A second of the four men indicted on federal bank and wire fraud charges involving Robert Morgan-owned Morgan Communities has pleaded guilty. Patrick Ogiony, a mortgage broker at Aurora Capital Advisors in Buffalo who worked closely with Morgan’s firm, accepted ...Read More »
Anne Erickson, president and CEO of the Empire Justice Center, has announced she is retiring. “I just think it’s time,” Erickson, 62, said during a telephone interview Friday. “I have absolutely loved what I’ve done with this organization and some ...Read More »
To celebrate the successful conclusion of the 2018 Campaign for Justice — an annual campaign to support access to legal services in civil cases — CFJ Co-Chairs Sharon Stiller, Tom Durkin, and Jonathan Falk each spoke briefly at the March ...Read More »
Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley has been presented with a Certification of Merit from the New York State Department of Labor, for recovering more than $2 million during her time in office. Since 2012, the DA’s Office recovered the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – The House voted overwhelmingly and in bipartisan fashion to urge the Justice Department to publicly release the entirety of special counsel Robert Mueller III’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, once completed. The move is an ...
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Lawsuit alleges universities connected to bribery and cheating scandal failed to give honest applicants a fair review
A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that students denied admission to several prominent universities in recent years were deprived of a fair review because the schools failed to maintain adequate safeguards to prevent fraud that came to light this week ...
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J.U.S.T. L.A.W., a new initiative launched at the start of the current school year to promote better understanding between court officials and city youth, held an awards ceremony at the Hall of Justice on Thursday to recognize 12 middle-school students ...Read More »
A federal convict has been freed because of a change in sentencing guidelines, despite a disagreement over the proper procedure for making the change. The defendant, Juma Sampson, was convicted on drug and firearms charges in July 2002 and sentenced ...Read More »
HARTFORD, Conn. — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices issued ...Read More »
In a precedent-reversing decision, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction must be effectively reinstated, despite Hernandez having killed himself before his appeal could be heard. Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of the 2013 ...Read More »