Showing posts from December, 2011

NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Steston

Get your applications in now for the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson . This unique training program will expose white collar criminal defense attorneys to the top practitioners in the country during a multi-day hands-on program. To learn more, click here . Description: The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson is a “boot-camp” program for practitioners wishing to gain key advocacy skills and learn substantive white collar law. The program will cover client retention, investigation in a white collar case, handling searches and grand jury subpoenas, and dealing with parallel proceedings. Participants will have the experience of negotiating a plea, making proffers, and examining which experts to hire and how to protect the client in this process. Interactive sessions with top white collar practitioners will allow the participants to learn trial skills such as opening statements, cross-examination, jury instructions, closing arguments, and se

Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced in federal court in Chicago today to 14 years in prison for corruption. Prosecutors had hoped for a sentence of between 15-20 years.  In ruling, the federal judge noted Blagojevich was "late" in accepting responsibility for his crimes. It is worth noting that Blagojevich is the second consecutive Illinois governor to go to federal prison for corruption.  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan is currently serving a federal prison sentence.