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Governor Jerry Brown Signs Sweeping Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System in California

In late 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed nine bills reforming the juvenile justice system in California by placing a greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation, and maintaining family cohesion. The new laws increase parole opportunities and ease punishment for people who committed crimes as children or teens. Notable bills include SB 395, SB 394, and AB…
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Initial Coin Offerings: The New Frontier

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Cyber Unit has filed its first case, freezing an initial coin offering which, according to the SEC, is a $15 million investor fraud. The SEC’s newest enforcement arm was established in September of this year to address cyber-based threats such as market manipulation schemes involving false information spread through…
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Former Employees Of Southern California Ambulance Company And Dialysis Center Plead Guilty To Medicare Fraud Charges

A former employee of a Southern California ambulance company and a former employee of a Los Angeles dialysis treatment center both pleaded guilty today to fraud charges for their roles in a fraud scheme that resulted in more than $6.6 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.  Three other individuals charged in the case previously pleaded…
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Manafort Indictment – Special Counsel Robert Mueller Furthers “Aggressive” Investigation of Russia’s Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

On October 27, 2017 former Trump campaign chairman, Paul J. Manafort was indicted on charges that included money laundering, tax fraud, and conspiracy. Manafort and his long-time associate Richard W. Gates surrendered to the FBI and pleaded not guilty to the charges that accused them of laundering money through foreign shell companies. Court documents detailed…
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