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DOJ Reverses Course on the Wire Act, Changing the Odds on the State-Regulated Gambling Industry

The regulatory framework for online gambling recently took a wild turn when the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”) announced its view that the Wire Act (18 U.S.C. § 1084) applies to all forms of gambling—not merely sports … Continue reading

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US Unseals 2 Indictments against Huawei Corporate Entities – One for Money Laundering, Obstruction of Justice and Sanctions Violations and Another for Theft of Trade Secrets, Wire Fraud et al

On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed  two indictments against Huawei corporate entities and the Huawei Chief Financial Officer Wanzhou Meng. In the U.S. Court Eastern District of New York, a 13-count indictment was unsealed, charging four … Continue reading

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DOJ Opinion Leaves Industry Hanging: If UIGEA Exclusions Don’t Modify the Wire Act What Does That Mean for Intrastate Gambling Transactions?

The recently released Department of Justice (“DOJ”) opinion (“DOJ Opinion”) concluding that the Wire Act prohibits both sports and non-sports related Internet betting and wagering, leaves the industry with the burning question of “what about intrastate Internet gambling?”  On its face, … Continue reading

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Barb Wire and Water Cannons at Sea

Recently, there have been a number of articles published about preparing cruise ships for attacks by pirates as the ships pass through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb into and out of the Gulf of Aden.  Cruise blogger Danielle Fear published, via Cruise … Continue reading

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Wire Fraud: What You Should Know

One of the most commonly prosecuted federal crimes is wire fraud. There a variety of activities that fall under the classification of wire fraud, which often goes hand in hand with mail fraud. A conviction on wire fraud charges can … Continue reading

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