Practice Area:White Collar Crime
Outcome:Dismissal of all charges.
Description:Jury trial in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California. Defendant accused of bribing a U.S. Customs agent. At time I was retained, the defendant had already pleaded guilty, had confessed on videotape to the FBI, and the agent had been wired at the time of the alleged bribe. I succeeded in getting the plea withdrawn, the confession suppressed, and a mistrial based on government misconduct after two weeks of trial. All charges were subsequently dismissed.