FEDERAL CASE RESULTS
1. US v. Jimmie Lynn Garrison, US District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Case No. 4:08-CR-24-04-R: Client was member of nationwide steroid manufacturing and distribution ring. Kept client out on bond despite the fact he was on felony probation in state court at the time of the federal indictment. Negotiated plea agreement. At sentencing I argued for downwarde departures and Booker variances. The client was the only defendant who was not sent to prison. Client received 12 months of home incarceration.
2. US v. Julius Jude, US District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Case No. 09-CR-43-ART. Client was member of large conspiracy for distribution of pain pills. Client had prior state felony convictions. Negotiated plea deal: client received a 5 year prison sentence on a case which had a statutory 10 year mandatory minimum.
3. US v. Dwayne Martin, US District, Court, Western District of Kentucky, Case No. 3:10CR-51-9. Client was one of a thirty (30) member conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Largest cocaine trafficking ring in the history of the state. Involved 400+ kilos of cocaine. Client facing 10 year mandatory minimum. Negotiated plea deal. Client received a sentence of time served for his time in jail waiting on case and was released upon sentencing.
4. US v. Nicholas Cangiano, US District Court, District of Nebraska, Case No.8:12 CR 169. Client was leader of nationwide conspiracy to manufacture and distribute steroids. Largest steroid bust in history of state. Got client released on his own recognizance. Client decided to withdraw motion to suppress search warrant and take a plea deal in light of the 20 year mandatory minimum he was facing. Negotiated plea agreement and client received a 30 month sentence.
5. US v. Ronald DeFranco, US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. : 2:13-CR-00182-DWA. Client owned and operated a peptide and chemical research website. Client sold human growth hormone and peptides (with instructions on human usage) to an undercover FDA agent. Search warrant executed on client’s home and client admitted to the crimes. Client was already on federal supervised release on another prior federal drug conviction. This was client’s third federal drug indictment. I got client released on his own recognizance. Client picked up a felony drug case in state court while out on release in federal case. I won hearing on the US’s motion to revoke my client’s bond. Facing an enhancement for career offender and facing a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, Client took plea offer I negotiated and had 8 of the 11 charges dismissed. Client received a 27 month sentence.
6. US v. Gary Brown, US District Court, Western District of Kentucky, CRIMINAL NO. 3:12-CR-73-H. Client charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Client had the largest collection of child pornography ever discovered in the United States. The client faced 140 years in prison. Despite the huge number of pornographic images and despite the presence of several sentencing enhancement factors, I was able to obtain an offer for the mandatory minimum sentence.
7. US v. Dannal Swinney, US District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Case 3:13-cr-00123-JHM. Client charged in multi-person conspiracy to traffic in marijuana. Conspiracy was importing, transporting and selling large amounts of marijuana from Texas to Kentucky. I got the client released on his own recognizance over the United State’s objection, after a contested detention hearing. Negotiated a plea agreement. US recommended the client serve 30 months. At sentencing, I motioned and argued for Booker variances and a downward departure. Court gave the client PROBATION.
8. US v. Herbert Sharber, Jr., US District Court, Western District of Kentucky, Case 3:14-CR-20-R. Client charged under 18 U.S.C. § 1041 with making a false statement to a federally insured bank to obtain a real estate loan. After long negotiations, I was able to get the US Attorney to DISMISS the case.
FEDERAL INVESTIGATION RESULTS
1. Investigation involving client who was manufacturing steroids in North Carolina. Met with US Attorney and DEA agents. Negotiated an agreement. Client never indicted/charged.
2. Investigation involving client who was receiving raw steroid powders from overseas, and then manufacturing, labeling and shipping for large international steroid distributer. Met with US Attorney and DEA and FDA agents. Negotiated an agreement. Client never charged or indicted.
3. Investigation by Homeland Security on client who lived in California and was receiving steroids and pain medication in mail from overseas pharmacy. Talked to Homeland Security agent. Conferred with client. Negotiated agreement. Client never indicted or charged.
4. Investigation by US Customs on packages shipped by my client in Florida to an overseas customer. Packages seized. Talked to Customs agent and FDA agent. Client never charged or indicted.
5. Investigation by US Customs on international package shipped to my client in Florida. Package seized. Talked to Customs agent. Client never charged or indicted.
6. Investigation by DEA on client in Chicago. Talked to DEA agent. Client never charged or investigated.
STATE COURT RESULTS
COMMONWEALTH v. SHAHEED DITTO: Client charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder, one count of 1st Degree Robbery, and 1st Degree Persistent Felony Offender (PFO). Client faced Life In Prison Without Parole. Eyewitness to the crime testified and identified Client as the perpetrator during a four day trial. RESULT: Client found NOT GUILTY on all charges.
COMMONWEALTH v. CHRISTOPHER MATTA: Client charged with three (3) counts of Criminal Sexual Abuse, Victim Under 12 and one (1) count of Intimidating A Witness In A Legal Proceeding. Client faced five to ten years in prison. Child victim testified and identified Client as perpetrator during a three day trial. RESULT: Client found NOT GUILTY on all charges.
COMMONWEALTH v. CURTIS PRICE: Client charged with one (1) count of Assault in the Second Degree. Client faced five to ten years in prison. Multiple eyewitnesses testified and identified Client as the perpetrator. Client acquitted on Assault 2nd Degree charge.