Represented college basketball player in sexual assault allegations at University of Maryland. After reviewing all evidence in the case, including evidence uncovered during our defense investigation, no charges were filed against the student.
Represented college student in sexual assault allegation alleged to have occurred in college dormitory. Student was arrested; however, the district attorney withdrew charges at the preliminary hearing based on information uncovered by defense counsel.
Represented insurance executive in sexual assault allegations made by former employee. While investigation allegations, we uncovered inappropriate communications and photographs which caused the former employee to abandon the allegations.
Represented physician in serious sexual assault allegations. After an exhaustive investigation, we were able to convince the district attorney to dismiss all felony charges. Physician served a short period of probation, and his medical license was restored.
Represented physician in rape allegation alleging that victim had been provided with alcohol and prescription medications and that she was incapable of consent at the time the couple engaged in sexual intercourse. However, by gathering text messages, emails, and interviewing witnesses, we were able to establish that she had indeed been cognizant of what had happened and discussed the evening’s events with other individuals. The State ultimately decided not to file charges.
Represented individual convicted of sexual assault and rape on appeal following conviction at trial and imposition of lengthy sentence (we did not represent individual at trial). On appeal, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reversed the conviction, and remanded the case for a new trial. The case was dismissed by the district attorney before the new trial could take place.
Represented Chief Petty Officer in Navy General Court-Martial charged with rape and sexual assault. Following a ten-day trial, the defendant was found not guilty of all charges.
Defended individual alleged to have committed drug-related murder in U.S. District Court. Following a week-long trial, defendant was acquitted of homicide.
Represented Navy Captain (O-6) in investigation alleging sexual assault and various other sexual harassment type allegations. Following a lengthy investigation, the Navy decided not to pursue any disciplinary action.
Represented Navy Petty Officer charged with murder at General Court-Martial. At trial, we defended the Petty Officer based upon self-defense and misconduct by the government during its investigation. Following trial, the accused was found not guilty.
Represented individual convicted of murder on appeal (he had been represented by different counsel at trial). On appeal, we were able to convince the Superior Court that the trial court had used incorrect jury instructions and admitted inadmissible evidence. As a result, the Superior Court reversed his conviction.
Represented individual convicted of rape and sexual assault following trial (he was represented by different counsel at trial). In a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition, we argued that the trial defense counsel had been constitutionally ineffective for failing to conduct an investigation. Following a hearing before the state trial court, the court ruled against us. We then appealed that decision to the appellate court, which affirmed the dismissal of the PCRA petition.
Represented president of mortgage company in federal jury trial for Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud. Following a jury trial, she was found not guilty for fraud. We then filed a federal habeas corpus action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 2254. Finally, after a hearing in federal court, the federal judge vacated the state conviction and ordered another trial. The state then dismissed the case against the defendant, he was released from prison and his conviction was removed from his record.
Tax Fraud & Money Laundering
Represented two Serbian immigrant brothers in investigation by IRS and U.S. Attorney’s Office into allegations of tax fraud and money laundering. Following an extensive investigation and negotiations during which the defendants decided not to enter into plea negotiations, the government terminated its investigation and decided not to charge the brothers with a crime.
Represented physician on allegations of narcotics offenses and Medicare and health insurance fraud. Following an extensive investigation, we were able to convince the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Office of Inspector General that there were no criminal violations. Physician instituted new compliance procedures and continued practice without limitation.
Represented chiropractic practice in allegations of Medicare fraud involving charging for treatment that was not medically necessary. These allegations were based upon information provided by a disgruntled former employee turned “whistleblower” who sought a portion of the government’s recovery in the matter. Ultimately, following an exhaustive investigation, we were able to prove that all medical treatment provided was medically necessary.
Allegations in Chiropractic Practice
Represented chiropractic practice in allegations of using a straw-man owner where the real owner had been barred from receiving Medicare payments and shoes license had been suspended by the state board. These allegations were based upon evidence provided by a disgruntled former employee who sought a financial reward under the False Claims Act. During the government investigation, we were able to demonstrate to the government our chiropractor client had validly purchased the practice, that any payments to the client were the result of the purchase of the practice and that the barred chiropractor had no involvement in the practice’s operations. The investigation was terminated without any consequence to the client.
