Richard Bistrong Reports To Prison

This Johnny Cash song is an appropriate background song for this post. Following a lifetime of lying , cheating and stealing, Friday night it all caught up to Richard Bistrong and he turned himself in to serve his 18 month prison sentence at the United States Penitentiary...

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Avoid Trial at All Costs . . . If You’re a Prosecutor with an FCPA Case

At least, that’s the apparent directive if you’re a DOJ prosecutor tasked with trying to win the ever-elusive conviction against an individual DOJ claims violated the FCPA. Earlier this month, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates issued a memorandum titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” Taking into...

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Guest Blog: Silly DOJ Press Release Belies Government Failure in Joseph Sigelman FCPA Prosecution

From FCPA Professor, July 1, 2015 In mid-June, the FCPA prosecution of Joseph Sigelman came to an abrupt halt after DOJ’s star witness admitted to giving false testimony on the stand. The case ended in a plea to one conspiracy count and a sentence of...

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Calli Law Successfully Defends Lewis Tein PL Against Miccosukee Tribe

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ordered Florida’s Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and their attorney to pay more than $1 million in sanctions on Friday, January 16, 2015. In the 27-page order granting Lewis Tein’s motion for Rule 11 sanctions against the tribe; their lawyer,...

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FCPA Institute

In recent years, the Justice Department has increasingly focused on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement, making compliance critical for businesses that operate globally. On January 12-13, 2015, in Miami, Paul Calli  hosted a national FCPA Institute presented by Professor Michael Koehler, a nationally recognized FCPA...

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Paul A. Calli Appointed Chair of Florida Bar Grievance Committee

Miami, Fla. –Paul A. Calli appointed as Chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee “I” for the 11 Judicial Circuit, serving Miami-Dade County. His term as Chair expired in 2015. Calli served as a member of the committee since 2012. He also previously served on...

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Book Review: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era.

Broadly speaking, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prohibits offering or paying anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain business. Recent years have seen a boom in FCPA compliance efforts and enforcement attempts as the Department of Justice has proclaimed this...

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Appellate Ruling Addresses Cell Phone Privacy Concerns

Published in the Daily Business Review, July 17, 2014 The recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in U.S. v. Quartavious Davis stands at the crossroad of technology and privacy. In Davis, the Eleventh Circuit held that cell site location...

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New Commutation Guidance Presents Opportunities for Relief

Published in Law360, May 14, 2014 A petition for commutation (reduction) of sentence represents a possible — though difficult — avenue for relief for individuals convicted of crimes who have exhausted their opportunities for appellate remedies. Recent developments, however, provide new reasons for potential commutation...

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High Court Deals Major Blow to Criminal Defendants

Published in Law360, March 19, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kaley v. United States not only undercuts a criminal defendant’s right to counsel, but also solidifies the power of the grand jury. Read the entire article here.

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