Blog Posts in April, 2019

  • Spoke and Hub Conspiracy & "Operation Varsity Blues"

    I anticipate some of the attorneys in the so-called Operation Varsity Blues case, which is being prosecuted in federal court in Boston and involves multiple allegations of bribery and fraud to help certain applicants gain admission to a number of prominent US Colleges, will challenge the government’s reliance on a “Hub and Spoke” theory of conspiratorial liability. As described by the 1 st Circuit ...
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  • Do the Police Have to Identify Themselves When You Ask?

    At one point or another, most of us have heard someone say, “If you ask a cop if they’re a cop, they have to tell you.” Usually, this “life hack” gets passed around at a party, or discussed after a friend has a run-in with the law. But is there any truth to it? Are police officers really like vampires — in some folklore — that can’t lie about their identities? No, unfortunately not. In many ...
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  • Criminal Defense for Spring Breakers in Massachusetts

    It is no secret that college students across the United States are some of the most stressed people out there. With all of their day-to-day responsibilities between schoolwork and actual work, it is no wonder so many use Spring Break as a time to unwind, let their worries go, and really go wild with parties. However, as a party gets more and more exciting, the odds of someone getting accused of a ...
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