Represented attorney who had represented “investment broker” selling shares in gold mine in Ecuador. The broker’s company, however, proved to be a Ponzi Scheme, and in order to lessen his sentence, the perpetrator of the fraud contended that his attorney (and others) was involved in the fraud. We were able to demonstrate to the government that the attorney knew nothing of the fraud and was himself a victim. The government elected not to pursue action against the attorney.
Represented energy industry executive in investigation into alleged overbilling by company for alternative energy provided to government under the False Claims Act. Once the complex transactions were properly analyzed, we were able to prove to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney that there was no criminal intent and that any billing discrepancies were accidental.
Represented two Russian telecommunications executives in a Department of Justice investigation into Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations involving the bribery of Central Asian government officials. Following extensive negotiations, the executives were granted immunity from prosecution by the U.S. government.
Represented citizen of the U.K. in U.S. government investigation into alleged sanctions violations, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and money laundering. Following an extensive investigation both in the United States and in Panama, we were able to convince the government that its understanding of certain transactions was mistaken and the there were no criminal or administrative violations.
Represented immigrant from Belarus in investigation into her operation of a private ambulance company in the United States. The Department of Justice and the FBI suspected the company of engaging in Medicare and healthcare fraud by providing services that were not “medically necessary”; however, we were ultimately able to convince the government that there were no violations of the law or federal regulations.
Represented former citizen of the Russian Federation in charges of bank fraud and other serious white-collar offenses. Following an extensive investigation by defense counsel, defendant was found not guilty at trial of all serious felony charges and received a minimal prison sentence.
Represented former citizen of Ukraine and owner of a private ambulance company in Indictment alleging insurance fraud, Medicare fraud and making false statements to the FBI. Case was the subject of a national press conference by the Attorney General announcing the Indictment. Prior to trial, the government dropped all fraud charges, and the defendant ultimately pled guilty to a single count of making a false statement.
Represented alleged co-conspirator in one of the largest human trafficking cases in U.S. history. Although defendant initially faces more than 20 years in prison, he ultimately served less than three as a result of a successful plea negotiation.
Represented official in Department of Homeland Security in national security investigation into alleged contacts with intelligence agents of the Russian Federation. Following the investigation conducted by the FBI and the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, we were able to convince government officials that any conduct was innocent and unknowing and that there were no violations of the Espionage Statutes.
Represented defense contractor working with U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan on allegations of providing equipment to the Taliban. Contractor was arrested in Afghanistan and held in military detention facility for several months without access to counsel. Once we were retained as counsel, we were able to secure the contactor’s return to the United States. Ultimately, we were able to determine that the information the Army had originally relied upon was unreliable. Contractor was released from custody, given his security clearance back and returned to Afghanistan where he continued working with U.S. forces.
Represented securities broker in state and federal investigation into certain foreign investments he sold to customers but which ultimately proved not to be profitable. Following an investigation, the SEC decided not to pursue any enforcement actions against broker; however, State decided to attempt to revoke state license. Following a multi-day hearing, the hearing panel opted to only issue a warning.
Represented individual in major narcotics conspiracy case. Following a six-month investigation, U.S. Attorney opted to dismiss all charges against defendant, and individual was released from custody with no further trials.
Represented alleged co-conspirator in major cocaine distribution case charged in federal court. Although defendant had been associated with other defendants found in possession of significant quantities of cocaine, we were able to prove that his relationship to co-defendants had nothing to do with drug distribution. Following a two-week jury trial, the defendant was found not guilty.
Represented individual charged with narcotics distribution following a traffic stop and the search of his vehicle. Because we did not believe the search to be based upon probable cause, we filed a motion to suppress the evidence. Following a hearing, the court granted our motion and suppressed the evidence. As a result, the case was dismissed.