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Jul 11, 2017

Trump Jr. may have crossed legal line

The New York Times reported — and Donald Trump Jr. appeared to confirm — that he agreed to a meeting with a Russian lawyer who had damaging information on Hillary Clinton after getting an email that the Russian government was trying to help his father win the election. “It’s as close as you can get […]

Jun 23, 2017

5LINX co-founders indicted

The three co-founders of 5LINX, one of the fastest-growing companies in the Rochester area, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud and conspiracy charges accusing them of cheating investors out of $11.2 million. The indictment, filed Tuesday, charges Craig Jerabeck, Jeb Tyler and Jason Guck with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They […]

Dec 19, 2016

Feds indict two in alleged porn extortion scheme

More than three years have passed since a federal judge in California sanctioned attorneys Paul R. Hansmeier and John L. Steele for using legal loopholes to extract settlements from people they accused of illegally downloading pornography. Their tactics were complicated but effective. The attorneys, who ran a firm called Prenda Law, would use shell companies […]

Apr 29, 2015

Second Circuit – Conspiracy: United States v. Roy

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – Conspiracy – Overt Act   United States v. Roy 13-4702 Judges Katzmann, Pooler and Carney   Background: The defendant appealed from a conviction on count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and […]

Jul 11, 2013

Judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. broke antitrust laws and conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing “compelling evidence” from the words of the late Steve Jobs. Judge Denise Cote, of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, said Apple knew that no publisher could risk acting […]

Apr 11, 2012

U.S. sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said cost consumers more than $100 million in the past two years by adding $2 to $5 to the price of each e-book. Attorney General Eric Holder said […]

Oct 5, 2011

Conspiracy: United States v. Leslie

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Conspiracy Withdrawal — Incarceration United States v. Leslie 10-2994-cr Judges Calabresi, Wesley and Lynch Background: The defendant appealed from a judgment sentencing him to 51 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bank fraud. At sentencing, the district court determined that the defendant was […]

Sep 23, 2011

United States v. al Kassar, et al.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Federal Jurisdiction Classified Information — Conspiracy United States v. al Kassar, et al. 09-1051-cr Judges Jacobs, Hall and Scheindlin Background: Three defendants appealed their convictions for conspiring to kill U.S. officers, to acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles, and to provide material support to a known terrorist organization. [&hellip[...]

Mar 16, 2011

Conspiracy: United States v. Desnoyers

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Conspiracy Factual Insufficiency — Legal Insufficiency United States v. Desnoyers 10-0447-cr Appealed from the Northern District of New York Background: A jury convicted appellee Mark Desnoyers on multiple counts, including one count of conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act and to commit mail fraud in violation of 18 […]

Feb 24, 2011

Guilty verdicts in Buffalo Ponzi scheme case

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. has announced that a federal jury has convicted Ian Campbell Gent, 58, and James F. Lagona, 50, of conspiracy and mail fraud. Each charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison ...

Feb 24, 2011

Two men plead guilty in bank fraud case

Jia Ming Huang, 45, of New York City, and Rungen Huang, 38, of Florida, have pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Jan 27, 2011

Rochester man sentenced in conspiracy case

Juan Perez, 21, of Rochester, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to 75 months in prison. Perez was convicted of possession and distribution of heroin.

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