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Significant Cases

Significant Federal Cases:

  • Successfully convinced the grand jury to not indict felony fraud and assault case against school teacher and administrator.
  • Federal Tax cases-largest tax case trial by DOJ in past 15 years, client found Not Guilty on all 99 counts.
  • Federal criminal conflict of interest case related to a federal officer's prior employment, prosecution declined.
  • Federal criminal health care case, prosecution of business executive declined, immunity granted.
  • Federal criminal bankruptcy fraud case, prosecution declined.
  • Federal criminal case of false statements to a federal agency related to a terrorism matter, pretrial diversion.
  • Federal drug conspiracy, guidelines called for upwards to 25 years in prison, client sentenced to ten months-time served.
  • Federal criminal antitrust case, prosecution of business executive declined, immunity granted.
  • Federal gun possession bar successfully appealed, client 2nd amendment gun rights restored.
  • Federal Fraud related to executive in defense industry, pretrial diversion.
  • Federal Fraud and Money Laundering related to defense industry, case dismissed after indictment.
  • Federal drug conspiracy-guidelines called for 30 years, client sentenced to 5 years.
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver two pounds of Methamphetamine, nurse visiting from Missouri, Motion to Suppress granted, case dismissed.
  • Mortgage Fraud, Dallas real estate broker, prosecution declined.
  • Federal Firearm offense, Corsicana businessman, guidelines called for incarceration, sentenced to probation.
  • Federal Health Care Fraud, Dallas business woman, guidelines called for incarceration, sentenced to probation.
  • Federal Fraud case, IRS employee, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Federal Theft, Lt.Col.U.S. Army, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Federal Drug case, repeat offender, guidelines called for 30 years to life, sentence was 5 years over objection of Government.
  • Federal Money Laundering, Drug Case, prominent Dallas attorney, case dismissed after indictment.
  • Federal Environmental case, local businessmen and their company, pre-trial diversion.
  • Federal Securities Fraud case, Chief Financial Officer of Multi-State company, client received Immunity.
  • Federal Civil Rights Violation (Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter) U.S. Marine, case dismissed prior to indictment.
  • Federal Assault, case dismissed before information
  • Federal Securities Fraud, prominent Dallas attorney, case dismissed prior to indictment.
  • Insurance Fraud, Dallas minister and businessman, case dismissed after indictment filed.
  • Corporation not indicted in massive Federal Fraud case.
  • Attorney not indicted in million dollar Fraud and Tax Federal case.
  • Plea bargain for statutorily minimum amount of prison time in Federal case where Judge expressed interest in sentence of substantially more time.
  • Business executive not indicted on Federal Fraud charges.
  • Federal Felony Fraud charges reduced to Misdemeanor.
  • Successfully prevented real estate appraiser from being indicted for mortgage fraud. We analyzed all the property appraisals and showed they were not inflated.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable plea bargain fro man charged with multi-million dollar mortgage fraud. The Client was very happy with the outcome of the case.
  • After a four-month long federal trial where Client was charged with Fraud, Money Laundering, Conspiracy and other charges, obtained a mistrial as a result of a hung-jury. The Client is very happy and the government is now reconsidering whether to prosecute the case.
  • Successfully negotiated a low sentence for a Client who plead guilty to drug distribution.
  • At a federal sentencing hearing, convinced a federal judge to grant probation to a person charged with Tax and Fraud charges.
  • Defended a Client charged with multiple counts of Fraud and after trial and conviction, was successful in convincing judge to impose minimal sentence.
  • Successfully convinced federal prosecutor to not charge Client who was investigated for Fraud.
  • Fifth Circuit, US Court of Appeals issued mandate to enter a judgment of acquittal on an individual tried in US District Court, Dallas Division, on allegations of Conducting a Gambling Business via the Internet. The deciding issue had been articulated in a Motion for Judgment of Acquittal during the Jury Trial.
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mandate requiring US District Judge in Muskogee, Oklahoma to enter a Judgment of Acquittal on behalf of an individual tried for falsifying a prescription. The deciding issue had been articulated in a Motion for a Judgment of Acquittal during the jury trial.
  • Judgment for Acquittal ordered by US District Judge, Dallas, Texas for individual charged with Interstate Transportation of Obscene Material after Government rested its case in Jury Trial as a result of Motion filed and argued on behalf of the defendant.
  • A Jury in federal court in Oklahoma City acquitted a Dallas area private detective in a charge of Impersonation of a FBI agent.
  • A former US Attorney from Ohio who was charged with Contempt of Court was sentenced to a fine only allowing him to continue practicing law after a Jury Trial in the Middle District of Louisiana. A pre-trial motion to recuse the Judge who was originally assigned the case led to the favorable result.
  • An executive of a National Corporation who was a target of a Federal Grand Jury Fraud Investigation in Dallas was not indicted after a lengthy investigation.
  • Owner of multi-state distribution of beef received a new trial from the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals and was not prosecuted after the third Jury Trial.
  • The case against the owner of an Insurance company based in Dallas who was charged with Fraud in the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana was dismissed.
  • A prominent doctor in El Paso who was the subject of a federal Grand Jury investigation was not indicted after a lengthy investigation.

