The awful ordeal for anyone accused of a serious federal crime doesn’t start with a conviction or plea deal. It begins with indictment and arrest. That’s when the accused — who’s still entitled to the presumption of innocence — enters the system.… Continue Reading
The U.S. government is selling bitcoins worth $18 million through an auction later this month.
The DOJ seized the 29,000 virtual bitcoins from the Silk Road website last year.
Silkroad allegedly provided a sales platform for illegal drugs and other contraband.… Continue Reading
Federal criminal prosecutions against individuals, including most FCPA cases, often include asset forfeiture counts. Faced with the prospect of being stripped of everything they own, most defendants forget about going to trial and cop a plea instead.… Continue Reading