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Houston White Collar Attorney
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After #Ponzi scheme verdict, Allen Stanford seeks new trial based in part on judge's ruling allowing #news reporters to post live trial updates via Twitter. Here's what I told the Houston Chronicle's Terri Langford about this appellate strategy.

"There's no difference between a reporter tweeting or in the old days going to a pay phone and transmitting the information," Hilder said. "It's just more real time and keeping up with realities of today's fast moving electronic age."
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Allen #Stanford #trial continues in #Houston, Philip Hilder discusses witness strategies with the Associated Press. The big question: will Stanford take the stand?
Attorney David Finn and James Davis, former Chief Financial Officer in Stanford International Bank Ltd. walk out of Bob Casey U.S. Courthouse upon the conclusion of Davis' first day of testimony o...
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With R. Allen #Stanford #fraud trial underway in #Houston , the $7b question on many minds is whether his defense team will put him on the stand. This is always a crucial decision for #white-collar defense lawyers. My comments on this topic published in today's Houston Chronicle.
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Must say I'm flattered by this Mother Jones photo illustration of me with #Kermit. #Muppets
Fox Business and friends see a conspiracy in the new Muppet movie, leading to an inquisition (of sorts) online.
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The #Houston Chronicle catches up with my #whistleblower client Sherron Watkins on Enron's 10th anniversary. “People want to know the lessons learned and that it can’t happen to them, but there’s also still the fascination of what was a giant implosion,” she tells the Chronicle about the continued fascination with the #Enron scandal.
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I put together a video montage for a 10 year reunion of ex-enron staff:

Enron 10 year reunion
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Philip Hilder co-chairs ABA's National Securities #Fraud Program

On November 3-4, 2011 Philip Hilder co-chaired the American Bar Association 6th Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud held in New Orleans. The program faculty also included Lanny Breuer, Assistant #Attorney General, Criminal Division United States Department of Justice and Robert S. Khuzami Director, Division of Enforcement United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Hilder & Associates founder Philip Hilder appointed to #Houston Police Independent Oversight Board

Philip Hilder was confirmed to serve on the Independent Police Oversight Board of Directors by Houston City Council on October 26, 2011 after being appointed by Mayor Parker. The purpose of the Board is to review internal police investigations of possible misconduct by the Houston Police Department that involve allegations of excessive force, discharge of firearms, serious bodily injury or death, serious internal investigation, and mistreatment of citizens.
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#Stanford #ponzi #fraud verdict post mortem: evidence, damaging testimony resonated in the# jury deliberation room.
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With Allen #Stanford white-collar #trial underway in #Houston, Philip Hilder discusses strategies with the Associated Press. "A trial is very much like a mosaic and their pieces in their entirety show the picture."
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Very interesting moment in time as we consider the 10-year annivsary of Enron's collapse.
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Bloomberg Report: BNP Paribas Sued by U.S. Over Banker's Alleged Role in Fraud
October 19, 2011

BNP Paribas SA was sued by the U.S. over allegations the Paris-based bank aided a grain export fraud scheme involving commodity payment guarantees provided by the Department of Agriculture.

When the Mexican importers defaulted on payments for dozens of grain shipments from 1998 to 2006, BNP and Jovenal "Jerry" M. Cruz, its former trade finance manager, "presented or caused to be presented false or fraudulent claims to the USDA," Zingaro said in the complaint, which also names Cruz, BNP Paribas North America and BNP Paribas Houston Agency as defendants.

Philip Hilder, Cruz's attorney, said in a phone interview that the former BNP vice president has entered a plea of not guilty and is awaiting trial in February. Three other people charged in the scheme have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing, according to court records.
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Hilder & Associates, P.C., Attorneys at Law

Hilder & Associates, P.C., provides a comprehensive range of legal services for individuals, corporate officers, businesses, legal and financial professionals. Our Houston attorneys focus on white collar criminal defense matters, related complex civil and administrative litigation, corporate compliance programs, grand jury investigations, attorney grievance defense, Qui-Tam false claims, whistleblower representation, internal corporate investigations, trials, and related parallel administrative and civil litigation and appeals.

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Our Houston legal services also include preventative compliance programs for our corporate clientele. The programs are individually tailored to the specific needs of the corporation for maximum effectiveness. Hilder & Associates, P.C. has crafted compliance programs to deter violations of mortgage and bank fraud, FCPA violations, health care fraud, antitrust and theft. In addition, we conduct internal investigations to detect possible criminal violations made at the request of our corporate clients.