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Mike Chase Publishes New Book Revealing Abundance of Obscure Criminal Laws

June 3, 2019

Shipman & Goodwin attorney Michael Chase has published How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender, a new book inspired by his @CrimeADay Twitter feed created in July 2014.

Since tweeting about one obscure federal crime every day, @CrimeADay has generated such widespread interest in the sheer volume of curious and amusing crimes that compiling a collection seemed like the next logical step. (A New York Times Book Review of How to Become a Federal Criminal agrees.)

Mr. Chase is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice group, where he represents organizations and individuals in government investigations, internal investigations and both criminal and civil litigation. He attends to How to Become a Federal Criminal and @CrimeADay outside of his practice.

In 2018, @CrimeADay was chosen as one of the 25 best Twitter accounts for a legal audience when editors of the ABA Journal named it to the ABA Journal Web 100, which honored legal blogs, podcasts, social media and web tools.

Since the publication of his book, Mike has been frequently called upon to comment on the criminal defense attorney’s position on a number of national news stories, such as this comment on Jeffrey Epstein which aired on Fox Business in July.

How to Become a Federal Criminal, written and illustrated by Mike Chase, is published by Atria Books.


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