Immigration Bribery

Jurors’ alleged misconduct during the trial of a senior U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was not so serious that it affected the verdict, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The attorney, Constantine Peter Kallas, was convicted of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from immigrants who were promised they would be allowed to remain in the United States. 

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College Admissions Scandal

A federal court in Massachusetts ordered the government to respond to allegations of investigatorial misconduct in the college admissions bribery case against Lori Loughlin and other parents accused of rigging the system by paying people to pretend their kids were athletes. The defendants say the feds failed to disclose certain notes made by the scheme’s mastermind, Rick Singer, which claim he was aggressively pressured by investigators to “lie to elicit incriminating information from potential defendants.”

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Court Steps in After Tennessee County Loses Dash-Cam Video

Before appointing a forensic examiner or considering sanctions against a Tennessee county for the loss of months of dashboard camera footage – possible evidence for nine lawsuits against a single sheriff’s deputy accused of a range of misconduct – a federal magistrate wants to ensure the footage is actually gone. 

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