for killing black motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop. Castile was a victim of America’s mass-production approach to criminal justice, which features largely unaccountable and inadequately trained police enforcing frequently unjustifiable laws in a system riddled with disregard for fundamental fairness, says Clark Neily of the Cato Institute. ...

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