FraudDefendants in the “Varsity Blues” university admissions scandal recently succeeded in their latest effort to beat back some of the charges against them by arguing that university admissions slots are not “property” for purposes of federal mail and wire fraud.  The decision in U.S. v. Ernst (D. Mass. 19-cr-10081) conflicts with the conclusion reached by

moneyThe Southern District of Ohio, where interstate highways stretching from the southern tip of Florida enter the southwestern point of Ohio, usually and understandably boasts a steady stream of interstate drug trafficking cases. Since 2019, however, the District has prosecuted a growing number of public corruption cases as well. In that short time, the United

FraudOn March 20, 2020, the Attorney General ordered the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to prioritize oversight, investigation, and prosecution of misuse of federal funds distributed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Now, almost six months later, the DOJ continues to examine instances of “COVID-19 Fraud” for possible civil or criminal prosecution. The DOJ’s prioritization