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12-05-2016 - Legal Updates

In Texas, a juvenile criminal record can be sealed in two ways:  (1) automatically restricted to everyone except criminal justice agencies; and (2) permanently sealed and concealed from all.  The…

11-05-2016 - Legal Updates

In Texas, sexting crimes committed by minors and adults are treated differently, with different laws used to prosecute minors versus adults and differing penalties as well. Minor Sexting Texas’ law…

10-05-2016 - Legal Updates

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch, who received probation for killing four people while driving drunk, made the grave error of trying to help her son escape more trouble…

09-05-2016 - Legal Updates

Typically, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over federal offenses and state courts have exclusive jurisdiction over state offenses.   In some cases, certain crimes can qualify as both federal and state…

06-05-2016 - Legal Updates

  Texas passed a stand your ground law in 2007, which allows for the use of force “when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately…

05-05-2016 - Fraud

A Watertown, Massachusetts, man has been convicted of securities fraud after a federal jury in Boston found him guilty of profiting from an insider trading tip he received on a…

Ex-NBA Player Tate George Sentenced to 9 Years for Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

April 25, 2016 by Cogdell Law Firm

Ex-NBA player Tate George has been sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution for operating ] a real estate Ponzi scheme that cheated other current and former NBA players. George is a former UConn basketball standout and played in…

Cay Clubs Founder Convicted of Operating $300 Million Ponzi Scheme

January 26, 2016 by Cogdell Law Firm

The founder of Cay Clubs, a timeshare-leasing venture that government officials said was really a $300 million real estate Ponzi scheme, has been found guilty of bank fraud, making false statements to a financial institution and obstruction of an official investigation by a federal jury in…

Former NBA Player Convicted of Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

January 25, 2016 by Cogdell Law Firm

Former NBA player Tate George has been convicted of fraud in what prosecutors said was a real estate Ponzi scheme that cheated other current and former NBA players. George, 47, who played for the New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks, operated the real estate development firm…

SEC Charges Texan with Running $114M Ponzi Scheme

January 08, 2016 by Cogdell Law Firm

A Houston-area businessman has been charged with running a $114 million Ponzi scheme by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that involved seeking investments for research into technology that would prevent drowsy driving accidents. Frederick Alan Voight, 58, of Richmond, Texas, and his company, DayStar…

Ohio Couple Charged in $70 Million Ponzi Scheme

November 13, 2015 by Cogdell Law Firm

A married couple in Ohio is facing civil and criminal charges for what prosecutors say was a massive Ponzi scheme that took at least $70 million from almost 500 victims.  William M. and Connie M. Apostelos have each been charged with one count of conspiracy to…