Article: Boston Preps For 1st Big Jury Trial, Lysol At The Ready

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Boston Preps For 1st Big Jury Trial, Lysol At The Ready

Chris Villani, 19 April 2021

A Boston federal judge on Monday laid out plans for the district’s first high-profile criminal jury trial since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, walking attorneys through an exhaustive set of safety measures including witness stands encased in plexiglass and disposable microphone covers.

Jury selection in the trial of former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who is facing bribery, fraud and tax charges, is set to begin on Tuesday. Prosecutors claim Correia solicited bribes from cannabis businesses seeking to open in his city and also defrauded investors in an app he created. Continue reading “Article: Boston Preps For 1st Big Jury Trial, Lysol At The Ready”

Article: Mass. Regulator Wants Robinhood Barred From State

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Mass. Regulator Wants Robinhood Barred From State

Chris Villani, 15 April 2021

Massachusetts’ top securities regulator said Thursday he wants Robinhood LLC barred from doing business in the Bay State, citing the stock trader’s “cavalier” approach to enticing inexperienced investors into risky bets.

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin is seeking to amend an administrative complaint he filed against the California-based company in December, saying the original fine and change of practices he was seeking was no longer sufficient. That was the first enforcement action brought under the state’s new fiduciary rule, which is stricter than regulations imposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Continue reading “Article: Mass. Regulator Wants Robinhood Barred From State”