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NJ Judge Trims Menendez Corruption Charges

A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday acquitted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., of charges he received political donations as bribes from a Florida eye doctor while upholding charges that the senator accepted private jet rides and other gifts in exchange for his official actions. Law360: (headline:(acquitted) OR summary:(acquitted))

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

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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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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