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United States of America v. Jeffrey Richie and Wendy Richie

Dallas, Texas embezzlement criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with a $15 million retirement plan embezzlement scheme.

Vantage Benefits Administrators co-owner Wendy Richie, 59, pleaded guilty in June to two counts of theft from an employee benefit plan and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Her husband, Vantage co-owner Jeffrey Richie, 55, pleaded guil... More...
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United States Securities and Exchange Corporation v. Scana Corporation

Charleston, South Carolina securities fraud lawyer represented Scana Corporation sued for defrauding investors by making false and misleading statements about the nuclear plant expansion that was ultimately abandoned.

“Shareholders were deceived by SCANA and robbed of millions upon millions of dollars,” said U.S. Attorney McCoy. “I am hopeful that, along with the criminal charges brough... More...
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United States of America v. Derrick Devon King

Raleigh, North Carolina bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Derrick Devon King, who was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, from May 2015 through June 2017, King and others used synthetic identities to obtain credit cards and finance automobile purchases. K... More...
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United States of America v. Sarah Geddes Holmes

Greenbelt, Maryland embezzlement criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Sarah Geddes Holmes, age 65, who was charged with embezzlement from a labor organization and bank fraud. Holmes, who was the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 24, admitted that she embezzled $294,585.18 from the union.

Between May 2015 and J... More...
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United States of America v. Melissa Evans

Charleston, West Virginia bank fraud lawyer represented defendant.

Melissa Evans, 49, of Palestine, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for bank fraud. She will also pay a total of $145,000 in restitution.

“Evans stole from her employer for four years,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Now, in addition to repaying her employer, she’ll be spending almost two years in fe... More...
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United States of America v. Vitol, Inc.

Brooklyn, New York corruption criminal defense lawyers represented Vitol, Inc.

Vitol Inc. (Vitol), the U.S. affiliate of the Vitol group of companies, which together form one of the largest energy trading firms in the world, has agreed to pay a combined $135 million to resolve the Justice Department’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to resolve... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Boice

Alexandira, Virginia securities fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire and securities fraud.

Daniel Boice, 41, of Alexandria, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud before Senior United States District Judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia. Sentencing is scheduled for March 19, 2021. More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DARYLE HAYES

Cincinnati, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Daryle Hayes with arguing that his conviction was against the manifest weight of the evidence, that he was deprived of due process due to prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments, and that the court’s restitution order was contrary to law.




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United States of America v. Louis Kealoha and Katherine Kealoha

Honolulu, Hawaii obstruction of justice criminal defense lawyers represented defendants, Louis Kealoha and Katherine Kealoha.

Former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former Honolulu prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, were sentenced in federal court this week to 84 months and 156 months in prison, respectively, for a range of criminal conduct, including framing their relative w... More...
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United States of America v. Axel Noel Rodriguez Rivera

Corpus Christi, Texas conspiracy to commit mail fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Axel Noel Rodriguez Rivera.

Axel Noel Rodriguez Rivera was charged with using multiple mail center mailboxes to receive cocaine through the mail.

“Illegal drugs have no business being a part of the mail stream,” said Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez of the U.S. Postal Inspecti... More...
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United States of America v. Ajay Sharma

Central Islip, New York conspiracy to commit wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Ajay Sharma, a citizen of India and the director and owner of APS Technology, a telemarketing call center located in New Delhi, pleaded guilty via videoconference to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent scheme directed at thousands of individuals in the United States.

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United States ex rel. Herbold v. Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc., et al.

Tampa, Florida Qui tam lawyer represented plaintiff on a False Claims Act claim against Doctor's Choice Home Care, Inc. and former executives paying financial inducements to doctors for referrals.

Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. and its former executives, Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen, have agreed to pay $5.15 million to resolve allegations that the home health agency provided impr... More...
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United States of America v. Meredith Dawn Dunkin

Muskogee, Oklahoma theft of government funds charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(A).

The Information alleged that from on or about May 23, 2013, and continuing through August 6, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, M... More...
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United States of America v. Johanna Estella Clark

Missoula, Montana wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with embezzlement.

