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Why Martin Shkreli Lost His Appeal

Mr. Shkreli had based his appeal, in part, on the 1999 decision by the Second Circuit in United States v. Berkovich. In that case, the appeals court upheld an instruction that for a wire fraud conviction the judge must clearly inform “the jury that they could not convict appellant unless …

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Pro-Brexit campaigner wins appeal against £20,000 fine for breaching referendum spending rules

Pro-Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes has successfully overturned a £20,000 fine imposed by the elections watchdog for breaching spending rules during the referendum campaign. Mr Grimes was fined by the Electoral Commission last year after he was accused of making false declarations relating to a £675,000 donation to his campaign group BeLeave from …

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