News that Fits

The Baltimore Sun:  SEC fines Ferris Baker Watts $500,000 for stock manipulation.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  Senators push for more funding for FBI to fight fraud.  (Hat Tip to

WSJ Blog:  First to be charged in the Sanford case is Laura Pendergest-Holt.

NPR:  Michael Vick is almost out of the dog-house.

NPR:  Federal prosecutors say Maryland-based chemical company W.R. Grace knowingly endangered the health of workers at its mine in Libby, Montana.   Listen to the report. 

WBAL:  Funeral home owner charged with stealing from clients.

The Washington Post:  Files unsealed before sentencing detail rule-breaker’s rise at the CIA, according to this article.  Here is the follow-up story reporting that the former official has been sentenced to more than three months imprisonment.

The Washington PostIs that a thumbdrive in your pocket or are you just happy to be leaving?  Data Theft Common by Departing Employees.

The Virginia Law Weekly Blog reports that Roanake, Virginia lawyers get a win in the Supreme Court, which overturned an embezzlement conviction.

In this written opinion, Senior Judge Gladys Kessler of the US District Court for the District of Columbia addresses the government’s classification of information and its potential to interfere with the attorney-client relationship.  The Blog of The Legal Times reports on the opinion here.

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