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White Collar Criminal Defense

For Better or Worse: Married Pharmacists Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud

United States v. Darrell L. Bryant; Gifty Kusi Case No: 19-4179/4180 2021 WL 1016432 (6th Cir. Mar. 17, 2021) Decided: March 17, 2021 Darrell Bryant and Gifty Kusi, husband and...

Think Twice Before Relying Upon the Sentencing Guideline Commentary

United States v. Riccardi Case No. 19-4232 989 F.3d 476 (6th Cir. 2021) Decided: March 3, 2021 When interpreting and applying the United States Sentencing Guidelines, practitioners should be cautious...

Race-Based Statements Are Needed to Impeach a Jury Verdict

United States v. Demetrius Brooks Case No. 19-2283 987 F.3d 593 (6th Cir. 2021) Decided: February 9, 2021 Behind the shroud of secrecy found in a jury deliberation room is...

The Fact That a Person Has Two Phones, Standing Alone, Does Not Create a Reasonable Suspicion to Support a Search

United States v. Jason Fletcher Case No. 19-3153 978 F.3d 1009 (6th Cir. 2020) Decided: October 26, 2020 It may be safe to say in today’s world that there is...

Admission of Undercover Tapes of Racist Comments Violated Rules of Evidence in Fraud Case

Unites States v. Hazelwood, et al. No. 18-6023/6101/6102, 2020 WL 6336133, (6th Cir. Oct. 29, 2020) Decided: October 29, 2020 The Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded Defendants Mark Hazelwood, Scott...

Court Tackles Difficult Loss Calculation

United States v. Kozerski Case No. 19-3949 969 F.3d 310 (6th Cir. 2020) Decided: August 6, 2020 William Kozerski obtained six government construction contracts by impersonating a disabled veteran.  Unsurprisingly,...

Court Allows Probation to Restrict Gambling

United States v. Jodi Lynn Budzynski Case No. 20-1264 2020 WL 6938293 (6th Cir. Nov. 25, 2020) Decided: November 25, 2020 After pleading guilty to five counts of fraudulently obtaining...

Artificial Intelligence and the Impact it Has in Criminal Investigations Today

United States v. William Miller Case No. 18-5578 Decided: December 3, 2020 Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing...

Mitchel Denham Appointed to Airport Authority Board

Mitchel Denham was recently appointed by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to the Board of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority for a four-year term through July 2024. He replaces William Byrley,...

United States v. Sardar Askrafkhan

On July 10, 2020, the Sixth Circuit upheld the conviction and sentence of appellant Sardar Ashrafkhan from the Eastern District of Michigan.  After a long jury trial, Mr. Ashrafkhan was...
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