Category: Legal News

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative focused on pursuing cybersecurity fraud.

DOJ Pursuing Cybersecurity Fraud by Contractors and Grant Recipients

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative focused on pursuing cybersecurity fraud by government contractors and grant recipients. As the federal government focuses attention on federal grantee/subgrantee and subcontractor cybersecurity, it is critical that entities receiving federal funds take prudent action to protect sensitive information and critical systems.

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Prosecutions and federal felony cases matters, many – if not most – arrests do not end up as a criminal conviction with formal sentencing.

Plea bargaining and making deals in federal felony cases

Prosecutions and federal felony cases matters, many – if not most – arrests do not end up as a criminal conviction with formal sentencing after a full trial before a judge or jury, but instead are resolved out of the courtroom in what is called “plea bargaining.”  This involves attorneys representing both the government and the accused entering into negotiations without formal hearings or judicial input. Continue reading “Plea bargaining and making deals in federal felony cases”