Case Results ExamplesUpdated March 2018
- Felony Reduced to Class C Misdemeanor, re SH – Possession of Controlled Substance – Dallas County, Texas. Presentations to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, including supervisors, resulted in the Client’s felony charge being reduced to a Class C Misdemeanor charge to dispose of the case. A Class C misdemeanor is in the same class of offense as a speeding ticket or citation for a moving violation in a vehicle, which are filed in municipal courts.
- Six (6) Months on a Federal Case – Southern District of New York, Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering re RM. Federal Indictment in New York for a value-added tax scheme of over $20 million, alleged to have occurred from Mexico and Texas, to and through New York City, wherein the defendants were alleged to have made it appear that their companies sold more product than in reality, so the defendants could return a percentage of the products sold, in order to obtain refunds from the Mexican government on the value-added tax supposedly paid when products were sold/shipped. Per negotiation, obtained concessions on a plea agreement, then without cooperation with the United States, and after filing a sentencing memorandum, made arguments to the court at the sentencing hearing. The court varied downwardly from the recommended imprisonment range on the federal Sentencing Guidelines calculations, sentencing the client to only six (6) months imprisonment.
- No Charges/No Indictment re Federal Investigation, re JT – Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering – Northern District of Texas. Presentations to the U.S. Attorney convinced the U.S. Attorney that the Client was not a part of group of persons who had knowledge of, or participated in, illegal activities that provided monies that were spent on real estate and other investments.
- Dismissal – Tarrant County, TX, Obstruction of Justice; Unlawful Carrying a Weapon (Firearm), re TS. Per negotiation, obtained a dismissal of the charges by showing unusual circumstances that lead to client’s attempted assistance with police officers, instead of obstructing or hindering them.
- Dismissal – Dallas County, TX. Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, re GG. Persuaded the District Attorney to dismiss the charge upon showing that another person placed a controlled substance in client’s bag.
- No Charge/Declined Charge – Hood County, TX. Possession of a Controlled Substance, re SP. Persuaded the District Attorney to decline the charge upon showing that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute client.
- Declined Charge – Dallas County, TX. Assault – Bodily Injury, re SM. Presentations to the District Attorney of photos and statements showed that the complainant had a history of physical abuse with the alleged defendant, and that the complainant had threatened the client/defendant prior to the alleged assault.
- No Charge / No Indictment – Conspiracy and Health Care Fraud – Northern District of Texas, re RM
- Probation on Federal Case – Eastern District of Texas, re RT. Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, regarding allegations that client participated in a scheme to obtain and sell stolen cell phones and screens. Although a calculation of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines range yielded a recommendation of several years imprisonment, the negotiations yielded an agreed sentence of probation.
- Declined Charges – Dallas County, TX re AE. After presentations to the District Attorney’s Office about destruction of property allegations, and potential coercion or extortion of client, the District Attorney’s Office declined to proceed with any prosecution.
- Dismissal of Federal Case – Eastern District of Texas, re RT. Indictment was dismissed that charged Conspiracy regarding stolen property and sales, allegations that client participated in a conspiracy to sell stolen cell phones.
- No Suit or Enforcement Action – U.S. Securities Exchange Commission – New York City, NY, re TK. After allegations of improper/illegal revenue recognition by management of a large company that contracts with the United States government, as well as improper accounting controls, defense made several presentations of its own evidence to show that the client was not involved nor had any intent to commit any wrongdoing. The Securities and Exchange Commission decided to not take action against the client, and to not include client in an action(s) in which others were included.
- Dismissal – Dallas County, TX. Theft, re LS. The State agreed to dismiss the Indictment for theft regarding a Hummer vehicle that was the subject property. Presentations to the District Attorney include the argument that the matter was really a civil suit, if any action, not a criminal case with criminal intent.
- Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor – Dallas County, TX, re NB. Included non-reporting, as opposed to the standard reporting to a probation officer.
- Misdemeanor Reduction / Probation on Federal Case – Northern District of Texas, re SA. Conspiracy case, wherein the client was originally listed as one of the top persons in the conspiracy. After presentations of items of evidence of which the government was not aware, and explanations of the conversations captured on telephone calls, the U.S. Attorney agreed to a misdemeanor. A felony conviction would have resulted in a U.S. Sentencing Guidelines recommendation of several years of incarceration.
- No Charges/No Indictment – Dallas County, TX or federal Northern District of Texas, re RM. Health Care Fraud investigation, allegations of conspiracy to defraud by changing and manipulating billing codes at clinics, which allegedly resulted in insurance company payments for work not performed or over-billed. Presentations to agents convinced them that client did not do as others had and that some allegations were untrue.
- No Violation of Probation – Collin County, TX re AE. After presentations of evidence to the District Attorney’s Office that revealed their information was incorrect about violations of probation, that office declined to take action on the violation allegations.
- Dallas County, TX re PF. Allegations of Abuse of Elderly Person. Discussions with police department regarding lack of evidence and bias of complainants, lead to no charges against the client.
- No Charges/No Indictment – Dallas County, TX re RW. Allegations of felony Assault. Client’s position was that he reacted to a situation wherein the client defended himself/herself.
- No Charges/No Indictment – Cooke County, TX re SM. Allegations of Securities Fraud and Sale of Unregistered Securities. Presentations to the Texas State Securities Board regarding its investigation showed that the client did provide a service to the customers, and client’s position was that the items were not securities.
- No Charges/No Indictment – Cooke County, TX re PA. Allegations of Sales of Unregistered Securities and related potential charges. Presentations and discussions with the Texas State Securities Board about evidence that client did perform the service intended, and that any misrepresentations were made by person(s) other than client.
- Dismissal – Dallas County, TX re JC. Misappropriation of Fiduciary Funds. Client was indicted for allegedly taking an economic advantage of an elderly person for whom he provided care, as the complainant alleged that client converted an unauthorized amount of money up to a six-figure amount. Presentations and potential witness statements resulted in the District Attorney’s dismissal.
- Dismissal – Dallas County, TX re KC. Abuse of Elderly (Economic). Client was indicted for abusing an elderly person for whom care was given, and the elderly person claimed various unauthorized amounts of significant monies were taken and used. Presentations to the District Attorney’s Office resulted in the D.A. dismissing the case, as client’s evidence showed otherwise.
- No Charges/No Indictment – Northern District of Texas re KB. Health Care Fraud investigation. Client was investigated for health care fraud allegations concerning his company for billing irregularities and charging for procedures not completed. Presentations and discussions with the U.S. Attorney resulted in no Indictment for these allegations.
- No Charges/No Indictment – Northern District of Texas re TB. Health Care Fraud investigation. Client was investigated for health care related fraud allegations concerning their clinic regarding billing procedures, over-billing, and billing for work not done. After presentations to the U.S. Attorney, there was no Indictment on these allegations.