FEDERAL VERDICTS & DECISIONS

  • United States v. Gregory W. Gray, Jr.

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for Securities Fraud and Perjury; loss amount $5 million. Probation’s calculation: 78 to 97 months’ incarceration. Sentence obtained: downward variance to 24 months’ incarceration. article

  • United States v. A.M.

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Indicted for Wire Fraud; loss amount between $2,500,000.00 and $7,000,000.00. Three-week jury trial; Verdict: hung jury. Trial judge granted our post-trial Rule 29 motion seeking a directed acquittal of all charges. Defendant acquitted, and double jeopardy clause bars re-trial. - article

  • United States v. Garcia-Reynoso

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Two-week jury trial; defendant acquitted of Hostage-taking, Kidnapping and Conspiracy. Convicted of one count of Hostage Taking and Alien Transportation. Sentence: 20 years’ incarceration. Appealed to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Hostage-taking conviction reversed. Defendant re-sentenced to time served. - article decision

  • United States, People v. A.D.
    Dentist under Grand Jury investigation for Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion. No charges brought.
  • United States v. Sacks
    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Four-week jury trial; Convicted of 42 counts of Mail, Wire and Bank Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft; loss amount between $20 and $50 million. Probation’s calculation: 348 to 837 months’ incarceration. Sentence obtained: 204 months’ incarceration (downward variance). Following post-conviction motion, defendant re-sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.
  • United States, People v. N.R.
    Politician under investigation for Conspiracy, Offering False Instrument and Grand Larceny. No charges brought.
  • United States v. Seals
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Indicted for conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and securities fraud. Probation’s calculation: 24 to 30 months’ incarceration. Sentence obtained: probation.
  • United States v. Dozortsev

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Indicted for Money Laundering, Health Care Fraud and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. Probation’s calculation: 121 to 151 months’ incarceration. Plea obtained: 18 to 24 months. Sentence: downward variance to probation.

  • United States v. T.N.
    Construction worker under lengthy Grand Jury investigation into Racketeering, Murder Conspiracy. No charges brought.
  • United States v. Suh
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for conspiracy to commit health care fraud; loss amount over $4 million. Probation’s calculation: 63 to 78 months’ imprisonment. Sentence obtained: 42 months’ imprisonment.
  • United States v. Maczaj

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Charged with Bribing a Public Official. Probation’s calculation: 30 to 37 months’ incarceration. Plea obtained: 24 to 30 months. Sentence: downward variance to probation.

  • United States v. L.C.
    Secretary charged with Obstruction of Justice, Destroying and Falsifying Records; facing 20 years’ incarceration. Plea deal to a misdemeanor with probation.
  • United States v. Elahwal

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for violating United Nations Participation Act and Providing Material Support or Resources to Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Guidelines range: 10 years to life incarceration. Plea obtained: 41 to 51 months’ incarceration. Probation’s calculation: 41 to 51 months’ incarceration. Sentence: 17 months’ imprisonment.

  • United States v. L.J.
    Police officer under lengthy Grand Jury investigation into Murder Conspiracy and Obstruction Of Justice. No charges brought.
  • United States v. I.T.
    Rapper indicted on Conspiracy, Multiple Bank Robberies and Weapon Possession; facing 50 years’ incarceration. Plea deal resulted with client serving 38 months.
  • United States v. John Doe

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Obtained 3-year prison cap on a charge of Aiding and Assisting the False Preparation of a Federal Tax Return that omitted taxable income of $29 million. Sentence: downward variance to 18 month term of imprisonment; 1 year of supervised release.

  • United States v. Mavashov

    U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado: Indicted for Possession of Counterfeit Obligations and related offenses. Plea to Counterfeiting Conspiracy. Probation’s calculation: 10 to 16 months’ incarceration. Plea agreement: 10 to 16 months. Sentence: downward variance to probation.

  • United States v. Druzhinsky

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for Unlawful Internet Gambling and Money Laundering. Plea obtained: 6 to 12 months’ incarceration. Sentence: downward variance to 3 months.

  • United States v. Colon

    U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico: Indicted for 21 U.S.C § 841 (a)(1) Narcotics Conspiracy; Government sought pretrial detention; presumption of pretrial detention; Government proffered evidence of thousands of kilograms of cocaine in conspiracy which defendant personally unloaded from boat traveling from Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico; at bail hearing overcame presumption of detention; defendant released on bail.

  • United States v. Peralta

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Two-week jury trial; defendant acquitted of 21 U.S.C § 841 (b)(1)(A) Narcotics Conspiracy, and a (b)(1)(B) Attempted Sale. Convicted of attempted sale.

  • United States v. John Doe

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Four-week jury trial; convicted of 42 counts of mail, wire and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft; loss amount between $20 and $50 million. Probation’s calculation: 348 to 837 months’ incarceration; sentence obtained: 204 months of incarceration (downward variance). Following post-conviction motion, defendant re-sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment.

