October 22, 2014

Judge Sentences Former Melanoma Research Alliance Employee to 6 Months in Prison for Alleged Workplace Theft Scheme

On Friday, October 10, 2014, Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Graydon S. McKee, III sentenced former Melanoma Re



search Alliance (MRA) Operatio...

October 14, 2014

U.S. Senator Mark Warner and Virginia Gubernatorial Chief of Staff Paul Reagan in the Hot Seat Over Former State Senator Puckett’s Resignation


The plot thickens in Virginia. In the aftermath of former Governor Bob McDonnell and former First Lady Maureen McDonnell being...

October 1, 2014


After State Law Makers Pass Watered Down Version of Ethics Reform Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Announces New Ethics Commission 


2014 will be known as the year of scandals and public corruption in Virginia.  On June 25, 2014 the Associated Press reported that...

September 27, 2014

Capital Punishment in America Has Reached a Crisis Point; We Must End It Now

Henry McCollum had been the longest serving prisoner on North Carolina’s Death Row, until September 2, 2014, when Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser overturned his conviction finding that he a...

September 23, 2014

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so...

September 4, 2014


While Not Giving a Knock-Out Blow to Either Side, The Judge’s Jury Instructions Give Both the Defense and the Government Reasons to Be Hopeful


After 26 days of testimony and argument, the fates of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife former First Lady M...

August 28, 2014


In the Wake of the Affordable Care Act, Feds Get Aggressive on Health Care Fraud


A federal grand jury impaneled in Alexandria, Virginia handed down a 60-count indictment on Tuesday August 12, 2014 charging one of Northern Virginia’s top dermatologist with health care...

August 8, 2014

Prosecutors Show an Increasing Willingness To Go After Law Enforcement for Alleged False Testimony


It’s every police officer’s worse nightmare, being accused of lying on the witness stand about a case that you investigated.   Whether you are a local police officer, FBI...

July 19, 2014


Are Shipping Companies and Social Media Websites the Next Target in the U.S. War on Drugs?


Has the internet-age caused a shift in the U.S. war on drugs?  Maybe.  Market watchers and legal experts were shaken when a federal grand jury impaneled in San Francisco handed...

July 1, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Charges NIH Funded Researcher with 4 Counts of False Statements in Health Care Fraud Scheme


Sometimes ground breaking medical research results are too good to be true.  In this case, it was because the scientist responsible for the research allegedly...

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