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Jeff Ifrah Quoted on Supreme Court Sports Betting Case, Christie v. NCAA

More than six years after New Jersey voters endorsed legal wagering on football, baseball and other sports  events, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case that could make sports betting – already a multi-billion-dollar illegal industry – legal in the state and elsewhere. The case scheduled to go before the court Monday will determine… Read More

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Michelle Cohen Comments on Potential Immunity Exception for Online Companies if SESTA Passed in Congress

Concern has been raised by the US tech community about the possible repercussions of the proposed amendment to Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act 1996 (‘CDA 230’) which protects US companies from civil liability for user-generated content on their digital platforms, following the US Senate Commerce Committee’s approval of the latest version of… Read More

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Ifrah Achieves Speedy Removal from OFAC List for International Payment Processor

Last year, without warning, filed charges, or arrests, prominent payment processor and Ifrah Law client PacNet was targeted by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which placed the company on the same list it uses to designate terrorist or organized crime entities like MS-13. An article in The American Lawyer, The Feds… Read More

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James Trusty Quoted by AP on the Prioritization of DOJ Crackdown on MS-13 Gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday promised an even stricter crackdown on the brutal MS-13 street gang, whose members are suspected in a series of killings in New York City’s suburbs. The attorney general designated the gang with Central American ties as a “priority” for the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, which has historically… Read More

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Fox News Quotes James Trusty Regarding Widening Mueller Probe

Report: Mueller probe expands to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta’s dealings   Tony Podesta, a powerful Democratic lobbyist and the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, reportedly has entered Robert Mueller’s investigative crosshairs as the special counsel’s office probes whether his firm violated federal law. NBC News first reported that Podesta and his Democratic lobbying firm are now… Read More

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Ifrah Law Announces PacNet Officers Removed from OFAC List

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control removed PacNet’s CEO Rosanne Day, General Counsel Paul Davis, and Gerard A. Humphreys from its list of specially designated foreign nationals. OFAC has now acted to remove from its list of specially designated nationals all 12 employees and officers of PacNet who previously had been included… Read More

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James Trusty Speaks with Law360 on DHS’ New Immigrant Data Rule

Privacy Advocates Decry DHS’ New Immigrant Data Rule Law360, New York (September 27, 2017, 9:18 PM EDT) — A new U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule outlining the types of information that can be stored in immigration files has drawn fire from privacy advocates who argue the information is overly broad and may be used for discriminatory… Read More

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