SIGNIFICANT STATE CASES:

  • Murder, Denton County man, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • DWI, won Motion to Suppress Evidence, case dismissed.
  • Federal officer shooting, client cleared by shooting team investigation and case no billed by grand jury.
  • Political corruption case, prosecution of business executive declined, immunity granted.
  • Mortgage fraud case, client charged with fraud and racketeering, case dismissed with prejudice.
  • Indecency with a Child, prominent Houston area businessman, Not Guilty.
  • DWI 2nd, successfully negotiated a plea bargain resulting in minimal sentence.
  • Sexual Assault, Dallas college student, case rejected by Police Department.
  • Police Officer charged with Aggravated Assault, case no billed by Rockwall Grand Jury.
  • DWI 2nd involving an accident, prominent Dallas businessman, case reduced to lessor offense of Obstruction of a Highway, probation.
  • Murder, U.S. Army veteran, Not Guilty by reason of insanity.
  • Capital Murder, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Murder, Dallas businessman, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, U.S. Marine, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Tampering with a Government Record, Dallas attorney, Trial before the Court, Not Guilty.
  • Aggravated Assault, Plano man, charge rejected by Collin County District Attorney's Office.
  • Assault charge, Allen business woman, case dismissed.
  • Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Richardson engineer, case No Billed by Dallas Grand Jury.
  • Assault, college student, case rejected by District Attorney's office.
  • Improper relationship between educator and student, West Texas teacher, case dismissed.
  • Two cases of Indecency with a Child, repeat offender, felony dismissed by District Attorney, plead to Misdemeanor.
  • Embezzlement, Plano office manager, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Assault of a security guard, Third Degree Felony, Dallas salesman, case rejected by Police Department.
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver kilo of Cocaine, Dallas man, repeat offender, Motion To Suppress granted, case dismissed.
  • Assault Family Violence, Desoto man, case rejected by District Attorney's Office.
  • Felony Theft, son of prominent Dallas business owner, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Family Violence, Assault, Dallas CPA, case reduced to Class C Misdemeanor.
  • Felony Deadly Conduct, Rockwall businessman, case dismissed.
  • DWI, college student, case dismissed after defense investigation.
  • Aggravated Assault, Plano teenager, case rejected by District Attorney's Office.
  • Indecency with a Child, Houston businessman, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Richardson engineer, No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Two cases of Indecency with a Child, Garland man, felonies dismissed and case plead to Misdemeanor.
  • Embezzlement, Plano officer, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver, Dallas man, case dismissed.
  • Assault, SMU Law student, case rejected by District Attorney's office.
  • Felony Theft, son of prominent Dallas business owner, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Family Violence, Dallas CPA, case reduced to Misdemeanor.
  • Assault of security guard, Dallas salesman, case rejected by District Attorney's office.
  • Aggravated Assault, Dallas college student, case reduced at Grand Jury, later dismissed.
  • Deadly Conduct, retired Rockwall engineer, case reduced to Misdemeanor, later dismissed.
  • Sexual Assault, Richardson college student, charges dropped.
  • Two cases of Aggravated Assault, Dallas bartender, case reduced to Misdemeanor and given one year probation.
  • Aggravated Assault Family Violence, Plano financial advisor, case reduced to Misdemeanor at Grand Jury, later dismissed.
  • Murder, Euless man, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Felony Theft/Receiving Stolen Property, Dallas woman, case rejected by District Attorney's office.
  • DWI, Dallas investment banker, case dismissed
  • Soliciting Prostitution, resident alien, case reduced to Misdemeanor, given deferred probation.
  • Tampering with a Government Record, Plano male, reduced to Class C Misdemeanor.
  • Assault, Southlake man, case dismissed.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance by Prescription Fraud, case dismissed.
  • Capital Murder, serial offender, dismissed with prejudice after Jury was sworn in.
  • DWI, prominent Dallas businessman, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • DWI, prominent businessman, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Sexual Assault, male school teacher, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Sexual Assault, female school teacher, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Murder, Dallas citizen, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Sexual Assault, son of prominent businessman, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Aggravated Assault, son of prominent businessman, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Sexual Assault, prominent international businessman, case dismissed by District Attorney's office prior to presentation to the Grand Jury.
  • Family Violence Assault, Dallas Businessman, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Tampering with Government Records, prominent Dallas attorney, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Assault, DEA Agent, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Burglary of a Building, son of local businessman, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, former Dallas Cowboy, case dismissed after indictment.
  • Aggravated Robbery, repeat offender, 5 cases, 3 Not Guilty by Jury, 1 Hung Jury, 1 Guilty and sentenced to 10 years probation.
  • Minor in Possession, son of prominent businessman, Jury Trial, Not Guilty.
  • Aggravated Assault, Attempted Murder, college student, granted Transactional Immunity, no charges filed.
  • Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, charges dismissed prior to trial.
  • Family Violence, Dallas businessman, dismissal by District Attorney's office after jury selection.
  • Aggravated Assault, Police Officer, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Negligent Homicide and Failure to Stop and Render Aid, foreign visitor on vacation, case rejected by District Attorney's office.
  • Aggravated Assault, Deadly Weapon, prominent Dallas businesswoman, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Unlawfully Carrying of Weapon, prominent Midland/Odessa businesswoman, case No Billed by Grand Jury.
  • Theft, prominent New York businessman, case dismissed after information filed.
  • Murder, Sgt. U.S. Marines, case dismissed prior to final filing of charges.
  • Criminal Election Law Violation, Fortune 500 Company, case dismissed after indictment.
  • State Misdemeanor case against young adult, dismissed as part of agreement to perform community service.
  • DWI 2nd with a traffic accident, obtained plea bargain to statutorily minimum sentence.
  • Certified Juvenile Aggravated Sexual Assault, case dismissed before indictment.

SIGNIFICANT MILITARY CASES:

  • Captain charged with Murder for actions in Iraq, charges dismissed.
  • Warrant officer charged with Fraternization, charges dismissed, awarded his retirement.
  • Colonel charged with various offenses, obtained retirement in grade at board of inquiry.
  • Major charged in connection with war crimes, charges dismissed, finding of No Misconduct at later hearing.
  • Corporal charged with Hazing, Not Guilty of all charges.
  • Non-commissioned officer charged in Death of Baby, acquitted of all charges.

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