Criminal defense

Criminal defense attorney predicts Sen. Graham’s response to GA grand jury subpoena – CNN

A federal judge in Atlanta has denied Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) motion to reject a subpoena, ruling that he must testify before a Fulton County grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and Jim Sciutto talk with criminal defense attorney Page Pate who explains the likely next steps for the senator.

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Ex-Jan. 6 Committee Lawyer Leaves Capitol for Jenner & Block – Bloomberg Law

Michelle Kallen, who represented the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the US Capitol in cases involving Stephen Bannon and other Trump administration figures, has joined Jenner & Block as a partner.

Kallen, who has served as a special litigation counsel for the Jan. 6 panel for the past six months, will join the firm’s appellate & supreme court practice in Washington, the firm said Friday. Her first day will be Sept. 6.

Kallen represented the Jan. 6 pa…….

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A man waited three years for a trial. His case may change how Maine looks at speedy trial rights – PenBayPilot.com

Maine’s highest court may hear arguments on whether defendants must show they were harmed by a delayed trial, taking on the right to “speedy trials” amid a historic backlog of criminal cases across the state.  

Maine is among the few states not limiting the months or days that can elapse before the government brings a case to trial. 

The state’s constitution promises, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have a right … to have a speedy, public and imp…….

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FBI search warrant reveals agents seized top-secret documents in raid of Trump’s home – CNBC

A member of the Secret Service is seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022.

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The FBI seized multiple sets of documents marked top secret from former President Donald Trump’s Florida resort home, Mar-a-Lago, when agents raided it Monday, according to a search warrant unsealed Friday.

The warrant directed agents to seize “all physical documents and records constituting ev…….

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Court offers incentive for lawyers to represent poor criminal defendants – Yahoo News

Aug. 12—Retired and part-time lawyers who represent poor criminal defendants could be eligible for reduced Bar Association fees and continuing education requirements under an order issued Thursday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court announcement comes as more than 1,000 criminal cases are on hold. Defendants in the cases are told they have to wait until a lawyer can be found for them, according to the New Hampshire Judicial Council, which administers the system for d…….

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FBI search warrant reveals agents seized ‘top secret’ documents in raid of Trump’s home – CNBC

The FBI seized multiple sets of documents marked top secret from former President Donald Trump’s resort home Mar-a-Lago when agents raided it Monday, according to a search warrant disclosed Friday.

The warrant directed agents to seize “all physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed” in violation of three laws related to handling of government documents.

Read the redacted search warrant here

The warran…….

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DOJ plans to retry Philip Esformes despite Trump commuting sentence of Florida nursing home owner – CNBC

Philanthropist Philip Esformes attends the 15th annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on August 7, 2015 in Century City, California.

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A highly unusual move by the Justice Department to retry Florida nursing home owner Philip Esformes on health-care fraud criminal charges after then-President Donald Trump commuted his 20-year prison sentence is headed to an appeals court hearing as defense lawyers suggest prose…….

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Alleged MBTA Transit Police cover-up looms over Suffolk DA candidates forum – GBH News

With less than a month left before the primary election, the Democratic candidates for Suffolk County district attorney staked out criminal justice policy stances Thursday before an audience of inmates and pre-trial detainees at the Suffolk County House of Correction.

Much of the 90-minute forum was dedicated to policy questions from the men and women housed within the institution, but simmering tensions spilled on to the stage at points.

The forum came a day after interim Distric…….

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Trump Hires #BillionDollarLawyer – The New York Times

ATLANTA — Amid a deepening swirl of federal and state investigations, former President Donald J. Trump has hired a prominent Atlanta lawyer to represent him in a criminal inquiry into election interference in Georgia.

The lawyer, Drew Findling, has represented an array of rap stars including Cardi B, Gucci Mane and Migos, and is known by the hashtag #BillionDollarLawyer. But he is also well regarded for a range of criminal defens…….