  • United States v. Presta

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for 21 U.S.C § 841 (a)(1) Narcotics Conspiracy and Conspiracy to Commit Multiple Extortions; Government sought pretrial detention; presumption of pretrial detention; Government proffered evidence of more than one hundred thousand kilograms of marijuana being distributed from the West Coast to the East Coast through private jets and two substantive extortion offenses; at bail hearing overcame presumption of detention; defendant released on bail.

  • United States v. Perrier

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud; facing up to 20 years’ incarceration. Plea to health care fraud. Probation’s calculation: 18 to 24 months’ incarceration; plea agreement: 12 to 18 months; sentence: one year and one day.

  • United States v. P.P.

    Retired law enforcement official indicted on Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Extortion; facing 40 years. Plea deal resulted in a 30 month sentence.

  • United States v. Pichardo

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for 21 U.S.C § 841 (a)(1) Narcotics Conspiracy; defendant classified as career offender with violent history; Government sought pretrial detention; presumption of pretrial detention; Government proffered evidence of defendant on audiotape engaged in distribution of oxycodone and text message and photograph evidence of heroin distribution; gained bail after hearing; Government appealed; after additional briefing and argument won appeal.

  • United States v. Colon

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Charged with distribution of firearms; gained dismissal of complaint.

  • In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena of Jane Doe

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Subject of Structuring and Money Laundering investigation. (See 18 U.S.C. § 1956 and 31 U.S.C. § 5324). Obtained non-prosecution agreement.

  • In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena of Jane Doe

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Subject of 18 U.S.C. §841(b)(1)(A) Marijuana Distribution Conspiracy. Gained non-prosecution agreement.

  • United States v. Carvajal

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York: Charged with grade A and B violations of supervised release. Sentencing Commission suggested upward departure because defendant received downward departure in underlying case (see U.S.S.G. §7B1.3). Defendant faced sentence of 5 years’ incarceration. Sentenced to 4 months’ incarceration.

  • United States v. Jane Doe

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for Harboring a Fugitive. Gained deferred prosecution following written submission.

  • United States v. John Doe

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Charged with grade A and C violations of supervised release. Written and oral motions seeking dismissal of charges following defense investigation. Charges dismissed based on finding that defendant was a victim of mistaken identity and did not violate conditions of supervised release.

  • United States v. John Doe

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California: Indicted for Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Steroids and Money Laundering; facing up to 20 years’ incarceration. Plea to Steroid Distribution of 35,000 units of steroids during 3-year period. Probation’s calculation: 37 to 46 months’ incarceration. Plea agreement: 21 to 27 months. Sentence: probation with 12 months’ home confinement.

  • United States v. Maria

    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for Heroin Conspiracy. Defendant was manager of 10 heroin mills, responsible for distribution of more than 12 kilograms of heroin. Statutory sentencing range of 10 years to life in prison; negotiated (b)(1)(B) plea (5-40 years); stipulated sentencing guidelines of 121-151 months; requested downward variance at sentencing to minimum sentence of 5 years. Sentence: 5 years.

  • United States v. Jimenes

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Indicted for Armed Robbery and related offenses. Probation’s calculation: 168 to 210 months’ incarceration. Plea obtained: 51 to 63 months; total offense level 30 calculated at sentencing, yielding sentencing range of 97 to 121 months. Sentence: downward variance under 18 U.S.C. §3553(a) to 77 months’ incarceration.

  • United States v. Maldonado

    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for a Federal Narcotics Conspiracy to Distribute Molly, Cocaine and Marijuana. Defendant was supervisor of his co-conspirators and had two prior narcotics convictions. Negotiated plea to 51-61 months; requested a downward variance at sentencing hearing. Sentence: 30 months.

  • United States v. Puissant

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Indicted for 21 U.S.C § 841 (b)(1)(A) Narcotics Conspiracy; pled to 21 U.S.C § 841 (b)(1)(C). Probation’s calculation: 97 to 121 months’ incarceration. Plea obtained: 24 to 30 months; total offense level 19 calculated at sentencing, yielding sentencing range of 30 to 37 months. Sentence: downward variance to 6 months’ incarceration.

  • United States v. Moon

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Plea to Stealing Money from a Labor Organization. Sentencing range of 6 to 12 months’ incarceration. Sentence: downward variance to probation.

  • United States v. Morello

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York: Indicted for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud; Guidelines range of 30-37 months’ incarceration. Plea agreement: 30 to 37 months. Sentence: downward variance to 6 months’ incarceration.

  • United States v. Martucci

    U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: charged with Narcotics Distribution; plea obtained: 46 to 57 months’ imprisonment. Sentence: downward variance to 24 months to run concurrent to an unrelated sentence in another jurisdiction.

  • United States v. N.H.
    Public Official indicted on multiple counts of Bribery, Bribe Receiving and Conspiracy. All charges dismissed immediately prior to jury selection.

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