Attorney’s immigration fraud conviction reversed

After an historic in banc hearing, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an immigration fraud conviction upon finding that the trial court violated the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a public trial by excluding his brother and girlfriend from the courtroom during jury selection. After a three-judge panel initially found that the exclusion was “trivial” and Continue reading »

“Squawk Box” Defendants’ Convictions Reversed After Prosecution Withheld Exculpatory Evidence

Hoffman & Pollok won a reversal of a securities fraud conviction in the widely publicized “Squawk Box” case after successfully arguing on appeal that that prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence during trial. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that certain deposition transcripts from a related SEC investigation were directly material to the theory of the defense Continue reading »