Legal Drafting, Criminal - Molina



 

Course Title

Legal Drafting - Criminal

Professor

Molina
 

First Assignment

   

Required Text: Bryan A. Garner, Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises, The University of Chicago Press (2001):978-0226284187. 

Recommended Text: Ross Guberman, Point Made, How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates, Oxford University Press, USA (2011). 978-0195394870. 

 

First Assignment: 

Read “A Primer on Government and Internal Investigations.” An electronic version is now available on TWEN. Hard copies are also available in the course handout bin outside the fifth-floor mailroom. 

Read online Principles of Federal Prosecution, §§ 9-27.100-760 in the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual. You should pay particular attention to §§ 9-27.200-230. The U.S. Attorneys Manual is available online at doj.gov. at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/27mcrm.htm. 

Read “The Crazy Eddie Fraud, Confessions of a White Collar Criminal” (excerpt). An electronic version is now available on TWEN. Hard copies are also available in the course handout bin outside the fifth-floor mailroom. Hopefully you will find this particular reading to be a fun and light read.  

 

Your Assignment is to consider the following in light of the assigned readings and be prepared to discuss in class: 

  1. Brief biography of Sam E. Antar (including educational background and  prior criminal history); 
  2. Summary & description of the criminal conduct including financial and victim(s) impact; 
  3. How the criminal conduct fits within the realm of white collar crime? 
  4. What investigatory and prosecutorial tools were used (e.g. grand jury subpoenas, informal letter requests/interviews, or cooperating witnesses)?; 
  5. What was Antar’s defense strategy?; 
  6. The outcome of the case (e.g., plea agreement, sentencing, fines or sanctions).