DEA: Medications Containing Hydrocodone Subject To Stricter Prescribing Rules

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  The federal government announced that more than 65 prescription medications containing the most widely-prescribed painkiller, hydrocodone, will now be subject to new, stricter federal prescribing rules as of this past week.   The new regulations published by the DEA will make medications which contain hydrocodone subject to the same restrictions as other narcotics such as… Read more »

U.S. Sentencing Commission Weighs Lesser Penalties White Collar Crimes

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  U.S. Sentencing Commission considers softer sentences for white collar crimes In the coming year the Feds will consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of items on the books. The top priority will… Read more »

Facts, Lies and Videotaped Interrogations

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  FACTS, LIES and VIDEOTAPED INTERROGATIONS The Justice Department recently said that the F.B.I. and other federal law enforcement agencies are encouraged to videotape interviews with suspects in most instances. This new policy does not apply in cases where agents need urgent national security-related information that could expose sources or methods or where the interviewed subject… Read more »

Fraud By Wire, Radio, Television — Federal Law

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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Louisiana      Fraud By Wire, Radio, or Television — 18 USC § 1343   Devising or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire,… Read more »

Crack Cocaine — Fair Sentencing Act 2010 Amendment

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    Federal Criminal Defense Attorney     What Is the Crack Cocaine Amendment to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?    Historically, federal law treated those convicted of crack cocaine offenses much more harshly than those convicted of offenses involving cocaine. This is despite the fact that chemically the substances are very similar and physiologically they… Read more »

Bank Fraud — Federal Law

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  New Orleans Federal Defense Attorney   This past week, a former LSU football player pled guilty to Bank Fraud in the US Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Lucky for him, Robert Packnett avoided jail time and was sentenced to 5 years federal probation.  He was also ordered to pay approximately $233,000 in… Read more »