News that Fits

The Washington Post: Lab analyst decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts complicates prosecutions.

The New York Times: Ex-State Senator in Pennsylvania is sentenced for fraud.

The New York Times: S.E.C. ends case against two at Tyco by settlement.

The New York Times: The former chairman of Sinopec, the largest oil refiner in Asia, was convicted of corruption by a court in Beijing on Wednesday. Chen Tonghai, 60, was given a suspended death sentence for taking $28.7 million in bribes. He is expected to serve a life term in prison. Looks like both this guy and Madoff will spend the rest of their lives in prison for white collar crimes, but at least Madoff didn’t face the death sentence!

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Chief of Securities Fraud at the U.S. Attorneys Office in Manhattan hired by Fried Frank.

Tickle the Wire: Ex-NFL player Reed Diehl pleads guilty to Ponzi scheme charges in California. Ex-judge accused of filing false immigration forms, bilking clients.

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