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Nina Marino’s key takeaways from Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency National Institute Conference last week in New York

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in White Collar Crime on Wednesday , April 19, 2017.

The SEC is examining whether “tokens” are a security. The Howie test is utilized to make the determination. If tokens are in fact being offered as a security the offer or must take steps to comply with the SEC.

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Sessions’ Changing Focus – Attorney General Sessions Shifts Focus From White Collar Prosecutions to Violent Crimes

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in White Collar Crime on Friday , April 07, 2017.

The transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration could mean big changes for the prosecution of white collar crimes as the focus of the Department of Justice shifts.

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Drugged Driving – And the In-Field Testing Devices Being Used to Detect the Presence of Marijuana and Other Drugs

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in Criminal Law on Friday , March 24, 2017.

The police are now able to test for “drugged driving” at the scene. The DragerDrugTest 5000 (“Drager 5000”) detects the presence of marijuana through a mouth swab – as well as opioids, cocaine, amphetamine, methadone, methamphetamine and benzodiazepines. San Diego just became the latest county to debut its usage of these machines.

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A Duty to Disclose?The intersection between the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s “problem deputies” list and the prosecutorial obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense.

On behalf of Kaplan Marino posted in Public Corruption on Wednesday , March 08, 2017.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on an ongoing battle between the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the deputies’ union. The Sheriff’s Department is seeking to turn over a list of about 300 “problem deputies”with a history of past misconduct to prosecutors. The prosecution can then add these names to an internal database that tracks … Continue reading A Duty to Disclose?The intersection between the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s “problem deputies” list and the prosecutorial obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense.

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