Representative Cases

FEDERAL TRIAL

  • Twelve-week white collar federal jury trial in the Northern District of Georgia: not guilty all counts.

Murder

  • Superior court murder trial; not guilty all counts.

Federal White Collar

TAX FRAUD

Client charged in 99-page indictment with violations of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns and conspiracy to defraud the government: Not guilty at trial.

Bribery

Client charged in 16-count indictment with engaging in federal bribery scheme while employed with a federal agency. All bribery counts dismissed.

Social Security Theft

Client charged with stealing over $240,000 from Social Security over the course of 20 years. Guidelines and prosecutor suggested a sentence of incarceration. Client received probation with no period of incarceration.

Identify Theft

Client charged with aggravated identity theft and fraud for filing fraudulent tax returns. Most serious charges (aggravated identity theft, which requires two years consecutive to any other sentence) dismissed. Plea agreement required a joint recommendation of 18 months. After hearing from the defense at sentencing, judge went below the joint recommendation and sentencing client to probation with no period of incarceration.

Extortion

Client charged with extortion for allegedly bribing a prison guard and participating in a large-scale prison scam. All counts dismissed after setting case for trial.

Bond Hearings

Unsecured Bond

Client charged with Hobbs Act Robbery and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, facing 25 years and currently on felony probation in the state, given an unsecured bond.

Signatures Only

Client charged in removal proceedings to Southern District of New York (Manhattan) for massive international money laundering scheme involving millions of dollars and three continents, with extensive international travel history and ties to the presidency in foreign governments, given a bond secured by signatures only.

Sex Crimes

Federal Sex Trafficking

Client charged with international sex tourism: all charges dismissed.

Rape

Signature bond in state superior court for rape case.

Child Molestation

Client under investigation for child molestation. After discussions with investigating officer and district attorney and an aggressive pre-indictment strategy, client was never arrested nor charged.

Sexual Assault

Client charged with felony sexual assault on an airplane. Denied bond in California, extradited to the Northern District of Georgia. After investigating “victim”, motion for reconsideration of bond was granted and client received a signature bond. A week later, all charges were dismissed.

Child Pornography

Client charged with distributing child pornography (5 years mandatory minimum) offered a plea deal to one count of using an electronic device with the intent to view child pornography and no incarceration.

Drug Crimes

  • Client charged with drug trafficking over 80 kilos of cocaine and money laundering over 3 million dollars to and from Mexican cartels. Client granted bond. Guidelines in final pre-sentence report were 235 – 293 months incarceration. Final sentence was 72 months.
  • Client charged with federal felony conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and operating a meth lab: case reduced to a misdemeanor and client sentenced to straight probation.

FEDERAL DISMISSALS

  • Client charged with obstruction of mail. Case dismissed after filing pretrial motions and requesting a trial.
  • Client charged with Sex Trafficking offered pretrial diversion, resulting in a dismissal of all charges.

AGGRAVATED FELONIES

  • Client charges with a series of aggravated felonies, including aggravated assault against a vulnerable victim. All charges were dismissed, and client record was expunged.

Federal

Investigations

  • Client under federal investigation for purchasing and shipping a number of firearms to prohibited persons in Trinidad. After extensive negotiations with assistant US attorneys, client was never charged, indicted, or prosecuted.

SUPERVISED RELEASE

(PROBATION) REVOCATIONS

  • Client revoked for committing new offense out of state, charged with murder, attempted murder, and possession of a firearm. After serving time following conviction out of state, client came into federal custody and received an unsecured bond pending hearing. Probation officer asked the court for five years to serve on the revocation. After hearing, judge imposed time served (one month).