Johanna Estella Clark, 44, formerly of Kalispell and currently of Florence, was charged with wire fraud.

The prosecution said in court documents in the case that Clark worked for the Flathead Joint Board of Control (FJBC) from 2013 until May 2017. During those years FJBC was a go... More...
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United States of America v. Tanya Garcia

Los Angeles, California immigration fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with defrauding 100 immigration law firm clients.

According to her plea agreement, from October 2014 to October 2018, Garcia worked at multiple immigration law firms in Los Angeles and Riverside counties. The law firms assisted clients with matters such as obtaining asylum, relief from deporta... More...
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Donald J. Trump v. Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al.

Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious.
But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations
and then proof. We have neither here.
The Trump Presidential Campaign asserts that Pennsylvania’s 2020 election was unfair.
But as lawyer Rudolph Giuliani stressed, the Campaign “doesn’t plead fraud. . .... More...
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United States of America v. Jonny Ngo

San Diego, California ponzi scheme criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who operated a $65 million Ponzi scheme that caused investors to lose over $20 million.

According to court filings, Jonnny Ngo induced his victims to invest funds in various short-term investment contracts by making false representations, including that: (a) Investor money would be used to fund wholesale pur... More...
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United States of America v. Devin L. Ashford

Lincoln, Nebraska sex trafficking criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor; Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, or Coercion; Production of Child Pornography; and Interstate Transportation for Prostitution.

Devin L. Ashford, 33, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was found guilty by a jury of Sex Trafficking of a Minor; Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, or Coe... More...
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United States of America v. Stacey Leigh Persons, Patrecia Nichole Shinn, Leeann Garcia, Petra Jinette Laboy, and Angel Wilson

Minneapolis, MN mail fraud criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with conspiracy to commit $300 million telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly and other vulnerable victims.

STACEY LEIGH PERSONS pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud before Senior Judge David S. Doty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to her guil... More...
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United States of America v. Walkesha Shavon Jamison

Davenport, Iowa Social Security fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who failed to reveal events affecting the receipt of Social Security Benefits.

Walkesha Shavon Jamison, age 41, of Coralville, Iowa was charged with Concealment of Events Affecting Social Security Benefits.

This investigation began in 2017 when the Social Security Administration (SSA) learned Jami... More...
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United States of America v. Carol L. Dille

Kansas City, Missouri social security fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with Social Security and bankruptcy fraud.

Carol L. Dille, age 68, was chargred with Social Security and bankruptcy fraud. Dille admitted that she filed an online application for Social Security retirement insurance benefits in September 2013, using the identity – including the name, date ... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Marcel Mboule

Urbana, Illinois conspiracy to commit wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Eric Marcel Mboule, age 35, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

In 2016, Mboule along with Patrick Guentangue and others executed a fraudulent scheme to deceive University of Illinois officials into believing that a building contractor working at the U of I had changed banking information in advance of ... More...
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United States of America v. Aleesha McDowell

Chicago, Illinois wire fraud and money laundering criminal defense lawyer represent Aleesha McDowell, age 41, with wire fraud and money laundering by submitting materially false information to obtain child care subsidies.

The owner of Chicago-area child care centers and several of her employees fraudulently schemed to pocket more than $6.1 million from a State of Illinois program designed... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Qingyou Han and Lu Shao

Hammond, Indiana wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Dr. Qingyou Han, 62, of West Lafayette, Indiana, formerly a Purdue University professor and the Director of its Center for Materials Processing Research, was charged with wire fraud. Lu Shao, 54, of Lakewood, Ohio, was also charged with wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343.

"The National Science Foundation's (‘NSF’s... More...
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United States of America v. Benjamin Reichel

Chattanooga, Tennessee mail fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Benjamin Reichel, age 54, who was charged with one count of mail fraud.

Reichel admitted to engaging in a scheme to defraud through his business, Loss Recovery Specialists (“LRS”), which held itself out to be a public claims adjuster licensed through the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. Through LRS, Reich... More...
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