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Kendall Coffey: Prosecution for Terrorist Funding

Funding for the brutal operations of the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS, reportedly includes a million dollars a day from sales of oil taken from captured territories. The U.S. has threatened “powerful and international sanctions” against those who purchase oil from ISIS. Rather than just economic sanctions, though, consideration shall be given to criminally prosecuting the oil buyers under U.S. statutes that outlaw providing material support or resources to designated terrorist organizations such as ISIS. Some U.S. terrorism laws include exterritorial jurisdiction authorizing prosecution for entirely foreign-based conduct if there are certain U.S.-connected results. Violence toward a U.S. citizen – like those who have been cruelly murdered by ISIS – could potentially provide jurisdiction for U.S. prosecution. If individuals can be identified who knowingly made oil purchases funding the terrorist agenda of ISIS, those individuals might be considered for very serious federal crimes, even though there could be complicated issues of arrest and extradition. Past arrests and prosecution have demonstrated to the world that federal prison is no idle threat for terrorists and their financiers. If ISIS buyers can be identified in order to consider economic sanctions, they can be investigated for purposes of criminal prosecution.

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Kendall Coffey: Attorney of the Month

“That [A vote challenge by Joe Carollo in the 1998 Miami mayoral election] was one of the few challenges to a major election that has ultimately succeeded in court and may be the last time that a fraud challenge has reversed an election result for the Southern District of Florida,” Kendall Coffey said. Find the article in Attorney At Law here.

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Kendall Coffey: Ferguson Grand Jury

~ Kendall Coffey, on the fairness of the Ferguson grand jury process in the case of Officer Darren Wilson. “I feel pretty clearly that rather than a leaderless grand jury investigation, this was a grand jury that was being led to a conclusion of innocence. […] It’s just the questions a defense lawyer would have asked Officer Wilson – ‘didn’t you feel that your life was in jeopardy?’ Well of course you know what the answer is going to be. ‘Didn’t you feel like, in effect, that the shooting was justified?’ Not only does that tell the witness to say he’s innocent, it tells the grand jury members there in the room that this prosecutor is signaling very clearly that the prosecution thinks that officer Wilson is innocent.”  (2014 MSNBC Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton Interview.)

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Kendall Coffey: SCOTUS’ View on Obamacare Ominous

~ Kendall Coffey, on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear an appeal to subsidies as part of Obamacare. “What’s striking is that they don’t seem to want to wait very long with respect to the issue of Obamacare. The Supreme Court isn’t waiting to see what a lot of different circuit courts of appeal around the country will do. This time, they’re moving ahead with the issue – and it’s got to be somewhat ominous for the administration because of the interest the Supreme Court has shown.” 2014 Newsmax Interview .

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Kendall Coffey on the corruption scandal of Governor Blagojevich

“On the one hand, they obviously want to help legislators get a crook out of office, on the other hand, their responsibility is to try to get this guy behind bars, and that means they’re not likely to want to turn over their witnesses, their evidence, to a political process.” Kendall Coffey on the corruption scandal of Governor Blagojevich.