Wire Act Prosecutions expected to increase with new DOJ opinion

The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel recently published an opinionreviewing the Department’s interpretation of the federal Wire Act. The Wire Act has been a tool for prosecuting certain gambling activities since 1961. Codified as 18 U.S.C. § 1084, the Wire Act states that: Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering…

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“Operation Pilluted” is Another Example of DEA Excess in Alleged “Pill Mill” Cases

The DEA just announced that law enforcement officers have arrested hundreds of people, including 22 doctors and pharmacists, in connection with “Operation Pilluted.” This DEA investigation targeted alleged “pill mills” where physicians were supposedly over-prescribing pain medication including Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Although the DEA and Department of Justice have been prosecuting…

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Federal Criminal Charges Brought Against Internet Sports Gambling Business

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,…

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