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The Sherman Act is An Unconstitutional Criminal Statute (Part II)

The Sherman Act is An Unconstitutional Criminal Statute (Part II)Posted by Robert Connolly In Part 1 of this article (here), I argued that the Sherman Act was unconstitutional as a criminal statute because it is void for vagueness. A statute that criminalizes all restraints of trade cannot

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The Company You Keep

by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Once when visiting a foreign factory, I stepped into the building in the midst of a major confrontation between a young sewing machine operator and a mid-level manager. The employee wanted her passport and the manager refused.  The confrontation escalated to the point that the manager

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Bowling for Compliance

by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com I recently attended a conference where “leaders” in companies providing trade compliance services were discussing trusted trader program procedures. As always, there was a focus on the downstream benefits which would accrue across all regulatory agencies for those companies who excel in getting it right.

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Charges Against Individual For Defrauding Investors In Digital Media Company

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 30, 2017 William McFarland Made False Representations to Investors in Fyre Media LLC and the Fyre Festival Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New

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Trade remedies by the numbers

By Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Recently, President Trump sent a memo directing Secretary of Commerce, Wilber Ross, to initiate an investigation of steel and aluminum products. The rarely used investigative authority found under section 232(b)(1)(A) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862(b)(1) determines any detrimental trade activity

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Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Economic Espionage And Theft Of A Trade Secret From U.S. Company

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 19, 2017 Xu Jiaqiang Stole Valuable Source Code from Former Employer with Intent To Benefit the Chinese Government Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of

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Boston: Trash company owner charged with defrauding the Fall River Landfill operator $473,000

Here we have what seems a tight little case of a single company committing a fraud against a landfill operator by misrepresenting the origin of certain trash, qualifying it to pay a lower rate to be dumped.  That may be all there was to get, but what

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Green Grants and Grantees are now in #GFPFE crosshairs and there is no bag limit

The Economist’s handy graph showing the breakdown of the Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget shows in stark budgetary terms what US government agencies are facing.  I have reviewed the proposed budget and have concluded that it is the strongest indicator yet that the Trump Administration intends to reinvigorate Grant Fraud and Procurement

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Bradford Geyer: I GROSSLY UNDERSTATED INCREASED RESOURCES REQUIRED BY DEPARTMENT OF STATE OIG

In my February 14th Post about an armored car services audit conducted by the Department of State OIG, I threw out the following parenthetical comment: (did I mention that DOS-OIG could be doubled or even tripled in size and it would still not have enough resources?…) In reflecting further

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Compliance: it starts at the top

  by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Whether you are a small to medium sized enterprise, or a large multinational corporation, creating a culture of compliance starts at the top. This compliance culture should permeate your entire organization starting with the Chief Executive, the Chief Financial Officer, and the corporate counsel.

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