Federal courts get approval for remote access

The Judicial Conference of the United States is temporarily allowing federal courts to use video and teleconferencing for certain criminal proceedings as well as teleconferencing for civil proceedings during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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Millionaire tax cheat’s bid to reconsider restitution rejected

A former accountant and entrepreneur who failed to claim millions of dollars in income on his tax returns and falsely claimed poverty to get his children scholarships from prestigious schools got no relief on required restitution in a federal appeal, even though some of the parties to whom restitution was ordered have said they don’t want the man’s money.

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