- Twelve-week white collar federal jury trial in the Northern District of Georgia: not guilty all counts.
- Superior court murder trial; not guilty all counts.
Federal White Collar
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal Sex Trafficking
Client charged with international sex tourism: all charges dismissed.
Signature bond in state superior court for rape case.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Client charges with a series of aggravated felonies, including aggravated assault against a vulnerable victim. All charges were dismissed, and client record was expunged.
- 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.
- 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).