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Statutory Interpretation

Restoration Risk Retention Group, Inc. (“Restoration Risk”) brought this action seeking injunctive and declaratory relief against the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (“WDSPS”), and the Trades Credentialing Unit (“TCU”) of the WDSPS. Restoration Risk claims that TCU’s new interpretation of a Wisconsin statute is incorrect or, in the alternative, that the Liability Risk Retention Act (“LRRA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 3901–3906, preempts the statute as interpreted by TCU.

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Sufficiency of Evidence

A grand jury indicted Jeffrey Wilson, in a twenty-one-count indictment, with the following offenses: (1) fraud in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b) and 78ff, and 17 C.F.R. § 240.10b-5 (Count 1); (2) fraud in the offer or sale of securities, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 77q(a) and 77x, and 18 U.S.C. § 2 (Count 2); (3) material false statements in required Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 78ff and 18 U.S.C. § 2 (Counts 3–9); (4) wrongful certification of annual and quarterly reports by a corporate officer, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1350(c)(1) (Counts 10–14); (5) material false statements by a corporate officer to an accountant, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78m(b)(5) and 78ff, 17 C.F.R. §§ 240.13b2-2(a) and 240.13b2-2(b), and 18 U.S.C. § 2 (Counts 16–17 and 19–20); and (6) false statements to Government.

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Immigration – Fraud Waiver

Sharareh Shojaeddini and her young daughter, Maryam (“Petitioners”), were placed in removal proceedings in 2008 after the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) discovered that Sharareh had made material misrepresentations on her adjustment of status application, as well as her previously filed asylum application.

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Christopher Seiler appeals pro se from a circuit court order denying without an evidentiary hearing his WIS. STAT. § 974.06 (2015- 16) motion (1) challenging a statement he made to his probation officer and alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel relating to that statement, and (2) seeking resentencing because the circuit court relied upon inaccurate information at sentencing and his trial counsel was ineffective.

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