April 18, 2017

Todd Walters, an Indiana, PA resident, is charged with one count each of criminal homicide and aggravated assault in the Feb. 20, 2015, death of Shirey Walters, a former dean at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in their home along Diamond Avenue in Indiana.

Dr. Clarence Watson, J.D., M.D., a forensic psychiatrist, testified that Todd Walters, 38 years of age, has severe paranoid schizophrenia and has believed for two years that his mother, Ruth Shirey, is still alive and taking part in a conspiracy against him.

President Judge William Martin in the Common Pleas Court of Indiana County denied the dismissal of the criminal charges in the case b...

April 13, 2017

In what was a major public relations spectacle for the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the IRS and FBI took down one of the largest identify fraud schemes in America in 2014. A large conspiracy that consisted of upwards of a dozen Nigerian-Americans involved the obtaining of stolen identities of U.S. citizens through the NY Dept. of Human Services and other nefarious means on the dark web. They used these identities to open various bank accounts across the U.S. and subsequently filing false tax returns to be deposited to said accounts. The U.S. Government estimates the losses to the Government to be around $64...

January 6, 2017

For a number of years, stock traders and lawyers in the U.S. all believed that the law concerning insider trading was murky at best. No one knew exactly what was or wasn't legal. 

On December 6th, 2016, the Supreme Court stated that it easily settled this dilemma.

It was never doubted that a trader who paid cash to an insider for privileged information was engaging in criminal activity and would face prison. BUT, what about the trader who went golfing with his buddies and got a tip from one of them as a gift?

In a unanimous decision, with an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., the Supreme Court declared that it is in fact illegal to get insider informat...

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