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Legal News
23 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Loughrin v. United States [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that prosecution under the federal government's anti-bank fraud statute [text] does not require proof that a defendant intended to defraud a financial institution. Kevin Loughrin used stolen checks to steal just over … [read more]


Professional Commentary
13 Apr 2014

JURIST Guest Columnists Daniel B. Levin and Victoria A. Degtyareva of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP discuss the federal bank fraud statute and Loughrin v. United States... Kevin Loughrin and an accomplice used six stolen and altered checks to steal just over $1,000 from a local Target store. They stole … [read more]


Professional Commentary
17 May 2008

Ahilan Arulanantham [staff attorney, ACLU of Southern California]: "I need to start with two caveats. First, I am no expert in either international or comparative law, and I know almost nothing about the law of Belgium or France. Second, in the interest of full disclosure, I was lead counsel (along … [read more]

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