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Not the worst of his problems . . .

May 14, 2013 by in General

The defendant was convicted of selling unregistered securities and sentenced to 14 months in prison and $241,630.95 in restitution. Defendant appealed the judgment. He then went to Australia. He did not return and showed no interest in doing so. On the government’s motion, the court of appeals dismissed the appeal […]

Silence equals forfeiture

March 28, 2013 by in General

The Illinois Post-Conviction Hearing Act requires that a petitioner file his petition within three years after the date of his conviction. But the Act also contains a “special safety valve” that allows a petitioner to file an untimely postconviction petition if he or she alleges facts showing that the delay […]

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