Representation Nationwide Clientele Worldwide

Call
713-234-1416

August 2019 Archives

Second Circuit Rules Wealthy Criminal Defendants Cannot Avoid Detention By Relying On Personal Funds To Pay For Self-funded Private Jails While Awaiting Trial

On August 1, 2019, The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York refused to overturn a bail ruling that kept Jean Boustani, a former lead salesman for Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest, detained pending trial. Following Boustani's arrest in January, he was denied bail by a federal magistrate judge.

FCA whistleblower’s alerting of cybersecurity flaws yields recovery

The details that have emerged recently concerning security flaws in video surveillance software are unquestionably sobering. Arguably, they pertain to a U.S. False Claims Act whistleblower case that seems of heightened seriousness in a universe of wrongdoing that is already marked by an elevated level of misconduct.

Foreign Extortion Prevention Act: Proposed House Bill Would Allow DOJ to Indict Foreign Officials Who Solicit Bribes

The Foreign Extortion Prevention Act was introduced in the House of Representatives on August 2, 2019. Similar to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) the proposed bill will criminalize extortion by foreign officials and would allow the DOJ to indict those officials who demand or accept bribes in exchange for fulfilling, neglecting, or violating their official duties.

Contact us

Contact Houston White Collar Lawyers for Experienced Representation

If you or your company is under investigation, charged or indicted for federal or state crimes, or you want to ensure future compliance, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense lawyer.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy