Articles Posted in Criminal Law

On Monday, January 3, 2022, Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO and founder of Theranos, was found guilty of defrauding investors. Holmes was convicted on four of eleven charges.


Former CEO and Theranos found Elizabeth Holmes testified this week that she was the victim of sexual and emotional abuse from her former romantic and business partner, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani.


The convictions of two men found guilty in the killing of Malcolm X were vacated Thursday afternoon after a 22-month review of the case found that evidence in favor of acquittal had been withheld.


Posted in: Criminal Law

Ex-Raiders player Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning in Las Vegas. He may face up to 46 years in prison if convicted of driving under the influence causing death or substantial bodily injury and reckless driving.


Posted in: Criminal Law

A Maryland couple pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to espionage-related charges. The FBI asserts that the couple sold classified Navy data over the course of several months to an undercover agent they believed to be a representative of a foreign power.


Opening statements in the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO and founder of Theranos, began on September 8. Holmes is accused of intentionally misrepresenting Theranos’ blood-testing technology and the company’s business performance.


The founder and former CEO of Nikola Corporation, a Tesla competitor, was charged in a securities fraud scheme in the Southern District of New York on Thursday. Trevor Milton is accused of defrauding and misleading investors about the development of his company’s products and technologies in order to drive investor demand.


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a police officer who provided information from a police license plate database to an acquaintance in exchange for around $5,000 did not violate the law.


Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday after three weeks of trial and approximately one day of deliberation.


Posted in: Appeals, Criminal Law

The court determined that the law prohibiting secret recordings of phone calls covers parties to a call as well as third parties who are eavesdropping on it.