Second Circuit Grants Bail to Shapiro Arato Client Pending Appeal of Foreign Exchange Trading Case

On June 19, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the release of our client, Mark Johnson, on bail pending the appeal of his conviction for wire fraud.  The case involved an unprecedented prosecution for foreign exchange trading that violated no rule, law or regulation, and the appeal presents a number of substantial issues related to the theories on which the government obtained a conviction.  Partner Alexandra A.E. Shapiro argued the bail motion.

Read more about the Second Circuit’s ruling here.

Copies of our bail briefs and the Court’s order granting bail can be found here, here and here.

An audio recording of the oral argument for the bail motion can be found here.