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United States District Court Judge Grants Rare Federal Conviction Expungement/Sealing Motion - Part II

As a follow up to our July 6th blog post in which we detailed United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Judge John Gleeson's granting an Expungement/Sealing Motion, this post will focus on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals circuit split regarding Federal Courts' inherent power and ancillary jurisdiction to expunge criminal records.

United States District Court Judge Grants Rare Federal Conviction Expungement/Sealing Motion - Part I

On May 21, 2015, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Judge John Gleeson granted the Expungement/Sealing Motion of a Haitian immigrant, mother of four, who's been unable to maintain employment as a result of her 2002, 18 U.S.C. ยง 1347, Health Care Fraud, conviction.

Ohio Expungement Law - Ohio Supreme Court Holds Courts Cannot Unseal Expunged/Sealed Records Unless Expressly Authorized by Statute

In State v. Vanzandt, 2015 Ohio 236, the Ohio Supreme Court reversed the Ohio First District Court of Appeals and remanded the case back to the trial court with instructions to vacate its judgment. In reversing the First District, who had affirmed the trial court's granting of the State's motion to unseal the records from the sealed/expunged case to be used as evidence in a criminal prosecution, the Ohio Supreme Court held that courts do not possess discretion to create additional exceptions permitting access to sealed records for purposes other than those listed in R.C. 2953.53(D).

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