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"Law and Crime" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law distinguished fellow in criminal justice Mimi Rocah in "Subpoenas Related to Giuliani’s Business and Associates Suggest Probe of ‘Very Long List of Serious Crimes’"

11/26/2019

"Law and Crime" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law distinguished fellow in criminal justice Mimi Rocah in "Subpoenas Related to Giuliani’s Business and Associates Suggest Probe of ‘Very Long List of Serious Crimes’"

“This is a very specific, and very long list of serious crimes that Giuliani is being investigated for,” former federal prosecutor and legal analyst Mimi Rocah remarked in response to the report.

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"Law and Crime" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Former Federal Prosecutors Say Rudy Giuliani Should Be ‘Very Worried Right Now’"

10/11/2019

"Law and Crime" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Former Federal Prosecutors Say Rudy Giuliani Should Be ‘Very Worried Right Now’"

...Appearing on MSNBC Live with Katy Tur Thursday afternoon, MSNBC legal analyst and former Southern District of New York (SDNY) federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah said the arrests of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have put Giuliani in a precarious spot.

“I think he should be very worried right now,” Rocah said. “There is no question. We’ve all been talking about how frustrated we are about Congress not having any real leverage, even when it subpoenas – the SDNY has real leverage here with these men. And if they were involved – which it appears they were – in other criminal schemes with Giuliani, they are going to have a great incentive to talk to the SDNY about that.”

Rocah also said the arrests could cause major problems for President Donald Trump in his impeachment fight with House Democrats. Stipulating that the SDNY does not ordinarily share information relating to a criminal case with Congress, she said the atypical circumstances at in this particular matter could lead to a departure from that protocol.

“It’s not typically the way things are done, but this is a very usual circumstance and I would think that if there’s information relevant to an impeachment investigation, as opposed to regular congressional oversight, that they’ll find a way to share it if it’s not grand jury information,” Rocah said.

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"Law & Crime " featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "SDNY Alums React to DOJ Intervention in Trump-Manhattan DA Subpoena Dispute: ‘This Is a Very Sad Day’"

09/26/2019

"Law & Crime " featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "SDNY Alums React to DOJ Intervention in Trump-Manhattan DA Subpoena Dispute: ‘This Is a Very Sad Day’"

Honig’s former SDNY colleague and current Criminal Justice Fellow at Pace University Mimi Rocah similarly said the maneuver “has Bill Barr written all over it,” adding, “He is using DOJ to try and protect Trump. Again.”

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"Law and Crime" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Former Federal Prosecutors Call for Giuliani to Be Disbarred, Possibly Indicted"

09/23/2019

"Law and Crime" featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Former Federal Prosecutors Call for Giuliani to Be Disbarred, Possibly Indicted"

Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor with the Southern District of New York, responded to Giuliani by comparing him to a mafia underling following the orders of a crime boss.

“This how mafia bosses work. They make the ‘request’ & soldiers & capos (Rudy Giuliani) follow up with the demand,” she tweeted, before calling for the former New York City mayor to face more tangible consequences.

“Why is this man still a member of the NY a bar? He should not be. He is free as a [United States] citizen to make up stuff but not as member of the bar,” she wrote.

Rocah’s take on Giuliani was echoed by former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, who categorized the ordeal as an affront to the office of the president.

“Giuliani falsely claims it’s ‘appropriate’ for the President to bully a foreign country into investigating his political rival,” he wrote, adding, “The problem with Trump’s conduct isn’t a quid pro quo. It’s the abuse of presidential power to get aid from a foreign nation in an election.”

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"Law & Crime" featured Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Legal Experts ‘Dumbfounded’ by Decision to Remove Epstein From Suicide Watch"

08/12/2019

"Law & Crime" featured Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law's Distinguished Criminal Justice Fellow Mimi Rocah in "Legal Experts ‘Dumbfounded’ by Decision to Remove Epstein From Suicide Watch"

Mimi Rocah, who spent 17-years at SDNY, agreed with Honig.

“No, I don’t recall one either,” she responded. “Absolutely have seen defendants/targets who committed suicide but usually when at home or about to be apprehended.”

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"Law & Crime" featured Pace Haub Law Professor Mimi Rocah in "Here’s How Much Prison Time Felicity Huffman Could Face Now That She’s Pleaded Guilty"

04/10/2019

"Law & Crime" featured Pace Haub Law Professor Mimi Rocah in "Here’s How Much Prison Time Felicity Huffman Could Face Now That She’s Pleaded Guilty"

...Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and current Pace Law Professor Mimi Rocah weighed in prior to the guilty plea and thought a little time behind bars is within the realm of possibility.

Rocah told Law&Crime at the time that Huffman “would likely be facing jail time” due to the nature of the allegations, but noted that “it will be within the sentencing Judge’s discretion as to whether to follow the guidelines or not and a lot of different factors will play into that.”

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