Clearing out their report on disciplinary actions for 2019, the State Bar of Texas reported one disbarment, one resignation, nine suspensions and three public reprimands, including one for a South Texas county judge.
In a unanimous verdict, a Dallas federal jury found Thomas Selgas and John O. Green guilty for one count of conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Separately, jurors found Selgas guilty of tax evasion for tax years 1998-2002 and 2005.
The opening of a federal tax evasion conspiracy trial for an Athens couple and their lawyer featured references to Charles Dickens, IOLTA, a house purchased with gold coins and the Biblical role of women. Natalie Posgate was there.
Last week’s verdict in the $100 million Tricare fraud case yielded what is believed to be the first acquittals in such cases brought by the federal government. The lawyers for the acquitted defendants told litigation writer Natalie Posgate how they and others — including the government’s star witness — helped achieve that result.
After a two-fold verdict, a federal jury in Dallas has determined the fate for three more defendants in a $100 million Tricare fraud trial that spanned over two months. Natalie Posgate reports the details.
A federal judge Thursday sentenced a Dallas healthcare executive to five and one-half years in prison for his role in two kickback schemes involving the now-defunct Forest Park Medical Center and Nexthealth.
A former SEC senior enforcement lawyer, Jessica Magee talks with The Texas Lawbook about why she left Beneficient for Thompson & Knight and dishes advice to private equity on corporate governance. Meanwhile, Beneficient names a partner at Willkie Farr as its new chief legal officer.
Andrea Kay Smith, who kept the books for the bribes paid to surgeons at the now defunct Forest Park Medical Center, was sentenced Wednesday in a Dallas federal court. Smith testified about the scheme as part of a plea bargain with federal prosecutors. The Lawbook’s Bruce Tomaso reports.
Federal prosecutors filed a 179-page brief this week challenging demands for a new trial by seven defendants convicted in the Forest Park Medical Center bribery and kickback scheme. Suffice it to say: they are against any new proceedings. Mark Curriden has the details.
Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas has been removed from her bench without pay after she was indicted on federal wire fraud charges for allegedly misspending campaign donations.