Dan Wenner authored an article, "Inside the 1st Muni Bond Criminal Case," published by Law360. The article detailed the prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (USAO) of Christopher St. Lawrence, the town supervisor for the town of Ramapo, New York, and N. Aaron Troodler, the executive director of the Ramapo Local Development Corporation (RLDC). The government charged them with conspiring to commit securities fraud and wire fraud and with committing those offenses. The superseding information alleged they made false representations with respect to municipal bonds offered by the town and the RLDC. Troodler pleaded guilty to the charges, and St. Lawrence was convicted at trial. After cataloguing the alleged misconduct, which included lying about a property development that was scrapped to protect a rattlesnake habitat, Wenner noted "that the superseding information does not allege that either Troodler or St. Lawrence improperly benefited from the scheme to which Troodler pleaded guilty and for which St. Lawrence was convicted. It appears, then, that perhaps Troodler and St. Lawrence engaged in this conduct without ill intent, expecting (as is sometimes the case) that everything would work out in the end. Unfortunately, the laws criminalizing fraud are not forgiving of such optimism." Wenner relayed the USAO's warning that the municipal-bond industry was in the government's sights. And he concluded that "with a focus on municipalities, even folks looking to serve their communities will not be immune from prosecution should they get caught up in a scheme to hide the facts from investors."
Steven Cash authored an article, "Why Immediate Public Release of Mueller Report Would Be Bad for National Security, Politics," published by The Hill.
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Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article, "Forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment," published in the January/February issue of GPSolo Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Steven Cash authored an analysis article, "What to Do When a Client Receives a Subpoena From Congress," published by the New York Law Journal.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an analysis article, "Mueller Report Puts Question To Congress: What Next?, " published by Law360.
Stan Twardy was interviewed on News 12 Connecticut regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller Report Pulls Back Curtain on Russian Contacts with Connecticut's Paul Manafort, Hope Hicks, " published by the Hartford Courant.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller Report Says Trump Team Did Not Collude, but Was Eager for Kremlin's Help, " published by The Connecticut Mirror.
Steven Cash, a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, former Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a former Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, was interviewed live on MSNBC by anchor Craig Melvin.