The Difference Between Robbery and Burglary in D.C.

How many times have you heard someone complain that he or she has been robbed?  A person returns home from vacation and finds a backdoor broken and a computer missing.  Oh my goodness, dear, we’ve been robbed!  A… Read More

The Vermeer and Modigliani Frauds

In researching forgery and fraud laws in Washington, D.C., I was reminded of two of my favorite stories.  I tell the stories now not just because I find them entertaining, but also because I think they illustrate the… Read More

The Letterman Case: Extortion or Blackmail?

David Letterman’s recent revelation that he had been having affairs with female members of his staff and his reason for making the revelation – threats by a CBS producer to reveal the indiscretions — bring attention to what… Read More