Reza Olangian, the dual U.S.-Iran citizen arrested in Estonia in 2012 for trying to arrange the purchase of surface-to-air missiles with an undercover DEA agent, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Some alleged passport fraud and identity theft out in Yakima And some alleged money laundering involving Iran up in Alaska “Massive” money laundering and drug network busted down in San Diego The former Navy intelligence chief caught up in the Fat Leonard scandal was found to have accepted extravagant meals, cigars and other illicit gifts but did not party with prostitutes  Surprise! View Full Post
As a business attorney, I try to understand my clients’ businesses and keep up with trends that may help my clients address problems they may encounter as their business grows. Three of my favorite podcasts that help me do that include Mac Power Users, which helps you get the most out of your technology, Cortex, which features business and productivity tips from independent content creators, and Free Agents, which discusses the trials and tribulations of starting your own business. View Full Post
To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question.  Although self-disclosure will bring the matter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s attention, it is a great mechanism for reducing penalties for any enforcement action the EPA might bring. The EPA’s audit policy was issued in 2000.  View Full Post
The Washington Court of Appeals Division II has ruled that Clark County can lawfully ban the retail sale of marijuana within its unincorporated areas. In a unanimous decision issued on March 13 in Emerald Enterprises, LLC v. Clark County, the court rejected arguments that the Washington Uniform Controlled Substances Act (USCA) preempts a Clark County ordinance banning the retail sale of recreational marijuana in unincorporated areas so long as the federal government listed marijuana as a controlled substance. View Full Post
SCOTUS Speaks:  Guilty Pleas Don’t Waive All Appellate Claims On February 21, 2018, in Class v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that a defendant who pleads guilty can still raise on appeal any constitutional claim that does not depend on challenging his or her “factual guilt.”  The Court’s holding preserves a federal criminal defendant’s ability to challenge the constitutionality of the statute underlying his or her conviction, even in the event of a guilty plea.  View Full Post
The State of Florida wants the death penalty for 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who has already confessed to being the shooter in the Valentine’s Day tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For those that follow the blog, you know Terry Lenamon’s son is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, present on the day of the shooting but thankfully unharmed.  Read, "Terence Lenamon’s Son At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting." While many of the victim’s families did not want capital punishment in this case, it appears that the Broward County prosecutors have made their own decision here.  See, "Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz," written by Paula McMahon and Rafael Olmeda and published by the Sun Sentinel on March 13, 2018.  Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty for Nikolas Cruz The State of Florida filed its Notice of Intent today.  You can read the complete Notice of Intent here. View Full Post
This Day in White Collar History: Remembering Henry Friendly Henry Friendly still has my vote for the title of greatest American judge who ever served at any level. It’s the country’s misfortune that he never served on the U.S. Supreme Court. He did, however, spend nearly thirty years on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, writing more than 1,000 opinions and carving out a reputation as one of the country’s most influential jurists. View Full Post
A couple of local “co-schemers” were charged with credit card fraud — one allegedly favored QFC and Frey Meyer, the other was all about Bartells A Florida man was indicted in federal court in Boston for pretending to be an SEC employee and then demanding money from victim One of the two former aides to former Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett who pleaded guilty to distributing explicit images and a video of Ms. View Full Post
 Tomorrow morning in Orlando, Terry Lenamon will be joined by his friend Rick Kammen at the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ 24th annual "Death is Different" seminar. Lenamon and Kammen Speaking at "Death is Different" Seminar Their presentation, entitled "Psycho Drama," begins at 10:30 a.m and concludes at noon. View Full Post