FTC Beat
Mar 10
2011

Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-up, February 19 – March 8

This is the third of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.

1. Will the Internet Taint a Loughner Verdict?

Is it impossible for accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner to get a fair trial because jurors will inevitably be looking online for information about the shootings that is inadmissible in court? We think not – and we propose a workable solution to an increasingly common problem.

Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

2. The ‘Delete’ Key Doesn’t Help These Insider-Trading Defendants

These hedge-fund employees evidently thought that hitting the “delete” key and destroying hard drives was all they had to do to conceal their conduct. We explain why that doesn’t work, and we look ahead to the next steps in a major insider-trading probe that has implicated traders at major Wall Street firms.

Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

3. Big Boeing Award, New Rules Won’t End DOD Conflicts of Interest

After a very convoluted process, the Boeing Co. received a $35 billion contract to build refueling tankers for the Air Force. New conflict of interest rules are in place, but we explain why the defense industry and the Pentagon will probably remain cozy.

Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

4. Ifrah Quoted in News Outlets Coast to Coast

The Ifrah Law firm has been quoted lately in news outlets everywhere from New York to Seattle. We give a quick summary of those quotes on issues relating to white-collar crime and marketing fraud.

Read the full post here on the FTC Beat blog.

5. With a Veto, N.J. Governor Stays Out of the Game

To many people’s surprise, the governor of New Jersey vetoed a bill that would have permitted online gaming within his state. We explain why he did that and what the next steps are likely to be in state efforts to legalize e-gaming.

Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

6. Are DOJ, SEC Getting Too Cozy?

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has asked the SEC and the Justice Department to explain why they are sharing information about their investigations with the targets of the probes. We look into the inter-agency cooperation and conflicts and we see matters differently than the senator did.

Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

7. The Recession’s Effect on Federal Prison Sentences

Have the recession, and the cost-cutting measures that it necessitated, led to an increase in good-time credits in the federal system in order to save taxpayer dollars? In an article published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, we say that may be the case, and we endorse that development.

Read the full post here on the Crime in the Suites blog.

8. FTC Cracks Down on Merchants’ Empty Promises

On March 2, 2011, the FTC took the unusual step of convening a press conference, in person and online, to describe a multi-agency law enforcement initiative aimed at cracking down on misleading “work from home” and other business opportunity offers. We were among the first observers to listen and, the next day, to be in a position to describe what the FTC is up to.

Read the full post here on the FTC Beat blog.

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FTC Beat is authored by the Ifrah Law Firm, a Washington DC-based law firm specializing in the defense of government investigations and litigation. Our client base spans many regulated industries, particularly e-business, e-commerce, government contracts, gaming and healthcare.

Ifrah Law focuses on federal criminal defense, government contract defense and procurement, health care, and financial services litigation and fraud defense. Further, the firm's E-Commerce attorneys and internet marketing attorneys are leaders in internet advertising, data privacy, online fraud and abuse law, iGaming law.

The commentary and cases included in this blog are contributed by founding partner Jeff Ifrah, partners Michelle Cohen and George Calhoun, counsels Jeff Hamlin and Drew Barnholtz, and associates Rachel Hirsch, Nicole Kardell, Steven Eichorn, David Yellin, and Jessica Feil. These posts are edited by Jeff Ifrah. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments!

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