Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Actions Down, Prosecutions of Individuals Up

April 28, 2013
A recent article in Corporate Counsel noted a somewhat strange trend in federal enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the primary federal law used to prohibit payment of bribes to foreign government officials. The article notes that 2013 has started off as a very slow year for FCPA enforcement actions, with either one or zero […]

Federal Criminal Charges Brought Against Macon State Prison Officers

April 17, 2013
Yesterday the Department of Justice announced that the deputy warden of Macon State Prison and seven former prison officers have been indicted in the Middle District of Georgia on federal charges including civil rights violations, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice. The charges follow previous guilty pleas by three other former Macon State Prison officers. The […]

Federal Criminal Charges Brought Against Internet Sports Gambling Business

April 15, 2013
The Department of Justice recently announced the unsealing of indictments in the Western District of Oklahoma against 34 individuals and 23 corporate entities charging them for participation in a vast international gambling and money-laundering scheme. The alleged gambling scheme involves acts spanning nearly a decade in three countries. The government claims that over the period, […

Atlanta Public School Officials Indicted on Racketeering Charges

April 1, 2013
On Friday a Fulton County Grand Jury delivered an indictment against 35 Atlanta Public Schools officials, which included charges against former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall.  Page Pate was asked to comment about the indictment on WABE FM 90.1, Atlanta’s NPR affiliate. The charges stem from a massive scandal involving cheating on standardized tests by both […]




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