Steve Jumes

  • Equitable Sharing in Forfeiture Cases is not Dead

    “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain In December of 2015 the Department of Justice announced that it was halting its equitable sharing program, a move that sent shock waves throughout many law enforcement agencies. The action, and even more so, the reaction, shows just how big the forfeiture apparatus continues to be. According to the DOJ, more than $1.

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  • What is a 5K Motion in the federal criminal system?

    5K Motions in Federal Criminal Cases A “5K” or a “5K motion” in the federal system is a motion filed under Section 5k1.1 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines requesting a sentence below the Sentencing Guidelines based on substantial assistance by the accused. The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Not just Game Theory Many people have seen films like ‘The Godfather’ which portrays a worl ...

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  • Is gambling illegal in Texas?

    Is gambling illegal in Texas? Keeping a Gambling Place In the great state of Texas, it is illegal to run any type of casino. The Penal Code also declares that keeping a place of gambling, communicating gambling information, or possessing gambling device with intent to further gambling (such as renting slot machines for parties) are all illegal actions that are punishable by the Texas Law.

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  • Fraudulent Investment Scams and Restitution

    Fraudulent Investment Scams and Restitution by Steve Jumes, White Collar Crime Division Almost all of us have heard the story of how Bernie Madoff swindled billions of dollars from investors who entrusted him with their money. They had high hopes that he would use his investment expertise to give them a healthy (dare we suggest…”massive”) return on their investment.

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  • The Strange World of Asset Forfeitures [Pt. 2]

    Part 2 of 2: A Feature on Asset Forfeitures, Equitable Sharing, and Special Interrogatories by Dallas Fort Worth White Collar Crime Attorney Steve Jumes [Click here to read Part One.] Asset Forfeitures: Discovery, Complexity, and Expense Asset forfeiture cases, if not quickly resolved, can become very expensive because they include massive discovery requirements which are typic ...

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